In Spite of Present Options, Starlin Remains Best Long Term Bet at Short

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The Cubs have a lot of players who can play short stop.  A lot.  Starlin Castro, Javier Baez, Addison Russell, and to a lesser degree, Arismendy Alcantara are all capable of playing short and all are going to be in, Continue reading

After the Top Prospects, McKinney Goes Unnoticed

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Since Theo Epstein took over the Cubs in October of 2011, the Cubs have been stockpiling assets at a startling rate.  All of it was part of building a healthy organization, starting with foundation pieces in the minor league system, Continue reading

Rebuilding Years Gave Cubs Versatility and Depth

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It seems that the Cubs are in line to keep three catchers, which was not expected, but does not come as a big surprise.  With the versatility of the roster, the Cubs are in a position where they can keep Continue reading

The Ballad of Starlin Castro

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Have internet, will give hot takes.  Before we dive into that, though, consider the following from @Cubs, who are now good at Twitter: Cubs visit #WhiteSox at 3:05 p.m. CT on @CSNChicago, @MLBNetwork and #Cubs.com. http://t.co/Y5wcnGRtld #LetsGo pic.twitter.com/eqpmdqItHk — Chicago Continue reading

NL Central Preview: 3rd Place Chicago Cubs

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Manager: Joe Maddon Projected Record: 84-78 While this isn’t exactly what anyone has in mind for this season, this is about where the Cubs are as currently constructed.  Although this off-season was exciting because of the acquisitions and the Cubs launched #LetsGo Continue reading

Why Isn’t He Playing?

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One of the most frequently asked questions I have seen so far this Spring Training season is “Why isn’t (insert player’s name) playing today”. Many people want to witness the prospects Kris Bryant, Jorge Soler, Javier Baez and others playing Continue reading

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 Continue reading

Let’s ooh and aah over Kris Bryant

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The Chicago Cubs still have to find an offensive groove in Cactus League play, but that doesn’t mean we can’t find some fun things to talk about from their contest against the Colorado Rockies.  It’s spring training, people are getting Continue reading

Castro Goes to Camp

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  Today is the day that Spring Training starts for real. Pitchers and Catchers arrived a week ago, and while some position players were already there, today is the day that they really need to show up. One of the most Continue reading

An Entirely too Early Look at a Kris Bryant Contract Extension

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By now, the calculus on whether Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer should add Kris Bryant to the Opening Day roster has been well explained.  By keeping him down at the beginning of the season, the Cubs can secure an extra Continue reading