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

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

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

Cash Rules Everything Around Me


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

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


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

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


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

Rice Cube is a Nostradumbass


  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

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


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 Bring Rizzo to Chicago


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

Trade scenarios to be explored


  Earlier, Anno wrote about the rumors surrounding getting Anthony Rizzo to the Cubs.  One of the trade pieces being discussed is Matt Garza, though we’re not sure how serious the Padres are of taking on Garza’s arbitration raise while giving up prospects.  We also know that the Texas Rangers Continue reading