Root for the Team, Not the Player

Published on July 28th, 201635 comment

Much has been made about the Cubs’ acquisition of Aroldis Chapman. Did the Cubs overpay? Will Chapman sign an extension? How do I root for someone with a history of domestic violence? Elijah Knepper is here to tell you that you don’t have to.

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Organizational Recap – Chapman May Never Pitch for the Cubs

Published on July 27th, 201637 comment

Shem loads up his rant gun and lets it fly after yesterday’s loss to the White Sox.

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Free Agency

Published on July 26th, 201616 comment

Picking up where we left off last week after our discussion of the reserve clause, today’s Quickie will discuss the rules for free agency in the major leagues.

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Organizational Recap: Bring on Chapman

Published on July 26th, 201649 comment

Yesterday I mentioned that because I didn’t know the details of the trade, I couldn’t give my opinion on if I liked it or not. Now we know that it was Aroldis Chapman going to the Cubs for Gleyber Torres, Billy McKinney, Adam Warren, and Rashad Crawford. I saw a lot of buzz on Twitter yesterday when the news came out that it was a 4 for 1 deal that the Cubs overpaid, but let’s break it down for a minute.

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Organizational Recap: Chapman Coming?

Published on July 25th, 201638 comment

We heard late last night massive talk that the Cubs are close to a deal with the Yankees and that it’s basically done. It’s hard to comment on it when we truly do not know all the details and I hate commenting on rumors, so I will say this….

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