Tag: John Arguello

Arizona Fall League Preview – Pitchers and Coaches

Arizona Fall League Preview – Pitchers and Coaches
Good morning! This afternoon starts another Arizona Fall League, which will kick off Cubs Den’s exclusive coverage of the off-season leagues. Today, we preview the pitchers and coaches assigned to the Mesa Solar Sox. Bailey Clark, RHP As Bailey Clark continues to make his way through the Cubs’ minor league system, the biggest question surrounding... Read more »

Arizona Fall League Preview – Position Players

Arizona Fall League Preview – Position Players
Good morning! Tomorrow starts another Arizona Fall League, which will kick off Cubs Den’s exclusive coverage of the off-season leagues. Today, we preview the position players assigned to the Mesa Solar Sox. Trent Giambrone, INF/OF For those who enjoyed the seemingly out-of-nowhere rise of David Bote, they will no doubt try to draw comparisons of... Read more »

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: Help us hit the $5K goal, Splits, and the NL Central

Myles Monday Meltdown: Help us hit the $5K goal, Splits, and the NL Central
This past week, I drove with my fiancee to meet up with some of my other family who were vacationing on Vancouver Island. If you haven’t had the opportunity to get to that part of the world, I would highly recommend it. Beautiful scenery and the people couldn’t have been nicer. However, their brand of... Read more »

Anarchists' Brunch: The One And Only

Anarchists' Brunch: The One And Only
One thing I've noticed about this week, as everyone has paid tribute to John Arguello, is not just the respect and admiration for the man that everyone here has, but the joy. It's only been a year, and in some ways it feels like yesterday and in others a decade or more since John stepped on a rainbow. And usually in that time the pain and wounds are still pretty fresh, and they are for everyone here. But they're so much smaller than they could be because of the joy, the way this place that John created enhanced our fandom, made the Cubs more enjoyable, rounded out our fandom. There are certainly worse ways to be remembered, to have made something everyone loved to begin with even better. To connect us even more strongly to that which was already a big part of our lives...

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 »
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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 »

Words for John

Words for John
I’ve had a year to think about these words, and I am not sure it was enough time. It has been exactly 365 days since the founder of this site, John Arguello, fought his final battle to a tie. John was a gifted writer and unique voice in the baseball world. He had worked hard... Read more »

All Stars Show Difference Regime Change Made

All Stars Show Difference Regime Change Made
Okay, the flag flying next to the scoreboard is irrefutable proof that the change from well liked and respected baseball man Jim Hendry to former wunderkids Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer was correct. There has been little doubt of that fact for a while. And sure, Hendry’s first swing at the apple came the closest... Read more »
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Merry Christmas from Cubs Den

Merry Christmas from Cubs Den
Happy Holidays, Denizens. With just over a week left of 2017, we’re taking a couple of days off around Christmas to slow down and reflect a little. It’s been a monumental time for us, not just as site, but as people. We lost not only the founder of Cubs Den, but a friend, mentor, and... Read more »