Rebuilding Years Gave Cubs Versatility and Depth

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It seems that the Cubs are in line to keep three catchers, which was not expected, but does not come as a big surprise.  With the versatility of the roster, the Cubs are in a position where they can keep all of Miguel Montero, David Ross, and Welington Castillo; using Continue reading Rebuilding Years Gave Cubs Versatility and Depth

Road to Opening Day: #9

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The Cubs beat the White Sox on Friday by a touchdown.  Luis Valbuena decided he didn’t like Sox pitching… As an added bonus, we get to hear Hawk Harrelson be sorta sad.  Chris Rusin pitched well, and Mike Olt got on base three times as the DH. In other Cubs Continue reading Road to Opening Day: #9

The Scruffy 16

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We’re down to 16 contestants. Let’s go ahead and look at the match-ups. Update: Voting Complete! Beard Region #1 Jayson Werth vs. #5 Johnny Damon Jayson Werth has been absolutely destroying the competition. He’s made easy work of Casey Blake and Chris Perez so far and has not failed to Continue reading The Scruffy 16

Cubs Convention coming up!

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Every year I seem to follow the same cycle.  The season ends, and I spend a few weeks almost relieved that baseball is over (especially the past few years).  For as bad as they have been, I still made sure that I tuned in to every single game, whether it Continue reading Cubs Convention coming up!

So Where Do The Cubs Stand Now?

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It has been a while since I last put together my thoughts on the 2012 season and man have things changed again quite dramatically. At one point after calling up Anthony Rizzo it appeared that the Cubs were going to prove the nay-sayers wrong in how bad they would be. Continue reading So Where Do The Cubs Stand Now?

Deadline Overview

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The Cubs were busy at the trade deadline as many predicted.  They made 3 trades which saw 2 starting pitchers and 2 position players moved from Chicago.  In return the Cubs added five prospects of varying ability levels.  The following is a breakdown of the players added to the system Continue reading Deadline Overview

WSD Post-Deadline Top 13 Prospects List

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First a quick recap of moves that went down the past two days: LHP Paul Maholm (Chicago) + OF Reed Johnson (Chicago) + Cash to Atlanta for RHP Arodys Vizcaino (Unassigned) + RHP Jaye Chapman (AAA Gwinnett) C Geovany Soto (Chicago) + Cash to Texas for RHP Jacob Brigham (AA Continue reading WSD Post-Deadline Top 13 Prospects List

Ode to Departed Cubs, but mostly Ryan Dempster

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Let’s say you were under a rock and your 3G signal couldn’t blast through that rock, and you missed the big news that Cubs players Reed Johnson, Paul Maholm, Geovany Soto and Ryan Dempster were traded.  First there was this, then this, then finally today, this.  I’m not here to Continue reading Ode to Departed Cubs, but mostly Ryan Dempster

The Opening Day 25 Man Roster For Your 2012 Chicago Cubs Is All But Set

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The Chicago Cubs roster for the 2012 season is all but set, though an official announcement on the bullpen jobs will not be announced until Wednesday. Fans can finally get a look at what their team will look like on opening day and have some sort of idea just what Continue reading The Opening Day 25 Man Roster For Your 2012 Chicago Cubs Is All But Set

Theo Compensation to be Settled Within the Next Two Weeks? Believe it When You See it

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  According to a report from Nick Cafardo from the Boston Globe, there is a growing rumor that the Chicago Cubs and Boston Red Sox will finally have a settlement in the compensation for Theo Epstein. Much like the rumors of the trades that never happened for Jake Peavy and Continue reading Theo Compensation to be Settled Within the Next Two Weeks? Believe it When You See it