Tag: Kris Bryant

Cubs Torn Down to the Studs

Cubs Torn Down to the Studs
Yesterday was hard. No other way to describe what happened. Watching the greatest Chicago Cubs team in my life time being sold off piece by piece was painful. Even though I knew this was going to happen, I was still in a bit of shock. Yesterday a part of me died each time someone from... Read more »

The Unnecessary Rebuild

The Unnecessary Rebuild
I…think I’m upset. I admit I’m a bit miffed at him (and certain other folks) for his decisions in the midst of a global health crisis, but like Nick Shepkowski wrote earlier, I have many fond memories of Anthony Rizzo on the Chicago Cubs. A good portion of that has to do with the part... Read more »

We sure could use some news, eh?

We sure could use some news, eh?
Today actually didn’t suck, and in many ways I think the school I work for does things so much better than other schools in Chicago.  Obviously things could be better (I’d prefer not to have to keep students from trying to kill each other) but compared to some other stories I’ve hard in CPS schools,... Read more »
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The Countdown to Bryant Day

The Countdown to Bryant Day
The other day, I did a non-scientific bit of “research” regarding when clubs decided to promote their top prospects, or if not top prospects, then eventual impact players.  I was mostly just bored but it was still an interesting exercise and showed that the Cubs aren’t the only ones being “prudent” or “cheap” when it... Read more »

A Thought Exercise

A Thought Exercise
Let’s talk about Kris Bryant really quickly.  In fact, let’s watch a video of Theo Epstein talking about Kris Bryant from last month before we keep going… Okay, now that we’re caught up, let’s remember that Tom Ricketts and Theo Epstein had a plan and they’re sticking to it.  There are various statements within this... 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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The Cubs' New Generation "K"

The Cubs' New Generation "K"
For a decade at the start of the millennium the Cubs were known for their pitchers leading the league in strikeouts. The Cubs actually were the MLB leaders in pitching strikeouts from 2001 to 2008. This year they are poised to lead the world in strikeouts while standing in the batters box versus on the... Read more »

While My Agent Gently Weeps...

While My Agent Gently Weeps...
As recently as maybe in the last minute (okay, so it was probably just a few days ago), super-agent Scott Boras was stumping for his client (that’s his job, so that’s reasonable) to get called up to the majors in September.  Of course, you probably know the client, Kris Bryant, by his $6.7MM smile and... Read more »

Waiting For Bryant

Waiting For Bryant
The Cubs killed a few baseballs Friday night in St. Louis, marking one of the most entertaining games in recent Cub fan memories since…well, probably sometime last week actually.  It has been an incredibly splendid time to be a Cubs fan despite their non-contender status and their still-in-progress building process.  The time will come, and... Read more »
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Pondering a 2015 Cubs Contender

Pondering a 2015 Cubs Contender
Anno wrote a blog on our mother ship today that was thought-provoking.  That’s kind of a nice way for me to say he’s a bit nuts without getting fired, but there’s a rational explanation for his madness too.  Now I know that it is premature to put all our hopes in the Cubs’ farmhands, but... Read more »