The trade deadline is just days away, and we’ve already started to see some jockeying by the league’s top contenders. Let’s get to it!
By obtaining Addison Russell from the A’s in the Samardzija/Hammel trade, the Cubs did the one thing they could not have done by trading them individually: get a top ten prospect in baseball. And if there’s one thing having the best assortment of position player prospects in baseball, including three of the top ten prospects in baseball, gives a team, it’s options.
As you start your Tuesday, here are the things you need to know as a Cubs fans to make sure you can talk Cubs around the water cooler. Then again, do people still do that? Nonetheless, here are your five things for this Tuesday morning.
We’re right around the corner from the MLB All-Star game, but let’s not think too far ahead. This week was full of big news and even included a blockbuster trade. Let’s get caught up!
When you leave 12 men on base, it’s hard to win the ballgame. The Cubs had their chance today with guys on base all day. They just couldn’t capitalize on it and convert for more than one run.
The day after a blockbuster deal to remove 40% of the starting rotation, the Cubs “spit out a bad ballgame” and got crushed 13-0. We talk about that and catch up on some misc. nuggets.
Have you ever woke up the next morning and wondered how you could have possibly done something so foolish the night before? Last night we saw a huge trade. Should Cubs fans be waking up questioning what went down?
Your local park district wasn’t the only people setting off fireworks tonight. Theo and Jed went on a quest to break Twitter by dealing not one, but two of their trade pieces and getting a top 10 talent in return.
Today I had a choice. I could watch the Cubs on WGN face the Nationals, a game I thought seriously about going to, or I could watch the Hot Dog Eating contest. I made the right choice and was rewarded for my efforts with a win that pushed the winning streak to four games.
Cubs’ fans are used to having their seasons…ahem…”over” by America’s Day of Independence…but the historical numbers are even more disparaging than one could imagine.