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Cubs Continue to Argue Against the Designated Hitter

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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 cool to see. Eventually the National League will likely get Continue reading Cubs Continue to Argue Against the Designated Hitter

The Drive to 25: Cubs Roster Update

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I hope you’ve enjoyed the countdown marker on the sidebar that tells us we’re about a week away from Opening Night.  You probably also know that Fallout Boy and the Chicago Cubs will be performing for you live from a construction zone, but that’s just the way it is and Continue reading The Drive to 25: Cubs Roster Update

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 by his former team.  At least a little bit. Anyway, Continue reading Dear Jeff Samardzija, thanks for throwing batting practice for the Cubs today

Highlights and stuff from a televised Cubs spring training game

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The game is over now, and the Chicago Cubs didn’t win, but it’s still spring training and there are always positives to be had. Except for a sure hit that he may have taken a less-than-ideal route on, Kris Bryant looked good in left field, backing up a play on Continue reading Highlights and stuff from a televised Cubs spring training game

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

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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 that petty bullshit anymore, or else he really has a Continue reading Chicago Cubs to Send Edwin Jackson to Tampa Bay Rays For Tampering in Joe Maddon Transaction (I Wish)

In Spite of Present Options, Starlin Remains Best Long Term Bet at Short

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The Cubs have a lot of players who can play short stop.  A lot.  Starlin Castro, Javier Baez, Addison Russell, and to a lesser degree, Arismendy Alcantara are all capable of playing short and all are going to be in, at least, AAA Iowa for the upcoming season.  Looking even Continue reading In Spite of Present Options, Starlin Remains Best Long Term Bet at Short

Cubs Left With Nothing but Bad Options for E-Jax

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Problems with finding a stadium that he spent his first spring with the Cubs working at aside, Edwin Jackson‘s time with the Cubs has been a colossal disappointment.  After signing a 4 year, $52M deal, Jackson was supposed to be a player who improved with the stability of a long-term Continue reading Cubs Left With Nothing but Bad Options for E-Jax

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, working up through the major league club.  After all of Continue reading After the Top Prospects, McKinney Goes Unnoticed

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 his fingers…but then he’s all like “Oh damn I ran Continue reading The End of the Road?

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 all of Miguel Montero, David Ross, and Welington Castillo; using Continue reading Rebuilding Years Gave Cubs Versatility and Depth