Maintaining a Strong Cubs Team Through an Extended Competitive Window

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Let’s begin by saying that I’m glad the Chicago Cubs have an ownership group that is not afraid to invest in winning when it makes sense, and has a good long game in mind as they hope to keep this competitive window wedged open for years to come.  I suppose Continue reading Maintaining a Strong Cubs Team Through an Extended Competitive Window

NORAD Tanaka Tracker

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We’re still on track with our optimistic Masahiro Tanaka timeline.  There are so many Twitter rumors out there that nobody knows what’s going on at this point, though we’re all agreeing on a few things: Tanaka has to sign a contract, no strings attached, no contingencies, finally final, by Friday, Continue reading NORAD Tanaka Tracker

Pre-Thanksgiving Samardzija Check

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We are getting ready for Turkey Day, and also gearing up for the Winter Meetings.  The word on the street is that Jeff Samardzija will likely be traded before Opening Day, possibly before the Winter Meetings.  We’ve been hearing this for weeks now, with some recent developments on Saturday night. Continue reading Pre-Thanksgiving Samardzija Check

Saturday Night Shark Attack

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Jeff Samardzija is a name that is being bandied around as the Cubs look to retool (or whatever it is they’re doing) prior to Opening Day.  Previously, we had looked at the Arizona Diamondbacks as a potential trade partner since Samardzija has been resistant to the Cubs’ extension offers thus Continue reading Saturday Night Shark Attack