Hypothetically…

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Let’s set up a disclaimer first.  For one, I am not saying that the Chicago Cubs absolutely need another pitcher; I’m just saying it would be nice to have another guy in the mix so that they don’t have to Continue reading

An Entirely too Early Look at a Kris Bryant Contract Extension

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By now, the calculus on whether Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer should add Kris Bryant to the Opening Day roster has been well explained.  By keeping him down at the beginning of the season, the Cubs can secure an extra Continue reading

Discipline

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I’m nearly caught up on Arrow episodes, which means I don’t have to binge through the entire run of the show in advance of this week’s new Flash and Arrow.  Yay!  I guess it’d be different if I had TiVo Continue reading

Dexter Fowler Answers Most of Cubs Remaining Questions

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One of the great mysteries of the Cubs Convention was the whereabouts of Luis Valbuena.  As we found out this morning, he, along with pitcher Dan Straily, were traded to the Houston Astros for outfielder Dexter Fowler.  While the cost Continue reading

The Great Chicago Fire of 20–

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In between taking the boy to Cub Scouts and going grocery shopping, I got to check out the Twitters to see what you crazy fans at the Cubs Convention were up to.  Yeah, we know the bleachers won’t be ready Continue reading

Stuff to read while everyone else is at the Cubs Convention

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Today was my birthday.  I had considered going to Cubs Convention a while back, but decided not to.  Thankfully everyone else on Team WSD decided to brave the crowds (SOLD OUT!) and will bring you news later.  For the time Continue reading

Deflecting Attention

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You can make fun of the Chicago Cubs in a near-infinite number of ways, and while most of the jokes center around a goat or the fact that the team hasn’t tasted victory champagne in over a century, we can Continue reading

Cubs Prospects to Watch in 2015

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As we creep into the point of the winter where the various outlets are going to release top prospect lists, the Cubs are going to be well represented.  Baseball America released their top ten Cubs prospects today, without any real Continue reading

Raise Shields, Captain?

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There was a scene in Star Trek VI (spoilers ahead), right after the conspirators had fired upon the Klingon Chancellor’s ship, that Commander Chekov asked Captain Kirk whether he should raise the Enterprise’s shields.  Kirk didn’t actually end up raising Continue reading

Silver Lining Exists for Starlin Castro After Series of Unfortunate Events

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After the news broke this weekend that Starlin Castro was in another place where a shooting took place…this time with people close to him…the questions about Castro’s character and maturity popped back up.  Those questions are somewhat understandable when a Continue reading