The Cubs New Outfield - Question Marks
Jacques Jones certainly helps the Cubs defensively, but whether the Cubs are improved by a move which brings another under achieving power-speed but low-average-low-OPS outfielder remains to be seen. The new Cubs Outfield provides several question marks which will probably only be answered in Spring Training.
Trade Analysis: Latroy Hawkins for Jerome Williams and David Aardsma 5/28/05
For decades, the Cubs organization had been loath to give its homegrown talent reasonable chances to make it on the big league squad. Even now, when the farm system is as bright as it has ever been, there is major hesitation regarding calling up a prospect and using him in a starting role. Read the complete analysis.
It's Todd Time 7/24/05
Mark Grudzielanek's reign as the Cubs everyday second baseman should end, and here's why.
Dusty and Grady
The FBI was kind enough to share the following tape recorded conversation between unindicted co-conspirators Grady Little and Dusty Baker.
Keith's Conversation with Dusty Baker
On April 26th of 2004, Asher published a taped conversation between Cub manager Dusty Baker and his bench coach, Grady Little, using his contacts with the FBI. Keith thought something was suspicious about the tape, and called Dusty to set the record straight.
At InsidetheIvy, Keith provides insider coverage of the Chicago Cubs, including Prospect Profiles, Interviews, Trade Analyses, and more. For a complete listing of Keith's contributions to the site, click here.