Posts tagged "Prospects"

The Cubs are Coming

The Cubs are Coming
Prospects coming up, getting over their debut jitters, smashing the baseball long distances.  Pitchers actually doing their jobs in whatever role they’re put in.  So many options exist for the Chicago Cubs going forward that we actually argue about who’s going to play shortstop out of the bajillion elite shortstop prospects in the system, and... Read more »

It's Okay to Be a Bit Selfish, Right?

It's Okay to Be a Bit Selfish, Right?
Let’s begin by acknowledging that it is very difficult to accurately gauge baseball talent over the long term, and that the Cubs, despite having a Mr. Moneybags benefactor in Papa Ricketts, have their own set of financial restrictions, whether self-imposed or otherwise.  But from what we can tell over the bulk of the past three... Read more »

Ponderings in response to social media

Ponderings in response to social media
The 2015 Draft Picture So Far Folks on the Twitters and Facebooks were going a little wacky today, mostly in regards to the Cubs continuing to suck after their sweep at the hands of the Diamondbacks, and some with respect to MLB silliness.  I did my part by randomly inserting unwritten rules queries and whether... Read more »
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Javier Baez Moves Over (to 2B): What does it Mean?

Javier Baez Moves Over (to 2B): What does it Mean?
News about top Cubs prospect Javier Baez: Big news over in Round Rock. Iowa #Cubs shortstop Javier Baez starting at second base tonight. #PCL #MiLB — Tommy Birch (@TommyBirch) July 17, 2014   Javier Baez started at 2B tonight in Round Rock as mentioned in Behind the Ivy’s Minor League weekly update. The move sent... Read more »

Cubs Draft Summary, Rapid Reaction

Cubs Draft Summary, Rapid Reaction
For previous coverage, check out our Draft Preview, the summary for the first day, and Dabynsky’s reactions to Day 1 and Day 2.  GW at Obstructed View also has a great roundup of scouting reports and videos of most of the Round 11 through 40 picks. I just want to use this as a quick... Read more »

Dreamcast 37: The Chris Carpenter Edition

Dreamcast 37: The Chris Carpenter Edition
In today’s version of the Dreamcast, we salute the not-so-great Chris Carpenter, who went over to the Boston Red Sox in the Theo Epstein trade. We talk briefly about top prospects, depth, and not getting our hopes up too much even though there is plenty to be excited about for the future. We also talked... Read more »
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Finding our Matt Carpenter and Jon Jay

Finding our Matt Carpenter and Jon Jay
I’m going to break Daniel Okrent’s law. If you are not familiar the law goes something like this; “There’s nothing more interesting than your own rotisserie team and nothing less interesting than someone else’s.” Well I will break this rule by telling you about my fantasy team in the one pay league and the beginning... Read more »

Fear and Loathing in Prospecting

Fear and Loathing in Prospecting
We all have fears in life.  In baseball, the big fear is that your favorite team will be terrible and miss the playoffs.  In the case of the Cubs, that fear more often than not is borne in reality.  A huge part of that fear in the current incarnation of the Cubs is that all... Read more »

The Future of Cubs Pitching

The Future of Cubs Pitching
The Twitters were abuzz tonight with the news that the Cincinnati Reds and pitcher Homer Bailey were progressing towards an extension.  The MLB Trade Rumors blurb suggested that it would be around six years, $100MM, and for all intents and purposes it removes Bailey from the free agent market for pitching next offseason.  I look... Read more »
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Dreaming on Waves

Dreaming on Waves
Wednesday was a dark day for Cubdom as the pitcher that shall not be named choose the original evil empire over the new evil empire and the Cubs. Within hours news also broke that a breakdown in negotiations between the Cubs and rooftops had occurred. Thursday saw some circling of the wagons as various prospect... Read more »