Pitching Options For the Cubs in the 2014 Draft


Just a quick blurb from our friend Ricky about his draft hopes for the Cubs this year. Over the past three drafts, the Cubs have gone after bats with their first round picks. Those players are Javier Baez (2011), Albert Continue reading

For Jeff Samardzija, There Are Plenty of ‘Gaps’

Photo: John Bazemore, AP

Jeff Samardzija looks in the mirror, sees an ace, and expects to be paid like one.  Yesterday, on the first day of Cubs’ Spring Training, he told assembled reporters and beat writers that, “If there wasn’t a gap there I Continue reading

Road to Opening Day: #44


We’re doing a countdown of “sleeps” until the first official Cubs game of the year in Pittsburgh.  You can check out the lineup here.  Only a month and a half to go! The Wonderful Mr. Rizzo One of the biggest Continue reading

Road to Opening Day: #45

Old School

Today is Valentine’s Day, and we as Cubs fans celebrate the “holiday” in a way by rekindling our love for the Cubs.  The pitchers and catchers have reported, the sun is shining in Mesa, and the players are starting their Continue reading

Hot Sports Take: Countdown to Spring Training #1


I was looking forward to this week so much and no, not because of Valentine’s Day but because baseball is back. I guess it does fit though because I am celebrating my love for baseball today. I know you guys Continue reading

Hot Sports Take: Countdown to Spring Training #2


Tonight feels like Christmas Eve because I am so excited for tomorrow. Why you ask? Baseball is finally here, the boys are back, pitchers and catchers report. I’ve been waiting for this moment since last season ended. Before that happens Continue reading

Derek Jeter to retire at the end of 2014, and my baseball childhood will retire with him


I finally have some time to put this into words after a rather busy day.  If you don’t know, earlier this afternoon, long-time New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter announced that he will retire at the end of this season: Continue reading

Hot Sports Take: Countdown to Spring Training #3

Angel Pagan

Baseball is near, only 3 more days! This countdown really helped the time go by faster. Tonight, we continue our countdown of the 20 Hottest MLB players, here is today’s pick: #3 – Angel Pagan #16|CF|SF Giants Born : July Continue reading

Hot Sports Take: Countdown to Spring Training #4

Rich Harden

So, I’m going to break the rules of this countdown today because, well, I can. Initially, I only wanted to include “active” signed players but you can’t really talk about hot baseball players without including this next guy. So, with Continue reading

Hope for 2014: Spring Training Edition

mesa cubs 2014

  Well, Cub fans, it is almost that time of year again: Spring Training and the hope that 2014 will bring a better Cubs team to the Friendly Confines. I don’t know about you but there is something almost mesmerizing Continue reading