Dreamcast 33: Yu Got What I Need

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The Chicago Cubs finally decided to (reportedly, anyway) sign Yu Darvish, so friend of the blog Dabynsky joined WSD to talk shop… How Yu makes the Cubs better The Cubs roster right before pitchers and catchers report Free agency freeze, MLBPA snafus, and the future of baseball Follow us: Anno  Continue reading Dreamcast 33: Yu Got What I Need

The Deep Freeze

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Appropriately, Chicago is about to experience its own blend of snowmageddon as a heavy snow storm is heading into the area. I get to stay home as school has been canceled for Friday, but I’d definitely prefer staying home with some news to report.  Alas, MLB continues to operate in Continue reading The Deep Freeze

The Journey Continues For a Former Cub (UPDATE)

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Part of the problem with doing a podcast during the winter hot stove (or any hot stove for that matter) is that two hours after it’s posted, the news is already outdated because the New York Yankees decide to do something to increase their home run production: Source: Giancarlo Stanton Continue reading The Journey Continues For a Former Cub (UPDATE)

Dreamcast 29: Didn’t We Almost Have It All

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In this episode right before the Winter Meetings, Rice and Anno talk about the craziness before the craziness… The highly coveted Shohei Ohtani has signed, but not with the Cubs…alas. The nearly as coveted Giancarlo Stanton is holding the Marlins up until he gets to go where he wants to Continue reading Dreamcast 29: Didn’t We Almost Have It All

Holiday Shopping For Cubs and MLB: Welcome to December (UPDATES)

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It’s December, when we long for the extended holiday break and some extra news as MLB clubs restock and retool for 2018.  The major pieces of news seem to be focused on two players in Giancarlo Stanton, who is possibly on the cusp of being traded by his apparently cash-strapped Continue reading Holiday Shopping For Cubs and MLB: Welcome to December (UPDATES)

Cubs and Arbitration: The Future of the Payroll

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In the midst of another postseason with this Cubs core lineup, and with future Cub Bryce Harper on the other side, no less, we are just a few weeks from the offering of arbitration and the exchange of figures. MLB Trade Rumors has their projections, which are usually quite accurate Continue reading Cubs and Arbitration: The Future of the Payroll

The Cubs’ Financial Flexibility

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While the Chicago Cubs continue tuning up for the regular season, when games actually count, I noted that the MLBTR folks had started talking about the free agents come next offseason.  MLBTR ranked the top ten impending free agents of that class, which is headlined by the Cubs’ own Jake Continue reading The Cubs’ Financial Flexibility

The Kris Bryant Extension Watch

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The Chicago Cubs drafted Kris Bryant in the summer of 2013, and I’m pretty sure he’s been all that we’ve dreamed of and so much more.  Of course, depending on who you talk to, Bryant might get even better, and he has even talked about this himself.  Winning all kinds Continue reading The Kris Bryant Extension Watch

I’ll Never Be Able to Afford to Go to a Cubs Game Again…and That’s OK

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The first Chicago Cubs game I ever attended at Wrigley Field was this one, around when my friend (a Chicago-area native) graduated from college.  It was a bit overcast, and it threatened to rain all day, but the Cubs won and I was satisfied.  I also recall that we got Continue reading I’ll Never Be Able to Afford to Go to a Cubs Game Again…and That’s OK

The Cubs are a Valuable Asset

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I’m sure you’ve heard about the beef between the Chicago Cubs and a certain Presidential candidate who is prone to verbal diarrhea: “I have no comment on that,” Epstein said with a grin and a sigh. “I think that speaks for itself, as does our season last year and the Continue reading The Cubs are a Valuable Asset