Dreamcast 43: The John Grabow Will Never Happen Again Edition


It’s been a while since we’ve done one of these so we’re kind of rusty.  This is the 43rd edition of the Dreamcast, right after a huge trade but still before the non-waiver trade deadline.  We’ll do another one after Continue reading

Minor League Recap: All-Stars, Cycles, Promotions, and Rehab


As it pertains to the major league team, the biggest news on the farm are the rehab assignments of Emilio Bonifacio (AA Tennessee) and Kyuji Fujikawa (Low A Kane County).  As both work their ways back from injury, we may Continue reading

Roster Moves a Plenty Right Around the Corner for the Cubs


Tomorrow night, the Chicago Cubs begin the “second half” of the season with a somewhat in complete roster. While the Major League roster currently sits at 25, there are only three starting pitchers currently on the big league club. Those Continue reading

Cardinals Directly Responsible For the National League’s Demise


Minor news first, about Emilio Bonifacio:   Emilio Bonifacio’s rehab assignment transferred to Double-A Tennessee. — Mark Gonzales (@MDGonzales) July 16, 2014 Come back soon Emilio! In the meantime, I don’t know if you forgot, but the National League lost Continue reading

Your All Time Chicago Cubs Team

Cubs All Stars

With this being the All Star break for Major League Baseball, and there being no real baseball for fans of the Chicago Cubs to enjoy until at least Friday. The Cubs, of course, have two All Stars playing on the Continue reading

Checking the Standings At the All-Star Break


I think I’ll check the individual player statistics when they update later on, but for now, with the Yankees-Orioles game having been rained out on Sunday night (seriously, why have a night game the Sunday before the All-Star break?), every Continue reading

What Can Realistically Be Done With Jackson


As we have been talking about the past day and a half now, Edwin Jackson is a massive headache for the fans of the Chicago Cubs. Putting things kindly, Jackson has been pretty bad for any number of reasons for Continue reading

Deadline Dealers: Cubs Players Likely to be Traded

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Cubs General Manager Jed Hoyer and President of Baseball Operations Theo Epstein have made no secret of the fact that they are not playing to win this year. Now with the current regime in their 3rd year atop the Cubs Continue reading

Making room for Alcantara


As you know, Arismendy Alcantara‘s stay with the Chicago Cubs has been extended at least to the All-Star Break.  At the break, he may or may not be sent back down to Iowa to get more daily at-bats in and Continue reading

Minor League Recap: Debuts and Returns


This past week has been one noted, mostly, by some of the existing minor league players making debuts with the big league club.  Tsuyoshi Wada, Kyle Hendricks, and Arismendy Alcantara all made their ML debuts this week in Cincinnati. Alcantara Continue reading