Don’t Give the Cubs Your Money this Year and Here’s Why

By now you have heard about the Chicago Cubs white flag trade that gave away Yu Darvish for mere cents on the dollar. The move, when paired with the departure of Theo Epstein, shows the franchise certainly has a direction, down.

The Cubs are moving towards something- falling into a ditch. Darvish was acquired in the last winter offseason that saw the Cubs actually adding on and trying to improve. The last two or three Hot Stove Leagues saw them essentially stand pat, which was very frustrating, but still not as awful as this off-season, which is pure selling off and tearing down.

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Investment Analysis of the Most Expensive 1970s Baseball Cards

As expected, the top cards from this decade are dominated by rookie cards and also unsurprisingly the list is dominated by Topps pieces, with the company really having a stranglehold on the hobby during these earlier days.

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The Sports Bank 2020 Holiday Gift Guide

Thursday brings Thanksgiving, which means it’s almost Black Friday, and then the next day Small Business Saturday. Cyber Monday follows a week from tomorrow, but this year, amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s going to feel like almost all, or at least a majority, of holiday shopping will be done online.

Also, if  you want to know the history of the name Black Friday go here. It’s actually related to a post Civil War financial fraud scheme, not fiscal ledger sheets. Without further ado, let’s commence the holiday gift guide.

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Cubs Future Could Take Down Turn as Jed Hoyer Replaces Theo Epstein

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As Chicago bred triple threat Common rapped, in a track on his debut album, “this was a test that was bigger than him.” The line certainly applies to the new Chicago Cubs Team President Jed Hoyer. A very intelligent and astute executive, he’s brimming with acumen, but the challenge he’s facing is monumental!

Not only does he have to succeed his professional BFF, Theo Epstein, a man that will never have to buy a drink in this town again, but he must work under an ownership group that isn’t very interested giving him much of a budget for new players.

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Mookie Betts on His Way to Second Career MVP Award

  • In the shortened season, standard and advanced stats make a case for the right fielder
  • Defensively, Betts has outperformed fellow MVP candidate Atlanta Brave’s Freddie Freeman
  • Despite long being the front runner, San Diego Padres’ Fernando Tatis Jr. faltered briefly in September

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Derek Jeter Rookie Cards: Top 3 Cards, Worth and Investment Advice

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Derek Jeter was drafted straight out of high school to the prestigious New York Yankees organization during the 1992 MLB draft. It wasn’t until 1995 that he would make his MLB debut, but from there he would never look back as he helped the Yankees to five World Series victories.

Jeter was a fourteen time All-Star and was known for his strong defense, although newer findings using advanced stats and sabermetrics may refute that claim. Besides his defense, Jeter was a strong batter that consistently hit for high averages and made smart plays.

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Eamus Catuli: Sounds Very Sexual, but here’s the Actual Meaning


Eamus Catuli, the billboard on a Sheffield Avenue rooftop reads, along with the letters AC and then the numbers, well, in 2016, it got completely reset, for the first time ever, to all zeros. It had previously read 0871108.

To read that more clearly, it was 08-71-108, denoting eight years (at that point in time) since the last division title (2008), 71 since the most recent National League pennant (1945) and 108 since the most recent World Series title (108).  In 2016, it started all over, and this year, it’s just got an asterisk.

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How To Choose The Right Catcher’s Bags For Your Sports Gears

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Like other baseball players, the catcher needs a container to help them carry their equipment. But, herein lies the problem of choosing the right catcher’s bag for your sports equipment. Thus, it should be in your best interest to continue reading to know how to end up with the right catcher’s bag for your sports gear.

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VIDEO: Cubs fans excited about FAKE Cubs prospects


Some experts believe the Chicago Cubs now have the best farm system in all of baseball. So I decided to see how much those who bleed Cubbie blue really know about the blue chip prospects who might be headed to Wrigley Field one day. I anagrammed a view names and gave each fake name a faux biography as well. All we need now is a fake drivers license topfakeid to go with the made up backstory and you have a whole new just created persona!

Then I teamed up with the Chicago Tribune’s RedEye edition for a typical man on the street piece outside of Wrigley. The results were even better than I expected. One fan even claims to have seen the non-existent prospect play in person.

Here’s a sample of the reaction we got from a few Cubs fans:

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1906 “Hitless Wonders” White Sox vs 2020 “Very Little Offense” Cubs

There is a reason Marquee Network analysts talk all the time about Ian Happ, and very little about the other bats in the Chicago Cubs lineup. Yes, he is having a MVP level season, but beyond him, Jason Heyward and sometimes Kyle Schwarber, a little bit, there is nothing to get excited about with this 2020 Cubs offense.

And Marquee is owned by the Cubs, and therefore a propaganda network, so what else are they going to say? But honestly, it’s astounding when you think about it- the Cubs have only three, maybe three and a half guys doing anything at all this season in their lineup, just two good starting pitchers and biohazard for a bullpen, yet they’re sitting in first place.

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Cubs vs Cardinals Series to Make 2020 Slightly More Enjoyable

2020- the year in which we all experience a real life version of that Spongebob Squarepants episode where Squidward moved to a town where he performed the same three activities every single day.

Ok, so maybe that’s not an entirely fair; 202o isn’t just dull repetition, it’s patches of absolute terror interspersed with the excessive repetitiveness. But hey, it’s Labor Day weekend, and that means it’s pennant race time! And the long holiday weekend sees the St. Louis Cardinals visit the Chicago Cubs, for a five game series/rivalry grudge match that should decide the NL Central crown.

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Cubs Trade for Jose Martinez, Colorful Cubs Twitter Reactions

With the Chicago Cubs acquiring a new designated hitter today (technically referred to as an infielder/outfielder in Jose Martinez, Cubs Twitter came alive with varying opinions on the new pickup. 

The Tampa Bay Rays received a player to be named or cash consideration as well as a player to be named or cash consideration (whatever floats their boat I guess) in exchange for Martinez. This trade is being widely reported as for two PTBNLs, but it really that, or cash, whatever comes first.

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