Again With the Waiting Game

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We seem to be in a market where the best available free agent position player is lucky to sniff even one legitimate nine-figure offer, and where the best available free agent pitchers are still looking for work.  The Cubs have thrown a bunch of money at pitching this offseason, but Continue reading Again With the Waiting Game

Cubs Convention Begins

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Anno is in the middle of the Cubs Convention Opening Ceremony and Friday night festivities (you can check out the archived and live Facebook feeds via the link at the bottom), while I’m at home recovering from the first week back to school.  There’s a lot of news out there, Continue reading Cubs Convention Begins

The Waiting Game

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In a time when the temperature here in Chicago is lower than some parts of Alaska and Greenland, we sure could use some hot stove action.  Alas, nothing has really happened for the Cubs or most other MLB clubs since before Christmas, and we can’t exactly make up news where Continue reading The Waiting Game

The (Luxury) Tax Man

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We begin with a quick visit to Theo Epstein’s comments from earlier this week, as the Winter Meetings began… Epstein on if there were talks with Marlins about Stanton: There wasn't much interaction given the makeup of our roster, our future payroll commitments and some plans that we have. Great Continue reading The (Luxury) Tax Man

Dreamcast 29: Didn’t We Almost Have It All

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In this episode right before the Winter Meetings, Rice and Anno talk about the craziness before the craziness… The highly coveted Shohei Ohtani has signed, but not with the Cubs…alas. The nearly as coveted Giancarlo Stanton is holding the Marlins up until he gets to go where he wants to Continue reading Dreamcast 29: Didn’t We Almost Have It All

Holiday Shopping For Cubs and MLB: Welcome to December (UPDATES)

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It’s December, when we long for the extended holiday break and some extra news as MLB clubs restock and retool for 2018.  The major pieces of news seem to be focused on two players in Giancarlo Stanton, who is possibly on the cusp of being traded by his apparently cash-strapped Continue reading Holiday Shopping For Cubs and MLB: Welcome to December (UPDATES)

Black Friday Cubs Thoughts

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I’ve been binging the Punisher series on Netflix with the wife (spoiler: it’s pretty good) and also procrastinating on grading, which means this weekend is going to be a bit nuts for me, mostly of my own doing.  It almost makes one want to be able to freeze time so Continue reading Black Friday Cubs Thoughts

Holiday Shopping: Cubs and MLB About to Wheel and Deal in Earnest

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The Monday before Thanksgiving is typically busy for everyone, not just MLB.  We have to get ready for the big cooking job on Wednesday and Thursday, pack up for the trip to meet up with a gathering of loved ones, and all kinds of other activities to prepare for a Continue reading Holiday Shopping: Cubs and MLB About to Wheel and Deal in Earnest

Dreamcast 28: Show Me the Money

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With Anno off doing newlywed honeymoon things, guest star Crawly hangs out with us to talk Cubs and more… Happy Veterans Day all! Thoughts on Kyle Schwarber and potential trades Offseason targets to get Cubs back to the playoffs Wrigley renovations, ticket prices, and disposable income Follow us: Anno  Andy Continue reading Dreamcast 28: Show Me the Money

Dreamcast 27: There’s Always Last Year

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As the school year continues and baseball goes into hibernation for the winter, a slowly-recuperating Rice and fearless leader Anno get together to talk shop again… Thoughts on a splendid World Series, even if it didn’t involve the Cubs; Offseason moves that could happen to improve the Cubs for another Continue reading Dreamcast 27: There’s Always Last Year