With the season wearing on, the affiliates are starting to normalize. Players are starting to show some regression to their means, while others (like Dan Vogelbach and Kyle Schwarber) still have monster numbers fueled by early season video game-like performances. In general, all of the teams are playoff competitors Continue reading Minor League Recap: Baez Getting Back into the Swing of Things
Well, the Chicago Cubs defeated their South Side brethren today. Former Cub Jeff Samardzija said a bunch of stuff, but ultimately, even if these games don’t “count,” it’s gotta sting that his new team got swept in Cactus League play by his former team. At least a little bit. Anyway, Continue reading Dear Jeff Samardzija, thanks for throwing batting practice for the Cubs today
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, working up through the major league club. After all of Continue reading After the Top Prospects, McKinney Goes Unnoticed
Theo Epstein has been the President of Chicago Cubs Baseball Operations for the past three years, and Jed Hoyer has been his General Manager. In that time, the Cubs had a combined record of 180-286, which includes this years record of 73-89. They are 106 games under the .500 mark Continue reading Guarded Optimism for 2015
When the Chicago Cubs traded Jeff Samardzija, I thought that was the last we would of Shark on the North Side of Chicago. They way things ended, with the Cubs refusing to give him an offer he felt was worthy of a pitcher of his caliber, I did not Continue reading Could Samardzija Return to the Cubs?
We all know what happened with Matt Garza. After a failed contract negotiation (which might have only been for show), the Chicago Cubs traded Garza to the Texas Rangers for Mike Olt, Neil Ramirez, C.J. Edwards and Justin Grimm. After a failed playoff run, Garza hit free agency and eventually Continue reading Garza’s Arm Cannot Cash a Check His Mouth Wrote
We all remember what happened on Independence Day, a day which many fans will look back at and see as the day the Chicago Cubs officially threw the towel in on the 2014 season. After a 7-2 win against the Washington Nationals, while we were all watching fireworks, Theo Epstein Continue reading Small Sample Size Shows Improvement
As it pertains to the major league team, the biggest news on the farm are the rehab assignments of Emilio Bonifacio (AA Tennessee) and Kyuji Fujikawa (Low A Kane County). As both work their ways back from injury, we may be inching closer and closer to the return to Chicago Continue reading Minor League Recap: All-Stars, Cycles, Promotions, and Rehab
As you know, the All-Star rosters have been released (pending injury and pitcher replacements), and we saw that Starlin Castro is the only Cubs player eligible to actually play in the game for the time being. Jeff Samardzija also was picked as an All-Star, but because of the trade to Continue reading #VoteRizzo to help Starlin Castro have a buddy at the All-Star Game!
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 need to seriously consider trading Travis Wood before the deadline Continue reading Cubs Need To Consider Trading Travis Wood