Hey Cubs fans, maybe try to enjoy the team you have?
Apr09

Hey Cubs fans, maybe try to enjoy the team you have?

Yesterday’s Cubs game was pretty entertaining.  Any win over the Cardinals is a good one, but with Jake Arrieta dominating on the mound, the Cubs playing smart and taking advantage of Lance Lynn trying to pick off Anthony Rizzo1, and they got a clutch hit from Starlin Castro.  The bullpen hasn’t given up anything in two games so far.  So that was fun, right? Mostly it just seemed to inconvenience the worst of our ilk....

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Six questions with Starlin Castro
Mar05

Six questions with Starlin Castro

The next installment of our Six Question interview series is with Cubs All-Star Shortstop Starlin Castro1. At some point after the All Star Break, you’re going to get your 1,000th hit.  You don’t even turn 25 until March 24.  How many hits do you think you’ll end up with in your career? I’m not that great at math, but I think about 6,000. That sounds about right. Wait, did you hear that?  Starlin!  You can come...

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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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What to watch for in Cubs spring training
Feb13

What to watch for in Cubs spring training

It’s officially less than a week until the start of spring training.  The Cubs will be christening their newly named, year-old ballpark by giving away game used urinal pucks to the first 14 fans who attend the first workout. If you get one, don’t be that guy, treasure it, don’t go for the quick buck on ebay. Sloan Field got its name when a toilet supply company paid big bucks to the Cubs, and its tempting to make a...

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Off to a grand start
Nov17

Off to a grand start

The Cubs are off to a flying start this offseason, they have already shuffled their coaching staff, then dumped manager Rick(y) Renteria in favor of Joe Maddon, and why yesterday they traded Arodys Vizcaino back to the Barves from which he came, to bring in lefty hitting second baseman Tommy La Stella. This morning when we woke up the media said the Cubs were the front runners to sign catcher Russell Martin, and the big Jon Lester...

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