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Baseball Prospectus: Chicago Cubs Have the Top Farm System

Baseball Prospectus: Chicago Cubs Have the Top Farm System

Another feather in the system cap; the Cubs have impact and depth, and it’s going to be so much fun to follow this year.

by February 16, 2015 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
Should We Fear Tougher Offensive Environment for Cubs Youngsters? and Other Bullets

Should We Fear Tougher Offensive Environment for Cubs Youngsters? and Other Bullets

Is MLB getting tougher for young positional players? If so, does that disproportionately hurt the Cubs? Tentative answers: no, no.

At 81.5 Wins, You’re Taking the Over for the Cubs, Right? And Other Bullets

At 81.5 Wins, You’re Taking the Over for the Cubs, Right? And Other Bullets

I don’t think it’s an unreasonably low mark, but I think the Cubs are more likely to reach 82 wins this year than to finish .500 or worse.

by February 15, 2015 Chicago Cubs News, MLB News and Rumors
Mets Reportedly No Longer Looking to Deal a Pitcher- Possible Cubs Implications

Mets Reportedly No Longer Looking to Deal a Pitcher- Possible Cubs Implications

This could cut a number of ways. Clearer path for the Cubs to deal a back-end guy? Or is the market really bad?

by February 14, 2015 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
An Unfortunate Dispute About Ernie Banks’ Remains and Other Bullets

An Unfortunate Dispute About Ernie Banks’ Remains and Other Bullets

Banks may have wanted to be cremated and have his ashes scattered at Wrigley Field, but that hasn’t happened.

by February 14, 2015 Chicago Cubs News
MLB Reportedly Considering Shrinking the Strike Zone

MLB Reportedly Considering Shrinking the Strike Zone

The problem of the expanding bottom of the strike zone has likely been a significant factor in falling offensive production.

by February 13, 2015 MLB News and Rumors
Chicago Cubs Win the Gonzalez Germen Roster Derby: Clears Waivers, Outrighted to AAA

Chicago Cubs Win the Gonzalez Germen Roster Derby: Clears Waivers, Outrighted to AAA

The 27-year-old righty was on his fourth team of the offseason, and the Cubs were the first to successfully get him through waivers.

Lukewarm Stove: The Trouble With Opt-Outs, Cuban Stars, Chapman, Porcello, More

Lukewarm Stove: The Trouble With Opt-Outs, Cuban Stars, Chapman, Porcello, More

It turns out there’s another wrinkle to James Shields’ deal with the Padres: an opt-out clause.

by February 13, 2015 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
Wrigley Renovation Lawsuit: Rooftops Looking for a Temporary Restraining Order

Wrigley Renovation Lawsuit: Rooftops Looking for a Temporary Restraining Order

If you’re wondering what that means, and what comes next, here’s your rundown.

by February 13, 2015 Chicago Cubs News
Recalling Jake Arrieta One Year Ago, and Dreaming on the Next and Other Bullets

Recalling Jake Arrieta One Year Ago, and Dreaming on the Next and Other Bullets

One year ago today, the Cubs revealed that Jake Arrieta had shoulder tightness and wouldn’t break camp with the big league team. Think about where it all went from there.

by February 13, 2015 Analysis and Commentary, Chicago Cubs News
Cole Hamels May Yet Be Traded Before the Season Starts – Do the Cubs Make Any Sense?

Cole Hamels May Yet Be Traded Before the Season Starts – Do the Cubs Make Any Sense?

The Cubs had interest at one time, but things have changed since then. The Phillies would be best served making a deal soon, but will they actually do it?

by February 12, 2015 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
More on the Cubs Scouting Yoan Moncada, and On His Timeline

More on the Cubs Scouting Yoan Moncada, and On His Timeline

It still sounds like a decision is coming much sooner than would put the Cubs in the race.

by February 12, 2015 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
Stop What You Are Doing and Watch This Royals Fan Hype Video Immediately

Stop What You Are Doing and Watch This Royals Fan Hype Video Immediately

There are not words to properly describe the knowing absurdity of this video. I really want a Cubs version.

by February 12, 2015 MLB News and Rumors
James Shields Confirms That His Decision Came Down to the Padres and Cubs

James Shields Confirms That His Decision Came Down to the Padres and Cubs

The money was actually extremely close, and Shields chose the better fit. I still don’t register too much disappointment.

More on the Underrated, High-Upside Chicago Cubs Bullpen, and the Depth Discussion

More on the Underrated, High-Upside Chicago Cubs Bullpen, and the Depth Discussion

Sahadev Sharma gives the Cubs’ pen more love, and I start the discussion of how the Cubs sort through all of their depth.

by February 12, 2015 Analysis and Commentary
Another Prediction Has the Cubs as an 84-Win Team and Other Bullets

Another Prediction Has the Cubs as an 84-Win Team and Other Bullets

I don’t think you can really be all that accurate projecting win totals right now, but it’s interesting to see how many have the Cubs right there.

by February 12, 2015 Analysis and Commentary, Chicago Cubs News

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