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Do the Cubs have a realistic chance of winning the NL Central?

Wait, hear me out.

An updated estimate of the 2023 Cubs payroll and luxury tax

Much has happened since the last update in this series.

What effects will the new balanced MLB schedule have on play this year?

In some cases, not much. In others, though...

A personal remembrance and appreciation of Lin Brehmer

The longtime morning host at WXRT was also a huge Cubs fan.

The 2023 Cubs are an interesting ballclub

The front office has delivered a team that should at least hold your interest this summer.

What would a Justin Steele contract extension look like?

Yes, the Cubs should consider doing this.

What would an Ian Happ contract extension look like?

Let’s explore the possibilities.

Marquee Sports Network, regional sports channels and streaming, explained

Let’s clear up some misconceptions you might have about the Cubs channel and how TV games are distributed.

An unconventional Cubs Convention: Fans, friendship and love for a baseball team

A summary of happenings at the first Cubs Con in three years.

Jed Hoyer and Carter Hawkins took questions from fans Saturday morning at Cubs Con

Boog Sciambi moderated the conversation and had some tough questions of his own

The Ricketts family panel returns to the Cubs Convention

Day two kicked off with a candid conversation with the Cubs ownership group.

Ryne Sandberg will get the next statue in Gallagher Way

There was a bit of news in the Ricketts’ family panel at Cubs Con.

The Cubs Convention is back for the first time in three years

Here are some notes from Friday’s Opening Ceremony

Who will go off the Cubs’ 40-man roster to make room for Eric Hosmer?

The first baseman’s signing has not yet been made official.

MLB’s arbitration figure exchange date is coming soon. Here’s where the Cubs stand

Five Cubs players remain arbitration-eligible.

A way-too-early look at the Cubs’ Opening Day 26-man roster

It might be January. But that doesn’t mean we can’t speculate.

It’s time to get Nico Hoerner signed to a contract extension

Hey, Jed Hoyer! What are you waiting for?

Here’s how the Cubs’ current 40-man roster was constructed

The 40-man has had a big remake since Jed Hoyer took over.

5 bold predictions for the 2023 Cubs

In which I go out on the proverbial limb to forecast the year to come.

The Cubs should make Adbert Alzolay their closer. Here’s why.

The Cubs have been seeking a reliable closer since Craig Kimbrel was traded. This just might work.

The 10 best Cubs photos of 2022

It might not have been a great year on the field, but the Cubs were, at times at least, photogenic.

Some thoughts about Dansby Swanson’s leadership skills, from someone who knows him well

The GM of the Atlanta Braves praised Swanson in a recent interview.

‘Twas the night before Cub Christmas

An annual affront to Clement Clarke Moore.

The Dansby Swanson signing by the numbers

The Cubs landed the last of the big four shortstops.

Where do the Cubs go after the Dansby Swanson signing?

There are still holes to be filled on the roster. Here are some ideas.

The Brad Boxberger signing by the numbers

The Cubs signed a veteran reliever to a one-year contract, stop me if you’ve heard this before

Tom Ricketts said ‘spend.’ Crane Kenney said the Cubs aren’t done spending. Time to spend, Jed Hoyer

A look at where the Cubs stand 107 days to Opening Day.

Crane Kenney says the Cubs aren’t done spending this offseason

The Cubs President of Business Operations spoke on The Score Friday morning.

The Jameson Taillon signing by the numbers

The Cubs added a solid pitcher who doesn’t strike out a lot of guys, stop me if you’ve heard this before

Willson Contreras is a St. Louis Cardinal

That’s not going to play well with most Cubs fans.

The Cody Bellinger signing by the numbers

This is a one-year deal with a lot of upside and little risk

Tom Ricketts gave the green light and the Cubs made two major signings

Cody Bellinger and Jameson Taillon are now North Siders.