2019 Chicago Cubs MLB Draft Mocksourcing

The Major League Baseball draft is basically a lot like stamp collecting, and just as exciting, but it is still very important. The Chicago Cubs won a World Series and went to three straight National League Championship Series this decade largely due to a core of stars that was partially built through the draft.

Currently in first place in the NL Central as of this writing, their championship window is still open, but in order to keep it open in the long term they will need to keep stocking the farm system with top tier talent. Coming off a season in which they posted a very strong record, but massively disappointed in the post-season, the Chicago Cubs will be selecting 27th overall when the first round commences on June 3rd.

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Cubs Broadcast Makes Monstrous Gaffe While Promoting Women’s Empowerment Night

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If you’re not familiar with the Twitter account @_youhadonejob1, then you really need to check it out and see what you’re missing. The phrase “you only had one job” certainly applies to the producer and/or cameraman of the Chicago Cubs broadcast last night in Cincinnati.

During their win over the Reds Wednesday night, the Cubs telecast ran an in game promotion for their upcoming Women’s Empowerment Night at the ballpark. Now of the nine players on the field and the 24 on the roster, who would you NOT want to spotlight as you transition to the promo?  Well, take a look:

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Addison Russell or GarPax: Who Would You Send Packing First?

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It’s a really tough question, and essentially it all boils down to a contest of what can arguably be classified as corporate crime/white collar crime versus allegedly criminally violent and utterly immoral acts. Chicago sports fans, who would jettison first- Chicago Cubs middle infielder Addison Russell or Chicago Bulls front office men, V.P. John Paxson and G.M. Gar Forman.

And you can vote below on Twitter, up until 8pm tonight. As of now, the voting is tightly contested, and it’s way too close to call who will be the “winner” (i.e. loser) when the polls closes.

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Cubs Activate Addison Russell: Some of the More Appropriate Reaction Tweets

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It’s been a rather strange and upsetting day here in the Chicago Cubs community. It began with the club trying to draw as much publicity as possible to the fact that they were aggressively investigating the fan who flashed the white power sign at a broadcaster.

They did find him and they indeed follow through on their promise to ban him from the park for life. Why did they come down so Draconian on one anonymous racist idiot? Why did they want to bring so much public attention to their hard line response against one random white supremacist piece of trash?

Two words- Addison Russell.

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Cubs Fan Faces Lifetime Ban for Flashing White Supremacy Sign On-Air

Last night’s thrilling 5-2 win by the Chicago Cubs over the Miami Marlins ended with a Kris Bryant walk home run. It was a powerful moment to be sure, but it’s another moment, memorable for all kinds of very different reasons that is being talked about today.

A Cubs fan, well aware that he was in the midst of broadcaster Doug Glanville’s live shot, flashed the upside “OK” sign. This gesture, here being flashed at a black man by a white guy, is a symbol for white supremacy. It’s also a part of the exceedingly stupid “circle game,” which consists of an individual flashing a hand sign at another person, and if that person looks, they get punch. Yes, DUMB.

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Pat Fitzgerald Will Back the White Sox When the All-Chicago World Series Happens (Exclusive)

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Northwestern Head Coach Pat Fitzgerald believes we will see a red line World Series in our life times, and when we do he’ll be sporting the silver and black of the South Side. Fitzgerald, who grew up in suburban Orland Park, held court with the media at the end of NU spring football practice, and then, after other reporters dispersed, we hung around a bit longer to talk Chicago baseball.

The Chicago Cubs brought Fitzgerald in this offseason to talk to the coaching staff, due to his expertise in communicating with college and soon-to-be college players. Northwestern is very intertwined with the Cubs as they share some corporate partners, and until recent years, broadcast partners.

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Pat Fitzgerald on His Chicago Cubs Consulting Gig this Past Offseason

Although Northwestern head coach Pat Fitzgerald would never actually use any of these following terms himself: gen-Xer, millenial, gen Z, the Chicago Cubs deemed him an expert in bridging the generation gap. 

The Cubs brought Fitzgerald in this offseason to talk to the coaching staff, due to his expertise in communicating with college and soon-to-be college players. “We all learned a little something from that talk,” Cubs GM Theo Epstein told the Chicago Tribune a week after the consultation.

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Chewbacca to Throw Out First Ball at Cubs Second Home Game this Season

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The Chicago Cubs are off to a dreadful 1-4 start this season, bad enough to be tied with division rival Cincinnati for the worst in the National League. Only the L.A. Angels, who have started the season 1-5, have a worse record in all of baseball. That’s the bad news.

The good news? Chewbacca is coming to town! Yes, everyone’s favorite wookie, hailing from the planet Endor, will throw out the first ball for the Cubs’ second home game of the season. Or at least the guy who plays Chewbacca, in the new trilogy, not Peter Mayhew from the classic trilogy, will be doing so.

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Chicago Cubs Offseason Provided Plenty of Material for Justifiable Outrage

During the Ricketts family era of ownership, the Chicago Cubs have become an organization that treats their fans like idiots (crying poor in the free agent market while maintaining some of the highest ticket prices in the Major League Baseball, literally selling their garbage for $100 per item of trash) and their media like their marketing department (about 70-90% of their “news releases” sent to journalists consist of ticket sales info, concessions, promotions and corporate sponsorships).

This past offseason brought a new low, as the franchise became about as unlikable as any team once called “the lovable losers” could be.

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Cubs Initiate Genuine Damage Repair After Ricketts’ Islamophobic, Bigoted Emails, Announce CAIR Partnership

Monday saw the Chicago Cubs move from damage control mode to the damage repair phase of addressing the fallout caused by Joe Ricketts’ leaked emails. The billionaire TD Ameritrade founder, already previously notorious for holding some bigoted and racist world views, saw his e-mail messages that conveyed severe Islamophobia, consistent bigotry and belief in bizarre conspiracy theories leaked to the press last month.

Since the deplorable electronic missives surfaced, both Cubs Chairman Tom Ricketts and Cubs President Theo Epstein have spoken out and publicly condemned racism and Islamophobia. Ricketts the younger is also expected to address this issue with the team soon, as he annually gives a speech to the players before the first workout of spring training where the full roster is present.

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Addison Russell Made Things Worse Friday, Cubs Must Finally Do What’s Long Overdue

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Somewhere within the conflicted but always colorful world of Cubs Twitter, I saw a tweet somewhere that echoed my sentiments exactly. “Less Addison Russell talking to the media, more Addison Russell getting released by the Chicago Cubs.”

Unless something drastic happens and an unexpected bombshell drops that is just not going to happen. Despite the growing number of Cubs fans who want Russell jettisoned, the Cubs remain steadfast in their decision to give him another chance, and see if he can turn his life around after a divorce marred by accusations of domestic abuse.

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Chicago Cubs Partner with Vile Sinclair to Launch their Own Network

On one level, this makes perfect sense. Sinclair Broadcast Group, a vile machine that pumps out MAGA propaganda, is partnering with the Chicago Cubs, a franchise owned by a family with, well you already know what Papa Ricketts is all about.

Just in case you forgot about Joe Ricketts’ donations to Donald Trump, he reminded you who he is in the recent leaked emails showcasing his bigotry and Islamophobia. At 6 a.m. central time this morning (because hey, let’s make sure everybody in Chicago starts their hump day with this news), the long discussed Cubs Network plans were finally made official.

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