Tag: Jed Hoyer

Should the Cubs Sign Nicholas Castellanos?

Even when putting budgetary constraints aside, there are many baseball reasons why signing Nicholas Castellanos is not a wise decision.

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Trading Willson Contreras Would Improve the Cubs’ Roster both Now and for the Future

While trading other star players on the roster would render the Cubs noncompetitive in the short term, Contreras provides an avenue for the Cubs to compete now and be better off long-term.

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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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The Second City Show: MLB Winter Meetings Recap

Listen to the MLB Winter Meetings recap episode of The Second City Show

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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.

Hiring David Ross Contradicts Everything Theo has Preached this Offseason

Theo Epstein stated in his postseason presser a month ago that he fell into a ‘winner’s trap’ the last 3 seasons by looking back at what worked in 2016. He did it yet again with hiring David Ross.

Time to Walk the Walk: Takeaways from the David Ross Press Conference

After almost a full day to think about it, On Tap Sports Net’s Ron Luce breaks down his thoughts and takeaways from the David Ross introductory press conference.