Today was the Cactus League Opener for the Chicago Cubs. There are a bajillion blogs out there recapping the action, but as much as I want to talk about how awesome Brett Jackson is (spring training, grain of salt, blah blah blah), I want to talk a bit about the Continue reading The Legend of Luis Valbuena and what this means for Ian Stewart
Ian Stewart left Thursday’s intrasquad game with a quad injury, and has been sent out for an MRI. The Chicago Cubs are tripping all over themselves to tell the fans that the injury is minor and the MRI is just a precautionary test to make sure there is not a Continue reading Relax Cub Fans, Stewart is Out
In a small town in southern Wisconsin, where the cattle outnumber the human population, a young woman is waiting to see if her life is about to change in a BIG way. 21 year old Katie Cernek is willing to trade in the summer evenings full of crickets singing their Continue reading An interview with an MLB Cave Dweller contestant, Katie Cernek
Cubs fans have many interesting pastimes and amongst the ones that draw the most derision is the building up of players who really are not that good. A decade ago Augie Ojeda was the most likely Cub drawing undeserved praise. Today that might be best exemplified by the love of Continue reading Why Does Everybody Hate Ian?
Every year I seem to follow the same cycle. The season ends, and I spend a few weeks almost relieved that baseball is over (especially the past few years). For as bad as they have been, I still made sure that I tuned in to every single game, whether it Continue reading Cubs Convention coming up!
The offseason can be a cold and dark place sometimes. The Cubs aren’t likely to bid for any FA’s of note anymore as we enter year 2 of the grand rebuilding project that TheoCo has imagined for a franchise in desperate need of it. We are also, in all likelihood looking Continue reading Finding the Cubs Helpful Spirit Guides
Last night was an eventful evening for your Chicago Cubs. Rumors flying about players they may or may not be looking at in free agency, and of course we had the deadline for teams to tender contracts to all of their arbitration eligible players.
In random Cubs staffing news, former Milwaukee Brewer Rob Deer was hired as the assistant hitting coach today. Hurray, they’re getting the Cheese Band back together! At first glance the batting average looks terrible but then you also look at the peripherals and realize that Deer took his fair share Continue reading In Advance of the Non-Tender Deadline
We have to burst your bubble right off the bat and say that David Wright is likely going to be extended by the Mets, so he won’t be available to the Cubs or any other team except in a ludicrous trade. It’s no secret that the Cubs’ third baseman situation Continue reading Early Free Agent Fantasy: I Don’t Know’s On Third