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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 …

2016 Cubs Payroll Update (12/12)

In Commentary And Analysis, News And Rumors, Transactions by dmick89

The Cubs had a busy week and it's been awhile since I updated the payroll chart. The contract terms for Jason Heyward aren't yet available so I just used his annual average value of the contract. Player 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 Jon Lester 25.00 25.00 25.00 25.00 25.00 25.00     Jason Heyward 23.00 23.00 23.00 …

Cubs sign Jason Heyward

In News And Rumors, Transactions by dmick89

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 …

Winter Meetings 12/7 through 12/10

In Facepalm, News And Rumors, Transactions, Unobstructed Views by JonKneeV

The Winter Meetings start today. This year, the Winter Meetings are in Nashville. Nashville is on Central time so expect any news to drop during more normal hours of the day than last year. The hot stove is already cooking and quite a few rumors have already begun in regards to your Chicago Cubs. What happened since the last update? …

Cubs Offseason Update

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

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 myles

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 …

Cubs trade Vizcaino for La Stella

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For those of you keeping track, that brings Paul Maholm‘s total value to the Cubs to Tommy La Stella, but we had to throw in some IFA slot money (we got one back to make the numbers work). The trade makes sense to me. Arodys might have a future as a power reliever, but that’s an area the Cubs are …