Cole Roederer Interview

Cole Roederer Interview
Cubs outfield prospect Cole Roederer took some time Thursday evening to talk to new contributor Clinton Cole about what he’s done over the last few months in quarantine. Roederer was a second round pick by the Cubs in the 2018 draft out of high school and finished the 2019 season with the South Bend Cubs.... Read more »

Cubs announce 50 (of possible 60) players to restart season

Cubs announce 50 (of possible 60) players to restart season
Chicago (39) SP (5): Darvish, Lester, Hendricks, Quintana, Chatwood RHRP (13): Kimbrel, Jeffress, Wick, Sadler, Mills, Megill, Underwood Jr., Winkler, Tepera, Cotton, Maples, Rea, Norwood LHRP (4): Ryan, Wieck, Brothers, Hultzen C (4): Contreras, Caratini, Phegley, Higgins IF (7): Rizzo, Hoerner, Bryant, Baez, Bote, Descalso, Kipnis OF (6): Schwarber, Happ, Heyward, Souza Jr., Almora Jr.,... Read more »

The Den Podcast - Ep 41: Jared and Myles on Baseball's Return, Rule Changes, and Horse Expressions

The Den Podcast - Ep 41: Jared and Myles on Baseball's Return, Rule Changes, and Horse Expressions
Jared Wyllys joined me to discuss whether baseball returning is really the right move. We also dove into the new rule changes for the shortened season…and then made them better. Subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, or simply play below! The Den Podcast from Cubs Den · The Den – Ep 41: The Controversial Return of Sports, Rule... Read more »
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Which players will form the Cubs taxi squad in 2020?

Which players will form the Cubs taxi squad in 2020?
With MLB implementing a 60-game schedule set to kick off in late July, and the MLBPA signing off on a July 1st report start date for a three week ramp up for training, lets assume all of the health and safety protocols will be met and break down which 60 players the Cubs could bring... Read more »

Cubs target big arms and a big bat on Day 2 of MLB Draft

Cubs target big arms and a big bat on Day 2 of MLB Draft
I’ve been critical of the several previous draft classes run by Jason McLeod under the Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer regime for their lack of focus on power arms and bats. I understand going safe with some picks, but they had a tendency to go safe on all but a couple of picks per year.... Read more »

Cubs select Ed Howard with 16th pick

Cubs select Ed Howard with 16th pick
The first round of the first draft for new Cubs VP of Scouting Dan Kantrovitz couldn’t have unfolded any better. He got his guy. “I think it’s reasonable to expect the other local team to be in on Ed as much as we were. But I would say with every pick after the ninth or... Read more »
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2020 MLB Draft Preview: The Pitchers

2020 MLB Draft Preview: The Pitchers
One of the main reasons the Cubs have a new VP of Scouting is their lackluster track record of drafting and developing MLB pitchers under the current front office regime. Chicago fans are away of this. The Cubs can’t develop pitching jabs are almost as prevalent nowadays as the ones regarding the Bears inability to develop QBs.... Read more »

2020 MLB Draft Preview: The Hitters

2020 MLB Draft Preview: The Hitters
Major League Baseball’s abbreviated 2020 Draft kicks off Wednesday night with the 1st round at 6 PM CST. The following four rounds will be broadcast on Thursday beginning at 4 PM CST. Slot values have not increased from the 2019 draft. A $20K limit on signing bonuses has been imposed on undrafted free agents. The... Read more »

What Is and What Should Never Be

Here we go again, running on the treadmill of uncertainty, hoping there is reward for our persistence at the end. I don’t know about you, but all I’m feeling is tired. I love the history and the nostalgia. I enjoy reliving the Kirk Gibson hobbled home run and Kerry Wood tossing the most dominant game... Read more »
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Baseball: Past, Present, And Past

  In today’s baseball update, well, you know the drill by now. There is talk of a theoretical season to be played in unknown locations consisting of an unknowable amount of games to determine something, something, as long as the powers that be can make it profitable. If not, us fans are on our own.... Read more »