Amidst Uncertainty, Cubs Not Without Starting Options

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Theo Epstein said it explicitly.  The Cubs are going to seek to add to their starting rotation.  And that makes sense for a lot of reasons.  The biggest reason is that there is no way in the world that they can go into the 2016 season and have the possibility Continue reading Amidst Uncertainty, Cubs Not Without Starting Options

With Season Over, Off-Season Moves Coming Fast

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With the 2015 season coming to an abrupt end at the hands of the New York Mets, now is as good a time as any to look ahead to the off-season.  After all, it’s getting close to the end of October and there are a lot of key decisions to Continue reading With Season Over, Off-Season Moves Coming Fast

The Struggles of Selecting Hall of Famers

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Year after year, the hall of fame election draws all sorts of debate and discussion.  The rules are terrible.  Someone sells their ballot to Deadspin.  Players who everyone thinks should be in are left out.  PEDs are discussed again.  It’s really a terrible time when it should be a great Continue reading The Struggles of Selecting Hall of Famers

Cubs Need To Consider Trading Travis Wood

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The sentiment in this is going to be wildly unpopular for two reasons: 1. Because of the trade that just happened, sending Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel to Oakland; and 2. Because Travis Wood is a fan favorite…but the Cubs need to seriously consider trading Travis Wood before the deadline Continue reading Cubs Need To Consider Trading Travis Wood

I’m rooting for Jeff Samardzija and the Oakland A’s, and so should you

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Jeff Samardzija was traded along with Jason Hammel to the Oakland A’s late Friday night.  I believe it was a good trade for both teams, a break-even at worst, and will hopefully give the A’s the boost they need to make it to the World Series under Billy Beane‘s watch. Continue reading I’m rooting for Jeff Samardzija and the Oakland A’s, and so should you

Jeff Samardzija’s days in pinstripes are numbered

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I know this is interrupting the daily Kris Bryant homer, but bear with us, this is important.  Let’s start with what we currently know about Cubs (at least for now) ace Jeff Samardzija…   Source confirms Jeff Samardzija rejected a five-year offer from Cubs. Value was slightly more than $85 Continue reading Jeff Samardzija’s days in pinstripes are numbered

The Shark List: Ranking the Potential Landing Spots

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As we move into June, and past the amateur draft next week, trade winds are going to start blowing just a bit harder than they have been over the first two months of the season.  With so few teams being “out of it” with the addition of the second wild Continue reading The Shark List: Ranking the Potential Landing Spots

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 Hotel and Towers this weekend.  Not much new information was Continue reading Winds of Change, Uncertainty Blow Around 2014 Cubs Convention

All Canada is good for is some random dick jokes

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Today, Roobs told me that the Toronto Blue Jays’ next starting pitchers were going to be Josh Johnson, R.A. Dickey and Chien-Ming Wang.  You don’t have to have that much of a sense of humor to realize the trend.  Naturally, I decided to look it up for myself because this Continue reading All Canada is good for is some random dick jokes

The Benefits of a Deep Farm System

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There have been a few trades lately that have shaken the baseball world to the core.  I’m not going to bother to link to certain blogs that complained of such, but I have been informed of various statements wherein Cubs fans wondered why the Cubs couldn’t pull off similar trades, Continue reading The Benefits of a Deep Farm System