Rambling While Wondering About the Future

It’s Friday, it is time to ramble, and I have enlisted the help of fellow Cubs fan Ben Miraski this week. I thought I could bring some more views to the ramblings edition. Plus, he is not nearly as optimistic as I am. And this column needs some balance every now and again. So, let’s […]

Baseball America’s Top Cubs Prospects 2005 – 2010

Baseball America is viewed as the leader in ranking prospects and minor league systems. While publications like Baseball Prospectus have garnered a lot more respect in recent years, Baseball America remains the industry leader. A good ranking by Baseball America can increase a player’s value overnight and that alone can be worth it’s weight in […]

A Recap of the Cubs’ Final Weekend in Arizona

While most were paying attention to college basketball, the Cubs had a very busy weekend. On the field they rolled over the White Sox, lost late to the Rockies and Mark DeRosa powered the Indians over Ted Lilly on Sunday. Lou Piniella named Kevin Gregg his closer on Sunday…Carlos Marmol was disappointed. Brad Snyder was […]

Cubs Release Mark Pawelek

For the second time in a week the Cubs released a former number one draft pick. According to a report on Cubs.com, the Cubs cut ties with left-handed pitcher Mark Pawelek, the organization’s number one pick in 2005 (20th overall) out of Springville High School in Utah. Pawelek never made it past High A ball […]

News Blurbs After Game Two

Lou Piniella’s impatience could be felt, and for good reason, after Wednesday’s sloppy loss to the Brewers. His crew played a bad game and one could almost see the wheels turning as he talked to the media. Lou Piniella despises losing and one thing is for certain, he will continue to make changes….this time he […]