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What Draft Strategy Could the Cubs Have for 2017?

After the 2021 season, most of the Cubs’ current position players will conclude their initial contracts. Somewhere, somehow, there will have to be position players ready to take their place as the Cubs will not be able to afford all those free agents. Will the 2017 draft be when the Cubs start reloading for that […]

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Cubs, Perhaps, Give In To Chapman Temptation

Ordinarily, I’d guess that Tom Ricketts makes it a policy, across all of his businesses, to avoid actively alienating large swaths of his customer bases. Without having done the research, though, I can’t say that with 100 percent certainty. For all I know, the internet could be crawling with records of interactions like: RICKETTS: Are you […]

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Ahead of the Curve As Always, Theo’s Plan Finds Imitators

“Tanking” is one of the buzzwords of the 2016 season as several also-rans are blowing up their big league teams in an attempt to rebuild and not bothering to hide their intentions. After one month of baseball, for example, it’s clear that if Bryan Price tried to hand Reds players shirts that said “Try not […]