Cubs Scorecard: Offseason Moves Graded

The Chicago Cubs have not been quiet in the offseason. They were not the Mets, who spent almost a billion dollars in free agency on top choices like Carlos Correa and Justin Verlander, but they definitely made moves. The Cubs were not completely silent last year with signings of Marcus Stroman and Seiya Suzuki. The idea of free agent signings is very simple, to make … Continue reading Cubs Scorecard: Offseason Moves Graded

Cubs Scorecard: Can’t Wait for 2023

The Chicago Cubs ended the season winning 3 of 5 from the Reds in October. sweeping the New York Mets in September where I’d like to think the Cubs single handedly destroyed their chances at winning the NL East, and swept the Phillies in September which almost demolished their playoff run. In all, the Cubs went 39-31 after the All-Star break (5th best in the … Continue reading Cubs Scorecard: Can’t Wait for 2023

Cubs Scorecard: Even More Pitching Talent?

During the dark years after the 2016 World Series championship, the Chicago Cubs roster faced quite a bit of scrutiny on the pitching side. In a world where the hitting was erratic and the exact opposite of clutch, the spotlight shined brightly on the pitching rotation. A quick historical look at Cubs starters over the years would look like the following: The Cubs seemed to … Continue reading Cubs Scorecard: Even More Pitching Talent?

Cubs Scorecard: Justin Steele Is Dealing

The tale of the young talent within the Cubs organization continues into August of 2022.  This baseball season has been a roller coaster of accolades for young prospects getting their shot in the Show. Christopher Morel and Nelson Velazquez have received plenty of press. Nico Hoerner can be considered an All-Star snub based on his hitting and defense. Keegan Thompson is a new addition to … Continue reading Cubs Scorecard: Justin Steele Is Dealing

Yankees Rewind: 8/1-8/7/22

Hey Sports fans, with the trade deadline only being one day away, the Yankees made some major trades today. They acquired (RHP) Scott Effross from The Chicago Cubs. In return they sent (RHP) Hayden Wesneski to Chicago. They also acquired (RHP) Frankie Montas and (RHP) Lou Trevino from The Oakland A’s. In return the Yankees sent (LHP) Ken Waldichuk, (LHP) JP Sears, (RHP) Luis Medina, … Continue reading Yankees Rewind: 8/1-8/7/22

Cubs Scorecard: Grading the Trade Deadline

All day long I waited for the action.  Juan Soto was traded. Hader was traded. Josh Bell was traded. Trey Mancini was traded. Noah Syndergaard was traded. David Robertson was traded. Whit Merrifield was traded. Willson Contreras was not traded. Ian Happ was not traded. The Cubs had pretty much guaranteed that Contreras would be marketed heavily all season and offseason long so this came … Continue reading Cubs Scorecard: Grading the Trade Deadline

Cubs Scorecard: Celebrate the Streak

The Cubs are on a six-game winning streak going back to the game before the All-Star break. Six is the longest active streak in the majors which makes the Cubs the hottest team in the league. Two of those wins are against the Pirates (second sweep of the year), a 3-game sweep against the Phillies (first sweep of the year), and a game against the … Continue reading Cubs Scorecard: Celebrate the Streak

Luke’s Look at All Things L.A.- Week of: 7/10/22-7/16/22

Angels:  7/10: This game from the Angels was rather promising, given the struggles the Halos’ batters were having last week. That being said, it appears that the Orioles saved their best for last, putting on a slew of hits to win the game 9-5. As I mentioned, however, there were some moments where I was impressed with Angels hitters. Monte Harrison had three RBIs on … Continue reading Luke’s Look at All Things L.A.- Week of: 7/10/22-7/16/22