Winds of Change, Uncertainty Blow Around 2014 Cubs Convention

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This year’s annual opportunity for adult fans to complain ask questions to the team’s leadership and for children to get autographs, pictures, and souvenirs from their favorite Cubs players (past, present and future), was held in Chicago at the Sheraton Hotel and Towers this weekend.  Not much new information was Continue reading Winds of Change, Uncertainty Blow Around 2014 Cubs Convention

In Bizarro World, where the Cardinals are always good

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It was late when I conjured up this post, but to put things into context, this is the episode of Star Trek where Kirk and friends get sucked into a mirror universe and evil Spock has a goatee.  The picture is particularly funny because George Takei, who is really funny Continue reading In Bizarro World, where the Cardinals are always good

Deciphering the “Cubs Way”: Using the best materials and craftsmanship to build the house

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Yesterday, we outlined the mess the new front office had to clean up.  Today, unencumbered by playoff football and random awards shows, let’s try to figure out how they may work towards that goal in regards to player development.

Deciphering the “Cubs Way”: Replacing the house of cards with a house of bricks

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Here’s the deal.  We know that prospects are important in baseball.  We know that one of the primary methods of acquiring these prospects is through the amateur draft, and that the guys who are picked early are usually the most likely to succeed in the major leagues, which intuitively makes Continue reading Deciphering the “Cubs Way”: Replacing the house of cards with a house of bricks