Category: General

Surplus Assets and Future Roster Allocation Heading Into 2019 Trade Deadline

Surplus Assets and Future Roster Allocation Heading Into 2019 Trade Deadline
Over the past three years I have had a lot of fun creating an audit of the Cubs system in order to diagnose which prospects, or at least group of prospects, the Cubs would choose to make most available in deadline deals. I have been very happy with the results, even if the timing of... Read more »

The 2016 Cubs could be the 1985 Bears and it's OK

The 2016 Cubs could be the 1985 Bears and it's OK
A couple of weeks ago, I was going through photos from Cubs Conventions of my youth. And as I was riffling through pictures of the 1994 Convention (I believe the official slogan from that year was “Someday you’ll tell your grandkids you waited two hours to meet Rick Wilkins!”), I came across a photograph of... Read more »

2018-2019 Free Agent Class: What's the Worst Starting Lineup Possible?

2018-2019 Free Agent Class: What's the Worst Starting Lineup Possible?
Now that the Cubs are out of the postseason (were they ever really in it?), it’s inevitably time to turn our focus, as fans, to the offseason. This is always a fun time. But this year in particular is going to be even funner (fine, “more fun”). The 2018-2019 free agent class is pretty stacked (understatement). There are... Read more »
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Addison Russell Put on Administrative Leave after D.V. Allegations Resurface

Addison Russell Put on Administrative Leave after D.V. Allegations Resurface
Earlier this morning, Addison Russell’s now ex-wife, Melisa Reidy, published a blog post in which she detailed the extent to which Russell had physically and verbally abused her over the course of their marriage. The Cubs have since responded by placing Russell on administrative leave pending a MLB investigation. The Cubs announce that Addison Russell has... Read more »

You Raised $5,586. I Shaved My Head.

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As promised, here’s the head shaving video. Thanks again to everyone who pitched in.    

Help Shave My Head (and Win a Cubs Poster)

Look, I’m not one for silly gimmicks. But I do enjoy raising some money for a noble cause. By now, you probably know that we are trying to raise $5,000 for NVRQT, Jon Lester’s charity benefiting pediatric cancer research, in John Arguello’s name. It was a cause John was passionate about (and one that is very easy... Read more »
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Myles Monday Meltdown: Let's Give $5,000 in John's Memory

Normally in these Monday morning pieces, I talk about stuff I found interesting in the Cubs and baseball world the previous week. Could be a cool play. Could be something stupid someone said. Could be a cool play where someone said something stupid. I never really know. But today, I don’t want to do that.... Read more »

In John's Memory: Let's Raise Money to Beat Cancer

In John's Memory: Let's Raise Money to Beat Cancer
John Arguello represented two things: baseball and kindness. For most of us that followed his work, the former is how we came to know him, the latter is why we loved him. John lost his battle with cancer one year ago, but that dreaded disease will not be what defines his legacy. In doing our part to... Read more »

Surplus Trade Assets and Future Roster Allocation Heading Into The Deadline

Surplus Trade Assets and Future Roster Allocation Heading Into The Deadline
Major League teams are no longer waiting until the trade deadline to begin making major moves. It is quite clear after the past couple of seasons that the All-Star break is now a key time of year in the trade market. With that in mind, lets take a look at the players throughout the Cubs organization the... Read more »
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A Cubs Den Journey: My unrelenting confidence in Javier Baez

A Cubs Den Journey: My unrelenting confidence in Javier Baez
Author’s Note: This post was originally written during the 2016 National League Championship Series, but for obvious reasons Cubs Den was a very crowded website at the time. Everyone was excited as the Cubs marched toward a World Series victory and there were several posts going up on a daily basis. Since there was no time... Read more »