Free Agency and the Cubs

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Jon Heyman just tweeted this about Giants starter Ryan Vogelsong:   #SFGiants have an agreement with Ryan Vogelsong on 1-year deal. @hankschulman says wincentives it could be > $6.5M — Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) November 29, 2013   Vogelsong, as you recall, was spectacular for the Giants in 2012 against the Continue reading Free Agency and the Cubs

Cubs Eliminated From Playoff Contention (But You Kinda Knew That Already)

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You knew it was going to happen. One day after being eliminated from the National League Central division race, the Chicago Cubs were eliminated from the National League Wild Card race as well.  No, they can’t even qualify for the second wild card.  It’s done.  Finito.  Over.  Ende.  Sorry.  And Continue reading Cubs Eliminated From Playoff Contention (But You Kinda Knew That Already)

Happy Opening Day! Cubs Baseball is on Deck

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Today is opening day for baseball, and to kick things off baseball elected to show the world the Houston Astros hosting the Texas Rangers. While this may not be the Chicago Cubs, I will be watching this as we have not been able to see real baseball for about five Continue reading Happy Opening Day! Cubs Baseball is on Deck

Cubs 2013 Starting Rotation: The Seven Headed Hydra

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Heading into the offseason the Cubs were an attractive target for pitchers looking to establish, or reestablish, themselves as a starter.  The Cubs finished the season with Matt Garza and Jeff Samardzija as the only locks on a rotation spot.  An added bonus for those buy-low reclamation guys is that Continue reading Cubs 2013 Starting Rotation: The Seven Headed Hydra

Cubs Convention 2013- Mixed review.

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After a whirlwind weekend and trying to get back to “real life”, I finally have a chance to sit down and give my take on the Convention this past weekend.  Now, keep in mind, I went to the Convention with my 13 year old son who lives and breathes baseball, Continue reading Cubs Convention 2013- Mixed review.

Cubs Sign Right Handed Starting Pitcher Scott Baker

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Today, Chicago Cubs President Theo Epstein and General Manager Jed Hoyer made their first plunge into the free agent market to prepare for the 2013 season, and signed right handed starting pitcher Scott Baker to a contract. If you have been paying any attention at all to anything Epstein and Continue reading Cubs Sign Right Handed Starting Pitcher Scott Baker

On Giving Jeff Samardzija Gobs of Money On the Off-Chance That He Might Not Suck

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By now everyone who paid attention to the atrocious 2012 Cubs season knows one of the few bright spots was the successful first phase of the great Jeff Samardzija experiment.  Except for a stretch in the middle of the season where he was trying out a curveball that didn’t want Continue reading On Giving Jeff Samardzija Gobs of Money On the Off-Chance That He Might Not Suck