The Called Shot
Highlights from the first Cubs postseason win in a while (yes, it counts)
With Season Over, Off-Season Moves Coming Fast
Are You Qualified? (2015 Edition)
Deciphering the “Cubs Way”: Replacing the house of cards with a house of bricks

Pre-Cactus League Opener Cubs Thoughts

maddon intro

The Chicago Cubs open the Cactus League exhibition season with split-squad action against the Bay Area teams.  While we’re waiting, the scribes of Chicago sports media are working tirelessly to give us random bits of news. On James Shields and Joe Maddon I guess Patrick Mooney was hanging around the Continue reading

Cactus League is upon us!


Keep an eye on the Chicago Cubs’ Cactus League schedule this month as we work towards Opening Night!  As I wrote up last night, Len Kasper will call at least some of the Cubs games and you can listen for free on if you have a Gameday Audio account Continue reading

Hey, they had to tear it down sometime…

Wrigley Winter

In case you needed any reminding, the Chicago Cubs start Cactus League play on Thursday.  The initial rotation is here courtesy of Carrie Muskat.  And there’s some more good news: @Cubs Cactus League schedule begins in 48 hrs. will have free audio webcast coverage at 2 pm CT Thu Continue reading

Jorge Soler Isn’t Alone When it Comes to Bulking Up

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Today was a day where what we suspected was confirmed…Jorge Soler is freakin huge. Soler spoke to reporters today. Will blog it. He’s put on muscle. At 242 now. Says still moving well. If it comes together..huge talent. — Jesse Rogers (@ESPNChiCubs) March 2, 2015 The 242 pound number is Continue reading

The Integrity of the Game? What Integrity?

Pete Rose

Since new MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred took over, the question of how he would handle the Pete Rose situation and if he would be considered for reinstatement has been brought up numerous times.There are numerous fans on both sides of this argument; some say off the field antics should not Continue reading

Will Lester have a Personal Catcher?


When Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer signed David Ross to be the new backup catcher on the Chicago Cubs, everyone assumed that he wold be Jon Lester‘s personal catcher. That is what I assumed when he was still a free agent. I saw how well Lester pitched while Ross was Continue reading

Oh yeah? Project this!


Based on all kinds of projections, the Chicago Cubs are poised to at least make it to .500 in 2015 even if they fall short of the playoffs. Based on our Cubs fan hearts, the Cubs will fulfill the prophecy set forth by Back to the Future Part II. When Continue reading

Early Draft Notes


Earlier this month, around when James Shields signed and all the draft positions (minus the potential mid-year, pre-draft trades of competitive balance picks) were set, Baseball America and did a rough estimate of the assigned draft slot values in the first ten rounds. …the Cubs only have approximately $7.55MM Continue reading

Taking Spring Training Requests


It’s been a while since I’ve had some time to square away for a post.  I write for a living and the January/February months are particularly onerous every year.  Ready to jump back and talk Cubs baseball as spring training games approach! Most people get all excited about pitchers and Continue reading

Bryant to Play the Outfield in Spring Training

Any excuse to use this picture... #dreamy

The debate about what to do with Kris Bryant heated up again yesterday when Joe Maddon brought up his plans for the kid in Spring Training this year. Maddon says Bryant will be used at third and in outfield this spring. — Gordon Wittenmyer (@GDubCub) February 23, 2015 If you Continue reading