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
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The fallout from the Chicago Cubs trading of both Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel continues to roll in. There are a percentage of fans who are complaining about the trade of the team’s best two pitchers; however, most of them are not complaining for the reason you might be thinking.
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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
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This one started as a snippet on MLBTR, and would have gone by the wayside had I not been paying attention. I did post it on our messageboard (yes, we have one of those) and Anno posted Paul Sullivan’s way-late retweet of it later. Way to do your job, Sully.
Continue reading On the New Minor League Pitching Coach, Whose Hiring Flew Way Under the Radar