After the Top Prospects, McKinney Goes Unnoticed

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Since Theo Epstein took over the Cubs in October of 2011, the Cubs have been stockpiling assets at a startling rate.  All of it was part of building a healthy organization, starting with foundation pieces in the minor league system, Continue reading

The End of the Road?

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There’s a scene from one of the Bad Boys movies (you know, the ones with Martin Lawrence and Will Smith) where the two heroes banter with each other and Marcus starts talking about Mike’s body count and starts counting on Continue reading

Rebuilding Years Gave Cubs Versatility and Depth

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It seems that the Cubs are in line to keep three catchers, which was not expected, but does not come as a big surprise.  With the versatility of the roster, the Cubs are in a position where they can keep Continue reading

Taking a stab at the Cubs’ Opening Night roster

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The Chicago Cubs have an off-day on Monday in Cactus League play, although the players will still participate in workouts and some will play “B” games or minor league games to stay fit.  In the meantime, we have this to 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

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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 NL Central Preview Series: Can the Chicago Cubs Sneak In?

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As Spring Training continues and the Chicago Cubs pare down their roster to the final 25 heading to the under-construction Wrigley Field come Opening Night, Andy took the last week to preview all five teams in the National League Central Continue reading

The Ballad of Starlin Castro

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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

NL Central Preview: 1st Place St. Louis Cardinals

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Manager: Mike Matheny Projected Record: 90-72 As is usually the case, the Cardinals have no obvious weaknesses.  They are the well-oiled developmental machine that successful organizations around baseball seek to emulate because even though they lose players to free agency or in Continue reading

NL Central Preview: 2nd Place Pittsburgh Pirates

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Manager: Clint Hurdle Projected Record: 88-74 While nobody was paying attention, the Pirates very suddenly became a veteran team. The once charming Bucs who finally broke through, had a winning record, and made the playoffs now has a wealth of experience to Continue reading