Are We Witnessing the Worst Cubs Team Ever?

Monday, May 28th, 2012

Over the course of time, few teams have done crappy better than the Chicago Cubs. But this year may be the crappiest club the Cubs have ever crapped out. I won't say that things bottomed out for the Cubs on Sunday, because only the Lord knows where the bottom is for ...

Chicago Cubs: Starlin Castro on the Trading Block?

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012

The Chicago Cubs are a long way from being a championship contender, but one position they appear to be set at is shortstop. Starlin Castro looks like a surefire star that the team could build around. But in the interest of building for the future, the Cubs' front office might ...

Chicago Cubs Are Dealing With a Case of the Ricketts

Friday, May 18th, 2012

Back when the Cubs were for sale, Major League Baseball didn't award the team to Mark Cuban because it was concerned for all of the potential PR headaches he could bring them. He's no sporting gentleman! He wears t-shirts and criticizes officials! And so the team was sold to the Ricketts family, ...

Carlos Marmol Out as Chicago Cubs Closer

Friday, May 4th, 2012

It has been a really tough year for Chicago Cubs closer Carlos Marmol. The 29-year-old has already blown two saves and has looked generally awful in doing so. Now, he has lost his job. Cubs manager Dale Sveum called Marmol into his office before Friday's game against the Los Angeles Dodgers ...

2003 Draft Still Not Working Out For Cubs

Friday, April 20th, 2012

In 2003, the Chicago Cubs drafted center fielder Ryan Harvey with the No. 6 pick in the MLB Draft. Like most Cubs first-round picks, he didn't even come close to the show, topping off with two and a half years in Double-A before leaving organized baseball in 2010 and attempting ...

Steve Bartman And The Myth Of The Beleaguered Cubs Fan

Sunday, April 1st, 2012

I watched Catching Hell, the documentary by Alex Gibney about the Steve Bartman debacle in 2003, again this Sunday morning. My initial reaction was to just update my Facebook status with something snarky aimed at all my Cubs-fan friends (again). God, those people are fun to poke with a stick. Those ...

Name Tags Will Be A Must At Cubs Convention

Wednesday, January 11th, 2012

Theocracies rely on the belief in a higher power. And after weeks of roster shaving and tinkering, I'm being forced to put an awful lot of faith in what Theo Epstein has planned for my beloved Chicago Cubs. "Who are these f*ckin' guys?" Out are familiar faces like Aramis Ramirez, Carlos Zambrano, Sean ...

Tigers, Marlins Discussing Matt Garza With Cubs

Sunday, January 1st, 2012

The Detroit Tigers lost out in the Gio Gonzalez sweepstakes when the Oakland A's dealt the lefty to the Washington Nationals, but that doesn't mean the Tigers don't have other options. Detroit has apparently expressed serious interest in Chicago Cubs right-hander Matt Garza and they aren't the only ones. The Miami ...