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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
The Cubs Are Already Digging for that Next Advantage and Other Bullets

The Cubs Are Already Digging for that Next Advantage and Other Bullets

The draft poses problems and opportunities. Alfonso Soriano is staying positive, Brett Jackson could be a star, the Cubs could need approvals, and you could work for the Cubs.

Cubs Convention 2012: I Came, I Saw, I Squealed

Cubs Convention 2012: I Came, I Saw, I Squealed

A thorough recap of the 2012 Cubs Convention from a first-time CubsCon’er, with far more pictures than I remember taking.

by January 16, 2012 Chicago Cubs News, Meta
Lukewarm Stove: Garza, Soriano, Cespedes, Soler, Fielder, Wood, Darvish

Lukewarm Stove: Garza, Soriano, Cespedes, Soler, Fielder, Wood, Darvish

The latest on a handful of players after a surprisingly rumor-filled weekend.

Changes Still Needed at Wrigley Field and Other Bullets

Changes Still Needed at Wrigley Field and Other Bullets

Player facilities obviously remain a “challenge” at Wrigley. A couple pitching prospects get a new home, optimism abounds (assuming health), and the Cubs are saving money.

Cubs Will Add Electronic Sign, Changed Seating, and a Patio Area to Right Field at Wrigley for 2012

Cubs Will Add Electronic Sign, Changed Seating, and a Patio Area to Right Field at Wrigley for 2012

The electronic board will not feature video replays, and is definitely something short of a jumbotron.

by January 15, 2012 Chicago Cubs News
The 2012 Cubs Convention Winds Down and Other Bullets

The 2012 Cubs Convention Winds Down and Other Bullets

Darwin Barney leading off? Theo Epstein a star? Tom Ricketts loves Kerry Wood? Cubs players filing for arbitration? Anthony Rizzo a good kid?

Ambition Exceeds Grasp and Other Bullets

Ambition Exceeds Grasp and Other Bullets

Live coverage of the Convention is proving difficult. Starlin Castro issues a statement, Matt Garza isn’t bothered by trade rumors, and Prince Fielder keeps coming up.

Cubs Officially Re-Sign Kerry Wood

Cubs Officially Re-Sign Kerry Wood

As expected, and then not expected, and then expected again.

CubsCon Friday Afternoon: “This Has Never Happened to Me Before” (UPDATES)

CubsCon Friday Afternoon: “This Has Never Happened to Me Before” (UPDATES)

I can feel the squeal building within.

by January 13, 2012 Chicago Cubs News, Meta
Lukewarm Stove: Wood, Garza, Darvish, Cespedes, Soler, Fielder

Lukewarm Stove: Wood, Garza, Darvish, Cespedes, Soler, Fielder

The latest from around MLB, with bits on how moves impact Matt Garza, how Yoenis Cespedes is trying to improve his offers, and how close the Cubs are to signing Kerry Wood.

Cubs Starting Rookie Development Program

Cubs Starting Rookie Development Program

Theo Epstein says that the Cubs need to put their young players in a position to know how to handle themselves when they come up to the big leagues.

by January 13, 2012 Chicago Cubs News
Off to See the Wizard and Other Bullets

Off to See the Wizard and Other Bullets

The 2012 Cubs Convention kicks off today, and it should be an interesting time. Carlos Zambrano feels reborn, Starlin Castro gets advice, and Alfonso Soriano might get booed.

by January 13, 2012 Chicago Cubs News

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