Guarded Optimism for 2015

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Theo Epstein has been the President of Chicago Cubs Baseball Operations for the past three years, and Jed Hoyer has been his General Manager. In that time, the Cubs had a combined record of 180-286, which includes this years record of 73-89. They are 106 games under the .500 mark Continue reading Guarded Optimism for 2015

Where is the Payoff?

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With the trade deadline quickly approaching and the likelihood of the Chicago Cubs trading their longest tenured player Jeff Samardzija as well moving Jason Hammel some Cub fans are getting upset. They want to know where the payoff is with all these moves the Cubs have been making since Theo Epstein Continue reading Where is the Payoff?

Minor League Recap: June 12 – June 19

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I take this free moment to address some nonsense on WSD’s Facebook page.  Like the nutcase in that particular piece, I am also a veteran.  We’re not all like that.  Please don’t lump us all in with that dipshit. Moving on to the system, not a whole lot has happened Continue reading Minor League Recap: June 12 – June 19

From Bad to Worse

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Just when you thought things could not get any worse for the Chicago Cubs, they did. Fresh off placing lead off hitter Emilio Bonifacio on the disabled list with a right oblique strain, the Cubs may now be facing another devastating injury. Unfortunately, this injury affects one of the better Continue reading From Bad to Worse

Minor League Recap: 5/22 – 5/28

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Starting with the important things in the minors this week… Jesus can walk on water but @KrisBryant_23 can swim through land #KrisBryantFacts — Dustin Geiger (@D_Geiger) May 29, 2014 @KrisBryant_23 shouldn't even have to walk to the plate anymore just trot around the bases straight out of the dugout #KrisBryantFacts Continue reading Minor League Recap: 5/22 – 5/28

Minor League Recap: 5/15 – 5/21

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Too much injury news this week.  Pierce Johnson strained his calf.  Jorge Soler strained his right hamstring (the “other one”).  But on the positive side, Cubs farm director Jaron Madison said C.J. Edwards is on a throwing program in AZ. Hope is he'll be back at Double-A around All-Star break. Continue reading Minor League Recap: 5/15 – 5/21

Minor League Recap: 4/24 – 5/7

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Since the last recap on April 24, there have been returns, streaks, and walks.  The Cubs, in anticlimactic fashion, cut ties with their return in the most talked about insignificant trade in minor league history, by releasing Matt Scioscia, who came from the Angels for Trevor Gretzky.  The most notable information Continue reading Minor League Recap: 4/24 – 5/7

Minor League Recap: 4/12 – 4/17

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After slow starts in the first week for all but the Cougars (who remained red hot) most of the system has started to pick it up and win some games.  Just don’t look at Daytona.  The biggest headline of the week was the Javier Baez sprained ankle, which sent a Continue reading Minor League Recap: 4/12 – 4/17

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

2014 NL Central Preview: 5th Place – Chicago Cubs

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As the season is primed to start in two weeks, now is a good time to preview what we might see over the course of the summer.  For the Cubs, specifically, probably another season with more losses than wins, some mid-season trades, and unlike the last two seasons, more prospects Continue reading 2014 NL Central Preview: 5th Place – Chicago Cubs