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Archive for February, 2012

The Financial Considerations in Calling Up Prospects Like Brett Jackson and Anthony Rizzo

The Financial Considerations in Calling Up Prospects Like Brett Jackson and Anthony Rizzo

The “readiness” of the Chicago Cubs’ top prospects may not dictate when we see them arrive in Chicago. A comprehensive discussion of service time, Super Two status, and the promotion decision.

Alfonso Soriano is Kind of Making Me Feel Bad

Alfonso Soriano is Kind of Making Me Feel Bad

The Cubs’ left fielder is paid more than he’s worth, but that, of course, isn’t his fault. And it’s probably the big reason he hears the boos.

by February 29, 2012 Chicago Cubs News
Jed Hoyer Amplifies the Matt Garza Extension Issue

Jed Hoyer Amplifies the Matt Garza Extension Issue

The Cubs’ GM is sticking to the “we need guys like Matt Garza” mantra.

by February 29, 2012 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors
Anthony Rizzo and Josh Vitters are Friends and Other Bullets

Anthony Rizzo and Josh Vitters are Friends and Other Bullets

Two of the Cubs’ top infield prospects hope to play together in Chicago soon. Dale Sveum wants to win Spring Training, Paul Maholm trusts his defense, and the BN Facebook page is blowing up.

Cubs Assistant to the GM Shiraz Rehman and Bloomberg Sports Discuss the Cubs’ Technology Solutions

Cubs Assistant to the GM Shiraz Rehman and Bloomberg Sports Discuss the Cubs’ Technology Solutions

If the Chicago Cubs weren’t in the 21st century before this year, they undoubtedly are now.

by February 28, 2012 Chicago Cubs News
Lukewarm Stove: The Matt Garza Trade/Extension Question Persists

Lukewarm Stove: The Matt Garza Trade/Extension Question Persists

The Cubs would reportedly like to trade or extend Garza by mid-season, but what’s the market for him look like this Spring?

by February 28, 2012 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
Getting Geeked About Defense and Baserunning

Getting Geeked About Defense and Baserunning

They aren’t sexy, but defense and baserunning could be hugely important to the Cubs’ relatively slim hopes in 2012. So it’s good to know the coaches and players are excited about them.

by February 28, 2012 Chicago Cubs News
2012 Single Game Cubs Tickets on Sale March 9 – I Plan on Going to Several Games

2012 Single Game Cubs Tickets on Sale March 9 – I Plan on Going to Several Games

Details on the Cubs’ single-game ticket sale, as well as the games I plan on going to, and possible meet-ups.

by February 28, 2012 Chicago Cubs News, Meta
Rodrigo Lopez is the Cubs’ Number One Starter and Other Misleading Bullets

Rodrigo Lopez is the Cubs’ Number One Starter and Other Misleading Bullets

It’s technically true. Anthony Rizzo crushes bombs, Chris Volstad understands his best bet, Randy Wells puts his head down, and Starlin Castro gets plunked.

Tom Ricketts Speaks: TV Deal, Wrigley Field Renovations, the Cubs Way, 2012 Season, and More

Tom Ricketts Speaks: TV Deal, Wrigley Field Renovations, the Cubs Way, 2012 Season, and More

The Cubs’ owner recently spoke on a variety of important topics.

by February 27, 2012 Chicago Cubs News
Sean Marshall Won’t Be Returning in 2013: Signs Three-Year Extension with Reds

Sean Marshall Won’t Be Returning in 2013: Signs Three-Year Extension with Reds

The big lefty reliever is now under Reds control through 2015.

by February 27, 2012 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
Jorge Soler Rumors: You Didn’t Forget About Him, Did You?

Jorge Soler Rumors: You Didn’t Forget About Him, Did You?

The Cubs are still involved in the not-yet-free agent, but the Red Sox, among others, are stepping up to “make a major push.”

by February 27, 2012 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
Red Sox Owner and President Finally Speak About the Theo Compensation Resolution

Red Sox Owner and President Finally Speak About the Theo Compensation Resolution

Larry Lucchino and John Henry are glad it’s over, but disappointed in the result. And Henry adds a surprising piece of new information.

by February 27, 2012 Chicago Cubs News, MLB News and Rumors
Alfonso Soriano Looks “Young” and Other Bullets

Alfonso Soriano Looks “Young” and Other Bullets

A rebound season from Soriano is not out of the question. Geovany Soto continues to recover, Paul Maholm has the flu, and more Bunt Tourney madness.

by February 27, 2012 Chicago Cubs News
God’s Wrath Watch: Geovany Soto Kicks Things Off with a Groin Strain

God’s Wrath Watch: Geovany Soto Kicks Things Off with a Groin Strain

The strain is said to be minor, but you can’t blame us for being uneasy.

by February 26, 2012 Chicago Cubs News
The Bunt Tourney Heats Up and Other Bullets

The Bunt Tourney Heats Up and Other Bullets

The biggest talker, Tony Campana, has been bounced. Dale Sveum likes Blake Parker, Ian Stewart likes Rudy Jaramillo, and Rudy Jaramillo likes Vernon Wells.

by February 26, 2012 Chicago Cubs News

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