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Even With Hulu Deal in Place, Marquee Sports Network has More Questions Than Answers

Marquee Sports Network agreeing to a deal with Hulu sounds promising, but in reality it reveals just how inaccessible the channel will be for Cubs fans.

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Are the Cubs Punting on 2020 with their Eyes Set on 2021 and Beyond?

With the front office’s fixation of being under the luxury tax this upcoming season and how the farm system is currently stacked up, it appears that the organization is using 2020 as a bridge year to allow for brighter days in the future.

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The Mess that is Marquee Sports Network

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.

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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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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Why The Cubs Should NOT Trade Kris Bryant

The Chicago Cubs think trading one the best players in franchise history is a good idea? Not so fast my friend!

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.

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.