Archive for January, 2012


Yoenis Cespedes: Resident of the Dominican Republic (UPDATE: And One Report Says Cespedes is Officially a Free Agent Now)

Yoenis Cespedes: Resident of the Dominican Republic (UPDATE: And One Report Says Cespedes is Officially a Free Agent Now)

The major hurdle to Cespdes’ impending free agency has now been cleared.

Prince Gets PAID: Reports Say Fielder’s Signed with the Tigers for Nine Years and $214 Million

Prince Gets PAID: Reports Say Fielder’s Signed with the Tigers for Nine Years and $214 Million

Scott Boras pulls the strings masterfully, once again.


Lukewarm Stove: Burnett, Soriano, Cespedes, Concepcion, Fielder

Lukewarm Stove: Burnett, Soriano, Cespedes, Concepcion, Fielder

The Yankees are looking to pick up a bat in exchange for some surplus pitching, Yoenis Cespedes may (finally) be nearing free agency, and Prince Fielder is still somehow relevant.

Flashy Changes to Wrigley Field Could Be Just Beginning

Flashy Changes to Wrigley Field Could Be Just Beginning

The new LED board in right field is probably just the beginning of additional revenue-generating opportunities coming to Wrigley Field.

by January 24, 2012 Chicago Cubs News
Ryan Braun Could be Exonerated and Other Bullets

Ryan Braun Could be Exonerated and Other Bullets

Dan Patrick says he’s heard Braun could be cleared of PED charges. The “Cubs” like to dance, the White Sox have a superior rotation, and Wrigley’s gone country.

by January 24, 2012 Chicago Cubs News, MLB News and Rumors
Cubs Prospects Continue to Get the Love – Brett Jackson is the 5th Best Outfield Prospect in Baseball

Cubs Prospects Continue to Get the Love – Brett Jackson is the 5th Best Outfield Prospect in Baseball

On the offensive side, the Cubs’ farm system already looks bright. About those pitchers…

by January 23, 2012 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects

Reminder: Hiring Minor League Writer (Application Deadline Moved Up to February 3)

Reminder: Hiring Minor League Writer (Application Deadline Moved Up to February 3)

The deadline is one week earlier than previously announced. Details within.

by January 23, 2012 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects, Meta
Lukewarm Stove: Cespedes, Soler, Concepcion, Byrd, Red Sox, Garza, Barney

Lukewarm Stove: Cespedes, Soler, Concepcion, Byrd, Red Sox, Garza, Barney

A trio of Cubans are taking center stage on the Lukewarm Stove, but some old rumors are lingering.

Matt Garza Speaks About Trade Rumors, an Extension, and Rebuilding in Chicago

Matt Garza Speaks About Trade Rumors, an Extension, and Rebuilding in Chicago

The Cubs’ de facto ace says he’d be open to staying in Chicago long term.

by January 23, 2012 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors

Steak is Back on the Menu and Other Bullets

Steak is Back on the Menu and Other Bullets

Yesterday’s scout per diem kerfuffle could be much ado about nothing. The Cubs’ farm system is what we think it is, the Dodgers could sell for almost double the Cubs, and Canadian baseball players, eh.

The Cubs Are Suddenly Loaded at First Base and Other Bullets

The Cubs Are Suddenly Loaded at First Base and Other Bullets

Anthony Rizzo and Dan Vogelbach turn things around for the Cubs. A departed first baseman nets the Cubs a draft pick, the Cubs may be cutting costs, and Alfonso Soriano is a super nice guy.

Geovany Soto is Fit Again and Other Bullets

Geovany Soto is Fit Again and Other Bullets

His on/off year pattern could continue in 2012. The Cubs’ payroll probably won’t grow much more, Matt Garza understands business, and the Cubs (probably) sign a middle infielder.

by January 21, 2012 Chicago Cubs News
Carlos Pena Signs with Rays, Cubs Pick Up a Draft Pick

Carlos Pena Signs with Rays, Cubs Pick Up a Draft Pick

Pena was a Type B free agent in the last year of that designation, so the Cubs get themselves a high pick for his departure.

by January 20, 2012 Chicago Cubs News, MLB News and Rumors