BBWAA Elects Roughly Half of What it Should Have to Hall of Fame

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Today, it was announced that the BBWAA elected Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, John Smoltz, and Craig Biggio to the Hall of Fame.  No problem.  They are all very deserving of enshrinement.  It is the self-congratulatory sanctimony of the writers that Continue reading

Cubs Broadcasting Rights Finalized (UPDATE: WGN deal official)

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Ever since the Chicago Cubs opted out of their broadcasting contract with WGN Television, and WGN Radio opted out of their contract with the Cubs, there was a question as to where exactly fans would be able to catch their Continue reading

Cubs Prospects to Watch in 2015

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As we creep into the point of the winter where the various outlets are going to release top prospect lists, the Cubs are going to be well represented.  Baseball America released their top ten Cubs prospects today, without any real Continue reading

That’s Enough, Mr. Bryant!

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If you recall, I recently wrote about Felix Pie being the last Iowa Cub position player who could draw a crowd in Des Moines before the most recent crop of players to pop up on the farm.  Those are days gone by.  This past Continue reading

The Cubs and Ben Zobrist

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Going back to his days with the Tampa Bay Rays, Joe Maddon has always had a fond affection for one of his players, Ben Zobrist. Maddon used him to play all over the field. He was as useful and valuable Continue reading

All Hail King…Pelix?

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King Pelix?  This is going to be the rare post where one has a perfectly good name to pun and is afforded the opportunity to use another one.  Who is King Pelix?  Well, he’s a guy you likely know….are at Continue reading

Another Day Down

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I do not know about you, but I have been counting down the days for a few different events lately. The Annual Chicago Cubs Convention (13 days), Cubs pitchers and catchers report (roughly 42 days) and Cubs opening day (about Continue reading

Raise Shields, Captain?

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There was a scene in Star Trek VI (spoilers ahead), right after the conspirators had fired upon the Klingon Chancellor’s ship, that Commander Chekov asked Captain Kirk whether he should raise the Enterprise’s shields.  Kirk didn’t actually end up raising Continue reading

Hoping the 2015 “script” is Better Than the Last One

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No one can deny there is little that can be considered enjoyable about the past few seasons of Chicago Cubs baseball, so there is little chance things can get worse. However, if you ask one person, that is all because Continue reading

Cubs sign Denorfia

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The Chicago Cubs have agreed to a one-year contract with veteran outfielder Chris Denorfia, pending a physical.  Jon Heyman reports that the value of the contract is about $2.5MM.  Here’s the initial report:   Chris Denorifa to the @cubs ? Continue reading