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 fans and Harold Reynolds) who are critical because Votto makes Continue reading Improving Cubs Ailing Offense Starts and Ends With More Baserunners

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 shape the 2015 Cubs season.  With the amount of change Continue reading Six Questions the Cubs Hope to Answer in Spring Training

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 to acquire Fowler is admittedly high, sending Luis Valbuena to Continue reading Dexter Fowler Answers Most of Cubs Remaining Questions

Cubs Acquire Dexter Fowler for Straily and Valbuena

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We have known for a while that the Chicago Cubs have been looking for another starting outfielder, well this morning they have found one, and one who can easily serve as the team’s lead off hitter. Breaking news -Cubs close to completing trade for Houston CF Dexter Fowler . — Bruce Continue reading Cubs Acquire Dexter Fowler for Straily and Valbuena

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 being, here’s some stuff I gleaned while perusing the Twitters Continue reading Stuff to read while everyone else is at the Cubs Convention

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 spaces.  However, the Cubs have built a roster with enough Continue reading Cubs Trading Castillo Shouldn’t Be a Foregone Conclusion

Guarded Optimism for 2015

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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

Cubs Power

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Let’s have some fun, because it’s going to get fun and even more fun soon. There’s this… Your browser does not support iframes. That’s Jorge Soler destroying a baseball in case you couldn’t tell. Then after Javier Baez got the go-ahead RBIs (or RsBI?), there was… Your browser does not support Continue reading Cubs Power

Hug Watch 2014

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With the Major League Baseball non-waiver trade deadline now two days away, fans of all teams need to watch for the hugs that precede the trade of a teammate. The Chicago Cubs already got a jump start on every other team when they traded Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel on Continue reading Hug Watch 2014

Roster Moves a Plenty Right Around the Corner for the Cubs

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Tomorrow night, the Chicago Cubs begin the “second half” of the season with a somewhat in complete roster. While the Major League roster currently sits at 25, there are only three starting pitchers currently on the big league club. Those would be Travis Wood, Jake Arrieta, and (despite what most Continue reading Roster Moves a Plenty Right Around the Corner for the Cubs