Profiles In Rebuilding- The Cleveland Indians

After Theo and Co. were hired at the end of last season, Cubdom was collectively filled with a sense of manifest destiny. A majority of us, I think, breathed a sigh of relief and started channeling our inner Alvin. Finally, a front office on the vanguard, saying all the right things about performance evaluation, rebuilding […]

Astros @ Cubs Game Thread

Game 162 is here and it features the worst two teams in baseball for the third consecutive day. So far the worst team has beaten the only slightly less worse team twice in a row. The Cubs are trying to avoid the embarrassing sweep at the hands of the mighty Astros. To do so, the […]

Playoff play-in chaos scenarios

I'm a little annoyed that while the overall playoff field is set, only one "series" is set in stone right now (the Braves-Cardinals wild card play in game). Don't these teams realize that writers have series previews to write? Anyway here's how things stand right now, followed by what can happen tonight National League: 3rd […]

The worst Cubs of 2012

In a season that has mostly sucked it seems appropriate to pay tribute to those who helped them suck even more than they would have otherwise. I haven't looked this over so I'm doing the work as I write along. We'll start with the position players and if I feel like I'll do one for […]

One of the Finest Days in Cubs History: September 27, 2003

Here we are, in a Cubs baseball season that was deposited into the septic tank of history approximately 150 days ago.  If you can name the Cubs current starting rotation, well, that’s just sad.  Get a life. The Cubs underperformed major-league caliber baseball again today, but let’s forget about that and find something else to […]

Hoyer: we will have financial flexibility

“We will have financial flexibility,” Hoyer said. “We’ve been diligent to make sure we do have flexibility and we’re efficient going forward. We’ll obviously be active in the free agent market. That’s a big part of our research and work now is evaluating free agents. We have some money to spend and we’ll focus on […]

Kerry Wood wants Sammy Sosa to return to Cubs

The Cubs celebrated Kerry Wood's career prior to the game today and Wood had a few interesting things to say. Wood wants to be a part of the team in the future, but wants to take an active part in some aspect of the team. “We’ve kicked some ideas around, (I’ve) met with and talked […]

It Turns Out Chet Coppock Still Exists and He Doesn’t Like Theo

Sometimes I just can't help myself. I'm a weak man. I admit it. I know I shouldn't always order my cheeseburger with bacon on it, but I do. I know I could do just as well with a single scoop of ice cream, but go ahead and eat it straight out of the container and […]

Starlin Castro will end up with 4 years of arbitration

Although I reference that the Cubs did sign Castro to an extension, perhaps it wasn't clear that this was written as if Castro would instead go through the arbitration process. This was the time at which I read these articles. This is something I've been meaning to write for at least a month, but just […]

Season in Review: Jeff Samardzija

Now that Jeff Samardzija's season is over, let's take a moment to look back and express amazement that for about half the season Samardzija was the guy you most wanted to see on the mound for the Cubs. Well, assuming you weren't rooting for the Cubs reverse standings position. Here's his final numbers on the […]

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