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Archive for February, 2012

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
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

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