Cubs Need To Consider Trading Travis Wood

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The sentiment in this is going to be wildly unpopular for two reasons: 1. Because of the trade that just happened, sending Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel to Oakland; and 2. Because Travis Wood is a fan favorite…but the Cubs need to seriously consider trading Travis Wood before the deadline Continue reading Cubs Need To Consider Trading Travis Wood

Cubs Have Problems, But the Bullpen Isn’t One of Them

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As Cubs fans, we’re accustomed to thinking that we have it worse than every other fan base of all of the other 29 teams.  In one particular area, it seems that we think if the Cubs were just average, the team would win a lot more games.  That area is Continue reading Cubs Have Problems, But the Bullpen Isn’t One of Them

Minor League Recap: 4/24 – 5/7

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Since the last recap on April 24, there have been returns, streaks, and walks.  The Cubs, in anticlimactic fashion, cut ties with their return in the most talked about insignificant trade in minor league history, by releasing Matt Scioscia, who came from the Angels for Trevor Gretzky.  The most notable information Continue reading Minor League Recap: 4/24 – 5/7

Minor League Recap: 4/3 -4/11

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All of the Cubs’ full season minor league clubs have started their seasons in the last week, and only the Kane County Cougars have gotten out of the gate with a winning mark.  While it is still so incredibly early and there is not a lot of substance to discuss, Continue reading Minor League Recap: 4/3 -4/11

Life After Jeff Samardzija

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Even though Jeff Samardzija, at the present moment in time, is still a member of the Chicago Cubs, you had to know this was coming. With the Cubs wanting to extend Samardzija, and him allegedly wanting to be paid like a 20 game winning ace pitcher, you had to know Continue reading Life After Jeff Samardzija

Minor League Report: June 4-10, 2012

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Jorge Soler will sign a contract with a Major League Baseball team by tomorrow, and the Cubs are the front-runners.  Perhaps an Japanese NPB team will swoop in and sign him to spite me for trying to go as broad as possible, yet still being wrong.  In all seriousness, major Continue reading Minor League Report: June 4-10, 2012

Minor League Report: May 7-13, 2012

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19-year old Shortstop Gioskar Amaya made the jump all the way from Rookie League last year and Extended Spring Training to AAA Iowa on Sunday.  In a corresponding move, Casey Coleman was recalled to Chicago on Saturday, so it is probable that it was a move made simply to occupy Continue reading Minor League Report: May 7-13, 2012