With Free Agency Underway, Let’s Make Our Wish List

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The offseason is here, and as of midnight last night, free agency is officially underway. Teams have submitted their qualifying offer of $15.8 Million to their pending free agents, as you know the lone player to receive this offer from the Chicago Cubs was centerfielder Dexter Fowler. In all likelihood, Continue reading

Center Field and Depth Figure to Dominate Cubs Positional Off-Season

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Although the Cubs enter the off-season with much more stability in the field than they do on the mound, they do enter the off-season with some questions that need answering.  Those questions, though, were mitigated by the 2015 performance of a handful of rookies and the emergence of Anthony Rizzo Continue reading

That Was Satisfying


I would be lying if I said I didn’t have a bias in this year’s World Series, especially after the Cubs’ season ended.  I’m still happy with the season overall, but I’m a tad annoyed with the way it ended, y’know?  So I was particularly satisfied with the result of Continue reading

The Aftermath: NLCS Game 1, Cubs Come Up Short


You know, the Chicago Cubs lost the first game last series, too.  That ended up okay.  Let’s hear what Joe Maddon had to say: Your browser does not support iframes. I didn’t watch the game because I don’t have cable, but I did listen to the radio and followed along Continue reading

Luis Valbuena, eat your heart out


Luis Valbuena is the king of Cubs bat flips. Tonight, Home Run Derby champion Yoenis Cespedes did him several better. (h/t SB Nation) Long live baseball.

Throw Castro Under the Bus?


In games decided by one run it takes just one mistake to change the outcome. In the Fourth of July game against the A’s, the Cubs came close to scoring a run in the fourth inning with Starlin Castro on second base. Alfonso Soriano hit a solid single into the Continue reading

No Prize for Second Place


Off days suck. The traditional day off after game number one by MLB schedule makers is always one of the toughest to make it through, but fate made it an especially difficult task for Cubs fans as two nearly Cubs from a year ago showed why the front office had Continue reading

End of Spring Training Minor League Report


With opening day just two days away for several teams in the farm system, the Chicago Cubs enter the new season with the same farm they left 2012 with, not trading for any big-time prospects or trading any others away.  Despite the lack of moves, many prospects leave spring training Continue reading

WSD Post-Deadline Top 13 Prospects List


First a quick recap of moves that went down the past two days: LHP Paul Maholm (Chicago) + OF Reed Johnson (Chicago) + Cash to Atlanta for RHP Arodys Vizcaino (Unassigned) + RHP Jaye Chapman (AAA Gwinnett) C Geovany Soto (Chicago) + Cash to Texas for RHP Jacob Brigham (AA Continue reading

Cubs Practice Game(s) #17A and #17B: Ties are lame


Just before the off-day (oooh, more cuts soon), the Cubs hosted the Rangers and sent some B-listers to Phoenix to face off against the A’s.  OMG Yoenis Cespedes!  Also, Neftali Feliz, who is being moved to the Rangers’ rotation last I checked, started against the Cubs in Mesa.  Lots of Continue reading