Sorry for the lack of a post today. I meant to get something up early in the AM and lost track of time. If you haven’t yet listened to our podcast, please do. Don’t forget to subscribe in iTunes so you don’t miss an episode. Episode #2 is this Monday. We should be without Sean for the next two weeks, so it will be just Josh and I. We’d welcome any feedback you can give us on how we can make the show better.

I posted this on Twitter today and got a few replies. Pretend it’s opening day 2019. What is the lineup that is on the field for the Cubs at that time? I tried to see if there were futures bids I could run this early for 2019, but unfortunately there was not. What I did find was some interesting lines for the Cubs in the MLB Futures odds at Sportsbook. They figure to be one of the worst teams in the league, but then again, we knew that for this year. Personally, I actually think .500 is a realistic goal for this team and should be the expectation. I don’t think we’re as bad as last year. Only time will tell.

So, what does the team look like in 2019? A good resource as you make your predictions would be the Baseball Prospectus depth chart. Take a look at let me know who runs out onto the field that day.


  • Cubs are not expected to sign Korean pitcher per Paul Sullivan. (Source)
  • Bryan LaHair signed a minor league deal with the Cleveland Indians that included an invite to spring training. (cue the LaHair apologists who can now make their argument that him and Micah Hoffpauir were the ones that got away.
  • Curt Shilling has been diagnosed with Cancer, though I’ve yet to get any info on what type or stage.


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