Welcome to the Show, Albert Almora

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This week is the MLB Rule 4 Amateur Draft, and as you are very much aware, because the Chicago Cubs signed Jason Heyward and John Lackey, and didn’t grab a compensation pick for Dexter Fowler (but who cares, he’s awesome for Chicago), Jason McLeod and friends don’t get to pick Continue reading Welcome to the Show, Albert Almora

Building the Cubs for now and forever

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Ever since the early stages of the “Plan,” we’ve known about the Theo Epstein/Jed Hoyer-led Cubs’ desire to make this franchise as healthy as possible.  That entails solid financial footing on the business side as well as depth at just about every level on the baseball side.  The Cubs so Continue reading Building the Cubs for now and forever

The Unfortunate Side Effect of Being Loaded

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Wednesday afternoon, Chicago Cubs infield prospect Jeimer Candelario was voted into the final spot on the East Division squad for the Arizona Fall League’s Fall Stars Game.  This is quite a nice addition to the resume for Candelario, who has been quietly lighting it up in the Cubs’ lower minors as he’s Continue reading The Unfortunate Side Effect of Being Loaded

South Bend Cubs: Top prospects part tres

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At the beginning of the season, I shared with WSD readers that three of the Chicago Cubs organization’s top 30 prospects were starting the year in South Bend. In this post I talked a bit about Jake Stinnett (#11) and here I introduced you to Trevor Clifton (#27). A new Continue reading South Bend Cubs: Top prospects part tres

Back from Desert: Only Thing Brighter than Sun was Future

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I’ve returned from the arid desert landscape and pleasantly returned to an unseasonably warm Midwestern March.  That has me in such a good mood that I need to share some of my sunniness with all of you.  This was my first time attending spring training in Mesa.  I had been Continue reading Back from Desert: Only Thing Brighter than Sun was Future

Night-Time Reading For Cubs Fans

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Today was cold as balls and thus Chicago area schools were closed and I got a day to recover (just a tad) from this stupid cold/flu/death-virus I seem to have contracted. Tomorrow will also be cold as balls, but we’re back to school/work. In the meantime, here are some notes Continue reading Night-Time Reading For Cubs Fans

We’ve Got the Tools, We’ve Got the Talent

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Gotta make sure we have a chance to use this Ghostbusters quote: As you can tell from the Baseball Prospectus list of top prospects (linked here from Cubs Den), the Cubs aren’t lacking in tools or talent anymore.  There are seven Cubs prospects in the top 101 (top 83, if you Continue reading We’ve Got the Tools, We’ve Got the Talent

Discipline

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I’m nearly caught up on Arrow episodes, which means I don’t have to binge through the entire run of the show in advance of this week’s new Flash and Arrow.  Yay!  I guess it’d be different if I had TiVo or Hulu Plus or something, but either way I was Continue reading Discipline

The Corner of Addison & Chuck Norris

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Recently you may have read my write up on how challenging it was for Kris Bryant to become the biggest attraction for the Iowa Cubs in nearly a decade.  If you did, you know that I excoriated Bryant for his selfish hoarding of titles and awards.  That shelling he took from Continue reading The Corner of Addison & Chuck Norris

That’s Enough, Mr. Bryant!

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If you recall, I recently wrote about Felix Pie being the last Iowa Cub position player who could draw a crowd in Des Moines before the most recent crop of players to pop up on the farm.  Those are days gone by.  This past season in Des Moines it would have been difficult to outbuzz the Continue reading That’s Enough, Mr. Bryant!