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

The Cubs’ Quietly Surprising Draft of 2015

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The  Chicago Cubs’ draft turned out predictably if you look at the first ten picks on the surface. An advanced college bat in the first round, and then six more pitchers. This formula is what the Cubs have had under Theo Epstein. The high first round pick devoted to a Continue reading The Cubs’ Quietly Surprising Draft of 2015

2015 MLB Draft Coverage Day 1: Chicago Cubs Select OF/2B Ian Happ (RD 1, 9th overall); OF Donnie Dewees (RD 2, 47th overall)

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If you haven’t checked it out yet, Dabynsky put together some thoughts about the 2015 MLB Draft.  We have some educated guesses, along with many of the other blogs out there, but for the most part we’re just along for the ride.  The Arizona Diamondbacks were the worst team last Continue reading 2015 MLB Draft Coverage Day 1: Chicago Cubs Select OF/2B Ian Happ (RD 1, 9th overall); OF Donnie Dewees (RD 2, 47th overall)