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Oct 27, 2017
Cubs Sign Cuban Catcher

Cubs Sign Cuban Catcher

The Cubs have signed 20-year old Cuban catcher Alexander Guerra to a minor league contract. He will report to Minor League Camp in Mesa in 2018.  Guerra played for Granma in Serie Nacional (the Cuban major league) in 2015 and 2016 before defecting, hitting 267/375/465 with six HR in 33 games (123 PA) for los Alamandas in 2016. Including Guerra, the Cubs have signed 25 International Free-Agents (IFA) so far since the start of the 2017-18 International Signing Period (ISP) on July 2nd (see list below):  Tags: 2017-18 Cubs International Signings
Oct 24, 2017
Free Agents Predictions Contest

Free Agents Predictions Contest

Now that we're forced to think prematurely about 2018, it's time to commit your predictions to the public record. That's right: announcing once again our "renowned" Free Agents Predictions Contest. As always, there are no prizes because it's free to enter and because we are too cheap to really care. Besides, if you aren't satisfied with bragging rights, then you aren't a real sports fan and you probably won't win, anyway.  Tags: TCR Contests
Oct 22, 2017
Beyond the Valley of the NLCS

Beyond the Valley of the NLCS

Here is what might happen after the conclusion of the World Series...  Tags: Cubs Roster ConstructionCubs Roster Strategy
Oct 21, 2017
Cubs 2017 Rule 5 Draft & Minor League Free-Agent Watch List (Updated 10/21)

Cubs 2017 Rule 5 Draft & Minor League Free-Agent Watch List (Updated 10/21)

LAST UPDATED 10-21-2017 (after conclusion of NLCS)As things stand right now... Tags: 2017 Rule 5 DraftCubs Minor LeaguesCubs Minor League free-agents
Oct 19, 2017
Dodgers Win the NL Pennant

Dodgers Win the NL Pennant

Thanks for playing, everyone. Were it not for the bullpen, the offense, and the inconsistent starting pitching, things might have been different. Be on the lookout for our Free Agents Predictions Contest. And we'll see you at the Winter Meetings. Go Cubs!  Tags: 2017 Postseason
Oct 19, 2017
Dodgers @ Cubs: Kershaw vs Quintana (NLCS Game 5)

Dodgers @ Cubs: Kershaw vs Quintana (NLCS Game 5)

LAD (3-1): LHP Clayton KershawCHC (1-3): LHP José QuintanaFirst pitch: 7:08pmCST (TBS) The Cubs avoid the sweep and survive to fight another day. To take the series back to LA, they have to face one of the best pitchers on the planet and win a game without their only effective bullpen arm.  Tags: 2017 Postseason
Oct 18, 2017
Dodgers @ Cubs: Wood vs Arrieta (NLCS Game 4)

Dodgers @ Cubs: Wood vs Arrieta (NLCS Game 4)

LAD (3-0): LHP Alex WoodCHC (0-3): RHP Jake ArrietaFirst pitch: 8:01pmCST (TBS) “Remember when we got swept in the NLCS?”“Which time?” Tags: 2017 Postseason
Oct 17, 2017
Dodgers @ Cubs: Darvish vs Hendricks (NLCS Game 3)

Dodgers @ Cubs: Darvish vs Hendricks (NLCS Game 3)

LAD (2-0): RHP Yu DarvishCHC (0-2): RHP Kyle HendricksFirst pitch: 8:00pmCST (TBS) Thankfully, we’re back at Wrigley. Hendricks went 3-2 with a 2.83 at home this year. He missed the Dodgers, but he went 1-1 with a 0.71 ERA against them in the NLCS last year. Overall they are 7-37 (.189) against him. Turner is 2-7 with a HR. Tags: 2017 Postseason