Six questions with Jon Lester
Mar04

Six questions with Jon Lester

ESPNChicago.com’s Jesse Rogers has been doing “Five Question” interviews sporadically at Cubs camp this spring.  So I figured, “I’m better than Jesse.  I’ll do SIX question interviews.” Today, the series starts with new Cubs ace Jon Lester.1 How creeped out were you by the sweatpants wearing horde of Iowans at the Cubs Convention? They were pretty intense.  We had some weirdos in Boston when I...

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Cubs trade value rankings – Part II
Mar03

Cubs trade value rankings – Part II

Yesterday we plowed through the bottom 30 of this completely unscientific ranking of the Cubs current trade assets.  The idea is simple.  It’s a ranking of every player on the current 40 man roster, plus 10 other guys who will be on it someday.  Age, past performance, projectable future performance and contract status all factor in. Take a look at 50-21, but now we’re on to the top 20. 20. Jason Motte, P This all hinges on...

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Cubs trade value rankings – Part I
Mar02

Cubs trade value rankings – Part I

Apparently some other Internet sportswriter does trade value columns every year on NBA players, but since I don’t read hipster, boutique sports sites, I have no idea about that.  Since we’ve reached the part of the Cubs rebuilding when they are starting to actually accumulate more assets than they can use, it’s probably a good time to get a feel for the trade value each player on the 40 man roster has. I threw in 10...

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Oiled up and ready: Darren Rovell chats with Tom Ricketts
Mar01

Oiled up and ready: Darren Rovell chats with Tom Ricketts

ESPN financial wizard and obsequious Twitter blowhard Darren Rovell showed up at Cubs camp last week for a sit down of the only two guys unironically still pasting their hair into place with copious amounts of pomade. Rovell played all the hits in three minutes of your life that you’ll never get back. It starts with Tom saying, “If someone would have told me you could Theo as your baseball operations [sic], you could have...

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Cubs 2015 promo schedule
Feb25

Cubs 2015 promo schedule

It’s that time of year again, time when baseball teams show you what “free” crap you’ll get when you attend various games.  Nothing will top the Cubs giving out a bobblehead of a legend of another team like they did last year when they honored one of the most ignominious moments of their franchise history and “celebrated” the Babe Ruth called shot with a bobble last season. Here are the highlights...

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Why can’t Kris Bryant make the opening day roster?
Feb19

Why can’t Kris Bryant make the opening day roster?

Because the Cubs are no longer idiots. 1

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