Farewell, My Friend

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As many of you know by now, our friend and fellow blogger, Mauricio Rubio Jr., is moving on to bigger things with Cubs Den.  This was always inevitable; I joke about it a bit, but it’s kind of like the Continue reading

Saturday Night Shark Attack

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Jeff Samardzija is a name that is being bandied around as the Cubs look to retool (or whatever it is they’re doing) prior to Opening Day.  Previously, we had looked at the Arizona Diamondbacks as a potential trade partner since Continue reading

The Cubs and Catchers

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Dabynsky has often lamented the lack of depth at the catcher position for the Cubs past incumbent starter Welington Castillo.  The worry is that if Beef Castle goes down with an injury, there are no true MLB-ready catchers in-house to Continue reading

Quality Assurance, You Say?

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As friend of the blog Cubs Den shared today, the Cubs have announced some new coaching hires.  Let’s run them down really quickly: Bench Coach: Brandon Hyde;  Hyde worked last year as the Cubs Director of Player Development.   Hitting Continue reading

Wrigley Shenanigans Afoot!

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Fran Spielman just tweeted her latest article on the ever-developing Wrigley Field renovation saga.  It seems that a lot of the neighbors aren’t too pleased about the Cubs getting their way (except for the whole “rooftops please don’t sue us” Continue reading

Looking ahead to the Rule 5 Draft

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We know that the Cubs set their reserve lists yesterday and protected Dallas Beeler and Arismendy Alcantara.  We were waffling a bit on Beeler, but Alcantara was, as they say, a no-brainer.  Someone was gonna take him if the Cubs Continue reading

Not So Fast!

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The major spending spree fans have been hoping for might not be coming just yet. In an interview with Ken Davidoff (that you can find here) of the New York Post, Theo Epstein dropped some interesting hints about the future Continue reading

Late Night Rule 5 Thoughts (UPDATED)

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The Cubs are coming up to the MLB reserve list deadline (as are all the other teams in MLB), so it’s time to make a few decisions regarding who needs to be protected in advance of the Rule 5 draft. Continue reading

Run the Cubs

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With Baseball America releasing their Cubs top 10 prospect list, I wanted to write something to celebrate the occasion. A straight analysis of the list wouldn’t have been particularly fun, so I decided to get creative with this one. Instead Continue reading

Gammons drops the mic for me

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In the previous four free agent off-seasons, 8 players changed teams for contracts greater than $100M. None have a ring — Peter Gammons (@pgammo) November 18, 2013 Here, let me make that a little bit bigger. In the previous four Continue reading