The Cubs and Pitching

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The fallout from the Chicago Cubs trading of both Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel continues to roll in. There are a percentage of fans who are complaining about the trade of the team’s best two pitchers; however, most of them are not complaining for the reason you might be thinking. Continue reading The Cubs and Pitching

The All Day Sucker

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As any fan of the Chicago Cubs knows, the team is in a very serious rebuilding mode. What that translates to, is not spending big time money on big time players until the organization is ready to compete. Instead of allocating the dollars to the Major League roster, Tom Ricketts Continue reading The All Day Sucker

End of Spring Training Minor League Report

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With opening day just two days away for several teams in the farm system, the Chicago Cubs enter the new season with the same farm they left 2012 with, not trading for any big-time prospects or trading any others away.  Despite the lack of moves, many prospects leave spring training Continue reading End of Spring Training Minor League Report

2012 Review/2013 Preview Mega Post: The blog that Jay Nussbaum Jr won’t like

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We have a Facebook page, of course, but we write most of our stuff here now.  The blogs are shared on Twitter and on Facebook as well, so that all our friends and followers can have access to the content.  The funny thing is that most people will “like” the Continue reading 2012 Review/2013 Preview Mega Post: The blog that Jay Nussbaum Jr won’t like

Why can’t Baez (and/or Soler) break camp with the big league club?

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There has been two main storylines once spring training has started for the Cubs in my mind.  The first is why are all the Cubs breaking (Matt Garza, Scott Baker, Ian Stewart, Starlin Castro, Albert Almora, and I am sure I am missing some)?  The other is how excited should Continue reading Why can’t Baez (and/or Soler) break camp with the big league club?

With the Arrival of Anthony Rizzo, Fans Must Keep Things in Perspective

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The day many Chicago Cub fans have been waiting for has arrived! Anthony Rizzo has been called up to take his place on the roster and be the corner stone for all the success Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer have planned for the ball club for years to come. Expectations Continue reading With the Arrival of Anthony Rizzo, Fans Must Keep Things in Perspective

Off Day Ramblings

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As we enter today’s off day before playing the Philadelphia Phillies in a four game road series, the Chicago Cubs find themselves with a record of 6-13 in year one of the rebuilding phase of the Theo Epstein era. This dreadfully poor, yet not unexpected, start to the season has Continue reading Off Day Ramblings