Marquee Sports Network goes live on February 22nd, but without a deal in place with Comcast Xfinity, the Cubs are leaving a large swath of cable subscribers in the dark. The effects of this gross incompetence can’t be overstated.
Author: Austin Bloomberg
The Cubs acquired a plethora of low-risk arms this winter in an attempt to revamp the ‘pen on the cheap. The success (or failure) of the new guys will have a significant impact on the 2020 season.
In a minor move, the Cubs shipped Tony Kemp to Oakland for young first base prospect Alfonso Rivas.
The White Sox are a team wholly invested in turning their rebuild into a window of contention starting in 2020. Cubs fans should appreciate the ride.
The Cubs have spent precisely zero dollars on full Major League contracts this offseason. This reality is both stunning and inexcusable, rendering Theo Epstein’s “reckoning” little more than a joke.
The Cubs All-Decade team doesn’t have too many positional debates, but On Tap Sports Net’s Austin Bloomberg manages to throw in a few wrinkles where possible.
Kyle Hendricks changed his pitching approach in 2019 to exploit the weaknesses of the launch angle revolution. His ability to reinvent himself and remain at the top of his game bodes well for his future.
After a relatively quiet presence at the Winter Meetings, the Cubs remain a team without a set direction for the 2020 season. The front office has a myriad of problems to address if this team is to remain competitive; it’s not clear they have the desire to do so.
The Cubs selected Trevor Megill from the San Diego Padres in Thursday’s Rule 5 Draft. The tall, hard-throwing righty could stick in the bullpen, but the selection continues an offseason of low budget moves for the big market Cubs.
Self-imposed budget constraints are forcing the Cubs to look internally to address the #5 starter. Unless drastic roster moves are made, the choice appears between Tyler Chatwood and Adbert Alzolay.