Roster Construction

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For the past 2 months I’ve been kicking around the idea of breaking down playoff rosters in a few different ways and seeing how each part contributed to the team as a whole. There is the obvious Pitcher-Position Player break, but upon doing that I found a few different ways Continue reading Roster Construction

If the Cubs Had “Force Trade” On, They Might Consider Drew Smyly

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Among other reports swimming around the interwebs lately, Brett at Bleacher Nation writes a blurb about the Tigers possibly floating both Rick Porcello and Drew Smyly on the trade market: Danny Knobler says the Cubs and Tigers did speak about Rick Porcello, now that he’s expendable, but the two sides didn’t Continue reading If the Cubs Had “Force Trade” On, They Might Consider Drew Smyly

Anibal Sanchez, Agent, Played the Cubs

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The Detroit Tigers and Anibal Sanchez have agreed to terms for a new contract according to CBS Sports Jon Heyman. The new deal is going to be worth 5 years and 80 mm and the Chicago Cubs had a hand in driving up the price. Jackson covered the original leak last Continue reading Anibal Sanchez, Agent, Played the Cubs

Cubs Tried to Sign Anibal Sanchez, But It Was Not to Be

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The Cubs made their biggest move so far this off-season on Thursday, reportedly signing Anibal Sanchez to a five-year deal pending physical on Thursday according to reports from Bob Nightengale of USA Today.  Meanwhile, Jon Heyman of CBS Sports continues to report that Detroit is “very much in the mix“.  As Continue reading Cubs Tried to Sign Anibal Sanchez, But It Was Not to Be

The 2012 Postseason, No Cubs Added

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The baseball universe, at least the ones who get to keep playing, will continue without the Chicago Cubs yet again.  It was a trying season for the North Siders but we’re hopefully moving in the right direction as the minor league and player development systems are rebuilt and the new Continue reading The 2012 Postseason, No Cubs Added

Rice Cube is a total Nostradumbass

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Prince Fielder will be a National. Book it. Hey, at least I got SOMETHING right. Or not!  Guess who’s a Tiger now…

Cubs Sign Paul Maholm. Can a Trade of Matt Garza Be Too Far Behind?

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Theo Epstein’s busy off season for the Chicago Cubs continues to roll as late Monday night, they reached a deal with left handed starting pitcher Paul Maholm. Ironically enough, Maholm announced his own signing on his twitter account by telling the world that he would be at the Cubs Convention Continue reading Cubs Sign Paul Maholm. Can a Trade of Matt Garza Be Too Far Behind?

In the MLB Anything Can, and Usually Does Happen

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As has been stated several times, all you need to do in order to win the World Series is to get into the playoffs. If you get in, anything can and usually does happen. Look no further than 2006 when the St. Louis Cardinal won the National League Central division Continue reading In the MLB Anything Can, and Usually Does Happen

The Playoffs Continue Without the Cubs

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Wow. That’s really all there is to say, is wow.  Once you make the playoffs, a team that barely squeaked into the playoffs thanks to an epic collapse by its competitor can also squeak by the best team in the majors in the regular season to have a chance to Continue reading The Playoffs Continue Without the Cubs