Tag: chicago cubs

Cubs to Sign Alex Cobb; Theo Says Fans Should Expect to Win

There is a lot in inertia happening at the Winter Meetings right now, though I’m sure the foundation for future deals are being laid as I write this. But a couple things are a given: the Cubs need starting pitching, and the sky is blue. While I can’t do anything about the color of the... Read more »

Ozzie Guillen as Cubs Bench Coach? It's Crazy & It Could Happen!

I tell you, if the Cubs hire former White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen as Joe Maddon’s bench coach, the team will almost instantly become more fun. For after all, Ozzie is fun. Fun is Ozzie. Look, as crazy as this may sound, don’t laugh—it’s not likely, but it’s also not impossible that it could happen.... Read more »

Who Should Cubs Trade to Acquire Pitching & Change the Mix?

Unless the Cubs want to dole out many millions of dollars over long periods of time, they will have to go the trade route to bolster the pitching staff this offseason. Theo Epstein has already stated that he would rather not go the free agency route, and would prefer the trade market, but that means... Read more »

Cubs Should Bring Back David Ross if Davey Martinez Leaves

Cubs bench coach and longtime Joe Maddon confidante Davey Martinez has interviewed for plenty of managerial jobs over the past several seasons, including with these same Nationals, so it’s certainly no guarantee that he will replace Dusty Baker as the next manager in Washington. But if he does leave, here’s hoping that David Ross takes... Read more »

How Long Will Joe Maddon Manage the Cubs?

Look, this is not a “fire Joe Maddon” meme by any means, as despite the criticism I may have levied on Maddon during the last two postseason runs, he is still one of the best managers in the game. However, he turns 64 in February, and one has to wonder how long he will want... Read more »

Analyzing the Cubs Offseason Shopping List

Now that their season is officially (and sadly) over, it’s time to examine the roster deficiencies and outline what the Cubs needs are going into the 2018 season. It may be too soon, with the Cubs fresh off a disappointing but expected loss to the Dodgers Thursday night, but looking forward helps to reduce the... Read more »

Criticism of Joe Maddon is Warranted, but Players Must Step Up & Win

Sure, like a lot of you, I’ve been critical of moves made by Cubs manager Joe Maddon. That’s not to say that I don’t think he is a good manager overall—I do. But especially in the postseason, Maddon panics and over-manages, and his bullpen management has been nothing short of atrocious. But with all that... Read more »

Who Should Start Game 1 of the NLDS for the Cubs?

Now that the Cubs have clinched the NL Central, and we know that they will play the Dusty Baker-led Washington Nationals starting on October 6th, the question on the minds of Cubs fans is who should start Game 1 and really, does it even matter? I mean, is winning the first game any more important... Read more »

No Offense, But Cubs Need to Find Their Offense

Perhaps they could try putting signs on the light posts around town, offering a reward for the return of their lost offense. But somehow, some way, the Cubs had better hope that their bats find new life or the Milwaukee Brewers, which completed a three game sweep at Wrigley Field, will steal the division crown... Read more »

Predicting a Cubs-Indians World Series Rematch

Now I know, there is hardly anybody picking the Cubs to win the World Series this year. Pundits are so enamored with the Los Angeles Dodgers that they can’t seem to even notice any other team. And with good reason—Da Bums are playing around .700 baseball, and lead their division by an astounding 17 games!... Read more »