What If Theo Epstein and Co. Had Tried to Win Now?

What If Theo Epstein and Co. Had Tried to Win Now?
There has been a lot of talk lately about the division between the two segments of Cubs fans; those who are supportive of the rebuilding plan, and those that disagree with the method of rebuilding and are downright frustrated. I wanted to put a new spin on it and offer my view. Let’s go back... Read more »

Cubs Fans Continue to Take Sides as Storm Clouds Gather on Horizon

Cubs Fans Continue to Take Sides as Storm Clouds Gather on Horizon
The latter part of last week was supposed to be a great time for me. I was headed back from a business trip in Florida and was going to spend the next three days shuttling my two kids (Addison, 7, and Ryne, 5) between my sister’s house in Columbus, IN and Indiana University in Bloomington,... Read more »

This Week in Cubs MiLB Baseball: Javier Baez Turning It Around

This Week in Cubs MiLB Baseball: Javier Baez Turning It Around
Week of 7/14-7/20 You wouldn’t have known it if you listened to any of the Round Rock-Iowa Cubs broadcast this weekend, but Javier Baez has quietly turned his season around after a horrendous first few months. After posting a .617 OPS through the month of April and striking out in nearly 40% of his plate... Read more »
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Love Him or List Him: Could the Cubs Property Brothers Sell High on Starlin Castro?

Love Him or List Him: Could the Cubs Property Brothers Sell High on Starlin Castro?
My wife loves to watch “reality” home makeover and flipping shows. Rehab Addict, Flip or Flop, and, of course, Love It or List It and Property Brothers. Naturally, I sometimes find myself watching along with her and I’ve learned a couple things. First, nearly everyone involved in the the flipping industry is far more good-looking... Read more »

What is Wrong With Travis Wood?

What is Wrong With Travis Wood?
Close observers of baseball weren’t exactly fooled by Travis Wood last season. Most of us were convinced he was good, but not that good. He certainly was at least a number 3 starter in a good rotation, but not the ace his numbers suggested. In 2013, Wood broke out in a big way. He posted... Read more »

When Will Cubs Shortstop Dominoes Begin To Fall?

When Will Cubs Shortstop Dominoes Begin To Fall?
The Cubs have themselves what we call a first world problem. As you well know by now, the Cubs have themselves an All-Star shortstop in Starlin Castro. Yet, they now also boast two overall top ten prospects in both Javy Baez and the recently acquired Addison Russell that also happen to reside at short. So... Read more »
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Exciting Tweets Regarding Cubs Prospects: Almora, Baez, McKinney

Exciting Tweets Regarding Cubs Prospects: Almora, Baez, McKinney
In case you don’t use Twitter here’s some stuff I noticed on Saturday morning. Don’t mind the labels in the first Javy Baez graph, I promise it’s K not BB. Here are some interesting tweets regrading some Cubs prospects as well as Starlin Castro. @Cubs Albert Almora’s last 33 games: .314/.345/.471, with just 16 K... Read more »

Cubs Leveraging the Incredible Disappearing Act of MLB Offense

Cubs Leveraging the Incredible Disappearing Act of MLB Offense
While I studied microeconomics and researched for this post, it seems the rest of you were watching the the Home Run Derby. Based on the reaction on my Twitter timeline, I’d guess it was a pitcher’s duel, at least during the 1-0 Scott Frazier win over Giancarlo Stanton. Not only did the Derby take like... Read more »

How the Cubs are Dealing with the Post-CBA Draft World

How the Cubs are Dealing with the Post-CBA Draft World
The Astros have a messy situation with Brady Aiken. With the window to sign the first overall pick closing, the situation has gotten ugly with agent, I mean advisor, Casey Close accusing the Astros of negotiating in bad faith. The Astros certainly have had a bad couple of months in terms of their public relations,... Read more »
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Cubs Prospects Profile: Jen-Ho Tseng (Scouting Report & Video)

Cubs Prospects Profile: Jen-Ho Tseng  (Scouting Report & Video)
Cubs Prospects Profile Cubs Insider original scouting report/video Name: Jen-Ho Tseng Age: 19 Acquired: 2013 IFA ($1.625 mil bonus) Height: 6’1″ Weight: 210 lb 2013 Stats: 62 1/3 IP, 2.74 ERA, 61 K, 8 BB, 55 H, 1.01 WHIP (Class A Kane County) Video The Delivery Out of the windup, Tseng takes a short side... Read more »
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