Trade Value of Carlos Villanueva

After a rough start to the season with unsightly numbers and a loss of his rotation spot, it’s hard to fathom Carlos Villanueva as a trade candidate. However, due to the alarming number of injuries to young pitching, a lot of contending clubs are hurting for depth and a pitcher like Villanueva who has the […]

Trade Value of Cubs Lefty Relievers

In our last couple of articles we went over the two big trade chips for the Cubs this season, Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel. These two have been dominating the trade rumors for the team, but sneaking into the picture are James Russell and Wesley Wright. The two left-handed relievers could prove valuable to a […]

Trade Value of Jason Hammel

With reports coming out that the Cubs already receiving calls on Jason Hammel what better time to look at the potential return the team may receive in order to further stock up their minor league system to bolster the ongoing rebuilding effort. Hammel has undoubtedly been the team’s second best pitcher and has been a […]

Cubs Month In Review – May

Our monthly review series rolls on to May that sees 2013 and 2014 blur together as the Cubs sported a similar record as well as an improved pitching staff to help lead to more wins. Let’s see how this year’s squad stacked up this month. 2014 Team Record: 11-16 Team Average: .230 Team ERA: 3.51 […]

Trade Value of Jeff Samardzija

Cubs’ fans are suddenly feeling some deja-vu this season. At this time last year, Matt Garza could not reach an extension deal with the front office in Spring Training and the trade rumors started flying once he started dominating on the mound. Thanks to the sudden epidemic of Tommy John surgeries, many MLB teams are […]

Cubs Month In Review – April

With a month of baseball in the books, we start a monthly comparison series here on Chicago Cubs Online. This series intends to take a look at the progress of the rebuilding project the team started with the hiring of Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer. We will compare last season to this season as 2013 […]

The Cubs and Shortstop Trade Value

With reports that have Javier Baez and Arismendy Alcantara both seeing time at shortstop and second base this season in Iowa, Starlin Castro and Darwin Barney coming off bad years, the Cubs are suddenly the envy of many other Major League clubs. They have too many shortstops and it’s clear that someone will have to […]

The Great Javier Baez Debate

With Spring Training soon coming to a close and Javier Baez showing he belongs on the Major League roster, the Cubs surprised some fans by sending him down to Triple-A on Saturday. If you look across baseball, this is a common occurrence when it comes to an organization’s top young player. Take a look at […]

Speeding Up the Rebuild Through Trades

For the past couple of years, the Cubs have been all about acquiring talent to bolster their farm system. With prospects like Javier Baez, Mike Olt, Kris Bryant, Arismendy Alcantara, Kyle Hendricks, Jake Arrieta and Junior Lake likely playing roles on the big league roster during the upcoming season, this year figures to be one […]

Can the Cubs Speed Up the Rebuild on the Free Agent Market?

Cubs fans are a house divided right now. With the team enduring its two worst seasons in club history and the 105th anniversary without a championship looming overhead, there are a lot of opinions on what the team needs to do in order to be competitive in the long term. Some fans want the team […]