Archive for January, 2012


Lukewarm Stove: Garza, Cespedes, Byrd, Soriano, Soler, Marshall

Lukewarm Stove: Garza, Cespedes, Byrd, Soriano, Soler, Marshall

The latest from around MLB following a couple high profile injuries.

Report: The Cubs and Red Sox Have Asked the Commissioner to Settle Their Compensation Dispute

Report: The Cubs and Red Sox Have Asked the Commissioner to Settle Their Compensation Dispute

It’s not yet clear when and how the Commissioner will make his decision, but it may now be out of the Cubs’ and Red Sox’s hands.

by January 18, 2012 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors

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