Cole Hamels, Chicago Cub! (UPDATES: Official)

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The Cubs went and won themselves a ball game (the come from behind variety, again) while I was in the midst of moving all my stuff for relocation to California. That was fun, but I suppose we should address the elephant in the room that is Tyler Chatwood. In theory, Continue reading Cole Hamels, Chicago Cub! (UPDATES: Official)

All-Star Cubs Debuts

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One night after Kyle Schwarber‘s power hour, his teammates started the All-Star Game for the National League and represented the Cubs well. Having pitched on Sunday, Jon Lester cheered from the dugout, but Javier Baez and Willson Contreras bookended the NL lineup. Both Cubs recorded all three outs in the Continue reading All-Star Cubs Debuts

Dreamcast 32: The Spring Thaw

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Andy returns from helping save the world against evil as WSD talks about the latest in whatever baseball news is trickling in these days… It’s a sudden burst of news, actually, as the Brewers decided to get feisty and add to an already decent offense… We discuss the desire to Continue reading Dreamcast 32: The Spring Thaw

Again With the Waiting Game

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We seem to be in a market where the best available free agent position player is lucky to sniff even one legitimate nine-figure offer, and where the best available free agent pitchers are still looking for work.  The Cubs have thrown a bunch of money at pitching this offseason, but Continue reading Again With the Waiting Game

The Pirates’ Sell-Off (UPDATE)

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Fresh off the weekend’s Gerrit Cole trade between the Houston Astros and Pittsburgh Pirates, the Cubs’ division rivals have once again set up a big trade: #SFGiants have agreed to acquire Andrew McCutchen from the #Pirates, pending a review of medical records, sources tell The Athletic. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) Continue reading The Pirates’ Sell-Off (UPDATE)

Miscellaneous Cubs Tidbits Before the Holidays

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A bit of good news to get us through a very trying year, on to the next one: The 2018 MLB season starts 100 days from today! For the first time since 1968, every team will open the season on the same day. pic.twitter.com/CtRQsCnV17 — ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) Continue reading Miscellaneous Cubs Tidbits Before the Holidays

Maintaining a Strong Cubs Team Through an Extended Competitive Window

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Let’s begin by saying that I’m glad the Chicago Cubs have an ownership group that is not afraid to invest in winning when it makes sense, and has a good long game in mind as they hope to keep this competitive window wedged open for years to come.  I suppose Continue reading Maintaining a Strong Cubs Team Through an Extended Competitive Window

The Journey Continues For a Former Cub (UPDATE)

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Part of the problem with doing a podcast during the winter hot stove (or any hot stove for that matter) is that two hours after it’s posted, the news is already outdated because the New York Yankees decide to do something to increase their home run production: Source: Giancarlo Stanton Continue reading The Journey Continues For a Former Cub (UPDATE)

The Cubs Are Probably Not Trading For Giancarlo Stanton

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The Miami Marlins are still being cheap as they switch ownership groups.  After dumping Dee Gordon and his salary onto the Seattle Mariners, who obviously also want some extra international money to throw at Shohei Ohtani, our eyes turn to Giancarlo Stanton, the big contract that is both desirable and Continue reading The Cubs Are Probably Not Trading For Giancarlo Stanton

Trade Winds Blowing

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As we continue to monitor the situation with the two big prizes of the offseason, other business has to happen as well.  It is nice that the Cubs continue to be involved in trying to recruit Shohei Ohtani, but for other teams, they have set their sights elsewhere for help Continue reading Trade Winds Blowing