Posts tagged "Cubs"

Cubs Buying Rooftops Would Solve A Lot of Problems

Cubs Buying Rooftops Would Solve A Lot of Problems
As we were watching the Royals jump out in front of the Giants in Game 2 of the World Series (and ultimately tie the series at 1), David Kaplan dropped a pretty significant piece of news on us.  In short, the relationship between the Ricketts family and the rooftop owners is getting better, and the... Read more »

Cubs Will Look to Fortify the Roster to Compete in 2015

Cubs Will Look to Fortify the Roster to Compete in 2015
As the season winds down, with the World Series getting set to begin, the most anticipated off-season of the Epstein/ Hoyer era is just around the corner.  Next season will be the first that the Cubs make a conscious and concerted effort to win, with the expressed goal being to win the NL Central.  While... Read more »

Cubs 40 Man Roster Likely to See Significant Turnover

Cubs 40 Man Roster Likely to See Significant Turnover
This off-season is one that the Cubs, front office and business operations alike, and the team’s fans have been pointing to as a time to step forward.  The business staff is getting their much needed Wrigley renovation and the WGN portion of the games will be contracted at some point.  As far as the baseball... Read more »
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Rundown on Anthony Rizzo and Starlin Castro Injuries (UPDATES)

Rundown on Anthony Rizzo and Starlin Castro Injuries (UPDATES)
In the last week, both of the Cubs’ top players have undergone injuries.  Anthony Rizzo has missed a week with back discomfort and tonight Starlin Castro injured his ankle when sliding into home plate in the first inning when his spikes got caught in the dirt.  For both, there is some cause for immediate concern.... Read more »

Could the Cubs Non-Tender Travis Wood This Winter?

Could the Cubs Non-Tender Travis Wood This Winter?
At this time last season, the Cubs and their fans were hoping Travis Wood would be a long-term piece of the starting rotation.  Rolling the clock forward to this season, though, things have not gone as planned.  And with the Cubs looking to make a step forward into relevance in 2015, there may not be... Read more »

Dan Straily Primed to Make Cubs Debut

Dan Straily Primed to Make Cubs Debut
After today’s 6-2 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers, we found out that Dan Straily would be making his Cubs debut on Saturday at Citi Field against the Mets.  Straily was acquired from the A’s in the July 4th deal that sent Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel to Oakland for Straily, Addison Russell, and Billy McKinney.... Read more »
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For Cubs, 2015 Pitching Auditions Already Underway

For Cubs, 2015 Pitching Auditions Already Underway
At this point, it should be clear that the Cubs are not willing to be doormats in the NL Central in 2015.  Claiming Cole Hamels on trade waivers last week is a clear illustration of the game plan for next season.  Adding at least one, and possibly more, high end pitchers to team with the... Read more »

Josh Byrnes was Fired (What are the Cubs implications?) -- UPDATE: Padres ask for permission to interview McLeod

Josh Byrnes was Fired (What are the Cubs implications?) -- UPDATE: Padres ask for permission to interview McLeod
Josh Byrnes is out as the general manager of the San Diego Padres. Or as Tom Loxas put it: Shit, I knew about Byrnes yesterday. Thought everyone did? Ooops. — TomLoxas (@TomLoxas) June 22, 2014 The Padres have been a mess in terms of ownership situation for a while now. The failed attempt by Jeff... Read more »

Gunther's Barely Informed Day 3 Recap (Picks 31-40)

Gunther's Barely Informed Day 3 Recap (Picks 31-40)
World Series Dreaming has spent over a week looking back at the front office’s self proclaimed Super Bowl. Here is all the thoughts that we have put into blog form so far: Rice Cube’s Day 1 Quickie Recap My first impressions on the Kyle Schwarber/Justin Stinnett picks My look back on Day 2 Rice’s recap... Read more »
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Way Too Early Thoughts about Schwarber and the 2014 Draft

Way Too Early Thoughts about Schwarber and the 2014 Draft
Evaluating drafts days or months after in any sport is a terrible idea. Evaluating baseball drafts after the first day is an even worse idea, but the Cubs had a very interesting first day of the 2014 day. However, yesterday was an extremely interesting day in terms of the Cubs draft strategy. The Cubs clearly... Read more »