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Delayed Gratification, Or Why Haven’t the Cubs Spent Money Yet?

In Commentary And Analysis by Rice Cube53 Comments

There are a million things we can probably rehash about the whole thing where Shohei Ohtani basically wasted everyone’s time, but aside from acknowledging that the most consequential free agent in MLB history was the rate-limiting reagent for the offseason reaction here, let’s not do that rehash and instead figure out what the Cubs are doing (or not doing). Of …

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Dreamcast 79: Yellow Journalism

In by Rice Cube24 Comments

Nothing much happened during the Winter Meetings, and then Shohei Ohtani did his thing and the journalistic shit hit the fan, so we got together to talk about the aftermath of the Ohtani decision, the timeline of free agent excitement (or lack thereof), the various media failures that led to Bob Nightengale of all people calling them out on their …

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The “Deferred Spending” Plan

In Commentary And Analysis by Rice Cube68 Comments

We’ve gotten to the part of the Winter Meetings where some news (like, actual maybe sort of legitimate news) might be finally leaking out and making the various beat folks confident enough to say that the Cubs are likely out on Shohei Ohtani (who’s probably going to be a Dodger but let’s wait and see) and Juan Soto (who looks …

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Dreamcast 78: Shohei Hey!

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I decided to save “rapid unscheduled disassembly” for some other time when we finally see the Padres fire sale or something similarly spectacular, but we did get together just before Thanksgiving and after a very bad MLB decision occurred. Thankfully, in keeping with the theme of the holiday, nobody signed Shohei Ohtani right after we finished recording, so here we …

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Dreamcast 67: The Gigantic Rant

In by Rice Cube134 Comments

RC, AC, and berselius may have ranted the Cubs into a shocking comeback…or not, it could go either way. Topics include whether to buy, sell, or stand pat, trading the farm for a certain uberstar, and more. You can probably note the difference between when I take the time to edit the crap out of the podcast and when I …