Trade Deadline thoughts: Cubs Did the Right Thing

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I have been out camping this entire weekend, so I missed out on all the trade reactions throughout baseball, including those fans made about the ones the Chicago Cubs made. This is probably a good thing, as that allowed me to give you my unfiltered and unaffected thoughts. I know Continue reading Trade Deadline thoughts: Cubs Did the Right Thing

Cubs Have Anti-Climactic, But Productive, Deadline

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Amid connections to the Indians for Carlos Carrasco (who has a 3.1 fWAR, 8th in the AL among starting pitchers), to the Padres for Tyson Ross (2.7 fWAR) and Craig Kimbrel (1.0 fWAR), among other or a late rumbling about being in talks with the Dodgers for Alex Wood (just Continue reading Cubs Have Anti-Climactic, But Productive, Deadline

Down on the Farm: Minor League Trade Candidates Helping Cubs Maximize Returns

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As the season progresses to the end of June, it is starting to get close to trade season.  The Cubs figure to make a least a couple of moves, and will need to use their minor league surpluses to do so.  The substance of those moves could depend on the Continue reading Down on the Farm: Minor League Trade Candidates Helping Cubs Maximize Returns

Minor League Recap: Wada Return and La Stella’s Setback

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On the minor league rehab trail, it’s been tough sledding for some Cubs.  Tommy La Stella has been put back on the shelf after aggravating an injury with Tennessee.  Dallas Beeler has been optioned to Iowa after struggling during his rehab stint in Iowa.  Tsuyoshi Wada‘s stint ended and he Continue reading Minor League Recap: Wada Return and La Stella’s Setback

Minor League Recap: Baez Getting Back into the Swing of Things

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  With the season wearing on, the affiliates are starting to normalize.  Players are starting to show some regression to their means, while others (like Dan Vogelbach and Kyle Schwarber) still have monster numbers fueled by early season video game-like performances.  In general, all of the teams are playoff competitors Continue reading Minor League Recap: Baez Getting Back into the Swing of Things

Yet Another Sales Pitch

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The Chicago Cubs have an obvious problem, one that if not fixed soon will be a major hurdle in their competing for the division title and maybe even one of the two Wild Card spots. That flaw is their starting rotation. While the top three pitchers are pitching well, the Continue reading Yet Another Sales Pitch

Minor League Recap: One Prospect Goes; Another Makes His Return

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Like Kris Bryant only a week ago, the Cubs made the call to add Addison Russell to the major league roster.  That means the projected insane infield of Bryant, Russell, and Baez will never come to pass in Iowa.  Because of the extended absence to grieve the loss of his Continue reading Minor League Recap: One Prospect Goes; Another Makes His Return

Down On The Farm

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It’s been a while since I have had any idea of what I would like to talk/rant about. I have been leaving it up to the rest of World Series Dreaming to handle it all with their great insights and knowledge. From Anno to Rice to the rest of the gang Continue reading Down On The Farm

Minor League Recap: All-Stars, Cycles, Promotions, and Rehab

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As it pertains to the major league team, the biggest news on the farm are the rehab assignments of Emilio Bonifacio (AA Tennessee) and Kyuji Fujikawa (Low A Kane County).  As both work their ways back from injury, we may be inching closer and closer to the return to Chicago Continue reading Minor League Recap: All-Stars, Cycles, Promotions, and Rehab

How Should the Lineup Look With Alcantara?

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With Darwin Barney out of action for a couple of games due to the birth of his third child, the Chicago Cubs have called up Arismendy Alcantara to fill his role until he returns. Yes, he will only he here for a couple of days, this is still Barney’s job Continue reading How Should the Lineup Look With Alcantara?