Back to work for the Cubs…

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So here we are, the day before we return to work after a few days of gorging ourselves with a large flightless bird and assorted side dishes and desserts.  The Chicago Cubs have been relatively boring thus far, but we’re still a week-plus away from the Winter Meetings, so it Continue reading Back to work for the Cubs…

Now THAT is How You Start an Offseason

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The Chicago Cubs started their 2015 off season with a bang. Three members of the Cubs organization were nominated for awards, and all three of them walked away with some hardware. Kris Bryant was named the National League Rookie of the Year, collecting all the first place votes. Joe Maddon Continue reading Now THAT is How You Start an Offseason

Creatively Grabbing Pitching…

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Some notes from intrepid Chicago Cubs beat guy Patrick Mooney, who is a must-follow: Theo doubts #Cubs can sign two free agents in the $100-million range: "We have to get creative." https://t.co/VrLFrLYYuC — Patrick Mooney (@CSNMooney) November 10, 2015 We kind of figured that the Cubs wouldn’t blow their wad Continue reading Creatively Grabbing Pitching…

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

With Season Over, Off-Season Moves Coming Fast

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With the 2015 season coming to an abrupt end at the hands of the New York Mets, now is as good a time as any to look ahead to the off-season.  After all, it’s getting close to the end of October and there are a lot of key decisions to Continue reading With Season Over, Off-Season Moves Coming Fast

The NL should Fear Jake Arrieta

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Jake Arrieta cruised to his 21st win of the season and brought his ERA down to 1.82. I mean the guy could have won the game by himself out there. He goes out and throws 6.0 perfect innings and even adds a dinger because you know Jake Arrieta is the Continue reading The NL should Fear Jake Arrieta

On Carlos Beltran and a Love For Baseball

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Last night, we were treated to the Carlos Beltran Show.  You may still be a bit pissed off about the “non-tag” at home plate when Beltran threw a strike to home plate and Yadier Molina sort of just sat there and took the charge from Mark Ellis.  But the point Continue reading On Carlos Beltran and a Love For Baseball

Early Free Agent Fantasy: The Case For Zack Greinke

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As you may know, the Cubs have lots of money coming off the books this season despite having to pay Alfonso Soriano (still!), rolling the dice on a Starlin Castro extension and possibly giving an arbitration raise to Matt Garza.  This means that if they wanted to, they could make Continue reading Early Free Agent Fantasy: The Case For Zack Greinke