Chicago Cubs Essays

A Cubs Christmas Album

29

Behold! A Cubbie Christmas Album is born!

Who'll Be Better: Justin Ruggiano Or Jason Motte?

166

Here's a BCB point/counterpoint. One of us wishes the Cubs had kept Justin Ruggiano. The other thinks Jason Motte has bigger upside.

An Updated Look At The Cubs' Financial Picture

192

Turns out that the Cubs spent a lot over the last couple of weeks. What does the payroll situation look like now?

A Few Thoughts On Wasted Cubs System At-Bats

48

Since most minor league players won't be major league stars, most minor league at-bats don't count, right?

A Few Thoughts About The Meaning Of Jon Lester

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In advance of the news conference introducing Jon Lester as the newest Chicago Cub, here's how it feels.

Which Cubs Could Be Cut From The 40-Man Roster?

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The Cubs' 40-man roster will soon be at 40. With more moves coming soon, who will be leaving?

Could The Back To The Future World Series Happen?

68

All right, this is a bit silly. But on a happy day, let's be a bit silly.

A Jon Lester Song: 'Lesterday'

33

Paul McCartney said he wrote the song "Yesterday" in a dream, and when he woke up the song was right there for him to write down. So it was with me this morning when I awoke inspired to write...

A Red Sox Perspective On Jon Lester

54

Here's a report from a Red Sox view on the Cubs' latest acquisition.

Jon Lester Can't Hit. Time For The DH In The NL

325

The new Cubs lefthander is great on the mound... not so great facing other pitchers.

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NL Central Rotations: How The Cubs Stack Up Now

203

The Cubs' rotation looks quite good against their division rivals.

Jon Lester Is Here. Where Should The Cubs Go Next?

149

The Cubs' roster has changed a lot this week. What other changes should come next?

Miguel Montero Analysis: The Cubs & The System

520

The Cubs have traded for Miguel Montero. Here's my two cents worth.

How Should The Cubs Deal From Strength?

72

What's the best way for the Cubs to use the assets they have to make deals this winter?

The Wrigley Renovation Nation Challenge

12

I usually gain 15-20 pounds from baseball, brats, and beer. Finding it hard to climb the steps of my three floor walkup without getting winded, It was time to put myself under construction. It's...

Are Chase Headley And The Cubs A Match?

205

Many are surprised by the Cubs being linked to Chase Headley. What exactly is Headley? And does he make any sense in Chicago?

The 10 Worst Trades In Cubs History

123

This list will live in infamy.

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Wrigley Field Construction Retro: Nov/Dec 2005

You can do a side-by-side comparison between the current project and the one nine years ago.

Branch Rickey, Josh Donaldson, And Jon Lester

27

A look back tells a bit of a tale on the present and future of transactions.

A Cubs Clearance Rack Christmas

10

If you're strapped for cash or incredibly cheap, but still want to give thoughtful gifts to the Cubs fans in your life, then you've come to the right place! I've compiled a list of presents that...

A Cubs Fan's Thanksgiving

4

I wrote one of these a number of years ago, but haven't recently. It's time that trend stopped.

Five Reasons I'm Thankful To Be A Cubs Fan

28

The last time she kicked me out, I also lost my recording studio, a lucrative voice over contract, and my dog died. So I did what any Die Hard Cubs fan would do, I moved to a mile north of Wrigley...

What Would The Giants Give For Luis Valbuena?

123

The Giants are interested. The Cubs might be too.

What Was The Greatest Cubs Trade Of All Time?

73

The Cubs have made a lot of trades. Some bad. Some good. These are the best.

A Very Speculative Cubs Off Season

28

That's when I got to thinking, maybe we're getting a little ahead of ourselves with this whole "The Cubs farm system is about to Win the World Series by signing a pitcher and a bat" talk. Maybe our...

40-Man Roster Deadline Day: No Angst

25

Thursday is the 40-man roster deadline for the Rule 5 Draft.

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