Improving Cubs Ailing Offense Starts and Ends With More Baserunners

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Joey Votto takes one of the absolute dumbest criticisms a baseball player can take: That he is “content” to lead the league in on-base percentage.  Think for a second about what that actually means.  There are some people (mostly Reds fans and Harold Reynolds) who are critical because Votto makes Continue reading Improving Cubs Ailing Offense Starts and Ends With More Baserunners

Cubs Trading Castillo Shouldn’t Be a Foregone Conclusion

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This entire post should (and is going to) be prefaced with it is highly likely that the Cubs trade Welington Castillo sometime this January. But, what if they don’t? Keeping three catchers seems counter-intuitive and a poor use of available roster spaces.  However, the Cubs have built a roster with enough Continue reading Cubs Trading Castillo Shouldn’t Be a Foregone Conclusion

Cubs Add Aging Catcher with History of Back Problems

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The Cubs, today, agreed to take on a 31 year old catcher, coming off the two worst years of his career for the next three years, at an average value of over $13M per year…and in true form, Cubs fans seem overjoyed by it because Miguel Montero is a name Continue reading Cubs Add Aging Catcher with History of Back Problems

Latest Cubs Injury Comes at “Perfect” Time

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Tonight, Ryan Sweeney is playing in his third rehab game with the Kane County Cougars, which will likely be his last one. Going into the game, the big question was who would be removed from the 25 man roster in order to make room for him. One of the obvious Continue reading Latest Cubs Injury Comes at “Perfect” Time

Cubs Time to Act Is Now

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Fresh off of a five game winning streak, the Chicago Cubs have now lost two games in a row. They have gone back to looking like the team they have been all season before taking advantage of the New York Mets and the Miami Marlins. Optimistic hopes that were flying Continue reading Cubs Time to Act Is Now

2014 NL Central Preview: 5th Place – Chicago Cubs

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As the season is primed to start in two weeks, now is a good time to preview what we might see over the course of the summer.  For the Cubs, specifically, probably another season with more losses than wins, some mid-season trades, and unlike the last two seasons, more prospects Continue reading 2014 NL Central Preview: 5th Place – Chicago Cubs

Hot Sports Take, Countdown to Spring Training: #12

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It’s Super Bowl Sunday! I know many of you like myself will be running around getting ready for the big game this evening but I didn’t want to skip today so we continue our countdown of the 20 Hottest MLB players and surprise, he’s a Cub! Here is today’s pick: Continue reading Hot Sports Take, Countdown to Spring Training: #12

So the Diamondbacks want an “Ace”…(UPDATE: Rumored Extension Figures)

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The latest news from Jerry Crasnick suggests that the Arizona Diamondbacks are still looking to trade for an ace.  We’ve all heard Jeff Samardzija‘s name bandied around, along with the Tampa Bay Rays’ David Price, as potential matches.  In the wake of the Doug Fister trade, though, we may have Continue reading So the Diamondbacks want an “Ace”…(UPDATE: Rumored Extension Figures)

We interrupt your #handegg to bring you random baseball tidbits

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In the wake of some exciting college football action (seriously, why is Duke so good this season?), there are still some offseason goings-on in the land of Major League Baseball.  Let’s take a look at a couple of scenarios… Jerome Williams According to the interwebs, Jerome Williams is hoping that Continue reading We interrupt your #handegg to bring you random baseball tidbits