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Archive for January, 2012

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
Lukewarm Stove: Soriano, Garza, Darvish, Byrd

Lukewarm Stove: Soriano, Garza, Darvish, Byrd

The Tigers don’t much want Soriano or Byrd, but might still want Garza. The Rangers aren’t going to be in on Garza anymore, and the Orioles aren’t going to be in on Soriano.

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

by January 19, 2012 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Transactions
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.

by January 19, 2012 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
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

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