Minor League Recap: 4/3 -4/11


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 Continue reading

2014 NL Central Preview: 1st Place – St. Louis Cardinals

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Of all of the teams in the NL Central, the Cardinals may stand head and shoulders above the rest.  Mike Matheny‘s club lost Carlos Beltran, David Freese, Fernando Salas, Edward Mujica, and in spite of not playing at all in Continue reading

2014 NL Central Preview: 2nd Place – Pittsburgh Pirates

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The 2013 Pirates finally broke through and made the playoffs.  After flirting with contention through July in 2011 and 2012, that next step was critical in the development of the franchise, and Clint Hurdle‘s job security.  There is no reason Continue reading

2014 NL Central Preview: 3rd Place – Cincinnati Reds

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The Reds are a rare case of a team who won 90 games, made the playoffs, outscored their opponents by over 100 runs, and still fired their manager.  Dusty Baker, who oversaw the reemergence of the Reds from relative anonymity, Continue reading

Potential Darwin Barney Trade Partners

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As we sit today, the Cubs have a pretty well stocked system of position prospects.  With Starlin Castro being under contract for the next six years, there is one infielder whose value is tied to what he can bring back Continue reading

Instant Replay and a Family Disagreement


If there is one thing that has been widely known about me – but not so much by you, as of yet – it is that I have always been a bit of a tomboy. This is partially due to Continue reading

Young Pitching Can Accelerate Cubs Timeline

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All we have heard about since Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer have taken over is a business plan and a baseball plan matching up and this magical time of “the plan” all coming together.  The baseball side of that has Continue reading

Can’t Sneak In

Avoiding Holliday, now that's a challenge.

I was just looking at this after the Dodgers lost to the Rockies to finish tonight’s slate of games.  It seems that in 2013, every team that makes the playoffs from either league will need at least 90 wins to Continue reading

Playoff Chaos


As you know, the Cubs weren’t able to do any trolling today, losing to the rival St. Louis Cardinals.  Starlin Castro had a pretty good game, though.  That was nice. The unfortunate thing about being the Cubs this late in Continue reading

The Great End-of-Season Cubs Troll-Off


Hey all!  Check out the current wild card standings… As luck would have it, after getting slapped around by the Pirates on their final homestand, the Cubs find themselves in St. Louis to see if they can play spoiler against Continue reading