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Tim Huwe

  • joined Feb 25, 2010
  • last login Apr 19, 2014
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The Dangers Of Micro-Managing A Budget, Part 1

This article went through four different titles and a few persona before getting polished off. It has an intro, two parts, and even a bridge. Was it worth it? (Possibly not.)

Cubs (May) Have Signed IFA Wladimir Galindo

Here is his Twitter picture now. https://twitter.com/wladidow I wanted something with less of a question mark, but it seems he gas been a target for awhile. He's 6-3, but might stick at short, or move to the OF, where his power would play. I'm adding him as a SS/3B to the bottom portion of the Zygote 50.

Trade Tirade: Cubs Help A Dynasty

It's time to jump in the wayback machine, and look at a pair of 40-year-old trades.

How To Make Better Cubs Trade Proposals

A not-so-brief article to peruse before you propose a trade involving a Cubs player.

Cubs Prospects: The 50-Percent Rule

An oft-used axiom is that a player who is successful in Double-A has a 50-percent chance of being a successful major leaguer. I examine how this plays into evaluating present Cubs prospects.

Another Tuesday, Another Cuban Defector

Rusney Castillo is a RHH CF with speed and some 2B/3B in his past.

What Is A Realistic Offer For Masahiro Tanaka?

Masahiro Tanaka of the Rakuten Golden Eagles in Japan could be posted to play in MLB soon. And the Cubs will be in the hunt. What is a realistic ceiling for a contract offer?

Moderate Change In International Spending

Six exemptions per international season are being eliminated. That, and no news on Japan.

What Does The Rule 5 Draft Really Mean?

It's that time of year. The Winter Meetings begin Monday, and far too much attention being paid to the Rule 5 Draft. Here is my contribution.

Entirely OT, But the NFL May Have An Idea On Team Punishment

Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin interfered with play during a game. His team may lose a draft pick. I hope MLB considers this option as applicable.

Curious Name On Rule 5 Eligibility List

I doubt the Cubs roll this way, but adding Omar Luis could add talent. He was added to the Triple-A list, so he can't be added in the minor league phase.

The Jhonny Peralta Signing Blues

What does it mean when a player gets a big-money contract after serving a punishment for PED use? Should teams be punished, too?

Rule 5 Options

When someone has done more research than me, that's what FanShots are for.

Is Dallas Beeler Worth A Cubs 40-Man Roster Spot?

Somewhat lost among the Arizona Fall League accolades given to Kris Bryant, Jorge Soler, and Albert Almora is the story of Dallas Beeler. Has he earned a 40-man roster spot?

Feeling A Draft: Reviewing The Cubs 2011 Draft

You'll enjoy this one better than part one of this series.

Should Kris Bryant Be Rushed?

Cubs fans have high hopes for Kris Bryant. Should he be rushed through the system?

A Bit On Trea Turner, Potential Pick At 1.4

This is my guy for June's draft. Not that I don't like the others, but Turner is the best safe hitter for the draft. And, he'll likely still be on the board. This qualifies as a Draft Prep update.

2014 Draft Prep Is In Jupiter, Florida

This weekend, a bunch of high schoolers are playing baseball in Florida. Here's why that matters.

MiLB Piece On CJ Edwards

Intriguing read on a top arm in the pipeline.

Feeling A Draft: Reviewing the Cubs 2010 Draft

This is Part 1 of a series looking a recent Cubs drafts.

What Makes A Great Manager?

With new manager season in full swing, here's the basic question: What makes a great manager?

We're Number 4: A 2014 Draft Prep Preview

I have no idea who the Cubs will pick in June. Which means I have lots of work to do.

Here's Why Brad Ausmus Would Be A Good Cub Manager

Former Astros catcher Brad Ausmus is rumored to be in line for the Cubs managerial spot if it becomes vacant. I'm good with that.

Cubans Players To Play In The Mexican League?

Cuban players could make money for themselves and Cuba.

Cano Wants To Get Paid

He wants $305 million. I'm thinking others may be more in line with the budget.

Should Junior Lake Be Trade Bait?

Junior Lake has been one of the few bright spots this season for the major-league Cubs. Should he be actively shopped this off-season?

Travis Wood: Past, Present And Future

Is Travis Wood a core piece for the Cubs' future? If so, does a contract extension make sense this offseason?

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