Dreamcast 43: When I Was a Young Man

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Friend of the blog Randall J. Sanders, who helped us do silly stuff like Goatbusters and the like, joins us to talk about the happenings in baseball as we come back from the All-Star festivities… A few words on the Cubs All-Stars and Kyle Schwarber‘s power display in the Home Continue reading Dreamcast 43: When I Was a Young Man

Kyle Schwarber’s Power Hour

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With the Cubs mostly on break, the All-Stars and Kyle Schwarber were on hand for Monday’s Home Run Derby. Thankfully the weather stayed away, but there were so many rockets that one might have burst a cloud to create a downpour anyway. Schwarber and team home run leader Javier Baez Continue reading Kyle Schwarber’s Power Hour

Let’s See What’s on Draft…

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I suppose it was my fault that Friday night’s game took forever (and the Cubs lost) because I was keeping track of the amount of time an average nine-inning game would take.  I think it’s a good thing to keep track of because of the future direction the game is Continue reading Let’s See What’s on Draft…

Dreamcast 31: I Also Like To Live Dangerously

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Since our last Dreamcast, we were really hoping that the Cubs could get something going on the transactions front.  Alas, not only are the Cubs not doing much, neither is the rest of MLB.  So we wait…and talk about some stuff we’d like to see before the weekend’s Cubs Convention: Continue reading Dreamcast 31: I Also Like To Live Dangerously

The (Luxury) Tax Man

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We begin with a quick visit to Theo Epstein’s comments from earlier this week, as the Winter Meetings began… Epstein on if there were talks with Marlins about Stanton: There wasn't much interaction given the makeup of our roster, our future payroll commitments and some plans that we have. Great Continue reading The (Luxury) Tax Man

The Cubs Are Probably Not Trading For Giancarlo Stanton

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The Miami Marlins are still being cheap as they switch ownership groups.  After dumping Dee Gordon and his salary onto the Seattle Mariners, who obviously also want some extra international money to throw at Shohei Ohtani, our eyes turn to Giancarlo Stanton, the big contract that is both desirable and Continue reading The Cubs Are Probably Not Trading For Giancarlo Stanton

Cubs and Arbitration: The Future of the Payroll

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In the midst of another postseason with this Cubs core lineup, and with future Cub Bryce Harper on the other side, no less, we are just a few weeks from the offering of arbitration and the exchange of figures. MLB Trade Rumors has their projections, which are usually quite accurate Continue reading Cubs and Arbitration: The Future of the Payroll

The Morning After: Mitigating the Cubs Narrative

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Now that we’ve had a sleep to digest what happened in the second winnable game of the NLDS, let’s step back and see what we can do about the disappointment on Saturday night.  After all, nothing screams fandom like hastily drawn narratives and knee-jerk overreactions. Shall we begin? The Offense Continue reading The Morning After: Mitigating the Cubs Narrative

Pondering Bryce Harper…Future Chicago Cubs All-Star?

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A fleeting statement from Peter Gammons quickly spread like wildfire across the internet and most of Chicago Cubs Twitter and other social media… That would be former and potentially repeat MVP Bryce Harper, he of the Washington Nationals and perennial All-Star appearances, five very solid-to-elite tools, and my goodness can’t Continue reading Pondering Bryce Harper…Future Chicago Cubs All-Star?

An Entirely too Early Look at a Kris Bryant Contract Extension

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By now, the calculus on whether Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer should add Kris Bryant to the Opening Day roster has been well explained.  By keeping him down at the beginning of the season, the Cubs can secure an extra year of control.  Bleacher Nation went through the process of Continue reading An Entirely too Early Look at a Kris Bryant Contract Extension