After a crazy Cubs week, full of news and groundbreaking signings like those of Trever Miller and Matt Tolbert combined with another eye-opening list of prospects from BA that no one has ever thought of before, it is hard just to catch one’s breath. Can you sense the sarcasm? Good, because I am laying it on pretty thick. And as I am typing this, word breaks across the … [Read more...] about The Chicago Cubs week that was and more Cubs stuff
"As the Cubs' draft went on, we were sitting around in our draft room and we could tell what they were doing. We said 'hey, they get it, they're finally getting it'....That got my attention, the attention of a lot of other people in the game." Those words, spoken by Theo Epstein at his introductory news conference in Chicago in October of last year, speak volumes about the … [Read more...] about Plenty of Depth, Lack of Pizzazz Defines Cubs’ Farm System
After months of speculation as to whether or not he would return to the North Side, reliever Kerry Wood revealed his decision on Friday night by being the last player introduced at the Cubs Convention at the Hilton Chicago. The event, always geared toward recognizing the new faces the team has brought in over the winter, as well as appreciate the club's history, but this time, … [Read more...] about Kerry Wood Thrills Convention Goers, Re-signs with Cubs
On day that Cubs fans should be celebrating both the departure of Carlos Zambrano and the arrival of super prospect Anthony Rizzo (who was an instrumental part in the trade that sent Adrian Gonzalez to the Red Sox), instead the news cycle on the North Side has been dominated by a bombshell dropped earlier today. Starlin Castro, the star shortstop who has been touted as the next … [Read more...] about Coverage of Castro Accusations Sets Dangerous Precedent
Before leaving Dallas and the Winter Meetings on Thursday, Chicago Cubs President of Baseball Operations Theo Epstein and General Manager Jed Hoyer did manage to make one move. No, it wasn't signing Albert Pujols or CJ Wilson (both of whom signed with the Angels), but instead it was a trade, acquiring third baseman Ian Stewart from the Colorado Rockies. They also acquired minor … [Read more...] about Cubs Trade Tyler Colvin to Colorado Rockies for Ian Stewart
Just when you thought the Cubs had already made some serious waves during this off-season, they could be preparing to make an even bigger splash. According to a report by FoxSports.com, the Cubs are pursuing free agent first basemen Albert Pujols and Prince Fielder, who are the two crown jewels of this year's free agent class. Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com also weighed … [Read more...] about What’s My Motivation: Cubs Interested in Fielder, Pujols?
Chicago Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro today was named to the 2011 National League All-Star team, the first selection of his MLB career. Castro joins manager Mike Quade, who was named to National League Manager Bruce Bochy’s coaching staff last week, in representing the Cubs at the 82nd Major League All-Star Game Tuesday, July 12 in Phoenix . At age 21, Castro becomes … [Read more...] about Cubs Starlin Castro, White Sox Carlos Quentin Make MLB All-Star Team
With the off day yesterday, the DL debacle and Dempster’s destruction, it is time to just get it all out and rant like nuts about all things Chicago Cubs. So, let’s get it on … • Dempster does not look good. In fact, he looks bad. • I feel like with need a real-life version of ESPN’s fantasy baseball commercial, where Quade sits down with Marmol, Wood and Marshall and … [Read more...] about Rotator Cuffs and Forearms Seriously Frustrating to Cubs Fans