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First Names Off the Board

In Uncategorized by Rice Cube3 Comments

Here we are, the week after Thanksgiving and before the Winter Meetings, and very little has happened not just for the Cubs, but for all of MLB. I think we don’t have to officially freak out until after the Winter Meetings have concluded, or maybe not even until Spring Training since the rhymes-with-schmollusion is delaying free agent deals in recent …

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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, VizcaĆ­no was on …

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Quick Cubs Roster Check

In Commentary And Analysis by Rice Cube53 Comments

By the time this publishes the Cubs might decide to finally designate Jason Heyward for assignment, but for now he’s safe on the 40-man roster, which will likely also be updated soon: Per the prior status check, the roster should be at 36, but for some reason I’m counting 37, and if we remove Esteban Quiroz and Jared Young as …

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Way Too Early Roster Cleanup

In Commentary And Analysis by Rice Cube33 Comments

Having just done a new podcast episode with our favorite jabronis (jabronii?), and with the Wild Card series concluded by the time most of you actually read this shit, I figured it would be good to take a look at the roster as it stands now and figure out exactly how many spots we can realistically expect to be open …