Post Tagged with: "Cactus League"

Chicago Cubs' Kris Bryant and Anthony Rizzo talk during spring training baseball practice, Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016, in Mesa, Ariz.  (AP Photo/Matt York)

Value on the Cheap at Wrigley

How can the mid-market Cubs spend money like their big-market counterparts in the Yankees, Dodgers, or Red Sox? Well for starters if you’re the Cubs you’ve been compiling high draft picks for several years now that are under team control for the foreseeable future. The Cubs had the ability to spend like drunken sailors this winter for several reasons; one […]

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White Sox Entering Critical Season

White Sox Entering Critical Season

Most of the attention this year is on the Northside, but the Southsiders have a potentially big building year if they can make the right decision when it comes to draft picks and spending wisely. Carson Fullmer and Carlos Rodon look like very good arms that can anchor a staff. The White Sox have SS Tim Anderson who enters spring […]

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Southside Concerns

Southside Concerns

With ace Chris Sale sidelined indefinitely with a fractured foot, the weight of the White Sox pitching staff will be turned over to the prodigal Jeff Samardzija. Sale has been officially ruled out for opening day on April 6th against the Ryoals and the likely replacement is the recently acquired former northsider. Samardzija is no stranger to opening day as […]

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Glimmering Shots of Hope

Glimmering Shots of Hope

Indeed the Cubs are the only winless team in Spring Training thus far, but after yesterday’s 10-6 loss at the hands of the Indians, things seemed to look a little better for the future of the team. The Cubs three biggest prospects slated to play this year went back-to-back-to-back off of Trevor Bauer in the fourth inning and the homers […]

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Back-End Battle

Back-End Battle

Along with the numerous battles that occur during Spring Training, the Cubs most important and intriguing battle’s for the fifth starter in the rotation. A luxury problem to have indeed, however if you look at it from a contending teams standpoint, Chicago needs to have depth up and down the staff for the long haul of the season, which on […]

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Where will Alexei hit in the order?

Spring Awakening!

Spring Training opens for most of Major League Baseball tomorrow and the biggest questions regarding Chicago Baseball is whether or not both teams can make it to the postseason. Usually around this time of year hope springs eternal and by the end of April Chicagoans are splashed with a cold dose of reality because both teams are under five hundred […]

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Baseball Beckons

Baseball Beckons

Now that America’s passion has ended, it’s time for America’s pastime to begin. The baseball marathon is upon us with pitchers and catchers reporting in just two weeks. The Chicago baseball scene has some lofty expectations with what the managements have done in terms of roster building this offseason. For a quick recap the White Sox have added a top […]

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White Sox Preview 2014

White Sox Preview 2014

The 2013 White Sox had a lot of issues.  They were the worst offensive team in the league, scoring under 600 runs. Their pitching staff, which has plenty of potential, vastly underachieved. Consider the case of Chris Sale who is one of the best pitchers in the game and who, at  almost 25 years of age, has the trajectory and stuff to […]

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Will try and help his country to a 3-peat in the WBC

The World Baseball Classic is March Madness

The World Baseball Classic has returned for its third go-round and this year it has the same problem as the two preceding tournaments, which is: Why mess with March?  Just so Allan “Bud” Selig can promote his legacy as a global baseball marketing guru?  With all due respect, Bud, my patriotic heartstrings are not going all atwitter over the WBC.  This […]

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