The landscape grows more challenging by the day, but the upside is still so enormous.
Category: Chicago Cubs News
Pretty great year, all things considered, for the Cubs’ top draft pick.
So, he didn’t win. But that’s OK. This is still really awesome.
Whatever happens tonight, the Cubs weren’t the Cubs in 2018 without Javy Baez.
At least baseball broadcast rights are still quite valuable.
I’ve got a soft spot for guys who should have been unanimous award winners.
We’re getting close to the end.
Another possible hitch in the Cubs’ plans. Maybe a significant one.
Joe Maddon was not the NL’s Manager of the Year, but he certainly deserved the votes he got.
Doing nothing this offseason would be justifiable in a sense … and also completely unacceptable.
There is an obvious fit and Miller has been great … but boy was he down in 2018.
The Cubs really do have an excellent *volume* of legit prospects. They are, however, very thin on impact types.
It was a year of change at Wrigley Field, so this is a very cool look.
Let’s put some real numbers on this discussion of the Cubs’ ability to spend.
A reminder about how contract negotiations are impacted by the initial information out there in the world.
Things fell off for a lot of Cubs in the second half, and Schwarber was no exception. Also, the Cubs have pitching prospects!
*Maybe* it really just will be an opportunity to focus on 2019, and then take things from there.
Don’t bring your goofiness around Bryzzo, folks.
Yeah, Kris Bryant will do that to ya!
That’s gonna make people do some serious speculating.
Who’s ready to see Carlos Zambrano at Spring Training with the Cubs?! He’s trying to come back.
A well-deserved honor!
If you do some squinting, it could work. Bad contract swap, for example?
Sure sounds like big changes are coming. Again.
That would be three pitching coaches in three years if it’s true (when it’s already three hitting coaches in three years).
More from Theo Epstein on the urgency of now.
Jed Hoyer says the club is not ready to confirm its coaching staff just yet.
Theo Epstein Says Cubs Don’t Have Artificial Limitations on Spending – I Still Think Chilling is Advised
Whatever Epstein said or didn’t say, I’m really not sure how much you could take away from it. The front office doesn’t spill the beans.
Initial Steamer Projections Are Out: Bryant as NL’s Best, Step Back for Baez, Quintana Leading the Rotation, More
Some good, some bad, some weird.
This is admittedly a complicated, deeply important situation that is much bigger than the Cubs or one player. The club must get it right.