What’s Best for Business

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Like most of Chicago, Scott Boras wants to see Kris Bryant promoted to the Major Leagues where he belongs. He has dominated at every level in the minor leagues, earning himself the award of Minor League Player of the Year. He has done everything the Chicago Cubs have asked of Continue reading What’s Best for Business

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

Prince Fielder is still not out of the question

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When poring through the updates on the Prince Fielder rumors and the Cubs’ transactions, it seems very unlikely that the Cubs will meet Scott Boras’ demands for a 10-year contract for the seismic slugger.  Given the possibility of a rebuild, committing a pile of money that weighs almost as much Continue reading Prince Fielder is still not out of the question

Leverage against Prince Fielder is no easy task, but it’s there

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There are a few things I can remember vividly from physics class.  One thing in particular that I liked was how if you had a bathtub big enough filled with water, the planet Saturn would float in it.  Another was that one problem where the monkey falls out of a Continue reading Leverage against Prince Fielder is no easy task, but it’s there

Dale Sveum = Prince Fielder –> Cubs? Not so fast…

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The news has come in that Dale Sveum has been named the new Cubs manager.  Anno has already blogged about his thoughts in the previous entry.  As you all know, Sveum used to be bench coach/third-base coach/hitting coach/random manager for the Milwaukee Brewers before he agreed to the Cubs job. Continue reading Dale Sveum = Prince Fielder –> Cubs? Not so fast…