#HugWatch Season

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The Chicago Cubs again jumped the market on trades this year, landing Jose Quintana in a rare Chicago-to-Chicago trade.  Although I feel that the Cubs as currently constructed can get to the playoffs (especially since everyone else in the division has sucked to varying extents), the myriad quotes from Theo Continue reading #HugWatch Season

Dreamcast 15: #WeAreGood

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In this edition of the Dreamcast, Anno had to do laundry while we recorded and Rice forgot to turn off his very loud fan, so we apologize in advance if you hear any loose change or strange noises that seem like we’re battling cyborg dragons. We talked a bit about Continue reading Dreamcast 15: #WeAreGood

The Aftermath: Cubs Welcome Victor Caratini, Say Goodbye to Miguel Montero (UPDATE)

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As we said goodbye to (most likely) former Chicago Cubs catcher Miguel Montero, he also said goodbye to the team, the city of Chicago, and the fans in a classy way.  I don’t think, despite his comments, he ever fully absolved himself from blame, and he owned his DFA.  Normally Continue reading The Aftermath: Cubs Welcome Victor Caratini, Say Goodbye to Miguel Montero (UPDATE)

(UPDATES) Goodbye to One Catcher, Hello to Another: Cubs Commentary Catalyzing Changes

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I did not expect the post game commentary to work this quickly to spur changes within the Chicago Cubs, but here we go… Source: Miguel Montero to be DFA'd — Jesse Rogers (@ESPNChiCubs) June 28, 2017 Source: The Cubs are calling up Victor Caratini. https://t.co/4CsCV5sxlo — Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) June Continue reading (UPDATES) Goodbye to One Catcher, Hello to Another: Cubs Commentary Catalyzing Changes

Cubs Clubhouse #Narrative About to Get Weird? (UPDATE: SHOTS FIRED)

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We all knew that the Chicago Cubs would have a tough time against the Washington Nationals, who trotted out reigning Cy Young winner Max Scherzer on Tuesday night.  He was opposed by Jake Arrieta, 2015’s Cy Young winner, who has frankly not pitched like that version of Jake Arrieta in Continue reading Cubs Clubhouse #Narrative About to Get Weird? (UPDATE: SHOTS FIRED)

2017 Cubs Debuts Figure to be Less Impactful Than Years Past

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There is a level of disinterest that comes with prospect writing for a team who has a Major League roster full of young players who are pretty recent call-ups themselves that just won the World Series.  And the disinterest isn’t mine.  There’s an understanding that the people who read these Continue reading 2017 Cubs Debuts Figure to be Less Impactful Than Years Past

Who Catches For Lester?

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It’s another slow news day/week/whatever, as the Chicago Cubs continue to sit around on their retooled roster and wait for spring training to begin.  That means we will have to wait as well, and in the meantime, there’s a lot of perusing the internet for other blogs and comments. One Continue reading Who Catches For Lester?

Cubs and Braves Present Strong Trade Match

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Over the past couple of seasons, the team the Cubs have been most associated with in acquiring starting pitching from is the New York Mets.  They are, as we saw in the playoffs, loaded with young controllable starters, after all. With David Price now going to the Red Sox and Continue reading Cubs and Braves Present Strong Trade Match

Minor League Recap: Wada Return and La Stella’s Setback

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On the minor league rehab trail, it’s been tough sledding for some Cubs.  Tommy La Stella has been put back on the shelf after aggravating an injury with Tennessee.  Dallas Beeler has been optioned to Iowa after struggling during his rehab stint in Iowa.  Tsuyoshi Wada‘s stint ended and he Continue reading Minor League Recap: Wada Return and La Stella’s Setback

Minor League Recap: Full Season Rosters Announced

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The Cubs and their affiliates have announced full season minor league rosters.  The new Single A affiliates, South Bend (MWL) and Myrtle Beach (Carolina League) replace the Kane County Cougars and the Daytona Cubs (now, Tortugas).  Generally speaking, there are solid prospects worth keeping an eye on at every level.  The Continue reading Minor League Recap: Full Season Rosters Announced