Flaming Hot Cubs Takes


The Chicago Cubs, as you know by now, have cut Kris Bryant and Javier Baez, showing they intend to win both now and in the future.  This is not sitting too well with the MLB Players’ Association, agent Scott Boras, Continue reading

Cubs Continue to Argue Against the Designated Hitter


Not to be outdone by Travis Wood the other day, Jake Arrieta wanted in on the home run party: Your browser does not support iframes. While we don’t expect the pitchers to go yard every other at-bat, this is still Continue reading

Dear Jeff Samardzija, thanks for throwing batting practice for the Cubs today

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Well, the Chicago Cubs defeated their South Side brethren today.  Former Cub Jeff Samardzija said a bunch of stuff, but ultimately, even if these games don’t “count,” it’s gotta sting that his new team got swept in Cactus League play Continue reading

Chicago Cubs to Send Edwin Jackson to Tampa Bay Rays For Tampering in Joe Maddon Transaction (I Wish)


Well this is fun… Manfred says MLB investigation of potential #Cubs tampering in hiring of Maddon still active resolution expected by opening day. #Rays — Marc Topkin (@TBTimes_Rays) March 26, 2015 Either the commissioner is too busy to deal with Continue reading

What does Kris Bryant have to work on now?

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Kris Bryant exited today’s game after the fifth inning, but before he was done for the day, he did stuff: Your browser does not support iframes. Note that this is a legitimate pitcher in Felix Hernandez! Bryant hit another homer Continue reading

Fun with Cubs Twitter


Okay, so this happened:   Bryant off King Felix https://t.co/wWtP96GNRz — Jesse Rogers (@ESPNChiCubs) March 21, 2015 Kris Bryant is pretty awesome. He’ll still need to work on, uh, stuff this offseason. There’s a lot to be excited about.  The Continue reading

The Ballad of Starlin Castro


Have internet, will give hot takes.  Before we dive into that, though, consider the following from @Cubs, who are now good at Twitter: Cubs visit #WhiteSox at 3:05 p.m. CT on @CSNChicago, @MLBNetwork and #Cubs.com. http://t.co/Y5wcnGRtld #LetsGo pic.twitter.com/eqpmdqItHk — Chicago Continue reading

The One Where the Cubs Learned How to Twitter


Okay, just in case the Chicago Cubs’ official Twitter account has to rescind their sick burn tweets, I’ve screen-capped the two tweets in question for your viewing pleasure: I have no idea if the Cubs blocked Rovell or not, but Continue reading

Scott Boras spins the narrative


Once upon a time there was a player agent, and his name was Scott Boras.  His legend swept through the land as he continued getting aging superstars massively overpaid and represented young up-and-comers to lucrative arbitration deals.  His legend persists Continue reading

The One Where the Wrigley Rooftops Are Broke-Ass Broke (UPDATE: Potentially Fraudulent Too!)


I’m a bit sore from baseball practice, but I did have fun coaching and sitting in as the backup catcher (we still have to find a kid willing to take a few lumps as the true backup so we don’t Continue reading