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

Dexter Fowler Answers Most of Cubs Remaining Questions

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One of the great mysteries of the Cubs Convention was the whereabouts of Luis Valbuena.  As we found out this morning, he, along with pitcher Dan Straily, were traded to the Houston Astros for outfielder Dexter Fowler.  While the cost to acquire Fowler is admittedly high, sending Luis Valbuena to Continue reading Dexter Fowler Answers Most of Cubs Remaining Questions

Cubs Acquire Dexter Fowler for Straily and Valbuena

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We have known for a while that the Chicago Cubs have been looking for another starting outfielder, well this morning they have found one, and one who can easily serve as the team’s lead off hitter. Breaking news -Cubs close to completing trade for Houston CF Dexter Fowler . — Bruce Continue reading Cubs Acquire Dexter Fowler for Straily and Valbuena

Lester and the Cubs

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This off season, the Chicago Cubs are likely going to target top of the rotation free agent starting pitchers. There is Max Scherzer, Justin Masterson, James Shields, but the one the Cubs are likely going to make their primary target is Jon Lester. I know what some of you are Continue reading Lester and the Cubs

Possible Roster Moves with Dan Straily Coming Up

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Tomorrow the Chicago Cubs will call up Dan Straily to start against the New York Mets in order to give Rick Renteria‘s starters an extra day of rest with their lengthy run of 21 games in a row without an off day. Before you get your hopes up, this is expected to only Continue reading Possible Roster Moves with Dan Straily Coming Up

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

Cubs Need To Consider Trading Travis Wood

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The sentiment in this is going to be wildly unpopular for two reasons: 1. Because of the trade that just happened, sending Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel to Oakland; and 2. Because Travis Wood is a fan favorite…but the Cubs need to seriously consider trading Travis Wood before the deadline Continue reading Cubs Need To Consider Trading Travis Wood

After Samardzija Dust Settles, Where Do the Cubs Go From Here?

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By now, we’ve gotten word that the Cubs have traded Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel to the Oakland Athletics for stud SS prospect Addison Russell, 2013 1st Round pick Billy McKinney, RHP Dan Straily and a player to be named later.  What is less clear is where the Cubs will Continue reading After Samardzija Dust Settles, Where Do the Cubs Go From Here?

The Fallout continues

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Last night was filled with more than Independence Day fireworks. There were fireworks that rocked the world of baseball and the entire foundation of the Chicago Cubs and their fans. While I was enjoying my night at Arlington Park Race Track watching one of the best firework displays I have Continue reading The Fallout continues

Cubs and Athletics Complete Samardzija, Hammel Trade to A’s

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Ken Rosenthal dropped a pretty big piece of information about an hour ago… #Cubs in serious talks with #Athletics on big trade, sources tell me and @jonmorosi. If completed, Hammel and/or Samardzija would go to A’s. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) July 5, 2014 Addison Russell’s name has been discussed with Continue reading Cubs and Athletics Complete Samardzija, Hammel Trade to A’s