Today as Chicagoans look at the mounds of snow that are everywhere, that first harbinger of spring – pitchers and catchers – appears in Arizona. The Cubs have been tying up their loose ends with some signings being announced or confirmed this morning – reliever Brandon Workman has been signed to a major league contract, […]
There are very few players in the long history of the Chicago Cubs more revered than Jake Arrieta. His 2015 season was the stuff of legends, going the second half of the season without a loss, including a no-hitter. He then took on the entire city of Pittsburgh prior to throwing a complete game shutout […]
Tonker lunch drinking; the NL Central is so bad, the Cubs have a shot (recorded pre-Arenado but fuck that anyway).
The Chicago Cubs have signed erstwhile Dodgers left fielder Joc Pederson to a one-year deal worth $7 million. This is, as all these things are, pending a physical. What the Cubs have managed to do is to replace Kyle Schwarber with…Kyle Schwarber. But while Schwarber is getting $10 million to ply his trade in the […]
After six years in a Cub uniform, arguably the most successful six year run in franchise history, Jon Lester signed a one-year deal with the Washington Nationals. It’s going to be hard to see Big Jon in another uniform, despite his wearing two other ones before coming here, because he left it all on the […]
As the Sox were finalizing their crop of International Free Agents (which Fork wrote up for both sides of town here), they also took care of a couple of their own and avoiding arbitration with two of their starters in ace Lucas Giolito and Reynaldo Lopez. In doing so, the Sox avoided arbitration with all […]
Today, thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, was International Signing Day, an event that usually takes place in June. Both local teams were very active, and each team snagged one of the jewels of the current crop of players. The White Sox made the signing of outfielder Yoelqui Céspedes official. At age 23, he’s older (and […]
When the White Sox playoff run came to an abrupt end in the Oakland Coliseum in early October, it was A’s closer Liam Hendriks on the bump, sealing the Sox fate and sending Oakland on to the next round. Now, Hendriks will suit up in Silver and Black for the White Sox, joining an already […]
Three jagoffs discuss poops, both within our own bowels and within the Cubs ownership.