Posts in category "Cubs Organization"

Bryant's Success Critical To Cubs Future

Bryant's Success Critical To Cubs Future
Circle Thursday’s selection of Kris Bryant on your Cubbie calendars. By choosing the power hitting third baseman from the University of San Diego with the second overall selection in baseball’s amateur draft, a new name has emerged on the list of prospects on which Cubs fans are placing their hopes and dreams. This pick means... Read more »

Rebuilding Emotion

Rebuilding Emotion
If you choose to laugh, like me, the 2013 Cubs figure to provide plenty of fodder. Instead of getting worked up over poor fundamentals, bad defense and simple inadequacies, chalk it up to the ongoing pains of rebuilding. Trust me, it’s easier that way. Take this past weekend’s four game series loss to the Giants,... Read more »

Cubs Theo Epstein opens up about his limitations

Cubs Theo Epstein opens up about his limitations
It seems every time Cubs President Theo Epstein opens his mouth I learn something new. I may learn something about baseball or about the man himself. This time I learned a little regarding both subjects. In another great piece by CSN’s Patrick Mooney, Epstein speaks openly about his public role and the Cubs financial situation. Epstein... Read more »
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New development plan stresses time, patience, and learning the Cubs way

New development plan stresses time, patience, and learning the Cubs way
Patience seems to be the buzz word when it comes to the Cubs this season. It starts with a development plan that stresses time, patience, and learning the “Cubs Way” when it comes to prospects and young players — at every level of the organization. Here are some examples of what I mean… The Majors... Read more »

Wood turns page, hopefully Cubs will too

Wood turns page, hopefully Cubs will too
A classy Kerry Wood made the right decision to move on today. Now I hope the Cubs follow suit and move on as well. When I wrote about the Cubs using Wood as a mascot and for fans to let go of their Cubbie blankies, it wasn’t anti-Wood. It was more about being anti-“Cubbie”. This... Read more »

Cubs entering the computer age

Cubs entering the computer age
Well, it took awhile but it looks like the Cubs will enter the modern computer age.  The Cubs did have an information system before Theo Epstein arrived, but now they are getting a much needed upgrade.  The Cubs are teaming with Bloomberg Sports, a world leader in sports analytic technology, to create a new state of... Read more »
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Rebuilding the Cubs farm system

Rebuilding the Cubs farm system
There’s little question that the Cubs need to rebuild their major league team.  What’s not as often mentioned is that the Cubs need to overhaul the farm system as well.  While there is some depth, many of the upper level players project as role players.  The Cubs began to realize this the past couple of... Read more »

Cubs international signee Marck Malave could one day be the kind of impact player team needs

Cubs international signee Marck Malave could one day be the kind of impact player team needs
Since we were talking about getting impact players for the future yesterday, I thought it would be a good time to take a break from all the offseason rumors to take a look at one such player who may already be in house.  That player is Marck Malave, whom the Cubs signed as a 16... Read more »

Mike Quade fired

Mike Quade fired
The Cubs have officially parted ways with Mike Quade today.  Theo Epstein flew to Florida to inform him in person.  Once again, a preference for a new direction that can provide sustained success was the reason stated for letting him go. The release had a couple of interesting points. The Cubs will be seeking a... Read more »
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Notes from the Hoyer/McLeod Press Conference

The press conference was a bit more anticlimactic when compared to the Theo Epstein press conference.  This conference served more as a reinforcement of things we already knew and a postponement of things we don’t yet know.  Here is some of what we know now. Jed Hoyer is thrilled to get this opportunity, which should... Read more »
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