Tag: Miguel Montero

#LetsGo #Cubs: A Fun Day at "New" Wrigley Field

#LetsGo #Cubs: A Fun Day at "New" Wrigley Field
Thanks to Ed Nickow, aka “Cubs in Haiku” (you can check out his blog on ChicagoNow here, and also follow him on Twitter), my son and I went to Wrigley Field this year much earlier than expected.  Usually I don’t get to go to games until the end of April at the earliest, and mostly... Read more »

The 2015 Cubs Convention in Pictures

Mr. Alcantara, I presume?
Hi guys!  So you’re probably wondering where we’ve been, and like Rice said a while back, we’ve decided to hang out mostly at our mother ship.  But since he’s technologically challenged and can’t get our gallery widget to work, we’re sharing pictures here.  You can also read Anno’s blogs about the bleacher construction delay and... Read more »

Catching Fire

Catching Fire
I’m a bit drunk right now after the school party (the students were gone, just us insane teachers so nobody panic) but I did catch up on the Twitters and I know the Chicago Cubs appear to have a reasonable-ish deal with David Ross: Sources: David Ross to #Cubs, two years, $5M. — Ken Rosenthal... Read more »
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The Incredible Expanding Strike Zone

The Incredible Expanding Strike Zone
There’s been a lot of talk about market inefficiencies and defensive shifting and all kinds of newfangled stuff ever since everyone first learned about the magic that is on-base percentage, thanks in part to Billy Beane (his weird trades this year notwithstanding).  As players get faster, stronger, and more athletic, and front offices get more... Read more »

Getting ready for a Montero/Castillo platoon

Getting ready for a Montero/Castillo platoon
While sifting through all the news about Jon Lester, we also learned that the Cubs are in trade talks with the Arizona Diamondbacks about one Miguel Montero: The return for Montero wouldn’t be big, reports Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports (twotweets). The DBacks would receive low level prospects with the Cubs assuming most or all... Read more »

Well maybe the Cubs don't really need a new catcher...? (UPDATES)

Well maybe the Cubs don't really need a new catcher...? (UPDATES)
There’s been a scarcity of news lately when it pertains to our Chicago Cubs, but we can start with this one as an old favorite, Henry Blanco, is back:   Per Twitter, Henry Blanco, aka Hank White, is back as #Cubs quality control coach. — WorldSeriesDreaming (@WSDreaming_Cubs) November 22, 2014 It’s a good thing, because... Read more »
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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 »