Cubs Need To Consider Trading Travis Wood

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The sentiment in this is going to be wildly unpopular for two reasons: 1. Because of the trade that just happened, sending Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel to Oakland; and 2. Because Travis Wood is a fan favorite…but the Cubs Continue reading

Okay Jake Arrieta, you can stay


You guys remember when we were looking at some Cubs player stats the other day, and Jake Arrieta was lighting up the charts with his great pitching despite starting the year a bit late due to lingering arm issues?  Well, Continue reading

The Shark List: Ranking the Potential Landing Spots

Just because.

As we move into June, and past the amateur draft next week, trade winds are going to start blowing just a bit harder than they have been over the first two months of the season.  With so few teams being Continue reading

2014 NL Central Preview: 2nd Place – Pittsburgh Pirates

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The 2013 Pirates finally broke through and made the playoffs.  After flirting with contention through July in 2011 and 2012, that next step was critical in the development of the franchise, and Clint Hurdle‘s job security.  There is no reason Continue reading

Potential Darwin Barney Trade Partners

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As we sit today, the Cubs have a pretty well stocked system of position prospects.  With Starlin Castro being under contract for the next six years, there is one infielder whose value is tied to what he can bring back Continue reading

Young Pitching Can Accelerate Cubs Timeline


All we have heard about since Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer have taken over is a business plan and a baseball plan matching up and this magical time of “the plan” all coming together.  The baseball side of that has Continue reading



This World Series is fixing to be a good one as I had hoped when I previewed the championship round (kinda poorly, but I figured others could do better and I just wanted to see good games).  It seems, however, Continue reading

World Series Preview Thoughts


The Boston Red Sox just won the American League pennant, defeating the Detroit Tigers, and will host the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday.  I don’t even remember the last time the two best teams in baseball faced each other in Continue reading

Baseball is Boring


Yesterday was a classic pitchers’ duel that almost resulted in the first league championship series no-hitter in MLB history.  Tonight turned from absolute dominance by Max Scherzer into an epic comeback for the ages as Boston tied Detroit going back Continue reading

Baseball takes too damned long


Looking at today’s games, the contest between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the St. Louis Cardinals took about 2:40, while the nightcap between the Detroit Tigers and the Boston Red Sox took nearly four hours to complete (3:56).  It seems Continue reading