Cubs Left With Nothing but Bad Options for E-Jax

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Problems with finding a stadium that he spent his first spring with the Cubs working at aside, Edwin Jackson‘s time with the Cubs has been a colossal disappointment.  After signing a 4 year, $52M deal, Jackson was supposed to be a player who improved with the stability of a long-term Continue reading Cubs Left With Nothing but Bad Options for E-Jax

False Narratives About Cubs, Rebuild Too Much to Handle

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Forgetting that the collective bargaining agreement instituted in 2011 changed the way teams are able to build a winning team and how quickly they are able to do it, the number of false narratives surrounding the Cubs and the way Theo Epstein is building the organization is a bit overwhelming.  Continue reading False Narratives About Cubs, Rebuild Too Much to Handle

Your All Time Chicago Cubs Team

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With this being the All Star break for Major League Baseball, and there being no real baseball for fans of the Chicago Cubs to enjoy until at least Friday. The Cubs, of course, have two All Stars playing on the team in Starlin Castro and Anthony Rizzo who are core Continue reading Your All Time Chicago Cubs Team

Dreamcast 38: Part I – Trade Some Players!

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We’re live and recorded!  This is Part I of this week’s edition of the Dreamcast.  Part II is here. Please check out the show notes here.  Thanks as always for listening!

Road to Opening Day: #25

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Welp…the Cubs didn’t win on Wednesday.   Final #Rockies 7, #Cubs 5. Baez and Kottaras hit back to back HRs. Att: 10,598 — Carrie Muskat (@CarrieMuskat) March 5, 2014   There was what was termed a “Little League grand slam” late in the game when Christian Villanueva threw a ball Continue reading Road to Opening Day: #25

An Opening Day flashback

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I was going through some of my old journals and came across this one of Opening Day 2008.  I wrote it down after I got home trying to just capture the whole experience on paper so that during those long winter days when baseball seems non-existent, I could pull it Continue reading An Opening Day flashback

Expectations

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On the eve of one of the days we have been waiting for all winter, pitchers and catchers reporting to Spring Training, I feel like it is the eve of Christmas Eve.  I can say with 99.9999% belief that this team will NOT win the World Series (come on, I’m Continue reading Expectations

Cubs Convention 2013- Mixed review.

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After a whirlwind weekend and trying to get back to “real life”, I finally have a chance to sit down and give my take on the Convention this past weekend.  Now, keep in mind, I went to the Convention with my 13 year old son who lives and breathes baseball, Continue reading Cubs Convention 2013- Mixed review.

Rice Cube is a Nostradumbass

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  Okay, so previously I had written a predictions blog summarizing what I thought would happen to various Cubs players and Cubs transaction targets.  Let’s see how many I got wrong, because while the new Cubs front office guys might be good professional predictors, I am not.  Yeah, it’s looking Continue reading Rice Cube is a Nostradumbass

Cubs Sign Paul Maholm. Can a Trade of Matt Garza Be Too Far Behind?

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Theo Epstein’s busy off season for the Chicago Cubs continues to roll as late Monday night, they reached a deal with left handed starting pitcher Paul Maholm. Ironically enough, Maholm announced his own signing on his twitter account by telling the world that he would be at the Cubs Convention Continue reading Cubs Sign Paul Maholm. Can a Trade of Matt Garza Be Too Far Behind?