Could Cubs be Better off Moving Jason Hammel to the Bullpen?

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The news that the Cubs sent Adam Warren to Iowa to stretch out for spot starts wasn’t exactly a surprise.  Warren has been going through some struggles, so sending him to a low stress environment to work through those issues while stretching out to serve in a spot starter’s role Continue reading Could Cubs be Better off Moving Jason Hammel to the Bullpen?

Amidst Uncertainty, Cubs Not Without Starting Options

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Theo Epstein said it explicitly.  The Cubs are going to seek to add to their starting rotation.  And that makes sense for a lot of reasons.  The biggest reason is that there is no way in the world that they can go into the 2016 season and have the possibility Continue reading Amidst Uncertainty, Cubs Not Without Starting Options

Ivy’s Roundup: Forgive me Fathers, for Cubs didn’t win…

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I guess this is the first time in a while that Chicago Cubs fans have actually been legitimately disappointed that the team couldn’t win a series, because the team is actually getting good and watchable again.  But every growing team has its missteps, and we only hope that the players Continue reading Ivy’s Roundup: Forgive me Fathers, for Cubs didn’t win…

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

Cash Rules Everything Around Me

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The Andrew Cashner for Anthony Rizzo deal has been a hot topic this season with the apparent Cashner breakout, and the Cubs have received their fair share of backlash for the deal, but was it really a bad deal like some media outlets have made it seem? I’m not too Continue reading Cash Rules Everything Around Me

The 2012 Cubs Were Very Bad, But I Will Miss Cubs Games

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Going into the season we knew that this season would be a tough one to watch, as the Chicago Cubs would be fielding a bad team. In fact, we pretty much knew that the Cubs would be fielding one of their worst teams in franchise history, but that never stopped Continue reading The 2012 Cubs Were Very Bad, But I Will Miss Cubs Games

Cub Fan’s Patience Seems to Have Lasted All of Two Games

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The patience that Chicago Cub fans promised to show when Theo Epstein was hired as the new President of Baseball Operations did not last long at all. In fact, the patience they promised to show the new regime last just about two full games against the Washington Nationals before the Continue reading Cub Fan’s Patience Seems to Have Lasted All of Two Games

Rice Cube is a Nostradumbass

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  Okay, so previously I had written a predictions blog summarizing what I thought would happen to various Cubs players and Cubs transaction targets.  Let’s see how many I got wrong, because while the new Cubs front office guys might be good professional predictors, I am not.  Yeah, it’s looking Continue reading Rice Cube is a Nostradumbass

Cubs Sign Paul Maholm. Can a Trade of Matt Garza Be Too Far Behind?

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Theo Epstein’s busy off season for the Chicago Cubs continues to roll as late Monday night, they reached a deal with left handed starting pitcher Paul Maholm. Ironically enough, Maholm announced his own signing on his twitter account by telling the world that he would be at the Cubs Convention Continue reading Cubs Sign Paul Maholm. Can a Trade of Matt Garza Be Too Far Behind?

Cubs Bring Rizzo to Chicago

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Once again, Theo Epstein made a very impressive  move when he traded away young pitcher Andrew Cashner to the San Diego Padres for phenomenal first base prospect Anthony Rizzo.  I know that he is only a prospect, and there are never sure things, but this guy seems as much of Continue reading Cubs Bring Rizzo to Chicago