Not certain of the future of this site. I'm still willing to host and maintain it. I made changes to the code so that the tables are more mobile friendly. I'm able to migrate the site to the latest version of Drupal and that will allow easier editing and content creation. I would like to do the upgrade, but I need feedback on the domain status and desired enhancements.

Hope I hear from someone soon.


Thank you for hosting and maintaining the site.  I don't post often but have been visiting since mid 2000s.  Really appreciate the information and community of The Cub Reporter.  I understand it can be a lot of work to maintain a site but would really hate to see it end. 

Absolutely want to see if stay if possible. 

I've been reading, commenting and asking questions here for over a decade now. Cubdom wouldn't be whole without TCR.

Hope it stays in any form possible. 

Whatever is most manageable, cheapest, time efficient manner you.

Like the others, I don't post often, and it's not the only Cubs baseball site I read.  However, it is the first site I read each day and if I only read one, this is it.  I hope you can hang in there.  

Cubs baseball will be a little less fun without TCR.

Please keep it going if at all possible. No other Cubs website compares. I've spent 15 years with AZ Phil, Crunch, Cubster. Don't want to see that end.

no matter the future, i've learned a whole lot being here and i'm still learning.  phil's post earlier with the end-season instructs stats is a great example of this.  lots of love for the team, the farm system, and the game here.

also, it looks like dusty's crew is 3 outs away from going to the WS with 5 runs to cushion.

Thank you for this site. It's the first one I turn to every single day. There may be other sites with more daily content, but there's only one TCR. Again, a big thank you to everyone actively contributing here!

Thank you forTCR, and it is the first site I check daily. Please keep it going.

Chiming in that TCR is still a major part of my daily Cub routine and has always been my browser homepage. The site contains much love for AZ Phil and his subtle sense of humor as the war correspondent for the Arizona Scoring Service. 

"Just because it isn't official doesn't mean it didn't happen"

Like the other posters, I don't post often, but have enjoyed Arizona Phil and crunch (who was right about Jason Heyward :) ). I am grateful for all the work that has gone into maintaining the site, and whatever you want to do to make it work is okay with me!

I will be happy to continue to do gameday posts for another season and would like to keep the site active. Thanks for your labor!

Sorry for all the delayed and abbreviated posts at season's end, by the way.

I'd like to add, without meaning to take a superior attitude, that ALL the content and commentators on TCR are a step above every other Cubs Blog I've seen. I'm better informed, better briefed about not only what's happening but what's likely to happen.

You all have made me a better Cubs fan. Whatever happens,  thank you. 

I echo this!

This site is great! It's pretty much the only Cubs site I visit daily, other than a Google search for Cubs news. 90% of the information I get on Cubs prospects is from here. Commenters are usually very respectful and it seems that most are well-informed or want to be. I'm hoping the site can continue. Thanks to everyone who contributes to its content! :)

I echo what everyone else has said. I am in no way an expert (or even novice) at the nuts & bolts of website construction; however, I have dabbled in some website maintenance for various entities. If there is a need for another set of hands, I would be willing to see if I could help ( or at least pull a Jonathan Herrera & cheer from the bench with an awesome helmet).

On top of what everyone else sez, TCR is my passport to the I-Cubs every year. Plz keep up the good work!

Cant picture not having AZ Phil as a infomation source.

I'm not a frequent poster but I am a daily reader who really appreciates this site

I don't comment often, usually just around trade and draft season with questions for Phil.  But this is probably the friendliest and most informative Cubs site and it would be a great loss if it were to go away.  If anything is needed -- from tech help to writing articles -- please let us know.

Frantically searching for some crumb of optimism to ease the despair associated with the 2003 series unpleasantness, (shudder), I thankfully somehow came across a post from this site while googling for news of the AFL Solar Sox statistics. I was hooked instantly.  I believe Rob G had just taken over the reigns at that point.

it is times like 2003, and, well, now (I guess) when the site becomes uber important to me as the information offered here allows me to at least be hopeful of what the future might bring.

Like many others, although my contributions are minimal, I am an everyday reader, and I enjoy the comments , explanations and information immensely.

Long time reader. Comment sometimes, but read a lot more than I comment, and have been reading since long before I created a profile to comment. This site is the best Cubs blog out there. If there's anything I can do to keep it going, give me a shout.

This is the first (and usually the only) Cubs site I visit. Please know that you and your work remains very important to me. Please keep it going, if at all possible. 

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  • crunch 6 hours 6 min ago (view)

    Jordan Bastian @MLBastian
    After the Cubs came out to salute the fans, Willson Contreras remained on the field for several minutes to soak it in and wave to the crowd.


  • crunch 10 hours 22 min ago (view)

    pinch runner for contreras in the 8th...leaves to a standing O.


  • crunch 12 hours 29 min ago (view)

    chase anderson makes it 0.1ip, leaves with the bases loaded and cubs up by 3.

    some lazy fundamentals on defense and lack of making plays are to blame as much as anderson's poor control (3 walks, 1hbp).


  • crunch 12 hours 36 min ago (view)

    my god, the reds should be embarrased they exist.  we've seen them play a lot of terrible baseball this year vs the cubs.

    their owner has already hinted next year will not have any notable investment, too. fans are really sour on their ownership group.


  • crunch 12 hours 46 min ago (view)

    ...and a HBP.  legend.

    24th of the year.


  • crunch 12 hours 48 min ago (view)

    huge standing O for contreras.  "might be last home game version 3.0"


  • George Altman 1 day 4 hours ago (view)

    If you run these projected FA salaries:

    Bogaerts or Turner -- $33-35m

    Josh Bell -- $18-20m

    Rodon  -- $25m

    Senga  -- $18-20m

    With Gomes, Hoerner, Madrigal, Happ, B. Davis, Suzuki, Mervis (DH) -- Stroman, Steele, K. Thompson, Wesneski, this team would fit under the CBT and compete for the Division. 

    That's absorbing Heyward, Hendricks, Bote salaries (if they can't trade Hendricks).

    If I was Hoyer, that's what I would do. By end of 2023 or early 2024, they could have PCA, Amaya, Wicks and Brown ready for MLB Roles.


  • crunch 1 day 5 hours ago (view)

    100% true, verified, and certified.


  • crunch 1 day 8 hours ago (view)

    thanks for filling in that info.


  • Arizona Phil 1 day 9 hours ago (view)

    CRUNCH: Both Nick Hull and Grant Kipp are polished college seniors and should be more than ready for South Bend in 2023. Whether their stuff will be good enough to get AA hitters out once they get there is another matter entirely (TBD). 

    Both Hull and Kipp throw a high percentage of strikes (both over 75%). Hull FB 90-93, SL 82-85, and CV 78. Kipp FB  88-92, CH 80-81, SL 81-82,  CV 77-79.


  • Jackstraw 1 day 10 hours ago (view)

    Things more common than discussions about Cubs excess competent SPs:

    Loch Ness Monster sightings

    Bulls dominant Centers

    Yeti footprints

    Great Bears QBs

    Verifiable Bigfoot on crutches photos.


    Things as common as discussions about Cubs excess competent SPs:

    Great White Sox managers


  • Jackstraw 1 day 10 hours ago (view)

    In my limited viewing/keeping track via ESPN Gamecast my take is all of Assad, Thompson, and Sampson have all pitched like young players with potential....when they are "on" and have good stuff working they look very competitive but struggle mightily and flat out suck when they don't.  I think Thompson is a step ahead of the other two in that regard, with Steele a level better...either he has bad stuff more rarely or has figured out how to compete with B or C game better.  Don't know about Wesneski since I don't know if he's had a bad start yet.  Next step is how do they all adjust to the a


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  • crunch 1 day 13 hours ago (view)

    hoyer in the booth in the 4th inning for interview...saturday game.


  • crunch 1 day 13 hours ago (view)

    given the dumpster fire we've been watching the past 2 years, i'm glad this coversation about excess SP can even happen.

    the bats situation should be interesting.  some upgrade opportunities would displace in-house talent.  that could lead to trade opportunities.  it's hard to tell where the team will go in that direction.

    for those that aim for the moon, aaron judge turned down a 7y/210m+ extension from the yanks before the season began...before...