Road to Opening Day: #11

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So there was a late game on Wednesday.  Highlights and crap when I can get to it. Here’s one with Emilio Bonifacio being fast and crafty: The Cubs ended up losing on a walkoff 3-run homer, but Carlos Villanueva pitched 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

Road to Opening Day: #15

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On Saturday, the Cubs won one and lost one.  In the one they lost, Anthony Rizzo found some power (probably thanks to the thin air in the Las Vegas desert, but still…GONE x2): Back in Arizona, Brett Jackson is still 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

When Will Epstein’s Time Here Run Out?

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At the end of the 2011 season, Tom Ricketts and the Chicago Cubs hired Theo Epstein to be the new President of Baseball Operations. In addition to Epstein, the Cubs also hired Jed Hoyer to be the new General Manager. 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

Dreamcast 35: The Long-Awaited OH-MAN Edition

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Welcome back to the Dreamcast!  This is the 35th edition, which we name for former Cub Will Ohman, LOOGY extraordinaire, who wore the number 35 during the 2000 and 2001 seasons. This is a short podcast to introduce to you Continue reading

Winds of Change, Uncertainty Blow Around 2014 Cubs Convention

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This year’s annual opportunity for adult fans to complain ask questions to the team’s leadership and for children to get autographs, pictures, and souvenirs from their favorite Cubs players (past, present and future), was held in Chicago at the Sheraton Continue reading