Lester is in Cubs Sights, but What if They Miss?

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Everyone knows that the Chicago Cubs really covet Jon Lester. They have not hid their desire to add a top of the rotation starter to their rotation which already boasts breakout pitcher Jake Arrieta and emerging potential talent like Kyle Hendricks. Before the 2014 season ended, everyone looked right at Continue reading Lester is in Cubs Sights, but What if They Miss?

Epstein: We need top of rotation starter

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Today, Theo Epstein talked to Chicago Cubs season ticket holders, telling them that the goal for 2015 was to contend for the National League Central division crown. In order to do this, the Chicago Cubs have to do some serious work on their team, because as things stand, the 2014 Continue reading Epstein: We need top of rotation starter

Daniel Lewis’ Transition to Baseball from Another Airman’s Perspective

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With the news that the Cubs signed RHP Daniel Lewis, I felt some swell of pride.  Not because, as a Cubs’ fan, I have some sort of patriotic duty to support a player who served more than one who did not.  My swelling of pride came from the fact that Continue reading Daniel Lewis’ Transition to Baseball from Another Airman’s Perspective

Better to be Protected

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I caught a bit of guff the other day after I suggested that MLB’s impending ban on home plate collisions was a good idea.  With so much at stake now for players, even the most macho of players (and especially the ownership that pays their salaries) will want to ensure Continue reading Better to be Protected

Free Agent Targets: Scott Kazmir

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Dabynsky recently posted about his philosophy that the Cubs probably won’t do any more sign-to-flip pitcher acquisitions this offseason.  I find that viewpoint reasonable, but it might be modified given the following bit of news: Kazmir and Smith are both seeking more years than the Indians want to give. Cleveland Continue reading Free Agent Targets: Scott Kazmir

Most Likely Pitching Targets

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Bruce Levine’s weekly chat gave an interesting jumping off point for discussion. The Cubs are in the market for starting pitching. The Cubs should be acquiring anywhere from one to three starting pitchers. The list has a number of characteristics in common. The pitchers are between the age of 29 Continue reading Most Likely Pitching Targets

Early Free Agent Fantasy: The Case For Brandon McCarthy

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In between the Detroit Tigers advancing to the World Series, the St. Louis Cardinals continuing to conjure up black magic, and the San Francisco Giants refusing to die, there are some questions as to what the Cubs are going to do once the World Series is over and the offseason Continue reading Early Free Agent Fantasy: The Case For Brandon McCarthy