Tag: albert almora

Cubs, Albert Almora Come to Terms on 2020 Salary

Albert Almora and the Cubs have settled on a 2020 deal to avoid arbitration.

Trading Kris Bryant Slams the Competitive Window Shut, but is it Necessary for the Cubs Long Term?

With the large contract the Cubs will need to offer Bryant in two offseasons to retain him, do the Cubs need to trade him now to set themselves up for long term success?

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Cubs Have Themselves to Blame for Ugly Offseason

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.

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Contrary to Fanbase Consensus, Non-tendering Addison Russell is a Mistake

Although consensus among the Cubs fanbase suggests that non-tendering Addison Russell was the correct decision, there are many reasons why retaining him made sense.

Why the Cubs Should Sign Shogo Akiyama

The Cubs need a leadoff hitter and a center fielder. They need to walk more, strike out less, and make more contact. Given the payroll constraints and roster needs, Akiyama is the ideal target for a Cubs team reconstructing its identity.

The 5 Players the Cubs May Trade this Offseason

While fans have yet to see President Theo Epstein trade from the MLB roster much recently, that will change this offseason.

It’s Been a Fun Ride, but it’s Time for the Cubs to Part Ways with Joe Maddon

In an offseason where the Cubs will experience many changes, a new manager should be step one.

North Side 9 Podcast: Episode 17 – Dom Frederic

Ron Luce and Brian Mischler are joined by another special guest! The Director of Morale himself, Dom Frederic, stops by to chat Cubs baseball with the guys. Some topics such as the Báez injury, Jason Heyward, Nicholas Castellanos and so much more! Tune in to listen to the interview!

Why the Cubs Should Send Albert Almora Down and Call up Addison Russell

With the defensive need at middle infield and Almora consistently underperforming all season, a swapping him and Russell is warranted.

Behind the Numbers: The Cubs Offense Has Dominated Since the Trade Deadline

Nick Castellanos and Ian Happ have provided a much-needed jolt to the Cubs’ offensive lineup.