The Journey Continues For a Former Cub

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Part of the problem with doing a podcast during the winter hot stove (or any hot stove for that matter) is that two hours after it’s posted, the news is already outdated because the New York Yankees decide to do something to increase their home run production: Source: Giancarlo Stanton Continue reading The Journey Continues For a Former Cub

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

BBWAA Elects Roughly Half of What it Should Have to Hall of Fame

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Today, it was announced that the BBWAA elected Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, John Smoltz, and Craig Biggio to the Hall of Fame.  No problem.  They are all very deserving of enshrinement.  It is the self-congratulatory sanctimony of the writers that makes this day less joyous than it should be. The Continue reading BBWAA Elects Roughly Half of What it Should Have to Hall of Fame

Potential Darwin Barney Trade Partners

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As we sit today, the Cubs have a pretty well stocked system of position prospects.  With Starlin Castro being under contract for the next six years, there is one infielder whose value is tied to what he can bring back in a potential trade…and that infielder is Darwin Barney. With Continue reading Potential Darwin Barney Trade Partners

Cubs and Yankees Not So Different

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I know what you are thinking. You are thinking to yourself that there is no comparison between the Chicago Cubs and the New York Yankees. You are probably cursing me out right now by even suggesting such a thing and there is a very good chance that several people are Continue reading Cubs and Yankees Not So Different

Derek Jeter to retire at the end of 2014, and my baseball childhood will retire with him

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I finally have some time to put this into words after a rather busy day.  If you don’t know, earlier this afternoon, long-time New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter announced that he will retire at the end of this season: “I will remember it all: the cheers, the boos, every Continue reading Derek Jeter to retire at the end of 2014, and my baseball childhood will retire with him

Talks of Trades Involving Prospects Always Baffles Me

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  I am not sure if you have been paying attention or not, but the Chicago Cubs are looking as though they are going into full rebuild mode as I blogged about yesterday. Nothing is more evident of them doing so than their trading Sean Marshall, who is on his Continue reading Talks of Trades Involving Prospects Always Baffles Me