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Archive for February, 2012

An Early Peak at the Rotation and the Back of the Bullpen? And Other Bullets

An Early Peak at the Rotation and the Back of the Bullpen? And Other Bullets

Dale Sveum may have hinted at a handful of pitching roles. Cubs players react to the Ryan Braun news, and Alfonso Soriano says the Cubs “won’t miss” Carlos Zambrano.

by February 25, 2012 Chicago Cubs News
Starlin Castro Finally Speaks

Starlin Castro Finally Speaks

The Cubs’ shortstop has arrived at Spring Training, and he just addressed the offseason sexual assault allegations for the first time.

by February 24, 2012 Chicago Cubs News
Dale Sveum is Going to Help Alfonso Soriano to “Hustle”

Dale Sveum is Going to Help Alfonso Soriano to “Hustle”

The Cubs’ manager has heard the fans’ calls, and is aware of Soriano’s propensity to stare his ball down. But is it really that big of a deal?

by February 24, 2012 Analysis and Commentary, Chicago Cubs News
Chris Bosio Hearts Chris Volstad

Chris Bosio Hearts Chris Volstad

The Cubs’ pitching coach is already a fan of one of the team’s new, young pitchers.

by February 24, 2012 Chicago Cubs News
David DeJesus is Probably the Cubs’ Leadoff Hitter and Other Bullets

David DeJesus is Probably the Cubs’ Leadoff Hitter and Other Bullets

No huge surprise there. Dale Sveum and the management team address the full squad today, an international draft is “inevitable,” and the two more Wild Cards will probably be in place this year.

by February 24, 2012 Chicago Cubs News, MLB News and Rumors
Grumble: Ryan Braun Wins Appeal, Will NOT Be Suspended (UPDATE)

Grumble: Ryan Braun Wins Appeal, Will NOT Be Suspended (UPDATE)

The decision might not clear his name, but Braun will now be available to start the season.

by February 23, 2012 MLB News and Rumors
Blake DeWitt Didn’t Really Know What Was Going on When He Was Designated for Assignment

Blake DeWitt Didn’t Really Know What Was Going on When He Was Designated for Assignment

The infielder wasn’t contacted directly by the Cubs when he was DFA’d, and wasn’t sure what was going to happen. He arrived today at Spring Training as a non-roster invitee.

by February 23, 2012 Chicago Cubs News
Cubs Bunt Tournament 2012 – Catch the Fever (UPDATES)

Cubs Bunt Tournament 2012 – Catch the Fever (UPDATES)

The tournament is going on right now. Follow updates here and discuss here, if you like. It’s kind of absurd, but also kind of captivating.

by February 23, 2012 Chicago Cubs News
Dale Sveum Says He Isn’t Into Platoons

Dale Sveum Says He Isn’t Into Platoons

Ian Stewart, David DeJesus and Bryan LaHair may get regular time against lefties, with Jeff Baker filling in occasionally.

by February 23, 2012 Chicago Cubs News
What Can We Expect From Kerry Wood This Year?

What Can We Expect From Kerry Wood This Year?

Wood’s knee feels good, and the veteran righty is ready to head to back to set-up duties.

by February 23, 2012 Chicago Cubs News
Position Players Report and Other Bullets

Position Players Report and Other Bullets

Actually, almost all of them are already in Mesa, getting ready for today’s big bunt tournament. Bryan LaHair and Anthony Rizzo are both eager to work hard, and Brett Jackson might have Jeremy Lin’s autograph.

by February 23, 2012 Chicago Cubs News
Jed Hoyer on Clubhouse Confidential: Free Agents, Front Office Input on Game Management, In-Season Trades

Jed Hoyer on Clubhouse Confidential: Free Agents, Front Office Input on Game Management, In-Season Trades

The Chicago Cubs’ General Manager was on MLBN this evening talking about a range of subjects.

by February 22, 2012 Chicago Cubs News
The Collected Reactions to the Theo Compensation Conclusion

The Collected Reactions to the Theo Compensation Conclusion

Who’s happy, who’s not, and what do all the men involved think about the conclusion of the long, long Theo Epstein compensation drama.

by February 22, 2012 Analysis and Commentary, Chicago Cubs News
The Batting Order Discussions Begin: Dale Sveum Wonders Where to Bat Starlin Castro

The Batting Order Discussions Begin: Dale Sveum Wonders Where to Bat Starlin Castro

First? Second? Third? Fourth? Fifth? I could probably keep going. The Cubs’ batting order is going to be fertile ground for discussion this Spring, and beyond.

by February 22, 2012 Chicago Cubs News
Pranking the Red Sox and Other Bullets

Pranking the Red Sox and Other Bullets

A Cubs fan has pulled a fast one on the Boston Red Sox, which is swell. Dale Sveum wants two lefties, the Cubs still want Jorge Soler, and Paul Maholm wants more oxygen.

by February 22, 2012 Chicago Cubs News, MLB News and Rumors
Meta: Bleacher Nation Exists Elsewhere

Meta: Bleacher Nation Exists Elsewhere

Spread your wings and consume.

by February 21, 2012 Meta

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