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Marlon Byrd Apparently Had Mike Fontenot Stuffed Up His Shirt Last Year

Marlon Byrd Apparently Had Mike Fontenot Stuffed Up His Shirt Last Year

Marlon Byrd has lost 40 pounds and is getting ready to go for 2012.

by January 20, 2012 Chicago Cubs News
Chicago Cubs Nine-Game Ticket Packs on Sale This Morning

Chicago Cubs Nine-Game Ticket Packs on Sale This Morning

A chance to get an early shot at some of the more exciting Cubs tickets in 2012.

by January 20, 2012 Chicago Cubs News
The Chicago Cubs Are the 5th Worst Team in Baseball and Other Bullets

The Chicago Cubs Are the 5th Worst Team in Baseball and Other Bullets

One pundit thinks so, anyway. Fausto Carmona is no more, Fergie Jenkins may or may not like Theo Epstein, and Ryan Braun pleads his case.

Chicago Cubs Re-Sign Rodrigo Lopez to a Minor League Deal

Chicago Cubs Re-Sign Rodrigo Lopez to a Minor League Deal

He’ll head to Spring Training in the hopes of emerging as something more than “emergency depth.”

Matt Garza Actually Requested $12.5 Million in Arbitration, Not $10.225 Million

Matt Garza Actually Requested $12.5 Million in Arbitration, Not $10.225 Million

And that two million difference could have serious consequences.

by January 19, 2012 Chicago Cubs News
2012 Chicago Cubs Spring Training Broadcast Schedule

2012 Chicago Cubs Spring Training Broadcast Schedule

Six opportunities to catch the Cubs on TV, and 30 total opportunities to watch or listen in total.

by January 19, 2012 Chicago Cubs News
Multiple Sources: Efforts to Trade Matt Garza and the Timing of the Theo Epstein Compensation Resolution Are Related

Multiple Sources: Efforts to Trade Matt Garza and the Timing of the Theo Epstein Compensation Resolution Are Related

The unknowns involved in the compensation fight could be causing the Cubs issues with respect to choosing the appropriate course with Matt Garza.

The Cubs Are in on Another Top Cuban Prospect: Pitcher Gerardo Concepcion

The Cubs Are in on Another Top Cuban Prospect: Pitcher Gerardo Concepcion

The 18-year-old lefty will be a free agent soon.

by January 19, 2012 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Yoenis Cespedes Goes Boom and Other Bullets

Yoenis Cespedes Goes Boom and Other Bullets

Cespedes hits his first DWL home run, and the overreactions swing in the other direction. Cespedes is being recruited, Sarah Spain is doing interviews, and Javier Baez is earning accolades.

by January 19, 2012 Chicago Cubs News
Chicago Cubs Officially Sign Jason Jaramillo to Minor League Deal

Chicago Cubs Officially Sign Jason Jaramillo to Minor League Deal

Jaramillo will compete with Steve Clevenger and Welington Castillo for a chance to back up Geovany Soto this year.

The Cubs Might Not Have As Much Money “Left” for 2012 As We Think

The Cubs Might Not Have As Much Money “Left” for 2012 As We Think

Adding up the money already committed for 2012 is not a pretty exercise. Here’s a run-down of the dollars owed so far.

Now Hiring: Bleacher Nation Needs a Minor League Writer for the 2012 Season

Now Hiring: Bleacher Nation Needs a Minor League Writer for the 2012 Season

Interested parties should inquire within, and all that.

by January 18, 2012 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects, Meta
Lukewarm Stove: Garza, Cespedes, Byrd, Soriano, Soler, Marshall

Lukewarm Stove: Garza, Cespedes, Byrd, Soriano, Soler, Marshall

The latest from around MLB following a couple high profile injuries.

Report: The Cubs and Red Sox Have Asked the Commissioner to Settle Their Compensation Dispute

Report: The Cubs and Red Sox Have Asked the Commissioner to Settle Their Compensation Dispute

It’s not yet clear when and how the Commissioner will make his decision, but it may now be out of the Cubs’ and Red Sox’s hands.

by January 18, 2012 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors
Kerry Wood Was Almost a White Sox Player (Again) and Other Bullets

Kerry Wood Was Almost a White Sox Player (Again) and Other Bullets

Wood keeps spurning the White Sox. Theo Epstein doesn’t take players to arbitration, Yoenis Cespedes is a good fit, and the Cardinals get to party with the Chief.

by January 18, 2012 Chicago Cubs News
Cubs Reach Agreements with Stewart, Well, Volstad, DeWitt, and Baker, Exchange Figures with Garza

Cubs Reach Agreements with Stewart, Well, Volstad, DeWitt, and Baker, Exchange Figures with Garza

Garza is the only remaining unsigned arbitration-eligible player on the Cubs.

Chicago Cubs Avoid Arbitration with Geovany Soto, Sign Him for One Year and $4.3 Million

Chicago Cubs Avoid Arbitration with Geovany Soto, Sign Him for One Year and $4.3 Million

The Cubs’ catcher was in his second year of arbitration.

Tom Ricketts Speaks on Money, Theo, Changes at Wrigley, Night Games, Zambrano, and More

Tom Ricketts Speaks on Money, Theo, Changes at Wrigley, Night Games, Zambrano, and More

Ricketts loves his new front office, has high hopes for Wrigley Field, is willing to eat some salary, and is happy to have the Carlos Zambrano situation behind him.

by January 17, 2012 Chicago Cubs News
Projecting Chris Volstad’s Salary in Arbitration

Projecting Chris Volstad’s Salary in Arbitration

Most projections have Volstad earning between $2.5 million and $3 million in 2012, but is that a bit high?

Yoenis Cespedes Suggests the Cubs Are the Frontrunner for His Services

Yoenis Cespedes Suggests the Cubs Are the Frontrunner for His Services

The Cuban outfielder says the Cubs have shown more interest in him than any other team.

by January 17, 2012 Chicago Cubs Rumors

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