Good morning! While the sun set on the Arizona Fall League in the west in week 6 of Cubs in the off-season leagues, it rose both in the east and far east with the start of the Roberto Clemente League and the Australian Baseball League. To see how thing...
by: BarleyPop — Chicago Now: Cubs Den 17 Nov
As we continue our ongoing delve into the various areas of haves, wants, and needs of our beloved Cubs, I turn my attention to the outfield. I began this series with a look at the bullpen situation because I feel that unit has the most question marks and.
by: Michael Ernst — Chicago Now: Cubs Den 16 Nov
The hot stove isn’t hot or even tepid at this point. Room temperature, maybe? I think that may be the best descriptor for the current situation as the front office took the temperature of the room at the GM meetings and now has an idea of who is...
by: North Side Irish — Chicago Now: Cubs Den 16 Nov
Sooooo….that was a weird season. Safe to say that the 2018 season didn’t exactly go as planned for any of us. It was a strange year to be a Cubs fan. The team was terrible enough to win 95 games. Cubs fans called for Joe Maddon to be fired,...
by: Michael Ernst — Chicago Now: Cubs Den 15 Nov
The Top Tier Is empty. The organization doesn’t have a high profile prospect with a sustained track record of wrecking the Collegiate or the Minor League ranks the way Kris Bryant, Javier Baez and Kyle Schwarber did. They do have some talents...
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by: Sean Holland — Chicago Now: Cubs Den 14 Nov
Northside Nostalgia Part 1: The Beginning Northside Nostalgia Part 2: 1870-1900 Northside Nostalgia Part 3: 1900-1910 We started our look back at Cubs history through the decades last offseason. This year I’m going to take over the job all by myself
by: BarleyPop — Chicago Now: Cubs Den 13 Nov
The Cubs offseason is off to a start I don’t think any of us expected. A coaching carousel, reports of financial constraints, and rumors of discord within the clubhouse have chipped away at our utopian visions of baseball domination. We were...
by: Tom U — Chicago Now: Cubs Den 12 Nov
Good morning, and Happy Veteran’s Day! A special thanks to Staff Sergeant Robert Usiak, United States Air Force, 5th Communications Group, Panama Radio Relay Station, Korea. Week 5 for Cubs in the off-season leagues saw some dominant performances..
by: Michael Ernst — Chicago Now: Cubs Den 11 Nov
Developments I looked for in 2018 1) Return to pre-2017 trajectory, forget about 2017 second half 2) Consistency Season Review Check and check as far as the goals I had in mind for Trevor Clifton in 2018. Clifton was drafted as a raw athlete out of high..
by: Michael Ernst — Chicago Now: Cubs Den 9 Nov
Developments I looked for in 2018 1) Use breaking pitches to get ahead in count, pitch backwards 2) Return curveball to more prominent role 3) Improve fastball command Season Review It was not the breakthrough season many hoped for from Dillon Maples....
by: BarleyPop — Chicago Now: Cubs Den 7 Nov
As the GM Meetings get underway, I thought it would be a good idea to reflect on the peculiar beginning to this offseason for our favorite franchise. Not all the particular moves and news (Michael has been Johnny-on-the-spot with that, thanks again!)...