Minor League Recap: 4/12 – 4/17


After slow starts in the first week for all but the Cougars (who remained red hot) most of the system has started to pick it up and win some games.  Just don’t look at Daytona.  The biggest headline of the Continue reading

Junior Lake: The Next Carlos Gomez?

Photo: Rob Grabowski, USA Today

Junior Lake is an enigma for Cubs’ fans.  Some of us think he’s a waste of a roster spot, merely holding a place for the big four prospects to come up and displace him in short order.  Some of us Continue reading

Jeff Samardzija is OK With Breaking the Rules


There were some murmurs of Michael Pineda‘s pine tar situation the other day but I decided not to deal with it because, as even MLB executives didn’t seem to care, it became a relative non-story despite the fact that it Continue reading

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

Daily Ducksnort


A new feature for World Series Dreaming is the Daily Ducksnort. Here I intend to highlight one aspect of each game I feel stood out. Sometimes this will focus on something positive, other times things will have a negative feel. Continue reading

Wanna Buy A Stake in the Cubs?


I was wondering to myself whether this deserved a blog entry since Patrick Mooney laid it out so well in his article, but after seeing yet another article (and more) pop up on the Twitters within minutes of each other, Continue reading

Improving MLB’s Replay System

Lou Piniella, Rob Drake

Once upon a time after the World Series, we heard that MLB was serious about implementing an expanded replay review system.  This was welcome news because MLB remained the only major North American sport that did not use replay for Continue reading

Ricketts, Cubs Fed Up With Rooftops. Moving Forward With Plan B


The battle between the Chicago Cubs and the Wrigleyville Rooftops has been going on for much longer than Cubs owner Tom Ricketts would like. To be honest, any delay in their plans due to the rooftop owners could be classified Continue reading

Dreamcast 40: Take Me Out To the Ball Game


With Opening Day right around the corner, we dedicate our Opening Day podcast to one of the most famous Cubs to ever don #40 on his uniform, Rick Sutcliffe! In this episode, we discussed the possibility of Jeff Samardzija repeating Continue reading

Road to Opening Day: #1


The Cubs ended their exhibition season on Saturday with a dramatic-ish come-from-behind victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks.  Jason Hammel pitched well in his final preseason tune-up, and Starlin Castro came back just in time for Opening Day: Yeah, he didn’t Continue reading