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World Series Dreaming:
The last time we did Mad Libs was kind of fun but way too involved. That’s probably because Rick Telander uses way too many words to say not very much at all. Anyway, today we have a somewhat accurate yet snarky article from Tim Brown of Yahoo! Sports as he took a look at the Cubs in 2013. Amazingly, the Cubs were not ranked lower than #21 out of the 30 MLB clubs. We’ll just take an excerpt from the article so you can go through without wasting as much time as in the previous edition of Cubs Mad Libs. Still a work in progress, but I think we can definitely perfect this format.
Do NOT go any further before you look at the list of words and fill in your own choices! It’ll be funnier that way. Ready? Might want to get a pen/paper or your Notepad app ready…
A character trait
Type of person (plural)
Unit of measure
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
This is something interesting to document that doesn't deserve a real post.
I was curious to see what Cubs are "young" for their level. So, what I've done is gone through each minor league system the Cubs contribute to and looked to see if any Cubs are in the Top 10. Here are the results. Note: only prospects who had appreciable time at each level were counted,...
The Cubs have avoided arbitration with another of their players. Last week they re-signed Luis Valbuena and they have now reached an agreement with Matt Garza for $10.25 million.
Cubs right-hander Matt Garza avoided arbitration and agreed to a new $10.25 million contract on Thursday.
Garza's representatives at CAA announced the new deal on Twitter: "#Cubs Matt Garza (@Gdeuceswild...
It's that time again! Every winter, the Cubs gather their current players, management, and any ex-players for whom they have blackmail material and trot them out like showdogs for their fans in a massive effort to "build their brand" or "polish the turd." Yes, the Cubs Convention is tomorrow and the Cubs have been very busy planning how best to shovel...
Although the Chicago Cubs are coming off a 61-101 season, team president Theo Epstein sounded an optimistic tone in recent days as the team's push toward spring training heated up. "It's postseason or bust every year," Epstein said. "That's what our goal is." If teams and their executives, even realistic ones like Epstein, can't be optimistic...
There isn't much to be excited about in this Chicago Cubs pitching staff. There is depth sure, but there are only two or three true quality arms in the rotation. One of those arms is the breakout pitcher of 2012, Jeff Samardzija.
After the laughter subsided following Samardzija's declaration that he wanted to be in the rotation, he went out and dazzled all of us in spring...
Jesse Rogers of ESPN-Chicago
reports that Theo Epstein, Chicago Cubs GM, spoke optimistically about two of
his projected starting pitchers for 2013, Matt Garza and Scott Baker.
"Both guys should be ready to start the year," Epstein said
Baker, 31, was acquired via free agency on November 13. The righty
starter has spent his entire career with...
Matt Garza and the Chicago Cubs have agreed to a $10.25 million, one-year contract that avoids salary arbitration.
Creative Artists Agency, which represents the right-hander, announced the deal Thursday night on Twitter. Garza also posted on his account, ''Business side over! Hooray! Time to focus on what really matters 2013.''
Garza avoided arbitration a year ago...
Not long after the Cubs hired Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer, the two traded Andrew Cashner and Kyung-Min Na to the Padres for Anthony Rizzo and Zach Cates. Rizzo had just completed his age 21 season with the Padres and to say it didn't go well would be putting it nicely. Still, he had hit well in the minor leagues and obviously Theo and Hoyer loved what this kid had to offer.
After years of being the golden boy and fan favorite who couldn't quite get there, Jeff Samardzija arrived as a starter in 2012. His record and ERA perhaps belittle the type of season he really had. His record of 9-13 with an ERA of 3.89 in 28 starts might not excite anyone. If you dig a little deeper, there was a lot of impressive stuff about his season considering it was his...
The 2013 Cubs Convention is this weekend, and you can check out the schedule and the list of invitees that unfortunately (to me, at least) does not include a certain former Cub. For those of you who can’t go, please follow the WSD Twitter (check the sidebar to follow) and our forum thread where most of the news will end up once stories and updates are ready. There is also a...
Photo By Michael BaronFor the second time in less then a month were hearing that a Scott Hairston decision is imminent. Supposedly Hairston was choosing between the Mets and Yanks with a decision any day but when the Yanks lost interest he decided to wait the market out. Now reports are that Hairston is once again close, is this a ploy to see if he can get that two year 8M contract...
Ok, so it’s “Cubs Convention Eve”, and the bags are packed, batteries for the camera are charged, sharpies placed in a strategic place in my purse for easy grabbing for those unexpected run-in’s with any of the 75+ current, former, and future players, not to mention the management, ownership, broadcasters, etc that will be easily accessible this weekend! I kind of feel...