The Cubs’ Financial Flexibility

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While the Chicago Cubs continue tuning up for the regular season, when games actually count, I noted that the MLBTR folks had started talking about the free agents come next offseason.  MLBTR ranked the top ten impending free agents of that class, which is headlined by the Cubs’ own Jake Continue reading The Cubs’ Financial Flexibility

Cubs Happenings Since the Last Time We Had Time To Blog

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It’s been a very busy time for us real life folks, and it’s getting to the busy time in the offseason for the Chicago Cubs and Major League Baseball, too.  After a stressful job as I try to reach dees keeds, and the shenanigans that happened just down the street Continue reading Cubs Happenings Since the Last Time We Had Time To Blog

Baseball Isn’t Dying, But Might Be Growing

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Given the rising salaries, the humongous TV deals, and this little fact after last night:   TV RATINGS: Over 334K Chicago mrkt homes (9.6 rtg at 9p) were watching Jake Arrieta's #Cubs no-hitter on @CSNChicago pic.twitter.com/OhTLfclJX8 — Jeff Nuich (@JeffNuich) April 22, 2016 I guess we don’t have to worry Continue reading Baseball Isn’t Dying, But Might Be Growing

The Looming CBA Negotiations

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With the current collective bargaining agreement expiring this coming December, we’re all on alert for how Major League Baseball and the MLBPA will negotiate the next CBA to maintain the long-standing labor peace.  Via the MLB Trade Rumors folks, I read the interview between the Associated Press and MLBPA head Continue reading The Looming CBA Negotiations

Leverage For Amateur Baseball Players

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Yesterday, I blogged up my thoughts on what teams like the Chicago Cubs might consider trying transactions-wise in the wake of Major League Baseball’s announcement that teams could trade their recent draftees sooner.  While this isn’t necessarily the same as direct trading of draft picks like in other professional sports, Continue reading Leverage For Amateur Baseball Players

The Tao of Tanking

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Earlier today, we posted on Facebook that at 33-52, the Cubs have only 77 games left in the season and need to win just about all of them to have a chance at the playoffs.  It’s tempting to think that the Cubs might enjoy the homefield advantage in the World Continue reading The Tao of Tanking

The Cubs are probably spending money that you don’t even know about

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So we’re less than a month away from spring training and the Cubs’ roster has changed significantly, but not exactly for the better.  It seems like the plan has been to jettison dead weight, improve the defense where possible, and just tread water for now.  Some fans will complain about Continue reading The Cubs are probably spending money that you don’t even know about

Some things to think about as we head into 2012

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  The winter meetings were relatively quiet for the Cubs, much to the chagrin of Cubs fans everywhere.  Part of that is due to the changes in the MLB collective bargaining agreement, and probably the bulk of it is due to the terrible shape the franchise is in, so trades Continue reading Some things to think about as we head into 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!

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Happy Thanksgiving to all Cubs fans and friends of World Series Dreaming!  Enjoy your time with family and friends before braving the crowds on Black Friday.  Or, if you’d rather stay home and untrampled, consider getting some sweet WSD swag from our store.  Today, as we scarf down turkey, stuffing Continue reading Happy Thanksgiving!

New Collective Bargaining Agreement represents new challenges for Cubs

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Major League Baseball has temporarily triumphed over at least the NBA and possibly the NFL and NHL in ratifying a new collective bargaining agreement that guarantees labor peace until 2016.  Once the details were released, it seemed that some of the changes wouldn’t be as palatable as originally expected.  We Continue reading New Collective Bargaining Agreement represents new challenges for Cubs