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 »

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 »

A Post With No Name

“On the first part of the journey, I was looking at all the life. There were plants and birds and rocks and things. There was sand and hills and rings. The first thing I met was a fly with a buzz And the sky with no clouds. The heat was hot and the ground was... Read more »
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Missing Persons: Why Ademan and Albertos Failed to Make the Cut

Missing Persons: Why Ademan and Albertos Failed to Make the Cut
Dear Cubs Den Readers: In the wake of recent developments, Cubs Den is doing it’s part in trying to provide their readers with continual Cubs content. To that end, please enjoy this article recently publish at Prospects1500. In 2018, most prospect lists for the Chicago Cubs had any one of shortstop Aramis Ademan, right-handed pitcher Jose Albertos, or... Read more »

Our plan for Cubs Den during the COVID-19 pandemic

Our plan for Cubs Den during the COVID-19 pandemic
It was never my intention to go so long without posting an update on Cubs Den. For that, I apologize. Like all of the professional sports leagues, I’ve been caught in a wait-and-see limbo and there’s been so much going on elsewhere it was too easy to tell myself one more day won’t hurt. While... Read more »

MLB pushes back Opening Day by at least 2 weeks

MLB pushes back Opening Day by at least 2 weeks
  The official announcement:  
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MLB meeting to discuss suspension of Spring Training/Regular Season due to COVID-19

MLB meeting to discuss suspension of Spring Training/Regular Season due to COVID-19
Representatives from all 30 MLB teams are currently on a conference call regarding plans of action for ongoing the COVID-19 pandemic. After today’s games (the Cubs game has already been called due to inclement weather), the suspension of both the Cactus and Grapefruit League play is expected. A potential delay to the start of the... Read more »

Cubs Den Top Prospect Audit: Corner Infield

Cubs Den Top Prospect Audit: Corner Infield
Top Prospects Christopher Morel doesn’t swing at everything, but aggressive is certainly an apt description of his current approach at the plate. Thankfully, the 20-year old also shows good barrel control, allowing him to square up pitches even when reaching out of the zone to get to them. He did make strides on waiting for... Read more »

Cubs Den Top Prospect Audit: Catcher

Cubs Den Top Prospect Audit: Catcher
Top Prospects Fans with even a mild interest in the farm system will be familiar with 20-year old Miguel Amaya. He’s hovered at the back of national Top 100 prospect lists the past two seasons. There is still a lot of inconsistency with his offensive game, and the occasional lapses on defense, but he is... Read more »
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"Where Have You Gone, Joe DiMaggio?"

  “Baseball is my life.” I remember reading that in a biography about the legendary Frank Robinson. He had written that motto onto his cherished baseball glove, according to his recollection, at about the age of 8, and he slept with that glove every night. That’s around the age that I read his story, and... Read more »