Let’s begin by saying that I’m glad the Chicago Cubs have an ownership group that is not afraid to invest in winning when it makes sense, and has a good long game in mind as they hope to keep this competitive window wedged open for years to come. I suppose Continue reading Maintaining a Strong Cubs Team Through an Extended Competitive Window
Note: This is a nice little piece by long time follower of WSD, Raymond Walden. Generally, I’m okay with the idea of trading guys for pitching, and I’ll let Raymond tell his story below. Feel free to send stuff in to us since we’ve had life smack us upside the Continue reading Guest Post: Kyle Schwarber — The Hero the Cubs Need
As the school year continues and baseball goes into hibernation for the winter, a slowly-recuperating Rice and fearless leader Anno get together to talk shop again… Thoughts on a splendid World Series, even if it didn’t involve the Cubs; Offseason moves that could happen to improve the Cubs for another Continue reading Dreamcast 27: There’s Always Last Year
Now that we are back and rested from the All-Star break and experienced a very fun sweep of the Baltimore Orioles, let’s see whether the defending World Series champion Chicago Cubs can give us something fun to look forward to come October… Rice got a job! Yay! The new guy Continue reading Dreamcast 17: Hot or Not?
After a crummy first half, we talked on the Dreamcast about how the Chicago Cubs might go about turning their season around to win the division as most of us thought they would this year. I think most of us figured that the Cubs had a lot of position player Continue reading Risk, Reward, and Regret
With the Cubs sitting at 2 games over .500 with 90 games to play, it’s been a disappointing start to the season. There are a lot of reasons why the 37-35 Cubs haven’t boat raced a mediocre NL Central, yet. The offense hasn’t been as consistently good as it was Continue reading Starting Pitcher Acquisition Season is Coming Soon
This week, after calling a truce due to conflicting sports loyalties, Rice talks with veteran baseball writer Justin McGuire (@JMcGuireMLB) about baseball (what else?) thanks to the peace offering of one Starlin Castro bobblehead… Why does the National League suck so much? Some thoughts on unwritten rules stemming from our Continue reading Dreamcast 14: It’s Never Too Soon to Talk About the Trade Deadline!
The news that the Cubs sent Adam Warren to Iowa to stretch out for spot starts wasn’t exactly a surprise. Warren has been going through some struggles, so sending him to a low stress environment to work through those issues while stretching out to serve in a spot starter’s role Continue reading Could Cubs be Better off Moving Jason Hammel to the Bullpen?