Things I Think About on a Cubs Off Day

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As the Chicago Cubs enjoy their off day while in transit to Cincinnati to play the Mighty Reds (who as of this moment are in a bit of an offensive funk of their own), I enjoyed a very nice baseball weather day of my own.  It was in the mid-60s Continue reading Things I Think About on a Cubs Off Day

The Cubs’ Draft Bonus Pool

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With the MLB Rule 4 Draft still about a couple months away, we can look back at my previous assessment of the Cubs’ resources for acquiring domestic talent: We can use the previous year’s draft slot values as a jumping point, although I’m fairly sure that each slot will go up Continue reading The Cubs’ Draft Bonus Pool

The Cubs’ “D-Peat” (VIDEOS)

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For all the good things Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon has brought to the North Side, you have to wonder about his spelling ability sometimes: “Talking about D-peat, I like the way we’re catching the ball,” Maddon said of what he has seen in camp, especially when he discounts outfield Continue reading The Cubs’ “D-Peat” (VIDEOS)

2017 Division Preview: 1st Place Chicago Cubs

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There is something wonderful about writing a blog previewing a Cubs season that doesn’t include things like a World Series Championship drought.  Or an NL pennant drought.  Or a division championship drought.  Or a “this is next year” narrative.  Or any of the stuff that has traditionally lined up so Continue reading 2017 Division Preview: 1st Place Chicago Cubs

Dreamcast 1: The New Beginning

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As promised in our beta test, the first version of our new Dreamcast is here!  Anno and Rice were able to come together at an obscene hour to finally get some blog closure on the magical 2016 Chicago Cubs season while previewing the 2017 version of, dare we say it, Continue reading Dreamcast 1: The New Beginning

The New Cubs Benchwarmer

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In Thursday afternoon’s Chicago Cubs practice game, the regulars rested, but there were some implications for the guys who did play to entertain the crowd.  You see, the roster heading to St. Louis in April for the season opener is pretty much set, and on the position player side, there Continue reading The New Cubs Benchwarmer

The Cubs’ Financial Flexibility

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While the Chicago Cubs continue tuning up for the regular season, when games actually count, I noted that the MLBTR folks had started talking about the free agents come next offseason.  MLBTR ranked the top ten impending free agents of that class, which is headlined by the Cubs’ own Jake Continue reading The Cubs’ Financial Flexibility

The Kris Bryant Extension Watch

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The Chicago Cubs drafted Kris Bryant in the summer of 2013, and I’m pretty sure he’s been all that we’ve dreamed of and so much more.  Of course, depending on who you talk to, Bryant might get even better, and he has even talked about this himself.  Winning all kinds Continue reading The Kris Bryant Extension Watch

Cubs Practice: Deuces Wild

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Hey, the Cubs won!  So let’s check out some highlights…whenever they decide to put them up for this practice game. Before we get into game film, did you know that David Ross is going on Dancing With the Stars? Your browser does not support iframes. Grandpa will be competing against, Continue reading Cubs Practice: Deuces Wild

Did You Catch All That? The Continuing Evolution of the Cubs Catching Situation (Updates)

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With the first pitchers and catchers workout completed, we can take a look back at a few storylines that are emerging in the early days of official Chicago Cubs spring training.  You can check out Anno’s writeup and Andy’s preview for some of our thoughts, but my focus today is Continue reading Did You Catch All That? The Continuing Evolution of the Cubs Catching Situation (Updates)