Money and Baseball

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By now I’m sure you wished that the myriad articles about Kris Bryant and service time were just a bunch of bad April Fool’s jokes. Alas, such is not the case.  Until he dons the major league Chicago Cubs uniform, Bryant will be a lightning rod of controversy in advance Continue reading Money and Baseball

Baez, Bryant Show Cubs Committed to Present and Future

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Mark the date down.  March 30, 2015.  It should be known as a transformational day in Cubs history.  For the first time in what seems like forever, the Cubs are simultaneously focused on winning right now…and in the future.  The days of selling out to make a single effort to Continue reading Baez, Bryant Show Cubs Committed to Present and Future

If you build it…..”CUBStruction” in South Bend

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Although the voice in Kevin Costner’s head wasn’t talking about the South Bend Cubs, the famous quote from “Field of Dreams” is pretty spot on. Theo Epstein has admitted that the decision to go from turf to natural grass at Four Winds Field was “fundamental” to moving the team to Continue reading If you build it…..”CUBStruction” in South Bend

Minor League Report: June 11-17, 2013: Promotions Coming?

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Around this time every year, after the draft and the beginning of the short-season A and rookie leagues, many prospects begin to be promoted while others are displaced from their positions in the upper minors. With the Boise Hawks beginning play and the rookie-level team based in Mesa soon to Continue reading Minor League Report: June 11-17, 2013: Promotions Coming?