Ben Zobrist is a very hot trade commodity, and of course we know that the Tampa Bay Rays still had Yunel Escobar and probably some other guys who could play middle infield. But Billy Beane is nuts… The #Athletics are on the verge of acquiring Ben Zobrist and Yunel Continue reading Thus Ends the Ben Zobrist Dream
We dedicate this edition of the Dreamcast to Anthony Rizzo, the All-Star, would-be Gold Glove first baseman who probably has an outside shot at 40 homers this year especially with a trip to Colorado coming up. But this podcast isn’t all about Rizzo…oh no, it’s about someone who will eventually Continue reading Dreamcast 44: August Musings
With today’s monster Robinson Cano signing, sort of proving that Jay Z isn’t completely clueless, we’ve seen a conspicuously large number of free agent signings and huge trades happen over the past week or so and the Baseball Winter Meetings haven’t even started yet. Check out the website, you can Continue reading Screw the Winter Meetings, let’s just all go to Splash Mountain until the Rule 5 Draft starts
The Detroit Tigers have traded Doug Fister to the Washington Nationals for infielder Steve Lombardozzi and left handed pitchers Robbie Ray and Ian Krol. This is an ok haul for the Tigers. Krol is a reliever and Lombardozzi is most likely a utility infielder. Former Baseball Prospectus writer and current Continue reading No Trade December
Earlier this week Jon Heyman discussed the possibility of the Cubs and Marlins getting together for a prospect on prospect trade. My advice to you all is not to get too used to the idea. Trades of minor leaguers just don’t happen very much. Heyman himself acknowledges this in his Continue reading Say no to Prospect for Prospect trades!
YAOWA This is side one to Episode 22 because our show was too big. MUSIC BY: Lath and Plaster and DJ Krav https://soundcloud.com/lathandplaster Twitter: @IanMiller ALSO @ProductiveOuts EMAILZ: firstname.lastname@example.org iTunes Twitterz: @WSDreaming_Cubs @CubicSnarkonia @MRubio52 Guest Twitterz: @harrypav INTRO EMAIL Albert Almora is ready for High-A ball The best question ever asked James Russell is sneaky bad Hate Continue reading Dreamcast 22.1 – Shattered Mark Prior Dreams
We head into the concluding series of this homestand (against the Nye Mets, Apu’s favorite squadron) with the Cubs surprisingly NOT in last place. In addition to a surprising non-last record and a fairly competitive team (tons of close games!) so far this season, the Cubs also find themselves with Continue reading Roster Construction, Revisited