2017 Cubs Debuts Figure to be Less Impactful Than Years Past

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There is a level of disinterest that comes with prospect writing for a team who has a Major League roster full of young players who are pretty recent call-ups themselves that just won the World Series.  And the disinterest isn’t mine.  There’s an understanding that the people who read these Continue reading 2017 Cubs Debuts Figure to be Less Impactful Than Years Past

Corey Black Adds to List of Power Arms for Cubs Bullpen

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Early in this major league season, the Cubs have had some issues with injuries in the bullpen.  Justin Grimm and Neil Ramirez are both on the shelf, which has caused overuse of the reliable Pedro Strop and Hector Rondon.  It’s led to increased use of players like Brian Schlitter.  And Continue reading Corey Black Adds to List of Power Arms for Cubs Bullpen

Cubs Left With Nothing but Bad Options for E-Jax

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Problems with finding a stadium that he spent his first spring with the Cubs working at aside, Edwin Jackson‘s time with the Cubs has been a colossal disappointment.  After signing a 4 year, $52M deal, Jackson was supposed to be a player who improved with the stability of a long-term Continue reading Cubs Left With Nothing but Bad Options for E-Jax

After the Top Prospects, McKinney Goes Unnoticed

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Since Theo Epstein took over the Cubs in October of 2011, the Cubs have been stockpiling assets at a startling rate.  All of it was part of building a healthy organization, starting with foundation pieces in the minor league system, working up through the major league club.  After all of Continue reading After the Top Prospects, McKinney Goes Unnoticed

False Narratives About Cubs, Rebuild Too Much to Handle

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Forgetting that the collective bargaining agreement instituted in 2011 changed the way teams are able to build a winning team and how quickly they are able to do it, the number of false narratives surrounding the Cubs and the way Theo Epstein is building the organization is a bit overwhelming.  Continue reading False Narratives About Cubs, Rebuild Too Much to Handle

Minor League Recap: 4/3 -4/11

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All of the Cubs’ full season minor league clubs have started their seasons in the last week, and only the Kane County Cougars have gotten out of the gate with a winning mark.  While it is still so incredibly early and there is not a lot of substance to discuss, Continue reading Minor League Recap: 4/3 -4/11

Road to Opening Day: #25

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Welp…the Cubs didn’t win on Wednesday.   Final #Rockies 7, #Cubs 5. Baez and Kottaras hit back to back HRs. Att: 10,598 — Carrie Muskat (@CarrieMuskat) March 5, 2014   There was what was termed a “Little League grand slam” late in the game when Christian Villanueva threw a ball Continue reading Road to Opening Day: #25

Wasteful Spending Not the Answer for the Cubs

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At the risk of repeating myself, the Cubs were a mess.  They had huge spending that brought them to the dance exactly twice.  After that, they had huge spending that didn’t do them any good. With games starting out today and a 5-2 loss in the opener at Cubs Park, Continue reading Wasteful Spending Not the Answer for the Cubs

Road to Opening Day: #37

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As we inch closer to Opening Day, keep track of our countdown lineup here. The Ivy Aside from the iconic scoreboard and the marquee on Clark and Addison, the most distinctive feature of Wrigley Field is the ivy-covered outfield walls.  While it is a drag that the Cubs can’t advertise Continue reading Road to Opening Day: #37

If the Cubs sign Masahiro Tanaka…

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Being a fan of the Chicago Cubs, I know how they think and how they react. That being said, if the Cubs sign Masahiro Tanaka to a deal in the coming days or weeks, I hope like hell he is as good as advertised and lives up to the hype Continue reading If the Cubs sign Masahiro Tanaka…