The Journey Continues For a Former Cub

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Part of the problem with doing a podcast during the winter hot stove (or any hot stove for that matter) is that two hours after it’s posted, the news is already outdated because the New York Yankees decide to do something to increase their home run production: Source: Giancarlo Stanton Continue reading The Journey Continues For a Former Cub

Top 15 Moments From the 2015 Chicago Cubs Season

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The 2015 season was a remarkable one for the reborn Chicago Cubs, and a very enjoyable one for their fans. There were many moments throughout the season that made us cheer, but these are the 15 that we felt were among the absolute best. 15. Taylor Teagarden singles off Aroldis Continue reading Top 15 Moments From the 2015 Chicago Cubs Season

Official-ish Cubs Stuff

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The Winter Meetings reached a climax during my nerd shows Tuesday night, and I guess we weren’t disappointed.  As the rapid-fire continued, we got to see the official announcements of the happenings that floated across the internet. First, the John Lackey signing: It’s official! #Cubs and RHP John Lackey have Continue reading Official-ish Cubs Stuff

Cubs Trade Castro to the Yankees

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With the signing of Ben Zobrist you knew that there was another move to be made to clear room, and the Chicago Cubs wasted no time in making one. Starlin Castro has been traded to the New York Yankees. Told that Castro to #Yankees has been agreed upon, but not Continue reading Cubs Trade Castro to the Yankees

Ben Zobrist Choosing the Cubs

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In the wake of the Jon Lackey signing, the Chicago Cubs appear to have dipped into the free agent pool again: Source: Zobrist to #Cubs. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) December 9, 2015 Confirmed: Ben Zobrist to Cubs on a 4-year deal. First report @Ken_Rosenthal — Jesse Rogers (@ESPNChiCubs) December 9, Continue reading Ben Zobrist Choosing the Cubs

With Free Agency Underway, Let’s Make Our Wish List

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The offseason is here, and as of midnight last night, free agency is officially underway. Teams have submitted their qualifying offer of $15.8 Million to their pending free agents, as you know the lone player to receive this offer from the Chicago Cubs was centerfielder Dexter Fowler. In all likelihood, Continue reading With Free Agency Underway, Let’s Make Our Wish List

Center Field and Depth Figure to Dominate Cubs Positional Off-Season

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Although the Cubs enter the off-season with much more stability in the field than they do on the mound, they do enter the off-season with some questions that need answering.  Those questions, though, were mitigated by the 2015 performance of a handful of rookies and the emergence of Anthony Rizzo Continue reading Center Field and Depth Figure to Dominate Cubs Positional Off-Season

Amidst Uncertainty, Cubs Not Without Starting Options

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Theo Epstein said it explicitly.  The Cubs are going to seek to add to their starting rotation.  And that makes sense for a lot of reasons.  The biggest reason is that there is no way in the world that they can go into the 2016 season and have the possibility Continue reading Amidst Uncertainty, Cubs Not Without Starting Options

Baseball into November, Cubs Still Working

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It’s been an insane school year so far, with budget cuts and the science department shrinking from five teachers to just three to cover our four grade levels.  That meant that I had to take care of four different science electives, which, much to the chagrin of my entire family, Continue reading Baseball into November, Cubs Still Working

With Season Over, Off-Season Moves Coming Fast

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With the 2015 season coming to an abrupt end at the hands of the New York Mets, now is as good a time as any to look ahead to the off-season.  After all, it’s getting close to the end of October and there are a lot of key decisions to Continue reading With Season Over, Off-Season Moves Coming Fast