Archive for December, 2011


The Cubs’ Roster is Temporarily Filling Up and Other Bullets

The Cubs’ Roster is Temporarily Filling Up and Other Bullets

With two new pitchers on the 40-man, the Cubs are running out of room. For now. Jeff Samardzija may get a crack at the rotation, Matt Dorey is excited about the Cubs, and Carlos Zambrano is “Bush League.”

Chicago Cubs Sign Pitcher Andy Sonnanstine

Chicago Cubs Sign Pitcher Andy Sonnanstine

The reliever/starter gets a non-guaranteed deal, as does reliever Manny Corpas.


Cubs Expected to Sign Catcher Jason Jaramillo to a Minor League Deal

Cubs Expected to Sign Catcher Jason Jaramillo to a Minor League Deal

The switch-hitting 29-year-old will compete for a back-up job on the Cubs in 2012.

by December 26, 2011 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors
The Bullets are Mostly Lukewarm Stove-y and Other Bullets (UPDATE: More on Garza and Dempster)

The Bullets are Mostly Lukewarm Stove-y and Other Bullets (UPDATE: More on Garza and Dempster)

The latest on Matt Garza and Carlos Marmol trade talks, Prince Fielder’s many suitors and lofty demands, the Cubs’ plans at first base, and the possibility of shopping Ryan Dempster.

by December 26, 2011 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors
Meta: Happy Holidays, and Limited Posting

Meta: Happy Holidays, and Limited Posting

Reflecting on a changed holiday season, and a site note on limited posting through Tuesday.

by December 24, 2011 Meta
Sean Marshall Will Be Missed and Other Bullets

Sean Marshall Will Be Missed and Other Bullets

The Marshall trade was a good one, but that doesn’t mean the man won’t be missed. Marshall has a positive attitude about the trade, the Cubs are touting a Garza extension, and prospect Mark Malave has had a good start.

Theo Epstein Speaks on the Marshall Trade, on Travis Wood and the Prospects Acquired, and on Matt Garza

Theo Epstein Speaks on the Marshall Trade, on Travis Wood and the Prospects Acquired, and on Matt Garza

He’s sad to see Marshall go, excited to see Wood,Torreyes and Sappelt arrive, and non-committal about Garza’s future.


The Prospects in the Cubs/Reds Deal are Probably Dave Sappelt and Ronald Torreyes (UPDATED: It’s Official)

The Prospects in the Cubs/Reds Deal are Probably Dave Sappelt and Ronald Torreyes (UPDATED: It’s Official)

Both are legit prospects.

Carlos Beltran Opts for Voodoo Magic and Other Bullets

Carlos Beltran Opts for Voodoo Magic and Other Bullets

The Cardinals sign Beltran on a two-year deal, the Marshall deal could be announced today, the Garza market has changed again, and the Peoria Chiefs may have money troubles.

by December 23, 2011 Chicago Cubs News, MLB News and Rumors
Report: Chicago Cubs Will Sign Reliever Manny Corpas

Report: Chicago Cubs Will Sign Reliever Manny Corpas

The 29-year-old reliever didn’t pitch in 2011 after Tommy John surgery.

Lukewarm Stove: Garza, Gonzalez, Fielder, Francis, Harrison, Crisp

Lukewarm Stove: Garza, Gonzalez, Fielder, Francis, Harrison, Crisp

The latest news and rumors from around the league. If the rumors look the same, is the Cubs’ strategy really changing?


A Theory on the Super Secret Identities of the Prospects in the Cubs/Reds Deal

A Theory on the Super Secret Identities of the Prospects in the Cubs/Reds Deal

Might the names be under wraps because there aren’t yet any names?

by December 22, 2011 Chicago Cubs Rumors
So, How Much Did the Losing Teams Bid on Yu Darvish?

So, How Much Did the Losing Teams Bid on Yu Darvish?

Was the Cubs’ bid really all that competitive?

by December 22, 2011 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors
Chicago Cubs Announce 2012 Minor League Staffs and Coordinators

Chicago Cubs Announce 2012 Minor League Staffs and Coordinators

A few new faces in the organization, and a bunch of promotions.

by December 22, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
What Kind of Prospects Might the Cubs Get from the Reds? and Other Bullets

What Kind of Prospects Might the Cubs Get from the Reds? and Other Bullets

Expecting top prospects would probably set you up for disappointment. Reed Johnson is a Dale Sveum fan, Bryan LaHair is stating his case, and Brett Jackson reflects on his 2011 season.

by December 22, 2011 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors