Nick Madrigal


It is officially Opening Day, and the Cubs roster is set to kick off the 2023 season. Though most of these spots have been set for weeks, there were a couple of surprises and down-to-the-wire battles that were only just decided. The 26-man roster will obviously not look the same the entire season, but the Cubs are rolling out a…

With only two weeks left until Opening Day, it’s time to provide an updated prediction for how the Cubs’ 26-man roster will look to start the year. There aren’t many changes from CHGO’s initial prediction last week, though the changes that were made do feel fairly significant. The biggest one features the young starting pitcher pictured above: Hayden Wesneski. Back…

The Chicago Cubs have 38 days to get ready! Two key roster battles should be decided by then. Will it come down to Christopher Morel and Nick Madrigal? Are we overlooking Adrian Sampson in the 5th starter competition with Heyden Wesneski? Plus, Cody needs to “briefly” vent about Willson Contreras, and Ryan Herrera reports from Mesa, AZ with the latest.…

Nearly two weeks into free agency, the Cubs still haven’t signed anyone. They protected some prospects from next month’s Rule 5 Draft, claimed a pair of infielders off waivers and made decisions on whether or not to tender contracts to their own players, but they haven’t yet made a play on the free-agent market. With so little movement in free…

Happy Monday, everyone.

After a week off due to Labor Day last Monday, we are back with another set of Monday morning thoughts. Because the Cubs are 24 games under .500 with 22 games remaining, there's not a whole lot of game-level stuff to worry about outside of seeing the continued development of a lot of the youngsters on the team.

Today's thoughts, then, are going to focus mostly on this offseason and the storylines for the Cubs in 2023. That's a year when they hope to be much more competitive than they've been this season. That's a year when offseason additions and jumps from the young guys might actually push them to being much more competitive than they've been this season.

So as we get closer to a very important offseason in this rebuild, that's what we should be talking about. And that's where these thoughts from yours truly are centered on.

Let's get into it. Here are some Cubs thoughts for Monday morning.

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