The Ballad of Starlin Castro: Ch-ch-ch-changes

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It was almost inevitable, once the slumping got unbearable, that Addison Russell would become the pretty-much-permanent Chicago Cubs starting shortstop.  This meant that Starlin Castro, he of the three All-Star appearances and lofty expectations, would need another home: Your browser does not support iframes. Fast forward to Tuesday night, when Continue reading The Ballad of Starlin Castro: Ch-ch-ch-changes

The Cubs should probably wait on David Price

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A few days ago Ken Rosenthal started a fire among fans of the Chicago Cubs when he started a rumor that they should trade for David Price. This self started rumor began to make Cub fans think and dream of bringing the former Cy Young winning pitcher to the North Continue reading The Cubs should probably wait on David Price

Dreamcast 38: Part I – Trade Some Players!

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We’re live and recorded!  This is Part I of this week’s edition of the Dreamcast.  Part II is here. Please check out the show notes here.  Thanks as always for listening!

Late night thoughts of Samardzija

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Taking a break from stupid movie night to Twitter a bit.  I did get to watch “Expendables 2” which was mindlessly violent and silly fun.  I really should be grading papers and preparing for next week, but I don’t want to.  Instead I’m thinking of trade scenarios because I miss Continue reading Late night thoughts of Samardzija

What is Jeff Samardzija’s trade value?

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Before anyone freaks out, we’ll preface this with a disclaimer.  Among many reports, the Cubs have been trying to hammer down an extension with Jeff Samardzija for a while, but Jeff has been resistant to a long-term deal at this time.  Part of the reason is that he has been Continue reading What is Jeff Samardzija’s trade value?