The Changing Face of Baseball

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You know already that Javier Baez made the All-Star roster, but now he and Cubs buddy Kyle Schwarber are also going to be blasting some taters next Monday: Dingers on deck. Here’s the field for the 2018 @TMobile #HRDerby. pic.twitter.com/bhBnC5k92X — MLB (@MLB) July 12, 2018 I don’t think this Continue reading The Changing Face of Baseball

The Cubs’ Quietly Surprising Draft of 2015

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The  Chicago Cubs’ draft turned out predictably if you look at the first ten picks on the surface. An advanced college bat in the first round, and then six more pitchers. This formula is what the Cubs have had under Theo Epstein. The high first round pick devoted to a Continue reading The Cubs’ Quietly Surprising Draft of 2015

What should the Cubs do?

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We continue to think about how the Cubs will build the next great contender.  The disconnect relates to what the time table is for contention (is it next year?  The year after?  2020?) and what the strategy should be (stay the course vs. buy all the free agents).  I think Continue reading What should the Cubs do?