Guest Post: How the Cubs’ Infielders Measure Up Against Other Teams

Share Button

Note: This blog post is from the fine folks at “The Planet of Baseball,” which you can find at theplanetofbaseball.com. The Chicago Cubs’ infield is one of the most promising young cores in all of baseball, and it is a large reason that they made history in 2016 with 4 of Continue reading Guest Post: How the Cubs’ Infielders Measure Up Against Other Teams

The Next 100 Games

Share Button

The Chicago Cubs were not swept out of their home series against the Colorado Rockies as they took the finale before their long road stretch.  31-31 is not the record we expected from the defending World Champions coming off their long-awaited glory in 2016, but considering how terrible the rest Continue reading The Next 100 Games

Dreamcast 12: The Elephant In the Room

Share Button

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

More Pace of Play Ponderings (UPDATE)

Share Button

Ever since Chris Bosio got his surgeries, it takes nearly all of the 30 second mound conference clock for him to even get to the mound… Bosio out to talk to Montgomery with Ichiro at second and Stanton up #Cubs pic.twitter.com/X5Aq0M9gIv — crawly's cub kingdom (@crawlyscubs) June 6, 2017 This Continue reading More Pace of Play Ponderings (UPDATE)

The Face of Baseball COULD Be…

Share Button

Once upon a time, folks freaked out because the Chicago Cubs dared to trade a quality starting pitcher for a relatively unknown prospect named Anthony Rizzo. Fast forward about five years, with a supremely team-friendly extension thrown in, and we have been fortunate to track the growth and explosion of Continue reading The Face of Baseball COULD Be…

The Cubs’ Draft Bonus Pool

Share Button

With the MLB Rule 4 Draft still about a couple months away, we can look back at my previous assessment of the Cubs’ resources for acquiring domestic talent: We can use the previous year’s draft slot values as a jumping point, although I’m fairly sure that each slot will go up Continue reading The Cubs’ Draft Bonus Pool

The Cubs’ “D-Peat” (VIDEOS)

Share Button

For all the good things Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon has brought to the North Side, you have to wonder about his spelling ability sometimes: “Talking about D-peat, I like the way we’re catching the ball,” Maddon said of what he has seen in camp, especially when he discounts outfield Continue reading The Cubs’ “D-Peat” (VIDEOS)

Here We Go: Cubs Baseball Is On The Way

Share Button

After all those months of joy and celebration, and basking in the glory that many in the previous generations never knew, it is time to reset for a new season of Major League Baseball.  This is also a time for us to re-establish our rhythm as a blog and a Continue reading Here We Go: Cubs Baseball Is On The Way

Dreamcast 2: Baseball Is Back!

Share Button

Welcome back to the new Dreamcast!  In this episode, Andy joins us to talk some smack about the other teams in the division that aren’t the Chicago Cubs.  Here’s the run down: Intro, also asking you to send in questions so Ben can send you some free bobbleheads; Andy and Continue reading Dreamcast 2: Baseball Is Back!

The World Baseball Classic Is Down to Four Teams (VIDEOS)

Share Button

Now that the World Baseball Classic has finished its two rounds of round-robin play, we have four teams that have made it to the championship round.  On Monday, the four teams will play two semifinal games: Game 1: Netherlands vs. Puerto Rico (featuring Javier Baez) Game 2: USA vs. Japan Continue reading The World Baseball Classic Is Down to Four Teams (VIDEOS)