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Theo Epstein Lawyering the Compensation Issue

Theo Epstein Lawyering the Compensation Issue

On a radio appearance today, Epstein convincingly lays out the case for minimal compensation going to Boston.

by January 12, 2012 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors
Chicago Cubs Developing Custom Player Analytical Technology with Bloomberg Sports

Chicago Cubs Developing Custom Player Analytical Technology with Bloomberg Sports

The Cubs continue to take baby steps toward technological relevance.

by January 12, 2012 Chicago Cubs News
Meta: Cubs Convention Coverage, Meeting Up, and What-Have-You

Meta: Cubs Convention Coverage, Meeting Up, and What-Have-You

I’ll be heading out to the Cubs Convention tomorrow morning, so that affects the posting schedule around here. Also, if you’re headed to the Convention, here are the loose plans for a meet-up.

by January 12, 2012 Meta
Starlin Castro to Be Interviewed by Police, Dale Sveum Speaks About His Shortstop

Starlin Castro to Be Interviewed by Police, Dale Sveum Speaks About His Shortstop

Castro will be in Chicago this weekend for the Cubs Convention and sources say he’ll meet with police. New Cubs manager Dale Sveum offers his thoughts on Castro.

by January 12, 2012 Chicago Cubs News
New Pitching Coach Chris Bosio Has Thoughts on Carlos Marmol

New Pitching Coach Chris Bosio Has Thoughts on Carlos Marmol

The new guy isn’t looking to come in and change everything about Marmol.

by January 12, 2012 Chicago Cubs News
Tony Campana Bulks Up at Camp Bussy and Other Bullets

Tony Campana Bulks Up at Camp Bussy and Other Bullets

Camp Colvin is no more. Spring games on WGN, Matt Garza’s increased effectiveness, signing bonuses for Cuban signees, and several Cubs are excited for the future.

Theo Epstein Discusses Matt Garza Trade Rumors, and Gives Cubs Fans a Lot of Credit

Theo Epstein Discusses Matt Garza Trade Rumors, and Gives Cubs Fans a Lot of Credit

Epstein continues to impress. Today, he candidly and carefully addressed the recent rash of Matt Garza trade rumors.

Source: Cubs and Kerry Wood “Close” to a One-Year Deal

Source: Cubs and Kerry Wood “Close” to a One-Year Deal

Things turn quickly. Or, appearances aren’t always as they seem. Some truism like that.

by January 11, 2012 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Here Today, Gone Tomorrow: Cubs Waive Jeff Bianchi

Here Today, Gone Tomorrow: Cubs Waive Jeff Bianchi

The move opens up a 40-man roster spot for Paul Maholm.

Zach Cates is Yet Another New Chicago Cubs Prospect

Zach Cates is Yet Another New Chicago Cubs Prospect

The recently-turned 22-year-old catcher-turned-pitcher is taking well to his new craft.

by January 11, 2012 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
Lukewarm Stove: Soriano, Wood, Garza, Marmol, Madson, Maholm, Martinez

Lukewarm Stove: Soriano, Wood, Garza, Marmol, Madson, Maholm, Martinez

The latest from around the rumor mill as we run up to the Cubs Convention. Can the Cubs move Alfonso Soriano? How openly are the Cubs discussing a Matt Garza trade? Is Carlos Marmol a lock to return to the Cubs?

Chicago Cubs Prospects Update: John Sickels Ranks ‘Em for 2012, Jim Callis Offers Compliments

Chicago Cubs Prospects Update: John Sickels Ranks ‘Em for 2012, Jim Callis Offers Compliments

The Cubs’ newest prospects all slide into the organizational top 30 according to both men, and the Cubs’ system as a whole is on the rise.

by January 11, 2012 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
Radio Killed the Internet Star and Other Bullets

Radio Killed the Internet Star and Other Bullets

I hop on a podcast to discuss Matt Garza, Paul Maholm and Prince Fielder. Maholm says his shoulder is all good, Bud Selig is coming back, and Koyie Hill will eat our souls.

by January 11, 2012 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors
Starlin Castro Still Expected at Cubs Convention, Will Likely Be Interviewed by Police

Starlin Castro Still Expected at Cubs Convention, Will Likely Be Interviewed by Police

Neither fact should be used to conclude anything about the truth or falsity of the sexual assault allegations.

by January 10, 2012 Chicago Cubs News
Jed Hoyer Speaks on Paul Maholm, Kerry Wood, and the Cubs’ Pitching Corps

Jed Hoyer Speaks on Paul Maholm, Kerry Wood, and the Cubs’ Pitching Corps

The Maholm signing isn’t a “precursor” to another move, the Cubs have offered Kerry Wood a “substantial” raise, and Jeff Samardzija is expected to prepare to be a starter in Spring Training.

by January 10, 2012 Chicago Cubs News
The Prospects of a Kerry Wood Return Are Dimming

The Prospects of a Kerry Wood Return Are Dimming

A source believes the Cubs and Wood aren’t going to be able to come to an agreement.

by January 10, 2012 Chicago Cubs Rumors
The Complete 2012 Cubs Convention Schedule

The Complete 2012 Cubs Convention Schedule

As always, there are a huge number of interesting sessions, and fun events.

by January 10, 2012 Chicago Cubs News
Paul Maholm Reportedly Gets One-Year, $4.25 Million Deal with Club Option for 2013

Paul Maholm Reportedly Gets One-Year, $4.25 Million Deal with Club Option for 2013

At first glance, this looks like a steal for the Cubs.

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