Last year Baseball Prospectus ran an advance scouting series towards the end of the season that focused on specific players. The work was tremendous and it inspired me to do something similar for Cubs Den. You can read the BP series archives here. Special thanks to John Arguello, Joe Hamrahi, Jason Parks, Nick Faleris and Chris... Read more »
Jordan Gorosh of Baseball Prospectus once again joined me to talk Javier Baez, Cubs’ MiLB pitchers and Trea Turner.
Yeah, I like Florence And The Machine. Do your worst.
By this point this week, you've read all the "the end of the beginning" or "beginning of the new beginning" pieces and posts that you can handle that Javier Baez's call-up has generated. It's clear that out of however many phases it's going to take, the Cubs have exited one and moved onto another. Or maybe shedded one skin like a snake is the better metaphor. Make up your own, I'm flexible...
Per Keith Law, it is a done deal, Cubs acquire RHP Jacob Turner from Marlins for a couple of minor leaguers. Love this pickup for Chicago. While we don’t yet know who those prospects are, the fact that Law loves this trade suggests that they aren’t major prospects – and I don’t think he’s one... Read more »
Ahh, good to have ol’ Cub Baseball back. Anthony Rizzo pelting the pea all over the field, youngster Asmirendy Alcantra flying a hole in the wind………..Edwin Jackson……doing…..whatever it is he does. The Cubs started “The second half” of the season very much the way they played the first half- A very kaleptic bag of confidence... Read more »
half the Cubs played like they were double parked and way too eager to get going on their 5 day All-Star Break. Some Cubs stuck around and tried to make a game of it. But a 7-0 lead is a hard hole to dig out of and the Cubs simply didn’t have enough paws on... Read more »
So it was a very infant Friday night. The Cubs were putting the finishing touches on a very exciting win. Justin Ruggiano, who has been stuffing it up my giggy since I called him one of the worst players in the game…Ooops. Mea culpa, just drove in Asmirendy Alcantara and the Cubs had a victory... Read more »
It can go all pear shaped all too quickly. Coming off one of their better games of the year and being inspired by the first of what Cub fans hope are a train full of talented prospects. The Cubs took the field against the Atlanta Braves feeling pretty good about themselves. In fact, the Cubs... Read more »
On a cloudy yet wonderful day, the Cubs managed to put all the flotsam and jetsam of “trades” and “plans” and actually play a ball game. Battlefield appointed Ace Jake Arrieta took the mound and didn’t look out of place. Meanwhile the Cubs actually filed some offense. Throw in the fact that there wasn’t a... Read more »
UPDATE (5:00 PM): The Cubs have sent Kyle Hendricks down and will keep Arismendy Alcantara up for now, according to Carrie Muskat. – John UPDATE #2: Anthony Rizzo was voted into the All-Star Game and as I said earlier on Twitter, Cubs fans should vote for him not just because he is a Cub, but... Read more »