After the Top Prospects, McKinney Goes Unnoticed

Photo by Aldrin Capulong/Daytona Cubs

Since Theo Epstein took over the Cubs in October of 2011, the Cubs have been stockpiling assets at a startling rate.  All of it was part of building a healthy organization, starting with foundation pieces in the minor league system, working up through the major league club.  After all of Continue reading

An Entirely too Early Look at a Kris Bryant Contract Extension


By now, the calculus on whether Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer should add Kris Bryant to the Opening Day roster has been well explained.  By keeping him down at the beginning of the season, the Cubs can secure an extra year of control.  Bleacher Nation went through the process of Continue reading

Epstein- Any discussion of team starts with Anthony Rizzo


Many fans of the Chicago Cubs believe that the team needs to go out and find a veteran free agent to be the on field general, and to be their leader. Theo Epstein though disagrees with the fans in this aspect. He sees that in Anthony Rizzo. Epstein -Any discussion Continue reading

False Narratives About Cubs, Rebuild Too Much to Handle

Image: Al Podgorski~Chicago Sun-Times

Forgetting that the collective bargaining agreement instituted in 2011 changed the way teams are able to build a winning team and how quickly they are able to do it, the number of false narratives surrounding the Cubs and the way Theo Epstein is building the organization is a bit overwhelming.  Continue reading

ALL THINGS BASEBALL (But Mostly Cubs’ Stuff)


    Yaaaaaaawwwnn.  I wasn’t going to do a blog today.  I was a little banged up and had some carpal issues going on.    So I just dropped my pants, got the alcohol, they gave me a shot, put the Band Aid on, and BAM!  Here I am, ready to Continue reading

Rice Cube is a total Nostradumbass


Prince Fielder will be a National. Book it. Hey, at least I got SOMETHING right. Or not!  Guess who’s a Tiger now…

For Better or For Worse, Cubs Fans…


  “Baseball is better…” Theo Epstein said it six times.  Like a beautiful wedding vow. “To me, baseball is better with tradition,” Epstein said that day. “Baseball is better with history. Baseball is better with fans who care. Baseball is better in ballparks like this. Baseball is better during the Continue reading

A Look Ahead at the 2012 Cubs Convention, Oh the Questions We May Ask


Tomorrow, the annual Chicago Cubs convention kicks off, and thousands of fans will be migrating to the Chicago Hilton where they will be able to mingle with one another while trying to catch a glimpse of their favorite players from today or yesteryear. Hopefully with all of the snowy weather Continue reading

Cubs Fans Need to Sit Back and Enjoy the Ride


Since the Tom Ricketts and the Chicago Cubs hired Theo Epstein as the new President of Baseball Operations and Jed Hoyer as the new General Manager, fans have had sky high expectations about the future of their team. While there are many fans who understand what exactly the new management Continue reading

New Year predictions for 2012


To pass the time during halftime of the Rose Bowl (aka the “What Defense?” Bowl) let’s take a look a look at some of the events that may shape the Cubs’ 2012 season.  Of course, since I’m not a real psychic and don’t have a lot of insider information, I Continue reading