Duane Underwood Emerging as a Top Pitching Prospect

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Since Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer took over the front office, the Cubs have had a draft strategy of taking the best hitter possible in the first round.  That strategy is what makes the hitting prospects the toast of the Continue reading

South Bend Cubs Opening Day in pictures…..and one video

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I’ll discuss the “baby Cubs” roster, their top prospects and their first home stand of the 2015 season soon. But until then, here are some photos (and one video) from the South Bend Cubs Opening Day 2015.       Continue reading

The Grudge Match Between Theo Epstein and Clark the Cub

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I don’t think Chicago Cubs President of Baseball Operations Theo Epstein ever played professional baseball.  I know general manager Jed Hoyer played at some point in college, but as far as I could tell Theo was just a front office Continue reading

Quantum Leap: The Kris Bryant Chronicles (A Cubs Story in Pictures)

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I have no idea who started this going, but Cubs Twitter started talking about Quantum Leap the other night.  As you may know, Quantum Leap was a very good science fiction television program some 20+ years ago starring Scott Bakula, Continue reading

Let’s Pretend the Cubs Have to Add At the Deadline: Johnny Cueto Edition

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Okay, let’s start by saying that we have established that the 2015 Chicago Cubs season isn’t actually doomed yet.  Let’s further suggest that because the Cubs are expected to improve and should get reinforcements from the minors, they should be Continue reading

Baez, Bryant Show Cubs Committed to Present and Future

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Mark the date down.  March 30, 2015.  It should be known as a transformational day in Cubs history.  For the first time in what seems like forever, the Cubs are simultaneously focused on winning right now…and in the future.  The Continue reading

In Spite of Present Options, Starlin Remains Best Long Term Bet at Short

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The Cubs have a lot of players who can play short stop.  A lot.  Starlin Castro, Javier Baez, Addison Russell, and to a lesser degree, Arismendy Alcantara are all capable of playing short and all are going to be in, Continue reading

Cubs Left With Nothing but Bad Options for E-Jax

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Problems with finding a stadium that he spent his first spring with the Cubs working at aside, Edwin Jackson‘s time with the Cubs has been a colossal disappointment.  After signing a 4 year, $52M deal, Jackson was supposed to be Continue reading

After the Top Prospects, McKinney Goes Unnoticed

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Since Theo Epstein took over the Cubs in October of 2011, the Cubs have been stockpiling assets at a startling rate.  All of it was part of building a healthy organization, starting with foundation pieces in the minor league system, Continue reading

NL Central Preview: 1st Place St. Louis Cardinals

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Manager: Mike Matheny Projected Record: 90-72 As is usually the case, the Cardinals have no obvious weaknesses.  They are the well-oiled developmental machine that successful organizations around baseball seek to emulate because even though they lose players to free agency or in Continue reading