Joe Maddon Will Not Cure What Ails the Cubs

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Removing ourselves from the pep rally press conference introducing Joe Maddon as the new manager of the Cubs by a day, one thing remains true about this team…they’re not ready to compete as constructed. That shouldn’t be an insane statement.  After Continue reading

If the Cubs Hire Maddon, All Bets Are Off

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With the World Series set to end tonight, unless Mother Nature decides to wreak havoc and delay tonight’s game, all eyes will turn to the Chicago Cubs and the developing situation with former Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon who Continue reading

Were We All Duped by Team Theo?

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I have seen several fans talking about the Chicago Cubs lately wondering if Theo Epstein, Jed Hoyer and Tom Ricketts pulled the wool over our eyes. Many fans have been complaining that they bought into “The Plan” and now have Continue reading

It’s Looking Sunny at Wrigley

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For the first time since 2008, the fans of the Chicago Cubs have something to be excited about at the end of July and for the final two months of the season. No, the Cubs are not in contention for Continue reading

Cubs Need To Consider Trading Travis Wood

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The sentiment in this is going to be wildly unpopular for two reasons: 1. Because of the trade that just happened, sending Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel to Oakland; and 2. Because Travis Wood is a fan favorite…but the Cubs Continue reading

Moneyball, Cubs Edition

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I was thinking about this the other day, and it’s not like I’m super original because Joe Posnanski happened upon this first.  But have you noticed that the Cubs are collecting lots of bats?  Not just any bats, but legitimate Continue reading

No Excuses Tour Starts in 2015

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There has been a lot of talk about Theo Epstein lately, and whether he has been good, or has been bad at his job while with the Chicago Cubs. After three losing seasons (yes, I am waving the flag of surrender Continue reading

The Shark List: Ranking the Potential Landing Spots

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As we move into June, and past the amateur draft next week, trade winds are going to start blowing just a bit harder than they have been over the first two months of the season.  With so few teams being Continue reading

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