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About Spending…

In Major League Baseball, Other Topics, Transactions by Rice Cube26 Comments

I know AC (and others) are very antsy for the Cubs, and anyone in MLB for that matter, to stop their faux collusion and start spending already, but the calendar is the calendar and both the agents/players and the owners/front offices are in a staring contest at the moment before the Winter Meetings in a couple weeks. I was going …

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The Roster Check Before the Storm

In Commentary And Analysis, Major League Baseball, Minor Leagues, Transactions by Rice Cube96 Comments

The Cubs did make their transactions prior to the nontender deadline, and the 40-man roster is at 37 for the moment: As we said in prior posts and in the latest Dreamcast, there were some very obvious nontender candidates, and it wasn’t too surprising to see the three names on the announcement. As stated in Bastian’s rundown, Vizca√≠no was on …

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Counterpoint: It’s OK to Root for Chapman to Be Good at Baseball

In Commentary And Analysis, Transactions, Unobstructed Views by JonKneeV35 Comments

From the comments, the acquisition of Aroldis Chapman is pretty polarizing. I, in fact, was part of that camp until I looked more into what did/didn’t happen and tried to think about how much it all matters to us as fans of a baseball team.¬†Myles wrote up his take on Chapman from a baseball and personal perspective. I’ll leave out …

Better Know a Cub: Mike Montgomery, LHP

In Better Know a Cub, Transactions by JonKneeV53 Comments

Today’s an off day and what better way to spend it then discussing the recent trade between the Chicago Cubs and Seattle Mariners. The Cubs sent off 1B/DH Dan Vogelbach and RHP Paul Blackburn in return for LHP Mike Montgomery and RHP Jordan Pries. We’ll spend this post focusing on the more prominent name in Montgomery. Mike was drafted out …

Cubs Hot Stove 7.18.2016

In News And Rumors, Transactions, Uncategorized by JonKneeV28 Comments

With the deadline looming less than two weeks from today, the Cubs rumors are heating up. Theo and Jed Hoyer are almost assuredly going to make some kind of roster moves to improve the team. We’ve discussed in the comments quite extensively Andrew Miller and what we would/wouldn’t like to give up. Here are some updates: Andrew Miller is still …

Cubs sign Jason Heyward

In News And Rumors, Transactions by dmick89131 Comments

It appears as though the Cubs have signed Jason Heyward.  Multiple sources indicate Heyward has indeed chosen Cubs over Cards, Nats. — Gordon Wittenmyer (@GDubCub) December 11, 2015 And from Heyman. Cubs get heyward — Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) December 11, 2015 Wow. That's so awesome. More to come.  Though the signing is not yet confirmed by the Cubs, the contract …

Cubs Offseason Update

In Major League Baseball, Minor Leagues, News And Rumors, Transactions by JonKneeV149 Comments

Moar Awardz Cubs bring home the hardware Cy Young – Jake Arrieta (169); Zack Greinke (147); Clayton Kershaw (101) Rookie of the Year – Kris Bryant (150, unanimous); Matt Duffy (70); Jung Ho Kang (28) Manager of the Year – Joe Maddon (124); Mike Matheny (87); Terry Collins (49) Esurance MLB Awards Best Starting Pitcher: Jake Arrieta Best Rookie: Kris …

The Cubs’ offseason plans

In Commentary And Analysis, Transactions, Uncategorized by myles15 Comments

Not that the Cubs have been eliminated from the postseason, it's time to look towards 2016. This will be a short post on some of the relevant things. Should the Cubs re-sign Dexter Fowler? Here are dmick's thoughts on this issue. I'd just extend a QO to him, expect him to decline it, and reap the 1st round pick reward (for …