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As in our last article, we learned that Jeff Samardzija turned down a five-year contract extension of unknown dollars this offseason in favor of going year-to-year in arbitration…for now. We’ve written before about how an extension probably isn’t the best idea from the Cubs’ standpoint unless they can get Samardzija on the cheap. Here, it seems like Samardzija realizes it and has decided to harness his strong potential in order to score a bigger payday down the line. We will be discussing that tonight in our next Dreamcast, scheduled to be posted sometime tomorrow. You can check out the first one here. By the way, did we mention that we’re now on iTunes?
Stay tuned for new developments!
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The Chicago Cubs approached pitcher Jeff Samardzija about a contract extension this winter offering the right hander a five-year deal.
After some talking Samardzija turned down the Cubs offer.
“We both want me to be here and both want me to be part of this team for a long time. When we feel like we’re on the same page with that, we’ll get it done.” Samardzija told the Chicago...
Continuing our series, it's time to look at the 2013 Cubs Projections for Darwin Barney. Last spring Barney talked about hitting for more power. We knew he wouldn't be a power hitter or anything, but it was clear he and the Cubs wanted him to hit for a little more than he had.
He did to some extent. He hit 7 home runs, which was 5 more than the previous season. He had a few...
My Cubs unrequited love is one that should have never been. It was truly love at first sight when he made his debut, but the fact that it is now unrequited is a tragedy of Lou Brock proportions. The recently DFA’d Tony Campana is the source of my one way love affair. This scrappy little white guy stole my heart like so many other Cubs fan with his blazing speed and his blazing...
The 2013 PECOTA projections are out and I thought I'd post some of the Cubs below. Since you have to be a subscriber in order to download the spreadsheet, I'm only going to include PA and wOBA, which I calculated using the basic formula. For pitchers I'll only show IP and FIP (I calculated this too).
2013 PECOTA Projections for Cubs Batters
As an initial partnership with Chat Sports, World Series Dreaming is going to look at the five Cubs players that we believe will be most interesting to watch as the 2013 season gets underway. This team, while not expected to seriously contend, is still deeper and more talented than the 2012 version that lost 101 games. There have been multiple additions to the starting rotation...
Remember this picture? This was one of the very first things Chicago Cub fans saw after Theo Epstein was hired as the new President of Cubs Baseball Operations.
Those of you who do not know of Christian beliefs, this image mimics Jesus Christ walking on water, giving one sign that he was more than a mere mortal man. This act, gave one disciple all he needed to believe that he was...
The Chicago Cubs took a chance when they signed Scott Baker to a one-year, $5.5 million deal this offseason. Baker was still recovering from Tommy John surgery. He's still recovering, in fact. However, the Cubs hope he can help bolster their starting rotation. He just may not be able to do it starting on Opening Day.
According to Carrie Muskat of MLB.com, the Cubs...
With Spring Training starting this week, here is a look ahead at what could be the Cubs 2013 Opening Day roster & lineup.
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Valentine’s Day is upon us, and as such we have to deal with all the commercialism, the bajillions of different chocolate varieties (because nothing says “I love you” more than a box full of diabetes-inducing fat bombs for your honey), the Hallmark cards full of saccharin sappiness, and reservations at your local White Castle. For us Cubs fans, Valentine’s Day also represents...