Duane Underwood Emerging as a Top Pitching Prospect

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Since Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer took over the front office, the Cubs have had a draft strategy of taking the best hitter possible in the first round.  That strategy is what makes the hitting prospects the toast of the Continue reading

Quantum Leap: The Kris Bryant Chronicles (A Cubs Story in Pictures)

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I have no idea who started this going, but Cubs Twitter started talking about Quantum Leap the other night.  As you may know, Quantum Leap was a very good science fiction television program some 20+ years ago starring Scott Bakula, Continue reading

Let’s Pretend the Cubs Have to Add At the Deadline: Johnny Cueto Edition

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Okay, let’s start by saying that we have established that the 2015 Chicago Cubs season isn’t actually doomed yet.  Let’s further suggest that because the Cubs are expected to improve and should get reinforcements from the minors, they should be Continue reading

In Spite of Present Options, Starlin Remains Best Long Term Bet at Short

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The Cubs have a lot of players who can play short stop.  A lot.  Starlin Castro, Javier Baez, Addison Russell, and to a lesser degree, Arismendy Alcantara are all capable of playing short and all are going to be in, Continue reading

After the Top Prospects, McKinney Goes Unnoticed

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Since Theo Epstein took over the Cubs in October of 2011, the Cubs have been stockpiling assets at a startling rate.  All of it was part of building a healthy organization, starting with foundation pieces in the minor league system, Continue reading

Improving Cubs Ailing Offense Starts and Ends With More Baserunners

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Joey Votto takes one of the absolute dumbest criticisms a baseball player can take: That he is “content” to lead the league in on-base percentage.  Think for a second about what that actually means.  There are some people (mostly Reds Continue reading

Six Questions the Cubs Hope to Answer in Spring Training

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As we enter the last weekend without Cubs baseball for at least the next 7 1/2 months, it has become time to focus on events, roster battles, and stories that all figure to take place during Spring Training that will Continue reading

Cubs were prudently cheap

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As you know by now, the Chicago Cubs did not win the services of James Shields, who according to Jon Heyman received a four-year guarantee of $75MM, with a club option for a fifth year from the San Diego Padres.  I’m Continue reading

Still-Developing Cubs Storylines

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Today is Groundhog Day, which is a good time to stay in on an unexpected (well, the weather guys expected it but I didn’t, really) snow day and watch a classic comedy.  Especially since the stupid groundhog predicted another six Continue reading

Hypothetically…

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Let’s set up a disclaimer first.  For one, I am not saying that the Chicago Cubs absolutely need another pitcher; I’m just saying it would be nice to have another guy in the mix so that they don’t have to Continue reading