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Can a slow and steady approach help the Cubs win the race to acquire pitching prospects?

Can a slow and steady approach help the Cubs win the race to acquire pitching prospects?
Almost 20 years ago, I remember having a beer with a friend and talking about the MLB draft.  Specifically, we were there to celebrate his little brother getting drafted out of high school by the Los Angeles Dodgers.  His brother was there as well (but he wasn’t drinking, of course) and the talk turned to... Read more »

Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Torrez the latest Cougar SP to dominate; Almora returns; Saunders HRs, Remillard goes 4-5 with 5 RBI

Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Torrez the latest Cougar SP to dominate; Almora returns; Saunders HRs, Remillard goes 4-5 with 5 RBI
You only hope one day the Cubs can run out a pitching rotation that is the MLB equivalent of the one Kane County unleashes on MWL opponents everyday.  Jen-Ho Tsent, Paul Blackburn, Tyler Skulina…and now the least known member of the staff, Daury Torrez have put up strong performances.  Torrez’s outing may have been the... Read more »

It's early, but should Cubs consider making changes? Here are a few suggestions...

It's early, but should Cubs consider making changes?  Here are a few suggestions...
The Cubs are doing exactly what we were hoping they would not do — and that is get off to a bad start.  There has been some progress but mostly the Cubs have been just good enough to lose.  Close losses and moral victories can only satisfy for so long. The Astros called up one... Read more »
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Have another donut!!!!!!! Cubs shut out and swept by Yankees. 2 and 3- Goose egg

Have another donut!!!!!!! Cubs shut out and swept by Yankees. 2 and 3- Goose egg
So Epstoyer hit the snooze button throughout the off season and Cub fans get upset. Then all these poindexters who apparently have second guessed the Cubs to numerous championships that nobody knows about because they don’t exist, throw up their hands and say “What are you getting so upset for?”. Well, some of us got... Read more »

Before you envy the Cardinals, understand how they got to where they are

Before you envy the Cardinals, understand how they got to where they are
As many of you know, I’m not a business-oriented person.  I write about baseball.   But one thing I remember about Marketing 101 are the different ways advertisers appeal to consumers.  One of those is “envy” (My neighbor has a Lexus and all I have is this 1967 Volkswagen van, I’m sooo inadequate). In what... Read more »

Where did the Cubs go wrong on the Edwin Jackson signing?

Where did the Cubs go wrong on the Edwin Jackson signing?
There was some interesting talk yesterday on Twitter about Edwin Jackson.  We’re obviously all frustrated with a pitcher we all thought could be a solid, innings eating #3 guy in the rotation. One thing we all pretty much agreed upon as bloggers, and that is that this front office is going to make mistakes, but... Read more »
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Hots on for Nowhere. Cardinals 6 Cubs 4.

Edwin Jackson took the bump for the Cubs today looking to put an end to his on-again, off-again pitching performance.
The Cubs and Cardinals got together for the rubber match of their three game series. The Cubs were going for their first series win of the series while the Cardinals were just trying to stay in spitting distance of the red hot Brewers. Let’s see what happened.

Anarchist's Brunch- The April reminder.

Anarchist's Brunch- The April reminder.
Last year we compared this point in the season to what point we were at in the movie “Star Wars”.  This year we’re trying a slightly different tack… Sugaree This is one of my favorite Grateful Dead songs. Jerry almost always played it second in the opening set, usually after some lackluster Bob song like... Read more »

St. Louis Cemetery Blues. Cards 10 Cubs 4.

St. Louis Cemetery Blues. Cards 10 Cubs 4.
Being hungover in St. Louis is nothing new. In fact, it might be preferred and there was a time when it was required. But today had the feel of a hangover day, coming off the jubilation of an extra inning win last night. Unfortunately, the St. Louis Cardinals are one of the best teams in... Read more »
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Around the League: Brother, Can You Spare $14.1 Million?

Around the League: Brother, Can You Spare $14.1 Million?
I’m finishing this up in the afterglow of the Cubs big win against the Cardinals last night.  My response can be summed up by this video: The market for free agents Stephen Drew and Kendrys Morales is getting downright nasty. On Wednesday, Buster Olney posted an subscriber only column where he asked several GMs what... Read more »