Stars of Tomorrow: Cubs Minor League Recap 10-11-13

Mesa vs. Surpsise Jorge Soler, 1-5, 2 R, 2 K Jorge Soler reaches on a fielding error by third baseman Ryan Rua. Jorge Soler singles on a soft line drive to center fielder Mitch Haniger. Zach Borenstein to 3rd. Jorge Soler strikes out swinging. Jorge Soler grounds out, shortstop Derrik Gibson to first baseman Jorge […]

Cubs free agent contest

I'll just say right now that there is nothing to win, but bragging rights. So if you're someone wanting to win something, well, we can give you a Kyuji Fujikawa bobblehead and that's it. Seriously, if you really want the bobblehead, we'll send it along. So if that's incentive, great. Otherwise, there is none. It's […]

Breaking Bad: Felina

Well, tomorrow is the final Breaking Bad episode. I figured I’d go ahead and post this early. If you don’t want spoilers up to and including the series finale, go away. Felina could simply be an anagram. Vince Gilligan mentioned this. It could mean Blood (Fe), Meth (Li), Tears (Na). There’s been enough blood throughout […]

Something about Brad Ausmus replacing Dale Sveum

I don't really care whether or not Brad Ausmus replaces Dale Sveum, but someone here might so here's what Julie has to say. I didn't read it all and don't care because it's just rearranging deck chairs. If it happens, it's not a big deal. Zero wins added. O deck chairs added.

Ken Rosenthal on Dale Sveum

MLBTR linked an article that was written by Ken Rosenthal that discussed the Cubs manager Dale Sveum. Rosenthal's article Sooner or Later, Sveum's a Goner offers some information I had not yet read. Essentially, the Cubs hired Sveum as a bridge to the a bigger name. But let’s get one thing straight: The Cubs did […]

Breaking Bad: Granite State

Open discussion for penultimate episode of Breaking Bad that aired on AMC on Sunday, September 22, 2013. The title is Granite State. Leave now if you want no spoilers.

Fans Scouting Report

Tom Tango's Fans Scouting Report is up now. I'd been meaning to publish a link to it, but forgot so thanks to an email I got from Tango, it's being done now. The full list of teams and brief explanation can be found and the Cubs players can be found below. So please take 10 […]

Breaking Bad: Ozymandias

Discussion for Breaking Bad episode 5-14 titled Ozymandias (aired on Sunday, September 16, 2013) so if you're not interested in spoilers, leave now.

Breaking Bad: To’hajiilee

This thread will contain spoilers for season 5, episode 13 of Breaking Bad, which aired on Sunday, September 8, 2013. Jesus, this episode was fucking tense.

2013 Cubs Prospects Review: Marco Hernandez

Marco Hernandez is 6-0, 170 pounds. He was born September 6, 1992 in the Dominican Republic and currently plays shortstop. The right-hander bats has been known for his defense and is a switch hitter. The Cubs signed Hernandez during the July 2009 international signing period. He was signed on July 17th and was not included […]

Cubs players can’t do anything

Apparently you can't do anything at all once you sign a contract with the Cubs. Take, for example, section C(2) of the Cubs' guarantee language. It says the Cubs may convert a player's contract "If Player is injured in any Prohibited Activity." The prohibited activities are as follows: "(A)uto racing, motorcycling, piloting, co-piloting, learning to […]

What to make of Edwin Jackson’s season and future with the Cubs

The big free agent signing by the Cubs front office this past season was signing Edwin Jackson to a 4-year, $52 million contract. Needless to say, it hasn't gone as Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer had hoped, but it hasn't been all bad either. In his first season with the Cubs, Jackson has allowed 5.67 […]