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

Road to Opening Day: #4

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The Cubs got destroyed by the Arizona Diamondbacks on Wednesday afternoon because Chris Rusin decided to throw batting practice:   It’s okay, because things happened in the land of roster moves.  Maybe that means Rusin will go somewhere far away and Carlos Villanueva will keep the seat warm for Jake Continue reading Road to Opening Day: #4

Cubs in Baseball America’s Top 100: Everything is Awesome

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Presented without comment and only to post this song because it’s stuck in my head, and now in yours: #Cubs in #BA100 Top 50 41. @JorgeSoler68 36. @albertalmora 28. @CEdwardsSBS 8. @KrisBryant_23 5. @javy23baez Not. Too. Shabby. — Behind The Ivy (@Behind_The_Ivy) February 20, 2014 #Cubs #BATop100 pic.twitter.com/GpA9CJGyj0 — Matt Continue reading Cubs in Baseball America’s Top 100: Everything is Awesome

Building a Consensus On Cubs Prospects

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When individual prospect listings come out from the different ranking services, often times we talk about those rankings without putting them into any context.  The reality is, different scouts value different things.  Some may rank a prospect based on having a higher floor, some may value a higher ceiling, and Continue reading Building a Consensus On Cubs Prospects

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 revolved around Javier Baez, who Epstein and Hoyer inherited, followed Continue reading Young Pitching Can Accelerate Cubs Timeline