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A look at the sometimes conflicting goals of minor league stats and development paths: Javier Baez, Kris Bryant, Albert Almora, and Mike Olt

A look at the sometimes conflicting goals of minor league stats and development paths: Javier Baez, Kris Bryant, Albert Almora, and Mike Olt
We hope that his fate changes with the Diamondbacks, but the ultimate failure of Brett Jackson as a prospect in the Cubs organization highlights a significant difference between the current development staff and the one led by the Cubs past regime. The examples are numerous.  Jackson, Josh Vitters, Corey Patterson, and Felix Pie immediately come... Read more »

Dream on. and dream until your dreams come true. Cubs 16. Red Sox 9.

Dream on. and dream until your dreams come true. Cubs 16. Red Sox 9.
Corner turned? Happy days again back at Clark and Addison?  With the major league club playing better ball and good to great news coming from the minor leagues on a daily basis, it’s actually been fun to be a Cub fan these days. Of course, there’s still the standings and the fact that these games... Read more »

Why did you keep writing the book if you didn't know what it was about? Cubs 7 Pirates 3.

Why did you keep writing the book if you didn't know what it was about? Cubs 7 Pirates 3.
The great thing about baseball is there’s usually a game the next day to erase whatever happened before. Last night, the Cubs couldn’t hit a bull in the rear with a snow shovel. Tonight, Anthony Rizzo took the third Francisco Liriano pitch he saw and deposited it 400 feet into the last row of the... Read more »
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Just like Crazy Otto. Just like Wolfman Jack. Giants 5 Cubs 0.

Just like Crazy Otto. Just like Wolfman Jack. Giants 5 Cubs 0.
We take a brief respite from all the Jeff Samardzija rumors to inform you that the Cubs didn’t hit and the Cubs didn’t win….. Oay there was a little more to it than that. The Giants and the Cubs wrapped up a series with one of the most painful to watch games you’ll ever experience.... Read more »

Mitch Yost should get back in the game. Padres 4 Cubs 3.

Mitch Yost should get back in the game. Padres 4 Cubs 3.
On an agonizingly slow Sunday, the Cubs blinked and saw their 1-0 lead turn to a 4-1 deficit and were as equally slow an agonizing in trying to get back into the game. Turns out, the Cubs wouldn’t get back into the game, losing 4-3, and taking a split series 2-2 with the Padres before... Read more »

Staring at a grey sky, trying to paint it blue. Cubs 6 Yankees 1.

Staring at a grey sky, trying to paint it blue. Cubs 6 Yankees 1.
What looked like a game that might have to be eked out between thunderstorms became one of the more impressive wins of the Cubs calendar year.  Playing extra small ball, taking advantage of the other teams’ mistakes the Cubs found all kinds of ways to take down Baseball’s Godzilla- Masahiro Tanaka, in hanging his first... Read more »
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Hey Dare. Ho Dare. Ya hey hey! Cubs 4 Brewers 2

Travis Wood took the bump for the Cubs trying to erase his worst start of the year in which he gave up 8 runs in just four innings of work. Ick...
Cubs went to their score just enough, let the starting pitcher pretend he’s the best starting pitcher on Earth routine, and hope that it’s enough act for the third day in a row. It failed Jeff Samardzija. It went the right way for Edwin Jackson. How would it work out for Travis Wood? Let’s go... Read more »

This room smells like hotel illness. Braves 3 Cubs 2.

This room smells like hotel illness. Braves 3 Cubs 2.
Not to complain about doing my job. But the Cubs not only lost to the Braves 3-2 Friday night, they ruined a very simple wrap.  Here was the wrap. “Mike Olt hit a home run. Jason Hammel let in two runs. Cubs lost.” That was it. That was the entire wrap. Because that’s all there... Read more »

Back to that same ol' place…. White Sox 3 Cubs 1.

Back to that same ol' place…. White Sox 3 Cubs 1.
So…. What to make of Monday night’s frigid affair between Chicago’s baseball teams North and South?  A classic duel  between the some of the league’s elite pitchers? Perhaps. A study in two poorly balanced, majorly flawed lineups? Possibly. A mixture of the two? That’s probably it. Yes the White Sox did enter the game with... Read more »
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Somewhere, somehow Luis Valbena needs to continue to play

Somewhere, somehow Luis Valbena needs to continue to play
Fans want to see Mike Olt play.  I can understand that.  He represents the future — a future that promises better days for the Cubs.  Luis Valbuena, on the other hand, represents the painful part of the rebuild.  He’s the guy who got dumped from another team, picked up on waivers, and found his way... Read more »
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