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

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 Continue reading

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I’m nearly caught up on Arrow episodes, which means I don’t have to binge through the entire run of the show in advance of this week’s new Flash and Arrow.  Yay!  I guess it’d be different if I had TiVo Continue reading

Dexter Fowler Answers Most of Cubs Remaining Questions

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One of the great mysteries of the Cubs Convention was the whereabouts of Luis Valbuena.  As we found out this morning, he, along with pitcher Dan Straily, were traded to the Houston Astros for outfielder Dexter Fowler.  While the cost Continue reading

Stuff to read while everyone else is at the Cubs Convention

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Today was my birthday.  I had considered going to Cubs Convention a while back, but decided not to.  Thankfully everyone else on Team WSD decided to brave the crowds (SOLD OUT!) and will bring you news later.  For the time Continue reading

Deflecting Attention

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You can make fun of the Chicago Cubs in a near-infinite number of ways, and while most of the jokes center around a goat or the fact that the team hasn’t tasted victory champagne in over a century, we can Continue reading

Cubs Prospects to Watch in 2015

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As we creep into the point of the winter where the various outlets are going to release top prospect lists, the Cubs are going to be well represented.  Baseball America released their top ten Cubs prospects today, without any real Continue reading

Silver Lining Exists for Starlin Castro After Series of Unfortunate Events

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After the news broke this weekend that Starlin Castro was in another place where a shooting took place…this time with people close to him…the questions about Castro’s character and maturity popped back up.  Those questions are somewhat understandable when a Continue reading

Cubs Trading Castillo Shouldn’t Be a Foregone Conclusion

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This entire post should (and is going to) be prefaced with it is highly likely that the Cubs trade Welington Castillo sometime this January. But, what if they don’t? Keeping three catchers seems counter-intuitive and a poor use of available roster Continue reading

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