Archive for January, 2012


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
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