One Year Deals and Cubs on the Bubble

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Spring training is about halfway over now, and the Chicago Cubs made their first cuts the other day: The #Cubs today made the following roster moves: pic.twitter.com/502eiUyY2u — Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) March 9, 2018 The cuts made sense since none of those guys were going to make the predicted roster Continue reading One Year Deals and Cubs on the Bubble

The Offseason

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It’s not even a couple days into November, just the day after the World Series ended in most satisfying fashion for most of us Cubs fans, and already we are pining for baseball again.  If you check out the odds makers, depending on who you talk to, the Cubs are Continue reading The Offseason

So hey, I watched Ant-Man!

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After the Chicago Cubs got swept by the Philadelphia Phillies this weekend, including a no-hitter (which was pretty cool, to be honest), it’s easy to feel down.  We are fans of a sports team, and we are humans capable of and susceptible to emotion and kneejerk reactions.  I think it’s Continue reading So hey, I watched Ant-Man!

Looking ahead to the Rule 5 Draft

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We know that the Cubs set their reserve lists yesterday and protected Dallas Beeler and Arismendy Alcantara.  We were waffling a bit on Beeler, but Alcantara was, as they say, a no-brainer.  Someone was gonna take him if the Cubs didn’t 40-man him up.  Presently, Chicago-North is at 39 filled Continue reading Looking ahead to the Rule 5 Draft

How Baseball Works

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Fan memories are a bit strange.  The news came in today that the Cubs signed Kevin Gregg to a minor-league deal.  That usually wouldn’t mean much except for the part where 1. Kevin Gregg used to be a Cub, and a particularly unliked one due to his string of blown Continue reading How Baseball Works

Wheelin’ and Dealin’ While Waiting For Their Next Big Opportunity

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We open with a tweet from intrepid Cubs beat reporter Carrie Muskat: With recent moves, addition of RHP Gutierrez, #Cubs 40-man roster now at 33. Plenty of room Garza, Vizcaino, Stewart still on 60 day DL. Their status will be updated between now and 5 days after World Series ends   The Continue reading Wheelin’ and Dealin’ While Waiting For Their Next Big Opportunity

Cubs Sign Jorge Soler

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The Cubs were long considered favorites for Cuban phenom Jorge Soler, with reports circulating in February that they had gone as far as to have already agreed to a contract, but today was the day in which they outbid the New York Yankees by giving Soler a 9 year $30 Continue reading Cubs Sign Jorge Soler

Analyzing the Gerardo Concepcion Signing

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The Cubs finally made their signing of 20 year-old Cuban left-hander Gerardo Concepcion official Saturday  The contract was a five-year major league deal valued at $6 million with a $3 million signing bonus.  Concepcion was Rookie of the Year in the 2011 Cuban National Series, the highest level of play Continue reading Analyzing the Gerardo Concepcion Signing