Category: Chicago Cubs

A Bold Cubs Offseason Prediction

A Bold Cubs Offseason Prediction
It became clear at the end of the 2020 season that the Chicago Cubs were looking to make a few changes to mix things up with the core of their roster that remains from the 2016 championship team. The last four years have not finished the way the Cubs would like, and their offense has... Read more »

Who has the better Hall of Fame credentials: Paul Konerko or Mark Grace?

Who has the better Hall of Fame credentials: Paul Konerko or Mark Grace?
Paul Konerko’s name appears on the 2020 ballot for induction into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown. He’s one of the most beloved players in White Sox history. He hit clutch home runs, drove in key runs and was consistently in the heart of the Sox batting order for a decade. Perhaps most... Read more »

3 Trades the Cubs Should Make This Winter

3 Trades the Cubs Should Make This Winter
The Chicago Cubs are at a crossroads and need to mix things up. So what do they do? Here are three trades they should make this winter. Jose Quintana to the Twins for Eddie Rosario Why the Twins do the deal:  The Twins want to win now. They’re in their window and have a good... Read more »
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The ongoing influence of the 1988 Chicago Cubs

The ongoing influence of the 1988 Chicago Cubs
Last night I read a piece on The Athletic about the Atlanta Braves that included a note that former Cubs infielder Luis Salazar had been let go as a minor league manager. I remember Salazar playing for the Cubs between 1989-1992, so this got me thinking. In 1988 the Chicago Cubs set a record when they sent six players... Read more »

Ryne Sandberg Back In The (Hair) Game

Ryne Sandberg Back In The (Hair) Game
Growing up, my favorite athletes in Chicago were Steve Larmer (hockey), Walter Payton and Mike Singletary (football) and Michael Jordan (basketball). But beyond those four, the one I adored the most was Ryne Sandberg. I collected his baseball cards; the first individual baseball card I purposefully saved my money to go buy was Ryno’s rookie... Read more »

5 Year Rear View Mirror: Looking Back At The Cubs 2012 MLB Draft

5 Year Rear View Mirror: Looking Back At The Cubs 2012 MLB Draft
Over the last week we’ve been taking a walk down memory lane – some good, some nightmares – with our annual 5 Year Draft Rewind series. Thus far, we have looked back at the 2012 draft classes of the: Chicago Blackhawks Chicago Bears Chicago Bulls Chicago White Sox Now, we’ll finish the series off by looking back at... Read more »
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Holiday Wish List: Chicago Cubs & White Sox

Holiday Wish List: Chicago Cubs & White Sox
Continuing on our series of holiday wishes for Chicago sports teams, we’ve already asked for specific moves by the Bears and Bulls. Now, let’s turn our attention to the two baseball teams in town. One just won the World Series for the first time in 108 years, and yet it’s the South Siders who have... Read more »

Predicting 2017 MLB Free Agent Landing Spots

Predicting 2017 MLB Free Agent Landing Spots
The Chicago Cubs won the World Series, and have had a parade for the ages. But on Monday, baseball’s general managers meet and the free agent market starts warming up. So let’s go ahead and jump into the mix with free agency predictions for the top players hitting the market this winter. Edwin Encarnacion, 1B... Read more »

I'm Taking My Mom To The World Series

I'm Taking My Mom To The World Series
I’m taking my mom to Game 3 of the World Series. At Wrigley Field. I grew up in a Cubs family. My grandma lived a long, wonderful life that impacted a lot of people. She loved the Cubs like so many other grandparents who have been talked and written about in the last few days.... Read more »
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Get Bob Uecker To The World Series!

Get Bob Uecker To The World Series!
Petition to replace Joe Buck with Bob Uecker on Fox World Series Broadcasts. UPDATE: JOE BUCK IS ON BOARD! Nothing would make me happier than to have Uecker in the booth. https://t.co/BWnpitDmGL — Joe Buck (@Buck) October 24, 2016 Yes, that’s a thing. Why Bob Uecker? He isn’t just a guy from some all-time great... Read more »