Marc Hulet’s Top 10 prospects

In Minor Leagues, Projections by myles

I'm not a huge fan of the Hulet rankings, but they are still worth something. His Cubs list is right here, and it's interesting at the end. 1. Javier Baez (70) 2. Kris Bryant (70) 3. Albert Almora (65) 4. Jorge Soler (60) 5. Arismendy Alcantara (60) 6. Pierce Johnson (55) 7. C.J. Edwards (55) 8. Dan Vogelbach (55) The …

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Nuts on Clark? and other randomness

In Commentary And Analysis by andcounting

  Tim doesn't really like Clark. He's not alone. I like the move, but that's me. I like the thought of appealing to kids because they're too young to know any better than to cheer for the Cubs. The rest of us have no excuse. The Cubs have no excuse not to spend more money than what they're spending. If …

Cubs Convention (AKA The Absolute High Point of the 2014 Season) This Weekend

In Commentary And Analysis by aisle424

Cubs fans will come from near and far to the Sheraton downtown to stand in ridiculously long autograph lines, pack ballrooms to catch a glimpse of former Cubs middle-relievers, and ask really stupid questions when given the opportunity. It's the Cubs Convention! Typically, I've broken down the various sessions and made little jokes, but I'm not going to do that because …

Javier Baez and projections

In Commentary And Analysis, Projections by dmick89

It's the season of projections and they're all starting to come out or already have. About ten days ago I was looking at Javier Baez's page on Fangraphs and saw that Oliver projected him to have a .336 wOBA (109 wRC+) and 4.2 fWAR. Of course, about 15 runs of that was defense and from what we know, Baez isn't …

Cubs Biggest Fucking Move of Fucking Offseason is a Stupid Fucking Mascot

In Commentary And Analysis by aisle424

Fuck the Cubs. Fuck Crane Kenney. Fuck whichever of Crane Kenney's dipshit fucking minions came up with Clark the fucking bear. This is fucking embarassing. Like it's not bad enough to be stuck being a fan of a horseshit team thats own ass-backwards mismanagement forced it to be the only fucking baseball team that regularly played in the daytime as a kid. …

Are the Cubs 29th of 30?

In Commentary And Analysis by myles

The topic du jour in the Cubs Blogosphere is the Passan "hit" piece on the Cubs. To whit: Brett's take: Let’s be clear on some things: no one could, or should, argue that it isn’t deeply disappointing that the Cubs are where they are right now, in terms of big league competitiveness. We’re five years removed from the last relevant …

Our Ballots for the OV HOF Vote Explained

In Commentary And Analysis by aisle424

We held our own balloting a few weeks ago where we pretended that we were the BBWAA and were allowed to vote for the Hall of Fame.  We elected Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine, Frank Thomas, and Mike Piazza (the rest of the results can be found here). Originally we planned to also publish and explain our ballots, but then we never …

On Sammy Sosa and the Hall Of Fame

In Commentary And Analysis by berselius

I stopped giving a damn about the Hall of Fame years ago, save for one player. I wanted Ron Santo in the Hall Of Fame because I thought he deserved it, but also because I loved Ronnie so much and he wanted it so badly. I'm glad they finally called his name, despite the fact that they insultingly did it …

Ken Gurnick: Professional Asshole

In Commentary And Analysis by myles

I'm not going to link it, because that would be giving him publicity he doesn't deserve. Instead, I'll just copy and paste Gurnick's "reasoning" behind his HOF ballot. KEN GURNICK, Dodgers beat reporter Morris Morris has flaws — a 3.90 ERA, for example. But he gets my vote for more than a decade of ace performance that included three 20-win …