Acquisitions: Rebuilding teams vs. Competitive teams

Since 2011 when Theo, Jed and Jason were hired the Cubs have been wheeling and dealing.  They have been stacking up on talent since then to build a team set for “sustained success.”  As the Cubs, it seems, have turned the corner lets take a look at the front offices best moves and worst moves based on the value they have for the Cubs.  Along with the Cubs I looked at the Astros who went … Continue reading

How Worried Should We Be About Javier Baez’s Plate Discipline?

Javier Baez spent about two months at Peoria last season, crushing baseballs to the tune of a .432 wOBA over 235 PA’s. He hit a few baseballs clear out of the stadium that many Cubs prospect writers are still talking about as they discuss various top prospect lists. Javier Baez has loud tools that earn him a spot as one of the best prospects in baseball, and there is no arguing that. That said, there … Continue reading

NL Central Draft History

Drafts are a huge part of rebuilding a club.  When a team “goes for it” they also look outside the organization for big time free agents to get the last piece of the puzzle for a championship team.  Signing free agents sometimes cost you a draft pick.  Tommy examines in an earlier article the Indians offseason and why they should sign Kyle Lohse even if it costs them a draft pick.  I decided to take … Continue reading