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

Jacob Turner Could Be Key to 2015 Season

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Way back in 2013, the Cubs acquired a pitcher who had not performed to his ability, hoping a change of scenery would help him meet, or get close to, that potential.  That pitcher was Jake Arrieta.  The early returns on Arrieta have been positive.  He had a dominant 2014, carrying Continue reading Jacob Turner Could Be Key to 2015 Season

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?

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

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

The Shark List: Ranking the Potential Landing Spots

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As we move into June, and past the amateur draft next week, trade winds are going to start blowing just a bit harder than they have been over the first two months of the season.  With so few teams being “out of it” with the addition of the second wild Continue reading The Shark List: Ranking the Potential Landing Spots

Losing On Tanaka a Blessing in Disguise

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After a couple of days of Masahiro Tanaka hangover, it seems like as good a time as ever to say it: we’re probably better off without him.  Maybe it was a stroke of good luck for the Cubs to not have gotten married to an attractive young toy right now.  Continue reading Losing On Tanaka a Blessing in Disguise

So the Diamondbacks want an “Ace”…(UPDATE: Rumored Extension Figures)

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The latest news from Jerry Crasnick suggests that the Arizona Diamondbacks are still looking to trade for an ace.  We’ve all heard Jeff Samardzija‘s name bandied around, along with the Tampa Bay Rays’ David Price, as potential matches.  In the wake of the Doug Fister trade, though, we may have Continue reading So the Diamondbacks want an “Ace”…(UPDATE: Rumored Extension Figures)