Posts in category "polls"

Article and Poll: Weighing in on the Castro conundrum

Article and Poll: Weighing in on the Castro conundrum
I have been talking to our old friend Kevin on and off for weeks now about a Starlin Castro trade and what that might entail.  Nothing monumental, just casual talk as any of us Cubs fans do from time to time.  I also have had conversations with others on the same subject and one thing... Read more »

10 question MLB Draft Reader Poll: Narrowing down preferences

10 question MLB Draft Reader Poll: Narrowing down preferences
I’ve written a ton about the MLB Draft, including info from my own sources and some from the stuff you can readily find online from national writers like Keith Law, Baseball America, Jim Callis, and Jonathan Mayo and smaller sites such as Chris Crawford’s MLB Draft Insider, Big League Futures, and Dan Kirby’s Through The... Read more »

Thinking out loud: Good scotch and discussing the level of Rickett's involvement in Girardi pursuit

Thinking out loud: Good scotch and discussing the level of Rickett's involvement in Girardi pursuit
As we continue to await the Girardi decison, I was having a scotch and got involved in an interesting conversation on Twitter today. I thought it’d be fun to share and you can probably piece it together from following my thread here.  At different points the conversation included Julie DiCaro of Aerys Sports, Sadahev Sharma... Read more »
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2014 offseason is time for the Cubs to make their signature free agent acquisition

2014 offseason is time for the Cubs to make their signature free agent acquisition
Perhaps no move was more symbolic than the trade of Alfonso Soriano.  With all due respect to Corey Black, who could be a fine late inning reliever some day, it felt more like the final, biggest step away from the Hendry/Kenney/McDonough era that mixed old school scouting, marketing, and short-term financial thinking into their talent... Read more »

Is Jorge Soler now the Cubs top prospect?

Is Jorge Soler now the Cubs top prospect?
It seems as much as the Cubs want to tone down the hype on Jorge Soler, they just can’t help themselves, writes Ken Rosenthal.  Soler is getting raves from Cubs management, coaches, and players about his tools, approach, his all-around game, and his confidence. “He’s legit, a physical specimen, impressive bat speed — and a... Read more »

Article and Poll: Who is the Cubs 25th Man?

Article and Poll: Who is the Cubs 25th Man?
I wanted to write a piece on spring training roster battles, but for a team that isn’t expected to contend, it amazes me how the Cubs lineup, rotation, and even their 25 man roster is basically set.  Barring injury or trade, there might be an opening for a bullpen spot or two, but the most... Read more »
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Could Cubs actually compete in 2013?

Could Cubs actually compete in 2013?
Presuming the Cubs open the season with something close to their current roster, which includes Alfonso Soriano, Carlos Marmol, Matt Garza, and other players who were at one time or another rumored to be on the market, can they actually field a competitive team in 2013? Bradley Woodrum of Fangraphs calculates that with the signing... Read more »

Bourn's options dwindling. Are Cubs a legit option?

Bourn's options dwindling. Are Cubs a legit option?
One by one, Bourn’s suitors have turned elsewhere… He chose free agency over a qualifying offer from the Braves, looking for a reported 5 year/$100M deal. The Braves then signed BJ Upton to play CF. The Nationals traded for Denard Span The Giants re-signed Angel Pagan The Phillies traded for Ben Revere Josh Hamilton is... Read more »

Cast your ballot: Who do you like for Cubs announcer?

Cast your ballot: Who do you like for Cubs announcer?
Patrick Mooney wrote yesterday that there are 5 candidates for the Cubs announcing gig.  We all know the candidates by now.  Who’s got your vote? poll by twiigs.com
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Does character count or should Cubs try to buy low on Cabrera, Escobar?

Does character count or should Cubs try to buy low on Cabrera, Escobar?
There are two talented players on the market who have substantially hurt their value for non-baseball related issues, Melky Cabrera and Yunel Escobar.  With their value at an all-time low, is it worth it for the Cubs to take a flyer and see if they can reestablish themselves or are there too many questions about... Read more »