4/2 Cubbie Donut helps Cubs Charities

Buy a donut, help Cubs Charities. Dunkin’ Donuts is partnering with the Cubs and Cubs Charities, and has released a new Cubbie Donut. A portion of the proceeds of Cubbie Donut sales (up to $10,000) from today until April 9 will be donated to Cubs Charities.

The special Cubbie Donut is a glazed donut with white frosting and blue and red drizzle, and will be available at Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants throughout the Chicago area.

In addition, Hall of Famer Fergie Jenkins will meet and greet guests at the new Dunkin’ Donuts at 947 W. Addison near Wrigley Field at 8:30 a.m. on Friday. The restaurant will celebrate its grand opening with game ticket giveaways for the Cubs’ home opener against the Phillies and a $100 gift certificate honoring Wrigley Field’s 100th birthday.

There are more than 530 Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants in the Chicago area.


If you can’t get these Cubs doughnuts now…….they will return in early July as “4th of July” doughnuts………………

$10,000 max….really?……….if each Chicagoland DD shop donated $100…Cubs Charities can go over $50,000………..

Carrie, when I hit the lotto, I will present you a check to give to Cubs Charities……I will just give you an envelope one day at the ball park, smile and keep on walking.

Rays give Chris Archer a contract up to $44 million for 8 years……….excellent deal for the Rays…………Archer is not greedy………like some other soon to be free agent pitchers we know.

It’s not greed. It’s the market value + salary history + comparable pitchers and the contracts they have. Since he started as a reliever and is a couple years older than pitchers with a similar level of experience, it’s hard to nail down an exact figure for what he’s worth. However, with Homer Bailey getting $105 million, I’m sure Samardzija probably thinks he can compare himself to Bailey and get close to, if not, $100 million. The Cubs offered Samardzija what they think he’s worth now, but he wants what he thinks he could potentially be worth when he hits the open market. And as I said, since his true value is tough to nail down, there hasn’t been much movement on either side. So it makes no sense for Samardzija to take the Cubs most recent offer and potentially leave a lot of money on the table, and it makes no sense for the Cubs to give Samardzija the Homer Bailey money he probably wants because so far there’s not enough data to accurately project whether he will be worth that in 2 years or not. So both sides will do well to be patient with each other and build up their own value and see what happens this summer or next offseason.
As for Archer, he got 25-43 million because he’s still at the beginning of his career. His contract is the typical buy the player out of his arbitration years deal, which benefits the team because they will potentially save money as opposed to risking a high arbitration figure year after year, and also benefits the player because they get more money now rather than having to wait until they get to arbitration to get the big bucks. Also, Archer is young enough where if he does turn out to be good, he will hit the open market at an age where he can still get a pretty lucrative deal. So remember the formula: market value + salary history + comparable players and the contracts they have.


Yes, that was a great deal for the Rays and congrats to Chris! When we made the deal, I thought we were on the winning end; however, I think the Rays may have gotten the best of us now. Hak-Ju Lee is still a darn good prospect and Archer has the stuff and potential to be a #2 or very good #3.

This one might be hard to say who got the better of the deal. While Archer seems to be turning into a good pitcher and Garza ultimately didn’t work out with the Cubs, Garza did turn into CJ Edwards, Mike Olt, Neil Ramirez, and Justin Grimm. If any of those players turn out to be something, then the Archer for Garza trade might turn out to be a winner for both teams.

That’s a good point, Doug. Fingers crossed that CJ Edwards is a budding Archer, and that Olt can become a strong producer. I see Ramirez as a back of the rotation starter and Grimm as more of a Villanueva swing-man type. But if Olt and Edwards can approach their potential, I won’t be disappointed in losing Archer or Lee.

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