Heading Into the Offseason With Heads Held High

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Well, the Chicago Cubs season is over.  I’m a bit disappointed, but I don’t blame the team or anything.  The New York Mets were just better, and there was no lack of effort on the Cubs’ part.  They simply got outplayed, and there’s no shame in that.  Baseball is weird, Continue reading Heading Into the Offseason With Heads Held High

Back from Desert: Only Thing Brighter than Sun was Future

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I’ve returned from the arid desert landscape and pleasantly returned to an unseasonably warm Midwestern March.  That has me in such a good mood that I need to share some of my sunniness with all of you.  This was my first time attending spring training in Mesa.  I had been Continue reading Back from Desert: Only Thing Brighter than Sun was Future

The Cubs and a bit of cognitive dissonance

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Let us begin this one with a Tweet:   No #Cubs in top 4! WOOT! RT @BillShaikin Most errors, MLB: #Brewers 89, #Astros 87, #Angels 85, #Dodgers 84. — Rice Cube (@CubicSnarkonia) August 12, 2013   So that’s good, right? In fact, when I looked at the error “leaderboards,” the Continue reading The Cubs and a bit of cognitive dissonance

Ricky Bobby Grades some Cubs Prospects

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The Cubs’ minor league system 2-3 years ago was not a pretty sight. One of the last top picks before Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer were hired was Hayden Simpson. In 2011 the Cubs selected shortstop Javier Baez with the 9th pick in the draft. That pick has appeared to Continue reading Ricky Bobby Grades some Cubs Prospects

End of Spring Training Minor League Report

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With opening day just two days away for several teams in the farm system, the Chicago Cubs enter the new season with the same farm they left 2012 with, not trading for any big-time prospects or trading any others away.  Despite the lack of moves, many prospects leave spring training Continue reading End of Spring Training Minor League Report

Minor League Report: August 13-19, 2012

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Rather than making remarks about Iowa and Mesa who started their seasons with the top prospects in the organization and now lack in that category, this edition of the Minor League Report will entail some announcements and an outline of how I project some of our top prospects to move Continue reading Minor League Report: August 13-19, 2012

Monday’s Recap: A Blowout and a Blowup

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Last night was a very exciting night for anyone who follows the Chicago Cubs, as all hell broke loose both on the field and off. Showing an offensive explosion no one has seen out of this team in a long time, the Cubs beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 14-4. Anthony Rizzo, Continue reading Monday’s Recap: A Blowout and a Blowup