We have a new Commissioner in MLB!

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Today is January 25, and as such, the long (and mostly successful) reign of former Commissioner Bud Selig is over.  He is succeeded by Rob Manfred, who released this statement, which include these excerpts: My top priority is to bring more people into our game — at all levels and Continue reading We have a new Commissioner in MLB!

PEDs Suspensions! What Performance Helper Is Next?

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On August 4, 2013, Commissioner Bud Selig, through Major League Baseball, announced the suspensions of thirteen players for using Performance Enhancing Drugs. The players that were suspended include: Alex Rodriguez, Nelson Cruz, Jhonny Peralta, Jesus Montero, Everth Cabrera, Francisco Cervelli and Antonio Bastardo who are all still on Major League Continue reading PEDs Suspensions! What Performance Helper Is Next?

The Biogenesis scandal

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Ears tend to perk up when you hear the words “baseball” and “steroids” used in the same sentence. So it goes. MLB is seeking to suspend 20 players who were involved in the Biogenesis scandal. Among the players named were Alex Rodriguez, Ryan Braun, and Melky Cabrera. MLB’s case against Continue reading The Biogenesis scandal

The International Draft Cometh

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The idea of an international draft for Major League Baseball has been brewing for quite a while, but in the past few days or so it really has picked up.  The ramp-up is designed to try to get the international draft in place this year, by June 1.  This comes Continue reading The International Draft Cometh

The Cubs Brothers: A Cubs Story in Pictures

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Once upon a time, we did a Cubs story in pictures with Theo Epstein as Indiana Jones.  It was well-received and actually a lot of fun to set up.  The pictures do take a bit of time to manipulate, though, so these are few and far between.  However, we found Continue reading The Cubs Brothers: A Cubs Story in Pictures

Indiana Theo and the Quest For the Ring: A Cubs Story in Pictures

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  This is what happens when spring training games aren’t even on TV yet…I get bored and start doing weird stuff.  If you are a fan of our Facebook page (and you should be, just click on the icon in our sidebar and join NOW), I’ve been posting random mashups Continue reading Indiana Theo and the Quest For the Ring: A Cubs Story in Pictures

More crap for Bud Selig to deal with

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I mostly wrote this because I wanted to test out a few things in the comments section (which you guys should register for our site and use, by the way) but also because Bud Selig’s derp face is unusually funny to me.  Anyway, poor Bud is a busy man, what Continue reading More crap for Bud Selig to deal with

Theo Compensation to be Settled Within the Next Two Weeks? Believe it When You See it

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  According to a report from Nick Cafardo from the Boston Globe, there is a growing rumor that the Chicago Cubs and Boston Red Sox will finally have a settlement in the compensation for Theo Epstein. Much like the rumors of the trades that never happened for Jake Peavy and Continue reading Theo Compensation to be Settled Within the Next Two Weeks? Believe it When You See it

Top Ten List: Things Bud Selig should make the Cubs send to the Red Sox as compensation for Theo Epstein

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Since it is now up to Bud Selig to decide the compensation issue between the Cubs and Red Sox over Theo Epstein’s assumption of the role of President of Cubs Baseball Operations (patent pending), there are debates on how much should actually be given up.  Responses range between what was Continue reading Top Ten List: Things Bud Selig should make the Cubs send to the Red Sox as compensation for Theo Epstein

The Cubs are probably spending money that you don’t even know about

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So we’re less than a month away from spring training and the Cubs’ roster has changed significantly, but not exactly for the better.  It seems like the plan has been to jettison dead weight, improve the defense where possible, and just tread water for now.  Some fans will complain about Continue reading The Cubs are probably spending money that you don’t even know about