Some of you shouldn’t be so excited to see Theo
Oct22

Some of you shouldn’t be so excited to see Theo

Now that the deal is official, Cubs fans can get as giddy about their favorite team hiring a real talent to run their baseball operations as they’d like.  Make no mistake, that hiring Theo Epstein away from the Red Sox will finally enable the Cubs to start using all of the sizable advantages they have over almost every other team in the National League. Theo brings more than a really low number on his Pearl Jam Ten Club card. ...

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Phildo maps out the Cubs “fire sale”
Jul01

Phildo maps out the Cubs “fire sale”

On Tuesday morning, Phil Rogers went through the Cubs roster and mapped out who they could trade and why.  It was predictably terrible and demanded mocking.  It’s Friday and I’m just now getting around to it.  I needed to pace myself. Let’s not waste any more time. Your morning Phil: Trade talk, Peavy, interleague Before we get started (you see I didn’t take my “let’s not waste any more time”...

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Cubs could use a little trim
Mar22

Cubs could use a little trim

Opening day is next Friday (April Fool’s Day, appropriately) and the Cubs are getting to the serious business of figuring out what 25 guys will be on that roster. Granted, the roster that starts the season normally looks nothing like the one that ends it, but that doesn’t mean you can just botch it and figure it all out later. Although that’s been the Cubs approach for about 70 years now. In truth, there aren’t...

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Leading the league in meetings
Mar03

Leading the league in meetings

After Carlos Silva endeared himself to his teammates by starting a slap fight in the dugout yesterday, the Cubs had a team meeting this morning led by our most beloved cue ball, Mike Quade. Nobody’s quite sure what Quade told the guys, but I’m sure it started with him throwing the bats into the shower and ended with Pat Listach saying, “It’s a miracle.” Is it a bad sign when two weeks into spring...

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Cubs finally get it
Jan28

Cubs finally get it

I’m not what you would call an optimist by nature.  I’m also not what you’d call hygenic, but that’s really neither here nor there. But I have got to tell you, recent moves by the Chicago Cubs have got me thinking that as Ron Santo used to bellow at odd times, THIS IS THE YEAR! There’s no mistaking that the Cubs went off the rails after the 2008 collapse against the Dodgers and they got rid of their...

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