Road to Opening Day: #15

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On Saturday, the Cubs won one and lost one.  In the one they lost, Anthony Rizzo found some power (probably thanks to the thin air in the Las Vegas desert, but still…GONE x2): Back in Arizona, Brett Jackson is still Continue reading

Potential Darwin Barney Trade Partners

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As we sit today, the Cubs have a pretty well stocked system of position prospects.  With Starlin Castro being under contract for the next six years, there is one infielder whose value is tied to what he can bring back Continue reading

For Jeff Samardzija, There Are Plenty of ‘Gaps’

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Jeff Samardzija looks in the mirror, sees an ace, and expects to be paid like one.  Yesterday, on the first day of Cubs’ Spring Training, he told assembled reporters and beat writers that, “If there wasn’t a gap there I Continue reading

When Will Epstein’s Time Here Run Out?

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At the end of the 2011 season, Tom Ricketts and the Chicago Cubs hired Theo Epstein to be the new President of Baseball Operations. In addition to Epstein, the Cubs also hired Jed Hoyer to be the new General Manager. Continue reading

Losing On Tanaka a Blessing in Disguise

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After a couple of days of Masahiro Tanaka hangover, it seems like as good a time as ever to say it: we’re probably better off without him.  Maybe it was a stroke of good luck for the Cubs to not Continue reading

Dreamcast 35: The Long-Awaited OH-MAN Edition

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Welcome back to the Dreamcast!  This is the 35th edition, which we name for former Cub Will Ohman, LOOGY extraordinaire, who wore the number 35 during the 2000 and 2001 seasons. This is a short podcast to introduce to you Continue reading

Winds of Change, Uncertainty Blow Around 2014 Cubs Convention

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This year’s annual opportunity for adult fans to complain ask questions to the team’s leadership and for children to get autographs, pictures, and souvenirs from their favorite Cubs players (past, present and future), was held in Chicago at the Sheraton Continue reading

One week until Tanaka-mas

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It has been a very interesting couple of weeks.  In between Jeff Passan’s epic take-down of Cubs financial strategy (or lack thereof), the new mascot, and the deadline to sign players tomorrow before going to arbitration (just a formality, they Continue reading

Young Pitching Can Accelerate Cubs Timeline

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All we have heard about since Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer have taken over is a business plan and a baseball plan matching up and this magical time of “the plan” all coming together.  The baseball side of that has Continue reading

The Cubs Just Signed Some Guy

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We all know that it’s very likely that humanity is causing global climate change due to our energy usage, pollution, and other artificially created factors that are invading into the environment.  So this recent spate of super cold weather is Continue reading