Jared joined me to talk about the positives (finally) coming out of Cubs world. We touched on Darvish and Bryant’s strong Spring Training thus far. Plus, Arenado’s massive extension; is KB due for one of his own? iTunes Stitcher
Hope everyone had a good holiday whatever you celebrate. The Cubs hot stove is starting to show a flicker of heat. At least enough for me to write a new rumor article. The Bryce Harper to Cubs talk refuses to die, despite getting very little oxygen. With that in mind, scenarios to unload Jason Heyward’s... Read more »
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 »
The Cubs return home after what at first appears to be a disappointing series win in Kansas City. You really wanted a sweep, and losing the last one in such silly and belching-like fashion is something of a kick to the solar plexus. But it only looks bad when combined with the split with the Padres before, as 4-3 against two of the worst teams in MLB would definitely not get a "satisfactory" on the report card...
The two biggest dominoes fell in less than 24 hours to finally break the logjam that has been the 2017-2018 off-season. The Cubs were reportedly a possibility for each of Shohei Ohtani and Giancarlo Stanton, but instead each went to an AL team as the hot stove might finally heat up. The extent of the... Read more »
Last night was a dejecting loss. It felt like the universe had stolen something from this franchise. You can pick who you want to blame for the rainout, but the events that allowed for the Nationals to avoid one of the weakest parts of their postseason roster seems a cruel stroke of fate. A home... Read more »
It used to be that I specifically went out of my way to not watch spring training games. I always figured there's a 162 of these to come, I'll be burned out on them by August anyway, and there's no need to burn up attention and excitement for games that after five innings have guys in the lineup with numbers in the 70s. Such is the nature of baseball that you feel like you have to conserve your fan energy for it.
Not these days, of course. The Cubs were finally on TV this week, twice in fact (and I'm seriously sore they're not today anywhere. C'mon Comcast Bay Area, what do you have instead?). Now you want to see how the new guys look in blue, who looks different, who's making changes. The answers are Heyward looks pretty smooth in blue, Soler looks like he can play small forward for the Bulls (he couldn't guard any worse), and Anthony Rizzo's stance seems a little more closed than it was...