In the midst of another postseason with this Cubs core lineup, and with future Cub Bryce Harper on the other side, no less, we are just a few weeks from the offering of arbitration and the exchange of figures. MLB Trade Rumors has their projections, which are usually quite accurate Continue reading Cubs and Arbitration: The Future of the Payroll
With Anno back from marital bliss, if only temporarily, the WSD folks discuss all things Cubs after they took things into their own hands to control their own destiny: Some notes on the Cubs’ rotation, bullpen, and offensive surge; A bit on the SportsCrate (hint: don’t get one); Thoughts on Continue reading Dreamcast 23: Rewrite the Narrative
Mere hours before Justin Verlander was traded to the Astros, Rice and guest Jared Wyllys fantasized about a super-deep Cubs rotation with Verlander in tow, and Samsonite, were we way off. Such is the life for podcasters who have super-busy schedules. We also talked about… Cubs pitching, including Kyle Hendricks Continue reading Dreamcast 22: Bad Timing Awards
As we watched Monday night’s game at Wrigley Field, and given that he’s played there in Addison Russell‘s absence (Addy is at Iowa on a rehab assignment right now), the Chicago Cubs have a potentially interesting problem brewing…do they put Addy back at his ideal position at short, or do Continue reading Javy and/or Addy?
As we found out last time we did a Dreamcast, Rice isn’t so good flying solo, so we grabbed a guest while Anno is doing newlywed things and Andy tries to stop North Korea from being stupid. Thank goodness our good friend Crawly (you may remember him from the ring Continue reading Dreamcast 20: It’s the End of the World As We Know It
After a crummy first half, we talked on the Dreamcast about how the Chicago Cubs might go about turning their season around to win the division as most of us thought they would this year. I think most of us figured that the Cubs had a lot of position player Continue reading Risk, Reward, and Regret
Note: This blog post is from the fine folks at “The Planet of Baseball,” which you can find at theplanetofbaseball.com. The Chicago Cubs’ infield is one of the most promising young cores in all of baseball, and it is a large reason that they made history in 2016 with 4 of Continue reading Guest Post: How the Cubs’ Infielders Measure Up Against Other Teams
With the Cubs sitting at 2 games over .500 with 90 games to play, it’s been a disappointing start to the season. There are a lot of reasons why the 37-35 Cubs haven’t boat raced a mediocre NL Central, yet. The offense hasn’t been as consistently good as it was Continue reading Starting Pitcher Acquisition Season is Coming Soon
Yeah, we’re a couple days after the actual solstice. But it was a nice day, school is out, there’s a lull in the job hunt, and the Chicago Cubs activated beatdown mode, so here ya go. First of all, welcome to the big leagues, Mark Zagunis: The #Cubs today made Continue reading Summer Solstice-ish Cubs Highlight Reel
Andy and Rice watch the Friday night game (spoiler: Cubs win) and talk about: Certain Cubs having some struggles, yet working hard to adjust back to what we know they can do; What the Cubs plan to do about their pitching issues this season and in the long term; …and Continue reading Dreamcast 13: What, Me Worry?