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2014 MLB Draft Day One ***UPDATED***

9:10 AM: I’ll update this thread as the day goes on. I don’t promise to update frequently, but I’ll try. GW and I have a friendly wager for $25 going to charity that if the Cubs take Micahel Conforto that it will be for no less than $100,000 under the slot value. Baseball Prospectus and […]

Fantasy Waiver Wire: Week 9

The Waiver Wire team returns after a holiday weekend. Position Players Gregory Polanco Well, I was wrong about the Pirates sacrificing some arbitration dollars to boost their meager playoff odds when I recommended Polanco about a month ago. The super-two cutoff is on it’s way, though, so your chances to pick him up are slipping […]

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Yoan Moncada: The Next Great Cuban Defector?

Since it has become socially acceptable to speculate on which Cuban great will be the next to play in the Major Leagues, allow me to throw in my two cents: Yoan Moncada. Unlike Alfredo Despaigne’s case, there’s good reason to think it could happen soon. Yoan Manuel Moncada is a switch-hitting second-basemen who played for […]

The Cubs Suck Because of You (and Me)

Rick Morrissey is the latest media member to jump on the Cubs for having the audacity to do marketing this year to sell tickets. I know I have been less than kind to the Cubs when they pull bullshit moves like rolling out a cuddly cartoon bear instead of actually making the major league team […]

Fantasy Waiver Wire: Week 7

After complaining last week about the lack of impending callups last week, they have started to come quickly. Starting Pitchers Rafael Montero Called up by the Mets. Though not thought to have premium stuff, he has been consistently successful throughout the minor leagues with good strikeout rates and great control. He’s a flyball pitcher, but […]

Brewers 0 – 3 Cubs

Stealing a post from Myles… Three up: 1. Edwin Jackson: 7 IP, 1 BB, 11 K, 0 R. He’s even brought his ERA below 4 seemingly for the first time since the Cubs signed him. He threw a lot more sinkers than usual in this start, and was hitting 96 with both of his fastballs. […]

Fantasy Waiver Wire: Week 6

Previous editions are here. This week, I’ll focus mainly on starting pitchers. Starting Pitchers Josh Beckett I understand that some find owning older, injury-prone veterans like Beckett distasteful, but he should really be on a roster in every league right now. His velocity is up, he’s throwing his curveball as frequently as he did in […]

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Javier Baez’s slow starts

The Cubs top prospect Javier Baez is off to a forgettable start this year. Over 92 plate appearances he’s batting only .169/.250/.313. To his credit, he’s carried over a much improved walk rate from AA. It’s at 7.6% (7.9% at AA), but he’s struck out in 37% of his plate appearances. One thing we’ve gotten […]

Fantasy Waiver Wire: Week 5

My apologies for the late (and short) offering. I was indisposed today. Plenty of my previous rec’s are still widely available, given that these tend toward the deeper options. Dallas Keuchel An Astros starting pitcher? Really? Believe me, I’m as shocked as you are. And I don’t blame you for passing; he’s not likely to […]

Fantasy Waiver Wire: Week 4

Previous editions are here. As a reminder, with rare exceptions, I will highlight players at less than 30% ownership levels in Yahoo and ESPN leagues. Starting Pitchers Marcus Stroman Dustin McGowan was an intriguing fantasy bet in 2007 and 2008. In one of my leagues, I added him to my watch list after he was […]

Cubs Can’t Get Away from Cakeghazi

Yesterday, it came out that the giant Wrigley Field replica cake made for the Cubs’ birthday bonanza by the Cake Boss was tossed away uneaten into a dumpster. News spread quickly. I was shocked because this came so shortly after the Cubs got caught tossing away a bunch of stuff in Wrigley dumpsters that included […]

Cubs Minor League Recap: 4-23-14

Tennessee Smokies The Smokies scored 8 in the first inning won 9-1. John Andreoli was 3-6. Dustin Geiger and Wes Darvill were each 2-5. Geiger had a double and a strikeout while Darvill had 2 doubles. Rubi Silva was 1-4 with a walk and 3 strikeouts, but his hit was a home run. Kris Bryant […]

Cubs Minor League Recap: 4-21-14

Iowa Cubs Matt Szczur was 3-4 with a triple and run scored. Arismendy Alcantara has started to hit the baseball and was 2-4 with a home run. Javier Baez was 1-3 with a strikeout. He was hit by a pitch, which he’s not afraid to take. Chris Coghlan was 1-3 with a walk and Logan […]

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Cubs Minor League Recap: 4-20-14

While everyone was busy getting high on yesterday’s National holiday, two of the Cubs minor league system were robbed of this long American tradition. Iowa Cubs They had 6 hits, no runs and made 3 errors. Maybe only one team was robbed of observing the holiday. Javier Baez was back in action after 10 days […]

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