Let’s See What’s on Draft…

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I suppose it was my fault that Friday night’s game took forever (and the Cubs lost) because I was keeping track of the amount of time an average nine-inning game would take.  I think it’s a good thing to keep track of because of the future direction the game is Continue reading Let’s See What’s on Draft…

It’s Nice to Meet Yu (UPDATE: The Cubs Met Yu)

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The headlines, they write themselves!  And wouldn’t you know it, the Chicago Cubs really are kicking the tires on Yu Darvish: sources: cubs are indeed meeting with yu. they have cast a wide net on free-agent/trade markets for a top starting pitcher. cobb, lynn, arrieta, duffy, archer among other possibilities. Continue reading It’s Nice to Meet Yu (UPDATE: The Cubs Met Yu)

Keeping Track of Cubs Draft Signings

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We’re more than a week out from the MLB Draft, where the Chicago Cubs had a solid if unspectacular set of picks to bolster their suddenly very intriguing pitching prospect pool.  There is, of course, the non-waiver trade deadline coming up, but before then, the Cubs have to get as Continue reading Keeping Track of Cubs Draft Signings

Dreamcast 13: What, Me Worry?

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Andy and Rice watch the Friday night game (spoiler: Cubs win) and talk about: Certain Cubs having some struggles, yet working hard to adjust back to what we know they can do; What the Cubs plan to do about their pitching issues this season and in the long term; …and Continue reading Dreamcast 13: What, Me Worry?

The Chicago Cubs’ Haul in the 2017 MLB Draft

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As you may have guessed from the first two days of the MLB Draft, the Chicago Cubs were pretty big on picking pitchers with high floors and room for growth.  We discussed this in the past, and also on the Dreamcast, but with a team that had just come off Continue reading The Chicago Cubs’ Haul in the 2017 MLB Draft

All the Pitchers! Cubs in MLB Draft, Day 2

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Obviously none of the players drafted this week (especially since the Chicago Cubs pick so late in every round) will be called up to play for the big league team this year, but when the front office said they wanted to address a need, they weren’t kidding.  On the first Continue reading All the Pitchers! Cubs in MLB Draft, Day 2

New Cubs Coming For 2017 — MLB Draft, Day 1 (UPDATES)

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Finally, the MLB Draft has arrived!  As before: Since the Cubs are extremely likely to forfeit future picks for anyone, especially not picking so late in each round, let’s assume they only go 5% over their allotted amount.  This gives Chicago North a total of $7,827,645 to spread across their Continue reading New Cubs Coming For 2017 — MLB Draft, Day 1 (UPDATES)

Dreamcast 12: The Elephant In the Room

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With the wackiness of the big news that dropped on Wednesday night, and the Chicago Cubs scuffling again after a solid start to their home stand, we at WSD got together to talk a bit of shop: Cubs roster moves that happened given injuries and potential loss of personnel… Mike Continue reading Dreamcast 12: The Elephant In the Room

Way Too Early Look At the 2017 MLB Draft

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As I continued to stay in my happy place, the baseball world went on and things happened: The Orioles’ 2017 lineup got a whole lot better on Friday morning, as Baltimore made official the re-signing of outfielder Mark Trumbo to a three-year contract. This signing had an additional quirk as Continue reading Way Too Early Look At the 2017 MLB Draft

Thoughts on Draft Strategy and Managing Risk

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The draft is a few days old at this point, and we are still years away from knowing whether the draft was a success or not. A number of experts have had positive things to say about the Cubs and their approach, but many fans were disappointed by the strategy Continue reading Thoughts on Draft Strategy and Managing Risk