Cubs Dominate Mid-Season Prospect Listings

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The last of the significant mid-season prospect lists was revealed last night, with the MLB.com list being loaded, and again, the Cubs did spectacularly well.  So well, that the prevailing wisdom is that the Cubs have the best system in Continue reading

It’s Looking Sunny at Wrigley

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For the first time since 2008, the fans of the Chicago Cubs have something to be excited about at the end of July and for the final two months of the season. No, the Cubs are not in contention for Continue reading

Cubs Need To Consider Trading Travis Wood

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The sentiment in this is going to be wildly unpopular for two reasons: 1. Because of the trade that just happened, sending Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel to Oakland; and 2. Because Travis Wood is a fan favorite…but the Cubs Continue reading

The Cubs and Pitching

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The fallout from the Chicago Cubs trading of both Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel continues to roll in. There are a percentage of fans who are complaining about the trade of the team’s best two pitchers; however, most of them Continue reading

Moneyball, Cubs Edition

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I was thinking about this the other day, and it’s not like I’m super original because Joe Posnanski happened upon this first.  But have you noticed that the Cubs are collecting lots of bats?  Not just any bats, but legitimate Continue reading

The Fallout continues

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Last night was filled with more than Independence Day fireworks. There were fireworks that rocked the world of baseball and the entire foundation of the Chicago Cubs and their fans. While I was enjoying my night at Arlington Park Race Continue reading

No Excuses Tour Starts in 2015

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There has been a lot of talk about Theo Epstein lately, and whether he has been good, or has been bad at his job while with the Chicago Cubs. After three losing seasons (yes, I am waving the flag of surrender Continue reading

The Shark List: Ranking the Potential Landing Spots

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As we move into June, and past the amateur draft next week, trade winds are going to start blowing just a bit harder than they have been over the first two months of the season.  With so few teams being Continue reading

Manny Ramirez to be Player/ Coach with Iowa Cubs

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Generally speaking, adding a career .312/.411/.585 hitter to mentor a farm system full of young and talented hitters is a good thing.  Especially when the front office knows that hitter.  And especially when the front office has won championships with Continue reading

Indiana Theo and the Raiders of the Lost Cake: A Cubs Story in Pictures

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Remember a few years back when Indiana Theo stole the World Series trophy to try to get it back to Wrigley Field?  Well, if you don’t, you can read about it here. Fast-forward to the present day, and here we Continue reading