There are certainly reasons to be hopeful about the near-term pitching impact in the farm system, and the Cubs sure do need it.
It’s been a positive experience overall, I gotta say.
WOW. Fire up that rivalry!
A few quick hits while we take in the convention.
Another depth signing.
Even just with the remaining free agents, you could build a playoff contender.
I still think there are obvious needs here, but in fairness, let’s put on a positive cap (to the left) and take a different look.
Could you stomach it? Could you have fun with it?
There’s a far more logical explanation why rumors about the Cubs are still out there.
I didn’t necessarily love Allen for the Cubs, but the options are thinning.
The Cubs’ Chairman and Owner speaks on the topics hot on everyone’s mind. Will you leave satisfied?
Jed Hoyer Speaks: Payroll Level, Internal Improvements, Bullpen, Russell’s Conditional Second-Chance, More
Is the payroll level sufficient? Concerns about the bullpen? Russell’s standing?
There was a disconnect with the players, sure, but it’s not as if these guys had some fundamental rift with the front office on this.
MLBits: More Rule Changes Coming? Improving Attendance, Future Hall-of-Famers, Bryant vs. Rizzo, More
Who’s having the better year at the plate, Rizzo or Bryant?
The Cubs’ new pitching coach comes at things from such a different perspective that it gets me excited.
The reports about the White Sox offering only seven years and $175 million are not accurate, he says. And he’s ticked about it.
Time is a flat circle.
This is a surprising and dispiriting development.
Machado would be 32 – THIRTY-TWO – in the final year of that contract.
It’s another ugly report on this front, but another one into which the desperately hopeful could poke holes.
A Mike Trout free agency would be fun, right?
Guys like Jose Iglesias and Freddy Galvis have remarkably similar profiles to the player Addison Russell has been.
The 1908 Cubs logo will always be among my favorites.
Like, that question is not going to happen? Or Joe knows for sure the Cubs are definitely out?
Maybe this will get the ball rolling for mystery teams that want to play off of that offer …
I like it. I like this rotation. I really do.
There’s still a good bit to be sorted out.
The dude sure looks the part, and the power has shown the last couple years. But it comes with plenty of strikeouts.