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The Thing You Should Be Reading Today: Rany Jazayerli on the Cubs’ Rebuild, and the Coming Wave

The Thing You Should Be Reading Today: Rany Jazayerli on the Cubs’ Rebuild, and the Coming Wave

Folks will soon be buying into the Chicago Cubs as possible 2015 contenders.

by August 12, 2014 Analysis and Commentary
The GIF of the Day: Gary Sheffield and Javier Baez, Side By Side

The GIF of the Day: Gary Sheffield and Javier Baez, Side By Side

It’s a thing of freaking beauty. (But let’s talk about Sheffield versus Baez before anyone goes crazy.)

by August 8, 2014 Analysis and Commentary
Edwin Jackson’s Big Night, Bad Season, and Future With or Without the Chicago Cubs

Edwin Jackson’s Big Night, Bad Season, and Future With or Without the Chicago Cubs

He’s coming off his best start in a long time, but does it matter? What about the rest of his season? And what about trade rumors?

Javier Baez Promotion Analysis: Expectations, Roster Moves, Implications, Service Time, More

Javier Baez Promotion Analysis: Expectations, Roster Moves, Implications, Service Time, More

There are a number of angles to explore as we discuss today’s big news: Javier Baez is on the way.

by August 4, 2014 Analysis and Commentary
Discussing the Javier Baez Call-Up Situation, and the Possibility of an Extension

Discussing the Javier Baez Call-Up Situation, and the Possibility of an Extension

When might we see Baez in the big leagues, and is his situation sufficiently unique to merit pre-playing extension considerations?

Making Trades in August – The Waiver System, The Trade Candidates, and More

Making Trades in August – The Waiver System, The Trade Candidates, and More

The “Non-Waiver” Trade Deadline has passed, but that doesn’t mean there won’t be trades in August. It’s just trickier.

Trade Deadline Thoughts: The Big Deals, the Future, the Roster Changes, and the Impact to the Cubs

Trade Deadline Thoughts: The Big Deals, the Future, the Roster Changes, and the Impact to the Cubs

It was a huge day for the sport yesterday, and also a huge day for what happens in 2015.

Early Morning Short Primer: Why is it Called the “Non-Waiver” Trade Deadline Anyway?

Early Morning Short Primer: Why is it Called the “Non-Waiver” Trade Deadline Anyway?

Ever wonder what those extra words meant? And why today is some kind of deadline in the first place?

Through Three Starts, Tsuyoshi Wada Has Been Perfectly Tsuyoshi Wada

Through Three Starts, Tsuyoshi Wada Has Been Perfectly Tsuyoshi Wada

Which is to say, he’s not going to be an ace for the next decade. But that doesn’t mean he can’t be a nice 4/5 for a few years.

by July 29, 2014 Analysis and Commentary
On the Cardinals’ Competitive Balance Pick, and Theo Epstein’s Comments on the Same

On the Cardinals’ Competitive Balance Pick, and Theo Epstein’s Comments on the Same

The problem is not the Cardinals’ pick (which sucks). The problem is the system.

by July 24, 2014 Analysis and Commentary
Kyle Hendricks Was Once Again Impressive – Let’s Look at His Second Start

Kyle Hendricks Was Once Again Impressive – Let’s Look at His Second Start

How did the stuff play, and how did Hendricks get the results he got? Are we optimistic for the future?

by July 23, 2014 Analysis and Commentary
Javier Baez Was Solid at Second Base Last Night, Will Be There For “Several Days

Javier Baez Was Solid at Second Base Last Night, Will Be There For “Several Days

If Baez gets an extended look at second base, does it tell us anything about what’s coming?

Sorting Out the Chicago Cubs’ Roster Situation Coming Out of the Break

Sorting Out the Chicago Cubs’ Roster Situation Coming Out of the Break

Does Arismendy Alcantara stick around? For how long? And who else goes out?

by July 17, 2014 Analysis and Commentary
Happy Kyle Hendricks Day – What to Watch for in the Pitching Prospect’s Debut

Happy Kyle Hendricks Day – What to Watch for in the Pitching Prospect’s Debut

The 24-year-old righty faces the Reds today at 11:35am CT. Cookies!

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