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Carlos Correa, the Cubs, and the MLB lockout

You might not think the items in the headline are related... but they could be.

The Marcus Stroman signing by the numbers

The starting pitcher signed a three-year deal with the Cubs

A few thoughts about the Cubs’ signing of Marcus Stroman

This has been one of the craziest weeks of signings in MLB history, and we’ve just barely started December.

No-hitters lost in the ninth: The Cubs’ Frank Castillo, September 25, 1995

One out to go... one strike to go...

The Yan Gomes signing by the numbers

A statistical look at the Cubs new (backup?) catcher

The Cubs signed catcher Yan Gomes. Does this mean Willson Contreras will be traded?

The answer might not be the one you expect.

5 guys the Cubs could consider picking up in the Rule 5 Draft

... if and when it happens.

Cubs Wrigley Field game times through history, updated

1:20 is an iconic time for Cubs home day games. But that hasn’t always been the case.

The Guardians DFA’d J.C. Mejia. The Cubs should claim him on waivers.

He could be good. Or not. But he’s worth a look.

It’s the day after the Rule 5 cutoff date. What should the Cubs’ strategy be for the draft?

Is this the year to take someone, hoping he’ll stick with the club?

Today is Rule 5 deadline day

... and the Cubs will have some decisions to make regarding protecting players.

2022 Bill James Handbook Cubs projections

... as well as some other players you’ll be interested in.

The Cubs’ 40-man roster samba

Who should stay, who should go, and who should be added to the 40-man before some upcoming deadlines?

A very preliminary estimate of the Cubs 2022 payroll and luxury tax

These numbers are likely to change quite a bit before Opening Day... whenever that is.

Here are all the Cubs minor league free agents

... and one thought about a guy from another team the Cubs might want to take a chance on.

Cubs 40-man roster coin-flips: Greg Deichmann

He’s not a bad return as part of the Andrew Chafin deal, but he still likely needs work.

Cubs 40-man roster coin-flips: Trent Giambrone

He took advantage of an unexpected opportunity this past September.

Cubs 40-man roster coin-flips: Jason Adam

He looked good after coming back from a gruesome ankle injury.

Cubs 40-man roster coin-flips: Cory Abbott

He’s likely another guy on the Iowa Shuttle.

Today in Cubs history: The Cubs win the World Series

It happened, five years ago. Seem longer? Not to me.

Cubs 40-man roster coin-flips: Michael Rucker

He’s a lot like another coin-flip guy.

Cubs 40-man roster coin-flips: Adrian Sampson

The Cubs’ acquisition of Sampson turned out to be an astute move.

Cubs 40-man roster coin-flips: Dakota Mekkes

His best chance to make the majors with the Cubs might have passed him by.

Cubs 40-man roster coin-flips: Sergio Alcántara

He’s just on the edge of someone who’s useful or not.

Cubs 40-man roster coin-flips: Trevor Megill

This isn’t as easy a choice as you might think. Don’t go only by his 2021 numbers.

This stream has:

Cubs 40-man roster coin flips for the 2021-22 offseason

Here you will find all the stories on this topic.

Cubs 40-man roster coin-flips: Nelson Velazquez

The Cubs outfield prospect is doing well in the Arizona Fall League.

Cubs 40-man roster coin-flips: Frank Schwindel

Does he fit on the team, or a narrative? Some video highlights of his season, too.

The Cubs should hire Jayce Tingler for an organizational role

The former Padres manager could bring some useful insights to the Cubs.

The Red Sox have DFAd Franchy Cordero. Should the Cubs pounce?

Could the Cubs be the team to give him a chance?

Cubs 40-man roster coin-flips: Michael Hermosillo

Could the Cubs keep him this offseason without offering a 40-man spot?

The Cubs should hire Andy Haines as hitting coach

He had a good run in the organization from 2016-18.

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