Posts tagged "Cubs"

Cubs Brain Trust In a League of its Own

Cubs Brain Trust In a League of its Own
Occasionally, I feel a pang of stinging disappointment with regard to the Chicago Cubs, a nagging irritation beneath the persistent impatience. You likely feel it, too. These waves of uncertainty can visit at any time, triggered by a myriad of circumstances and conditions. Perhaps you’re watching a Cardinals game, or a duel between warring teams... Read more »

Preparing for Trade Season with the Leaked Astros Logs

Preparing for Trade Season with the Leaked Astros Logs
In case you missed it yesterday, the Houston Astros suffered something of a security breach, as a bunch of logs from last season’s trade deadline were leaked to the internet. Deadspin (who else?) posted them here, and I strongly suggest you read through them. There are some really juicy pieces in there, including a possible... Read more »

Starlin Castro's Shiny New Approach

Starlin Castro's Shiny New Approach
That’s Starlin Castro driving a baseball out to the deepest part of a very deep left-center field in Pittsburgh, an impressive display of power that has become an increasingly unsurprising sight from the young Cubs shortstop. Through 72 games this year Castro is triple-slashing a huge (for a shortstop) .287/.331/.484, bouncing back from a horrific... Read more »
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Nothing Has Changed for Javier Baez

Nothing Has Changed for Javier Baez
As Javier Baez’s strikeout rate has climbed higher into the stratosphere, there’s been a, ah, profound sense of uneasiness in the hearts of Chicago Cubs fans. No one really wants to plainly state it, but, well…Baez has been awful in AAA so far. Through his first 105 plate appearances this season, Baez has produced a... Read more »

Tommy's Notebook, Mesa Edition: Mike Olt Has A Very Quick Bat

Tommy's Notebook, Mesa Edition: Mike Olt Has A Very Quick Bat
I’ve been in Arizona this week golfing and watching baseball (though less of the latter than I’d like). I’ve seen a couple of Cubs games, and I’ve got a couple of thoughts to share that are too developed to share through twitter. (Which, by the way, follow me on Twitter at @TommyECook!) Cubs Notes Mike... Read more »

Chicago Cubs Rebuild: It's Been a Long, Hard Road Out of Hell

Chicago Cubs Rebuild: It's Been a Long, Hard Road Out of Hell
Have you ever seen something that you couldn’t really explain?  Something that just shot right through your retinas and burned itself indelibly into your gray matter? Or have you ever been frustrated by the general inability of life to simply go along with the plans you’ve laid out for yourself, almost like you’ve been placed... Read more »
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Cubs Prospects: First Basemen 2014 Goals

Cubs Prospects:  First Basemen 2014 Goals
The Cubs have one of the strongest systems in baseball, but a top prospect is never guaranteed to succeed. What do the current crop of Cubs prospects need to improve upon? Let’s take a look at the notable first basemen in the system: Dan Vogelbach, Rock Shoulders, and Dustin Geiger Dan Vogelbach 2014 Goal: Improved... Read more »

Theo and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat: Will it be Feast or Famine for Cubs?

Theo and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat: Will it be Feast or Famine for Cubs?
First, let me just say that Daylight Savings and the whole “spring forward” concept sucks.  Whew, had to get that off my chest. In a recent interview with 670 The Score, Cubs president, and card-carrying member of baseball’s intelligentsia, Theo Epstein channeled Bobby Flay: “I was shaking my head at the notion that we should... Read more »

So God Made a Cubs Fan

So God Made a Cubs Fan
First and foremost, I must give credit to the late, great radio man, Paul Harvey, who inspired this piece. As a kid growing up on a farm, we only picked up a few radio stations, so it was hard to miss Harvey’s iconic voice telling me the rest of the story on a daily basis.... Read more »
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Can Cubs Kids "Rig" a Title?

Can Cubs Kids "Rig" a Title?
Heady, composed, brash. These are just a few of the adjectives that have been used to describe some of the top Cubs prospects and their mental makeup. You regularly hear the chorus of doubt from the oft-burned Cubs fans and skeptical media. Many have trouble being convinced this group won’t fail as many (top Cubs prospects)... Read more »