Hope Monster shirts

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Added a bunch of Hope Monster T-shirts to the store. Let me know if like the design or would like other, related designs: other text, specific comics, etc. http://www.cafepress.com/obstructed_view/10392101

Preseason Predictions, Revisited

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At the beginning of the year, we had our predictions. I thought I'd look at them here.   Berselius dmick89 AndCounting Josh GW Myles Aisley NLC Reds Reds Reds Brewers Cardinals Reds Reds NLE Nationals Nationals Braves Nationals Braves Nationals Braves NLW Dodgers Giants Dodgers Dodgers Dodgers Dodgers Giants WC1 Braves Cardinals Giants Cardinals Nationals Giants Nationals WC2 Cardinals Dodgers …

A snapshot of how depressing the Cubs are

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Sitrick had a nice tweet about how Starlin Castro (I first typed Stalin Castro and really thought about keeping it) leads the team among qualified Cubes in batting average. I wanted to see how that stacked up this year, and found that Castro is 29th among team-leaders. Adeiny Hechavarria is 30th and the only Marlin with enough PA to qualify. …

John Sickels’ 2013 midseason top 75 prospects

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Law came out with his earlier today and now it's John Sickels of Minor League Ball's turn. Below are the top Cubs prospects.  14. Javier Baez 18. Albert Almora 23. Jorge Soler 57. Arismendy Alcantara His list does not include 2013 draftees. 

Kuji Fujikawa out for the year with Tommy John Surgery

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Kyuji Fujikawa left Sunday's game with an apparent re-aggravation of his forearm injury. After taking an MRI yesterday, he was diagnosed with a torn ligament and is due for TJS. This is a real bummer – Fujikawa looked pretty good after coming back from his first injury. The Cubs have him signed through next season, at $4m, and have a …