1. Change of Scenery: How the Cubs and Angels Can Turn Things Around

    Albert Pujols , for lack of a friendlier word, has imploded since he signed with Anaheim. Meanwhile, in America's Second City, Alfonso Soriano has faded from relevance and Ryan Dempster has struggled with adversity for years...

    Matt Wahlig Written by Matt Wahlig about over 2 years ago 979 reads 13 comments

  2. Albert Pujols to LA Angels: Why Chicago Cubs Needed To Swoop in on Him

    Albert Pujols signed with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim last week for a 10-year deal that, with incentives, could jump to a total of $280 million. Pujols is a superstar, but was he worth that much? On the field, most likely not...

    Matt Wahlig Written by Matt Wahlig about almost 3 years ago 712 reads 2 comments

  3. MLB Free Agents 2012: 5 Reasons Chicago Cubs Should Not Sign Albert Pujols

    Albert Pujols and the Chicago Cubs have been linked since spring training as a destination for the first baseman in free agency. According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch , Theo Epstein has extended an offer to the former St...

    Matt Wahlig Written by Matt Wahlig about almost 3 years ago 895 reads 0 comments

  4. Ron Santo Elected to Hall of Fame; 5 Reasons It Finally Happened

    Ron Santo is finally a Hall of Fame member. Today, the Veteran's Committee elected Santo (with 15 out of a possible 16 votes in favor), and the longtime Cubs third baseman ended up where he belongs...

    Matt Wahlig Written by Matt Wahlig about almost 3 years ago 634 reads 3 comments

  5. MLB Trade Rumors: 10 Packages the Chicago Cubs Could Take for Matt Garza

    In January 2011, the Chicago Cubs acquired Matt Garza along with Fernando Perez and Zach Rosscup. Chicago sent Chris Archer, Hak-Ju Lee, Robinson Chirinos, Brandon Guyer and Sam Fuld to the Tampa Bay Rays in return...

    Matt Wahlig Written by Matt Wahlig about almost 3 years ago 8,625 reads 20 comments

  6. Prince Fielder Free Agent News: 10 Ways He's a Horrible Fit for Chicago Cubs

    Prince Fielder . Albert Pujols. Chicago Cubs . The three have been interchangeable since the beginning of free agency, and rumors have run rampant about which piece is a good fit for each other...

    Matt Wahlig Written by Matt Wahlig about almost 3 years ago 2,170 reads 14 comments

  7. MLB Free Agency: Can Dale Sveum Convince Prince Fielder To Join Chicago Cubs?

    With the hiring of Dale Sveum as manager of the Chicago Cubs , spell checks, along with Major League Baseball's "Hot Stove," have overheated...

    Matt Wahlig Written by Matt Wahlig about almost 3 years ago 1,299 reads 5 comments

  8. MLB Trade Rumors: Chicago Cubs Should Trade Marmol, Garza and Marshall

    While Bob Nightengale of The USA Today has reported that every member of the Chicago Cubs roster is on the table for trade, this does not mean Starlin Castro is going to be traded...

    Matt Wahlig Written by Matt Wahlig about almost 3 years ago 3,139 reads 28 comments

  9. 4 Options To Replace Aramis Ramirez at 3rd Base for Chicago Cubs

    Aramis Ramirez has played his last game as a Chicago Cub. His agent, Paul Kinzer, stated "that ship has sailed...

    Matt Wahlig Written by Matt Wahlig about almost 3 years ago 3,613 reads 8 comments

  10. NBA Lockout: The Owners Had a Plan, the Players Did Not

    The owners are wrong in that they are trying to repair an illusion they created in 1999. Basketball is a business, but rarely do businesses renegotiate contracts to the extent the NBA is asking...

    Matt Wahlig Written by Matt Wahlig about almost 3 years ago 228 reads 0 comments

  11. Chicago Cubs: Shiraz Rehman Hired as Assistant to the General Manager

    Shiraz Rehman was brought in with little fanfare this week, having been hired as the Assistant to the General Manager for the Chicago Cubs . His previous post was with the Arizona Diamondbacks as Director of Player Personnel...

    Matt Wahlig Written by Matt Wahlig about almost 3 years ago 1,407 reads 2 comments

  12. Chicago Cubs: Power Ranking Cubs' 10 Most Vital Targets This Offseason

    The Chicago Cubs have begun the rebuilding process. Theo Epstein, Jed Hoyer, and Jason McLeod reflect the new direction that the Ricketts family wants to take this franchise...

    Matt Wahlig Written by Matt Wahlig about almost 3 years ago 6,025 reads 8 comments

  13. Chicago Cubs: Is Yu Darvish Worth a Monumental Posting Fee?

    With free agency talk in full swing, much of the chatter has concerned Prince Fielder and C.J. Wilson. The issue with paying big money for either is that you're wasting at least one, if not two years of their prime...

    Matt Wahlig Written by Matt Wahlig about almost 3 years ago 1,820 reads 24 comments

  14. Chicago Cubs: World Series Expectations for Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer

    Slow your roll, Cubs fans. After back-to-back fifth place finishes, the Wrigley Field faithful must be realistic. Zambrano and Soriano are still under contract. Aramis Ramirez has left for free agency...

    Matt Wahlig Written by Matt Wahlig about almost 3 years ago 549 reads 2 comments

  15. Chicago Cubs: 4 Moves Theo Epstein Should Make for 2012

    I've already discussed the flip side of Theo Epstein's arrival to the Chicago Cubs, with seven moves to prepare for the future. Let's imagine for a moment, that along with Epstein's experience in Boston , he came with Boston's checkbook...

    Matt Wahlig Written by Matt Wahlig about almost 3 years ago 2,941 reads 17 comments

  16. Chicago Cubs: 7 Moves Theo Epstein Must Make for the Future

    Theo Epstein has already started his tenure as President of Baseball Operations correctly by bringing in two of the brightest in baseball—general manager Jed Hoyer and Director of Player Personnel Jason McLeod...

    Matt Wahlig Written by Matt Wahlig about almost 3 years ago 2,908 reads 45 comments