Cubs Insider Q&A With David Kaplan: Part 2

Cubs Insider Q&A With David Kaplan: Part 2
In the first installment of the Cubs Insider interview with David Kaplan, we talked about the Cubs’ recent moves, the obsolescence of the Core Four moniker, and how the Theo/Jed plan is working. In part two, we lead off with the front office moves that turned Kap’s stomach, the end of the road for WGN... Read more »

Greg Maddux Loved to Pitch...Literally

Greg Maddux Loved to Pitch...Literally
It’s been said that if you love what you do, you’ll never work a day in your life. If that’s true, then Greg Maddux was basically unemployed for over two decades. The superlatives of his career have been laid out before and will surely be recited ad nauseam during this, his Hall of Fame Induction... Read more »

Greg Maddux Was Very Good with Cubs, but Should Go into Hall of Fame as a Brave

Greg Maddux Was Very Good with Cubs, but Should Go into Hall of Fame as a Brave
Greg Maddux was one of the greatest pitchers of his era, perhaps the greatest control pitcher of all time, and was a shoo-in for the Hall of Fame in his first time on the ballot. And while there was maybe a little controversy over the fact that Mad Dog earned only 555 of 571 votes... Read more »
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Cubs Arrieta Trade Bait? More Likely a Piece Moving Forward

Cubs Arrieta Trade Bait? More Likely a Piece Moving Forward
The Tribune’s Fred Mitchell casually threw out the notion that starter Jake Arrieta was now taking his turn as current Cubs trade bait.  Complete with a poll on whether the Cubs should deal Arrieta. That headline, however, more likely served as a case of severe click bait. Am I completely ruling out the Cubs could... Read more »

Why Did the Cubs Send Neil Ramirez Down?

Why Did the Cubs Send Neil Ramirez Down?
The @Cubs recall RHP Blake Parker from Triple-A Iowa; option RHP Neil Ramirez to Triple-A. — MLBRosterMoves (@MLBRosterMoves) July 26, 2014 The Cubs sent down their best reliever today in a surprise move, and this led to a lot of reactions. Some cracked the usual jokes about the Cubs manipulating service time or vying for... Read more »

Don't Expect All the Hyped Cubs Prospects to Make It

Don't Expect All the Hyped Cubs Prospects to Make It
With the Cubs doing their best to load their farm system with as many elite hitting prospects as humanly possible, a lot of fans have been downright giddy about the potential of the future. And rightfully so. These guys have a ton of talent. On the other side of it, many have shown their own... Read more »
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Are You Comfortable with Winning at All Costs?

Are You Comfortable with Winning at All Costs?
Let me first say that I’m at least as competitive as the next guy. I quit playing on a work softball team that included many of my friends to join another with total strangers just to win a few more games and a free t-shirt. But, that said, there are other aspects of sports and... Read more »

Cubs Insider Q&A With David Kaplan

Cubs Insider Q&A With David Kaplan
Opinionated, knowledgeable, vocal, passionate. If you had only four words to describe Dave Kaplan, those would have to move their way to the top of the list. For two decades, Kap has been bringing us his takes—and listening to ours—on all things Chicago sports, most often the Cubs. His Twitter exchanges with fans are legendary. As host of pre- and... Read more »

Rays Could Deal With Cubs, Jays Wish They Would Have

Rays Could Deal With Cubs,  Jays Wish They Would Have
While the Cubs try to unload Edwin Jackson, (good luck with that) there is a chance they could still make some other minor deals by the July 31 deadline. One team, the Rays, may still be trying to figure out whether they are buyers or sellers in the market. Or both. As it was put... Read more »
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How Much of an Impact do the MLB Competitive Balance Picks Make?

How Much of an Impact do the MLB Competitive Balance Picks Make?
For those of you who are not aware, under the last MLB Collective Bargaining Agreement, a so-called Competitive Balance Round was added to the Rule 4 draft. Under this new rule, the 15 teams with the smallest market sizes (as determined by metropolitan area and a few other factors) are entered into a lottery to... Read more »
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