Tag Archives: Javier Baez

Chicago Cubs sign Jon Lester, and suddenly relevance returns to Wrigley Field
December 10, 2014

by Kent Sterling The rebuild of the Chicago Cubs jumped into hyperdrive just before 2:00 a.m. today when postseason ace Jon Lester decided that six years (with a vesting option for a seventh year) and $155 million was enough to lead the starting rotation for a team expected to slowly mature and contend for a […]

Dunderheaded Chicago Cubs continue to confound with signing of Manny Ramirez
May 27, 2014

by Kent Sterling For a bad team on track to lose nearly 100 games for the fourth season in a row, the Chicago Cubs sure don’t mind inviting criticism in new and creative ways. Cubs president Theo Epstein announced the signing of 41-year old former major leaguer Manny Ramirez to a minor league contract as […]

Chicago Cubs Picked as the Worst Team in Baseball
January 29, 2014

by Kent Sterling According to a smart guy named Clay Davenport who runs computer simulations and analyzes statistical probabilities, the Chicago Cubs will be the only team in baseball to win less than 70 games in 2014. Don’t worry, the bevy of amazing and highly touted prospects the Chicago media crows about daily are only […]

Scott Boras Blasts Chicago Cubs – Only He Could Be Wrong in Blasting the Cubs
November 16, 2013

by Kent Sterling Here is what super-selfish super agent Scott Boras said to the media about the Chicago Cubs at the annual baseball general managers meeting that I found super annoying. “You’re (the Cubs) developing the infrastructure, but fans don’t come to see seats, grass, cement. They come to see players. They’ve done a great […]

St. Louis Cardinals Show Chicago Cubs How to Retool, Not Rebuild
October 7, 2013

by Kent Sterling Cubs President of Baseball Operations Theo Epstein would like Cubs fans to believe that rebuilding is the road to winning, and that it takes five years.  That the length of his contract is five years is purely coincidental. The St. Louis Cardinals just keep piling up trips to the postseason at a […]

Cleveland Browns Fans Are Trying to Show Chicago Cubs Fans How to Be Pissed Off
September 19, 2013

by Kent Sterling The Cleveland Browns took a page out of the Chicago Cubs managerial handbook yesterday as they traded Trent Richardson – a player capable of helping them win today – for the draft rights to an as yet unselected player that might help in 2014 at the earliest. Click here to follow Kent […]

As Chicago Cubs Continue Dealing Vets, They Fail in Developing Young Core
August 22, 2013

by Kent Sterling There is some bad mojo going on at Wrigley Field.  Fans and media claim that team president Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer are pressing all the right buttons in trading veterans for farm system bulk, and that the youngsters left behind are being tutored to play better at the major league level. […]

Cubs Should Give Dale Sveum an Extenision, Not a Pink Slip
July 17, 2013

by Kent Sterling Rick Telander wrote in the Chicago Sun-Times that Chicago Cubs manager Dale Sveum has no chance to continue in that position following the expiration of his contract after the 2014 season, and he’s probably right.  That’s a shame. Click here to follow Kent on Twitter Sveum hasn’t won, but if John McGraw, […]