1. Chicago Cubs: Where the Cubs' Top Prospects Should Finish 2013

    The Cubs are still in the process of retooling their farm system. The organization has some decent prospects at the higher levels of minor league baseball, but most of their best prospects are plying their trade at the lower levels...

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  2. Chicago Cubs: What is the Cubs' Best Defensive Lineup?

    In baseball there are many lineup differentiations a manager can invent when any and all variables are given consideration; such as how Wrigley Field will play when the wind is blowing ...

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  3. Chicago Cubs: The Chicago Cubs' All-Time Team

    When composing this lineup, there were some selections that caused some second-guessing and hesitation before the final decisions were made—not just whom to include, but where to place them in the field for those who played multiple positions...

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  4. Chicago Cubs: How the Cubs' New-Look Rotation Compares to 2012 Opening Day Staff

    In an article published last week, I briefly predicted and projected the five pitchers believed to comprise the 2013 Cubs’ Opening Day starting rotation. But I did not do a full comparison between the Opening Day rotations of 2012 and 2013...

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  5. Chicago Cubs: Projecting the Cubs' 5 Man Rotation for 2013

    It might be hard to believe—although it shouldn ’t be—but the Cubs’ 2013 Opening Day starting rotation will be worse than in previous years...

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  6. 1 Element of College Football the NFL Should Adopt

    As every other red-blooded American male, I love football; collegiate and professional. And in some cases “ professional ” (see definition 2a) and collegiate football are one in the same...

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  7. Chicago Cubs: 5 Things We Want to See from the Cubs in 2013

    The 2012 season was not a complete loss for the Chicago Cubs organization and its fans. There were a few points that were able to break through the fog of the 101-loss season ...

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  8. Chicago Cubs: Has the Cubs' Rotation Improved from Last Year?

    There is no doubt the core of the Cubs’ starting rotation has improved from the beginning of the 2012 season if for no other reason than experience...

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  9. Chicago Cubs: Where Does Wrigley Field Rank in MLB?

    This assignment was simple and short: Where does Wrigley Field rank among MLB ballparks? The answer is equally simple and short: No. 1. As a Cubs fan, it would be sacrilege to even consider another ballpark as superior...

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  10. Chicago Cubs: How Well Did Jed Hoyer Do at the Winter Meetings?

    Before beginning the day-by-day review of Jed Hoyer’s second round as the Cubs’ envoy at the Winter Meetings there is something I would like to address...

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  11. Chicago Cubs: Who Should Fill the Void at Third Base?

    After Mark Reynolds was non-tendered yesterday by Baltimore , a few teams were mentioned as a possible landing destination for the former Oriole’s third/first baseman. One of the possible teams mentioned was the Cubs ...

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  12. Chicago Cubs: Quick Trade Fixes for the Cubs

    The Cubs ’ weaknesses are well known and glaring. They need help in the starting rotation and support in the bullpen...

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  13. Chicago Cubs: 10 Best Roster Moves in Franchise History

    Last week, I posted a slideshow about the worst player personnel moves in Chicago Cubs history. But while I was researching that list, I also began compiling a list of the best ...

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  14. Chicago Cubs: Worst Player Personnel Moves in Team History

    The Chicago Cubs organization has made its fair share of questionable roster decisions in the past. There have been mind-boggling trades and head-scratching free agent signings to go along with decisions to not re-sign talented players...

    Jared Dwyer Written by Jared Dwyer about over 1 year ago 4,313 reads 15 comments

  15. Chicago Cubs: Cubs' Top 5 Draft Targets in the 2013 MLB Draft

    The key position the Cubs lack true depth in their farm system is pitching. Most of their pitching talent, prospect-wise, lies in the lower levels of minor league baseball, within the arms of babes...

    Jared Dwyer Written by Jared Dwyer about over 1 year ago 13,238 reads 17 comments

  16. MLB, NFL, NBA: MVP Awards Are No Longer About Value, but Should Be

    The Oxford English Dictionary defines value as “the regard that something is held to deserve; the importance, worth, or usefulness of something...

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  17. Chicago Cubs: The 1 Prospect the Cubs Must Hold on to

    When Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer initiated their mission to bring a World Series Championship to the Chicago Cubs , they began by analyzing the organization in both current and future terms...

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  18. Chicago Cubs' Biggest Free Agent Needs Are Obvious

    It is obvious to Chicago Cubs fans that their biggest need this offseason is pitching: starting and relief. The Cubs are ranked seventh in the MLB in both opponent OPS and staff ERA, as well as K\9...

    Jared Dwyer Written by Jared Dwyer about over 1 year ago 2,938 reads 18 comments

  19. Chicago Cubs: 5 Potential Cubs Free Agents Who Won't Get Paid

    As the MLB playoffs follow their usual exhilarating, unpredictable path fans of those teams not in the tournament slowly begin to turn their eyes toward the pending free agency period...

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  20. Chicago Cubs: Ranking the Top 10 Prospects in the Cubs' System

    After watching the Chicago Cubs in 2012, it's evident that they were playing for the future. They gave ample playing time to prospects Brett Jackson, Dave Sappelt and Josh Vitters—as ...

    Jared Dwyer Written by Jared Dwyer about almost 2 years ago 11,034 reads 33 comments

  21. 10 Free Agents the Chicago Cubs Should Pursue in the Offseason

    The list of free agents the Cubs should pursue this offseason are the players they should pursue and necessarily not the ones they will . Therefore, there are names left off the list for that very reason...

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  22. Green Bay Packers: Fans Frustration Lies More with NFL Than Replacement Refs

    The fans' irritation, frustration, aggravation with the replacement officials is not only because they seem incompetent in their performances and ignorant of the basic NFL rules, ...

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  23. Chicago Cubs: Who Has Been the MVP for the Chicago Cubs This Season?

    As insufferable as the 2012 season has been, one could argue that this past season has not been a total washout...

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  24. Why the Chicago Cubs Have a Strong Foundation to Build on

    There are many reasons, I believe, as to why the Cubs have a strong foundation to build their future upon. The most important of these has to do with the club’s baseball operations personnel...

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  25. Chicago Cubs: Josh Vitters and Brett Jackson Are Early Busts for Cubs, but Why?

    When Brett Jackson and Josh Vitters were called up to Chicago last month, the Cubs could not have imagined they would struggle as much as they have. To a lesser extent, Brett Jackson has not been as much of a disappointment as Josh Vitters ...

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