Castro Goes to Camp


  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


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

Dexter Fowler Answers Most of Cubs Remaining Questions

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One of the great mysteries of the Cubs Convention was the whereabouts of Luis Valbuena.  As we found out this morning, he, along with pitcher Dan Straily, were traded to the Houston Astros for outfielder Dexter Fowler.  While the cost Continue reading

The Excitement Begins


Last night at the Cubs Convention was nothing short of amazing. Great friends, family and members of the Chicago Cubs. Of course, here at the Cubs Convention, those things go hand in hand and are one and the same. I Continue reading

Jacob Turner Could Be Key to 2015 Season

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Way back in 2013, the Cubs acquired a pitcher who had not performed to his ability, hoping a change of scenery would help him meet, or get close to, that potential.  That pitcher was Jake Arrieta.  The early returns on Continue reading

Silver Lining Exists for Starlin Castro After Series of Unfortunate Events


After the news broke this weekend that Starlin Castro was in another place where a shooting took place…this time with people close to him…the questions about Castro’s character and maturity popped back up.  Those questions are somewhat understandable when a Continue reading

Cubs Trading Castillo Shouldn’t Be a Foregone Conclusion

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This entire post should (and is going to) be prefaced with it is highly likely that the Cubs trade Welington Castillo sometime this January. But, what if they don’t? Keeping three catchers seems counter-intuitive and a poor use of available roster Continue reading

The WAY TOO EARLY Predicting a Cubs 2015 Starting Lineup


I know we are still in early December and the Winter Meetings are still underway, but I am a guy who loves playing around with rumors, making trades in my head [often bad ones] and constructing lineups when trades are Continue reading

Waiting for Spring

Winter Ball

Last night, and a little this morning, Chicago experienced the first real snow fall of the season. Sure, we had flurries already, but this time that damn white stuff stuck to the ground and people instantly forgot how to drive Continue reading

Joe Maddon Will Not Cure What Ails the Cubs

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Removing ourselves from the pep rally press conference introducing Joe Maddon as the new manager of the Cubs by a day, one thing remains true about this team…they’re not ready to compete as constructed. That shouldn’t be an insane statement.  After Continue reading