Retooling for 2018: A Comprehensive Plan

Look, we’re not surprised by this outcome, right? I’m thankful as all hell that they didn’t get swept, but the 2017 Cubs were not as good as the 2017 Dodgers. It happens. How do Theo and his merry band of suits make sure it doesn’t happen again in 2018? Let’s walk through how, from the big to the small. 1. Prioritize Athleticism The Cubs were outclasses in the field and on the bases all postseason … Continue reading

Why Should the Cubs Trade for David Price?

The David-Price-to-the-Cubs rumor train has been chugging along since before the 2012 season. It made sense at the time – the Cubs would be in need of a big-time starting pitcher to pair with budding stars Anthony Rizzo, Starlin Castro, and Jeff Samardzija. There was plenty of talent in the farm system, but the consensus was that it was mostly years away and of questionable projection. A stud pitcher would be a big stride in … Continue reading

The Cleveland Indians Should Sign Kyle Lohse

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By signing Michael Bourn, the Indians have added a high quality top-of-the-order bat, turned Drew Stubbs and Michael Brantley into a good platoon partnership (or trade bait), and opened up the ability to occasionally play Nick Swisher at 1B and Mark Reynolds where he belongs – DH. The Bourn Signing should also somewhat help their dismal pitching staff if Francona starts an OF of Stubbs-Bourn-Brantley, which could track down pretty much any fly ball. However, … Continue reading