2017 Division Preview: 2nd Place St. Louis Cardinals

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I get it.  This is a Cubs’ blog.  And I am a Cubs’ fan.  So anything critical of the Cardinals comes off as “jealousy”, a “hot take”, or any series of things that the Best Fans twitter account could have a world of fun with.  But here’s the God’s honest Continue reading 2017 Division Preview: 2nd Place St. Louis Cardinals

Cubs and Braves Present Strong Trade Match

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Over the past couple of seasons, the team the Cubs have been most associated with in acquiring starting pitching from is the New York Mets.  They are, as we saw in the playoffs, loaded with young controllable starters, after all. With David Price now going to the Red Sox and Continue reading Cubs and Braves Present Strong Trade Match

Back to work for the Cubs…

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So here we are, the day before we return to work after a few days of gorging ourselves with a large flightless bird and assorted side dishes and desserts.  The Chicago Cubs have been relatively boring thus far, but we’re still a week-plus away from the Winter Meetings, so it Continue reading Back to work for the Cubs…

Now THAT is How You Start an Offseason

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The Chicago Cubs started their 2015 off season with a bang. Three members of the Cubs organization were nominated for awards, and all three of them walked away with some hardware. Kris Bryant was named the National League Rookie of the Year, collecting all the first place votes. Joe Maddon Continue reading Now THAT is How You Start an Offseason

Creatively Grabbing Pitching…

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Some notes from intrepid Chicago Cubs beat guy Patrick Mooney, who is a must-follow: Theo doubts #Cubs can sign two free agents in the $100-million range: "We have to get creative." https://t.co/VrLFrLYYuC — Patrick Mooney (@CSNMooney) November 10, 2015 We kind of figured that the Cubs wouldn’t blow their wad Continue reading Creatively Grabbing Pitching…

With Free Agency Underway, Let’s Make Our Wish List

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The offseason is here, and as of midnight last night, free agency is officially underway. Teams have submitted their qualifying offer of $15.8 Million to their pending free agents, as you know the lone player to receive this offer from the Chicago Cubs was centerfielder Dexter Fowler. In all likelihood, Continue reading With Free Agency Underway, Let’s Make Our Wish List

Amidst Uncertainty, Cubs Not Without Starting Options

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Theo Epstein said it explicitly.  The Cubs are going to seek to add to their starting rotation.  And that makes sense for a lot of reasons.  The biggest reason is that there is no way in the world that they can go into the 2016 season and have the possibility Continue reading Amidst Uncertainty, Cubs Not Without Starting Options

With Season Over, Off-Season Moves Coming Fast

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With the 2015 season coming to an abrupt end at the hands of the New York Mets, now is as good a time as any to look ahead to the off-season.  After all, it’s getting close to the end of October and there are a lot of key decisions to Continue reading With Season Over, Off-Season Moves Coming Fast

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

Guarded Optimism for 2015

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Theo Epstein has been the President of Chicago Cubs Baseball Operations for the past three years, and Jed Hoyer has been his General Manager. In that time, the Cubs had a combined record of 180-286, which includes this years record of 73-89. They are 106 games under the .500 mark Continue reading Guarded Optimism for 2015