An Entirely too Early Look at a Kris Bryant Contract Extension

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By now, the calculus on whether Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer should add Kris Bryant to the Opening Day roster has been well explained.  By keeping him down at the beginning of the season, the Cubs can secure an extra year of control.  Bleacher Nation went through the process of Continue reading An Entirely too Early Look at a Kris Bryant Contract Extension

False Narratives About Cubs, Rebuild Too Much to Handle

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Forgetting that the collective bargaining agreement instituted in 2011 changed the way teams are able to build a winning team and how quickly they are able to do it, the number of false narratives surrounding the Cubs and the way Theo Epstein is building the organization is a bit overwhelming.  Continue reading False Narratives About Cubs, Rebuild Too Much to Handle

Wasteful Spending Not the Answer for the Cubs

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At the risk of repeating myself, the Cubs were a mess.  They had huge spending that brought them to the dance exactly twice.  After that, they had huge spending that didn’t do them any good. With games starting out today and a 5-2 loss in the opener at Cubs Park, Continue reading Wasteful Spending Not the Answer for the Cubs

Hot Sports Take: Countdown to Spring Training #16

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We continue our countdown of the 20 Hottest MLB players today. Here is today’s pick: #16 – Jacoby Ellsbury 22|CF|New York Yankees Born: September 11, 1983 (age 30) Birthplace: Madras, Oregon Bats: Left Throws: Left MLB Debut: June 30, 2007 (Red Sox) This cutie had spent his career as the Continue reading Hot Sports Take: Countdown to Spring Training #16