Time For Cubs to Lock Arrieta Up Is Now, While It’s Cheap

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Jake Arrieta is the unquestioned ace of the Cubs pitching staff.  He will also be a free agent after the 2017 season.  And after winning the 2015 National League Cy Young award, talks regarding an extension have understandably reached the point where some of the game’s elite pitchers reside. From Continue reading Time For Cubs to Lock Arrieta Up Is Now, While It’s Cheap

Try Not To Suck as Spring Trade Winds Blow

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As is usually the case with the Chicago Cubs these days, intrepid manager Joe Maddon has a new slogan to rally the troops: Mr. Maddon modeling the shirt: pic.twitter.com/T9gYJSZPJH — Tony Andracki (@TonyAndracki23) March 6, 2016 It’s a simple enough message (you can buy the T-shirt here), and if you’ve Continue reading Try Not To Suck as Spring Trade Winds Blow

Dexter Fowler Resigns With Cubs…Seriously

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What the hell just happened? Two days ago, it was reported that Dexter Fowler had agreed to a three year deal with the Baltimore Orioles.  There was a tornado of misinformation about which draft picks the Cubs would get back because their free agent with a qualifying offer had been Continue reading Dexter Fowler Resigns With Cubs…Seriously

Embracing the Target

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I guess spring training has officially begun with the Chicago Cubs pitchers and catchers reporting on Friday.  Of course, most of the players (not just pitchers and catchers) have been in Mesa for quite a while, but now we have a milestone from which to jump off of.  And thus, Continue reading Embracing the Target

2016 Should Clear Questions About Top of 2012 Draft

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  When Theo Epstein arrived in Chicago, his goal was to make the Cubs a more complete organization.  He started by reacquiring Anthony Rizzo.  The next biggest event was the 2012 amateur draft.  And while the 2011, 2013, and 2014 first round picks are all expected to be contributing members Continue reading 2016 Should Clear Questions About Top of 2012 Draft

The Most Interesting Man in Baseball

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Pretty sure you’ve all seen this in some form or another, but: Enter baseball’s Winston Wolf (“Pulp Fiction” reference). Theo Epstein solves historic problems. He was the architect who put The Curse and Bill Buckner into the past in Boston. … They [the Cubs] are a big-market monster again. They Continue reading The Most Interesting Man in Baseball

The Cubs Payroll Numbers, I Think

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It’s been a while since we’ve had any major news, but late Friday night, we heard from various sources that the Chicago Cubs and Jake Arrieta had settled on a contract prior to their arbitration hearing.  This is a good thing, and although many Cubs fans had hoped for an Continue reading The Cubs Payroll Numbers, I Think

Cubs Thoughts As We Near Spring Training

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We are about three weeks from the pitchers and catchers reporting for our Chicago Cubs, and I’ve spent way too much time watching the guy on the shoveler digging stuff out of Wrigley Field today.  The ballpark still looks very skeletal and I wonder how they’re going to patch things Continue reading Cubs Thoughts As We Near Spring Training

The Best Cubs Convention, So Far

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I personally haven’t been to the Cubs Convention since 2012, when it was still being held at the Hilton and the Chicago Cubs were still very bad at baseball.  We pretty much learned this weekend, straight from Theo Epstein’s mouth, that that was by design, just as he intimated all Continue reading The Best Cubs Convention, So Far

Stuff to ask Tom Ricketts at the Cubs Convention

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It’s almost time for one of the most fun Chicago Cubs fan experiences since the team won the 1908 World Series!  That’s right, the Cubs Convention starts on Friday night, and team WSD will be in attendance (some of us hoping that certain radio personalities won’t be) to party, drink, Continue reading Stuff to ask Tom Ricketts at the Cubs Convention