The Cubs’ Financial Flexibility

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While the Chicago Cubs continue tuning up for the regular season, when games actually count, I noted that the MLBTR folks had started talking about the free agents come next offseason.  MLBTR ranked the top ten impending free agents of that class, which is headlined by the Cubs’ own Jake Continue reading The Cubs’ Financial Flexibility

NLDS Game 1: Inches

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Inches. That is usually the story of every athletic competition that you will ever watch. Which reminds me of one of my favorite theatrical speeches of all time. This speech by Al Pacino could not better sum up the nature of sports. Baseball, like football is a game of inches. Continue reading NLDS Game 1: Inches

2016 Division Preview: 5th Place Cincinnati Reds

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In the beginning stages of what appears to be a significant roster overhaul, the Reds enter the 2016 season with more questions than answers.  After trading away Johnny Cueto and Mike Leake last summer to avoid losing them for only a draft pick, they followed suit this winter by dealing ace Continue reading 2016 Division Preview: 5th Place Cincinnati Reds

Back to work for the Cubs…

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So here we are, the day before we return to work after a few days of gorging ourselves with a large flightless bird and assorted side dishes and desserts.  The Chicago Cubs have been relatively boring thus far, but we’re still a week-plus away from the Winter Meetings, so it Continue reading Back to work for the Cubs…

With Free Agency Underway, Let’s Make Our Wish List

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The offseason is here, and as of midnight last night, free agency is officially underway. Teams have submitted their qualifying offer of $15.8 Million to their pending free agents, as you know the lone player to receive this offer from the Chicago Cubs was centerfielder Dexter Fowler. In all likelihood, Continue reading With Free Agency Underway, Let’s Make Our Wish List

With Season Over, Off-Season Moves Coming Fast

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With the 2015 season coming to an abrupt end at the hands of the New York Mets, now is as good a time as any to look ahead to the off-season.  After all, it’s getting close to the end of October and there are a lot of key decisions to Continue reading With Season Over, Off-Season Moves Coming Fast

Adding at the Deadline Not as Simple as Just Making a Deal

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As the Chicago Cubs reach the end of June and move ever closer to the non-waiver trade deadline, discussions about whether or not they should make a move to improve the team are growing stronger. There is no doubt that the Cubs are in serious need of another starting pitcher, Continue reading Adding at the Deadline Not as Simple as Just Making a Deal

These Cubs Man… WOOW

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These Chicago Cubs man, all I can say is wow. They continue to surprise me as the season goes on, they continue to win; even when the odds appear to be stacked against them. Going into the month of June, I saw a tough month. They were four games over Continue reading These Cubs Man… WOOW

Ivy’s Roundup: Walk It Off

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This rain needs to stop, for reals.  Here’s what happened to our Chicago Cubs over the past week or so… Chicago Cubs @ Detroit Tigers, Comerica Park 6/9: L Cubs 0, Tigers 6 W: Sanchez (4-7) L: Lester (4-5) As you guys know, I made the trip to Comerica Park Continue reading Ivy’s Roundup: Walk It Off

Cubs Will Buy in 15, But Probably from Bargain Bin

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As the draft approaches, and subsequently passes, the hot stove is going to turn up again as teams take a look at where they are.  For the first time in six years, the Cubs can look at themselves and feel pretty good about what they see in the mirror.  At Continue reading Cubs Will Buy in 15, But Probably from Bargain Bin