Someday Giancarlo Stanton Will Escape Miami

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The Cubs are laying low for the time being in advance of the Winter Meetings and Friday’s contract tender announcements, and are likely going to be in on the Shohei Ohtani sweepstakes.  It’s hard to know when the first major domino will drop, as I believe most teams are trying Continue reading Someday Giancarlo Stanton Will Escape Miami

What the Cubs Should Tell Shohei Ohtani (UPDATE)

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Not too long after the Black Friday thoughts, it was reported that the agent for Shohei Ohtani was distributing a questionnaire to every MLB club: Ohtani, 23, requested explanations in English and Japanese, if possible, through his agent Nez Balelo. Ohtani is asking teams to identify his strengths and weaknesses Continue reading What the Cubs Should Tell Shohei Ohtani (UPDATE)

Black Friday Cubs Thoughts

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I’ve been binging the Punisher series on Netflix with the wife (spoiler: it’s pretty good) and also procrastinating on grading, which means this weekend is going to be a bit nuts for me, mostly of my own doing.  It almost makes one want to be able to freeze time so Continue reading Black Friday Cubs Thoughts

Holiday Shopping: Cubs and MLB About to Wheel and Deal in Earnest

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The Monday before Thanksgiving is typically busy for everyone, not just MLB.  We have to get ready for the big cooking job on Wednesday and Thursday, pack up for the trip to meet up with a gathering of loved ones, and all kinds of other activities to prepare for a Continue reading Holiday Shopping: Cubs and MLB About to Wheel and Deal in Earnest

Dreamcast 28: Show Me the Money

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With Anno off doing newlywed honeymoon things, guest star Crawly hangs out with us to talk Cubs and more… Happy Veterans Day all! Thoughts on Kyle Schwarber and potential trades Offseason targets to get Cubs back to the playoffs Wrigley renovations, ticket prices, and disposable income Follow us: Anno  Andy Continue reading Dreamcast 28: Show Me the Money

Guest Post: Kyle Schwarber — The Hero the Cubs Need

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Note: This is a nice little piece by long time follower of WSD, Raymond Walden.  Generally, I’m okay with the idea of trading guys for pitching, and I’ll let Raymond tell his story below. Feel free to send stuff in to us since we’ve had life smack us upside the Continue reading Guest Post: Kyle Schwarber — The Hero the Cubs Need

Dreamcast 27: There’s Always Last Year

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As the school year continues and baseball goes into hibernation for the winter, a slowly-recuperating Rice and fearless leader Anno get together to talk shop again… Thoughts on a splendid World Series, even if it didn’t involve the Cubs; Offseason moves that could happen to improve the Cubs for another Continue reading Dreamcast 27: There’s Always Last Year

Cubs and Baseball Thinks Since the Last Time We Blogged

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The Los Angeles Dodgers and Houston Astros had themselves a ridiculous, possibly juiced-baseball-enhanced, slugfest in Game Five of the World Series on Sunday night, which really messed with my sleep patterns and made for a very entertaining set of highlights.  In between the Crawford Box homers that are just popups Continue reading Cubs and Baseball Thinks Since the Last Time We Blogged

Dreamcast 26: It Was Fun While It Lasted

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Rice is still recovering from a bad cold, but we found some time to record a poorly edited edition of the Dreamcast to talk about the end of the Cubs’ 2017 season.  They are still the 2016 World Series champions, and nobody will ever change that.  Here’s what we discussed Continue reading Dreamcast 26: It Was Fun While It Lasted

The End of the Season, But Not the End of the Line for These Cubs

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When the Cubs avoided the sweep, I had hoped that they could force the NLCS to go back to Los Angeles before a near inevitable elimination.  Alas, it was not to be in 2017, as the 0-3 deficit proved too much to overcome. It wasn’t just the series deficit, but Continue reading The End of the Season, But Not the End of the Line for These Cubs