NL Central Preview: 5th Place Cincinnati Reds

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Manager: Bryan Price Projected Record: 77-85 It’s a little bit unfair to call the Reds a fifth place team.  A 77 win projection would not have been the worst in any division in baseball in 2014 and is right in the neighborhood of a .500 team, save for a few Continue reading NL Central Preview: 5th Place Cincinnati Reds

2014 NL Central Preview: 3rd Place – Cincinnati Reds

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The Reds are a rare case of a team who won 90 games, made the playoffs, outscored their opponents by over 100 runs, and still fired their manager.  Dusty Baker, who oversaw the reemergence of the Reds from relative anonymity, is now out of work, and has been replaced by Continue reading 2014 NL Central Preview: 3rd Place – Cincinnati Reds

Epstein. The Man. The Myth. The…. Let’s Get Something Straight

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Remember this picture? This was one of the very first things Chicago Cub fans saw after Theo Epstein was hired as the new President of Cubs Baseball Operations.

My Look At 2012

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  Two weeks into the 2012 season and I finally have a few moments to put together my season preview for our beloved Chicago Cubs.  Four wins and twelve loses to start is season is not truthfully what I anticipated coming out of Spring Training. Seemed that there was a Continue reading My Look At 2012

Cub Fan’s Patience Seems to Have Lasted All of Two Games

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The patience that Chicago Cub fans promised to show when Theo Epstein was hired as the new President of Baseball Operations did not last long at all. In fact, the patience they promised to show the new regime last just about two full games against the Washington Nationals before the Continue reading Cub Fan’s Patience Seems to Have Lasted All of Two Games

Cubs Practice Game #9: The one against that one manager people hate even though he got the Cubs closer to the World Series than at any time since you were born

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  The problem with spring training, as I learned from people smarter than I, is that there aren’t many parks equipped with Pitchf/x which means the Gameday only tracks strikeouts and walks rather shoddily (with three randomly placed red balls for strikeouts and four randomly placed green balls for walks). Continue reading Cubs Practice Game #9: The one against that one manager people hate even though he got the Cubs closer to the World Series than at any time since you were born

A Look Ahead at the 2012 Cubs Convention, Oh the Questions We May Ask

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Tomorrow, the annual Chicago Cubs convention kicks off, and thousands of fans will be migrating to the Chicago Hilton where they will be able to mingle with one another while trying to catch a glimpse of their favorite players from today or yesteryear. Hopefully with all of the snowy weather Continue reading A Look Ahead at the 2012 Cubs Convention, Oh the Questions We May Ask

Cubs Fans Need to Sit Back and Enjoy the Ride

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Since the Tom Ricketts and the Chicago Cubs hired Theo Epstein as the new President of Baseball Operations and Jed Hoyer as the new General Manager, fans have had sky high expectations about the future of their team. While there are many fans who understand what exactly the new management Continue reading Cubs Fans Need to Sit Back and Enjoy the Ride

Why prospects?

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  The theme of this offseason has shifted towards a rebuild, and when that happens, that means the team is going to slow down its building at the MLB level and start accumulated assets that can help the team a few years down the line.  Those assets come mainly in Continue reading Why prospects?

Talks of Trades Involving Prospects Always Baffles Me

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  I am not sure if you have been paying attention or not, but the Chicago Cubs are looking as though they are going into full rebuild mode as I blogged about yesterday. Nothing is more evident of them doing so than their trading Sean Marshall, who is on his Continue reading Talks of Trades Involving Prospects Always Baffles Me