I’m cool with Starlin Castro staying at shortstop

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Let’s hold off on saying that Starlin Castro is “back” just yet, but so far, despite the snag in spring training and the slow start, he’s got a batting average hovering around .300 and has been making decent contact with Continue reading

Daily Ducksnort

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A new feature for World Series Dreaming is the Daily Ducksnort. Here I intend to highlight one aspect of each game I feel stood out. Sometimes this will focus on something positive, other times things will have a negative feel. Continue reading

Road to Opening Day: #13

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Cubs kept doing that “win one, lose one” thing again on Monday, this time beating the Angels at home while losing to the A’s on the road.  This hit by Emilio Bonifacio was cool: And then, of course, since every Continue reading

2014 NL Central Preview: 5th Place – Chicago Cubs

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As the season is primed to start in two weeks, now is a good time to preview what we might see over the course of the summer.  For the Cubs, specifically, probably another season with more losses than wins, some Continue reading

Potential Darwin Barney Trade Partners

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As we sit today, the Cubs have a pretty well stocked system of position prospects.  With Starlin Castro being under contract for the next six years, there is one infielder whose value is tied to what he can bring back Continue reading

Wasteful Spending Not the Answer for the Cubs

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At the risk of repeating myself, the Cubs were a mess.  They had huge spending that brought them to the dance exactly twice.  After that, they had huge spending that didn’t do them any good. With games starting out today Continue reading

For Jeff Samardzija, There Are Plenty of ‘Gaps’

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Jeff Samardzija looks in the mirror, sees an ace, and expects to be paid like one.  Yesterday, on the first day of Cubs’ Spring Training, he told assembled reporters and beat writers that, “If there wasn’t a gap there I Continue reading

Hope for 2014: Spring Training Edition

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  Well, Cub fans, it is almost that time of year again: Spring Training and the hope that 2014 will bring a better Cubs team to the Friendly Confines. I don’t know about you but there is something almost mesmerizing Continue reading

Losing On Tanaka a Blessing in Disguise

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After a couple of days of Masahiro Tanaka hangover, it seems like as good a time as ever to say it: we’re probably better off without him.  Maybe it was a stroke of good luck for the Cubs to not Continue reading

It’s All In Your Head

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As the Cubs slog through another rebuilding year (it’s gonna end up okay, we hope), there’s not much to write about since it seems it’s the other MLB teams making all the moves while the Cubs sit back and wait. Continue reading