Lester is in Cubs Sights, but What if They Miss?

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Everyone knows that the Chicago Cubs really covet Jon Lester. They have not hid their desire to add a top of the rotation starter to their rotation which already boasts breakout pitcher Jake Arrieta and emerging potential talent like Kyle Hendricks. Before the 2014 season ended, everyone looked right at Continue reading Lester is in Cubs Sights, but What if They Miss?

Cubs Hot Stove: Justin Masterson

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Going back a few weeks, Chicago Cubs President of Baseball Operations told us that he and his General Manager Jed Hoyer were looking to add two pitchers to his rotation. Now, they have their opportunity to do so with a number of pitchers hitting the market which might peek the Continue reading Cubs Hot Stove: Justin Masterson

Epstein: We need top of rotation starter

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Today, Theo Epstein talked to Chicago Cubs season ticket holders, telling them that the goal for 2015 was to contend for the National League Central division crown. In order to do this, the Chicago Cubs have to do some serious work on their team, because as things stand, the 2014 Continue reading Epstein: We need top of rotation starter

Lester and the Cubs

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This off season, the Chicago Cubs are likely going to target top of the rotation free agent starting pitchers. There is Max Scherzer, Justin Masterson, James Shields, but the one the Cubs are likely going to make their primary target is Jon Lester. I know what some of you are Continue reading Lester and the Cubs

False Narratives About Cubs, Rebuild Too Much to Handle

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Forgetting that the collective bargaining agreement instituted in 2011 changed the way teams are able to build a winning team and how quickly they are able to do it, the number of false narratives surrounding the Cubs and the way Theo Epstein is building the organization is a bit overwhelming.  Continue reading False Narratives About Cubs, Rebuild Too Much to Handle

August Could be Very Beneficial to the Cubs (UPDATE)

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The Chicago Cubs might be the team to watch in the month of August, but not for anything they do on the field. Let’s be honest, any chance of competing for a playoff spot disappeared a long time ago; probably before the season even began. I am not sure that Continue reading August Could be Very Beneficial to the Cubs (UPDATE)

After Samardzija Dust Settles, Where Do the Cubs Go From Here?

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By now, we’ve gotten word that the Cubs have traded Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel to the Oakland Athletics for stud SS prospect Addison Russell, 2013 1st Round pick Billy McKinney, RHP Dan Straily and a player to be named later.  What is less clear is where the Cubs will Continue reading After Samardzija Dust Settles, Where Do the Cubs Go From Here?

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 on 2014) many fans are waiting for Epstein and Jed Continue reading No Excuses Tour Starts in 2015