The podcast is back?
May19

The podcast is back?

You asked for it 1, and since we are men of the people, we’re bringing back the podcast! It’s live from our brand new podcast studio (though Mike and I refuse to actually broadcast in the same room), and I really dressed up, and managed to sit all hunched up like a slug through the whole thing.  But my new headset actually worked.  I know, I’m as shocked as you are. So it’s just as great as you’re used...

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@POTUS Twitter account snubs @Cubs
May18

@POTUS Twitter account snubs @Cubs

The official Twitter account of President Barack Obama follows every Chicago sports team except the Cubs. Who gives a shit?

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Kris Bryant just made Jim Bowden even dumber
Mar30

Kris Bryant just made Jim Bowden even dumber

The Cubs made three significant moves today. They reassigned Kris Bryant to minor league camp to the surprise of no one and to the chagrin of those who enjoy trying to act morally wronged.  hey sent Addison Russell to minor league camp despite manager Joe Maddon dry humping him with praise on his way out the door, and they sent Javy Baez to AAA camp so he can strike out in the relative obscurity of Des Moines for a month or two. None...

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Do people really worry about spring training records?
Mar11

Do people really worry about spring training records?

Yesterday, one of the greatest things in Cubs history happened.  It’s a sad testament to the history of this “proud” franchise that I’m only slightly exaggerating when I say that. Three players, none of whom have spent more than 90 days in the big leagues, hit back to back to back home runs.  In a spring exhibition game. Everyone within a 600 mile radius of Chicago immediately became erect. Your browser does...

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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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