Archive for February, 2012


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

Cubs Have 4 of the Top 100 Prospects in Baseball Says Baseball America

Cubs Have 4 of the Top 100 Prospects in Baseball Says Baseball America

Brett Jackson, Anthony Rizzo, and Javier Baez unsurprisingly feature, but so does Matt Szczur.

by February 21, 2012 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
The Never Ending Story Ends (Mostly): Chris Carpenter Heads to Boston

The Never Ending Story Ends (Mostly): Chris Carpenter Heads to Boston

The teams will swap PTBNLs at some point, but the ordeal is mostly over.

by February 21, 2012 Chicago Cubs News
Jeff Samardzija Discusses His Continued Desire to Start

Jeff Samardzija Discusses His Continued Desire to Start

The big righty was a great reliever last year, but he wants to be a great starter this year.

by February 21, 2012 Chicago Cubs News
Something Has “Clicked” for Bryan LaHair and Other Bullets

Something Has “Clicked” for Bryan LaHair and Other Bullets

Dale Sveum sounds like a Bryan LaHair fan, Ryan Dempster sounds ready to go, Yadier Molina sounds ready to leave the Cardinals, and Homer at the Bat.

Apparently Trey McNutt Still Could Be the Theo Epstein Compensation

Apparently Trey McNutt Still Could Be the Theo Epstein Compensation

Some comments today from the Cubs’ top pitching prospect could be cause for a tiny bit of alarm.


Carlos Marmol Comes to Camp 15 Pounds, and a Pitch, Lighter

Carlos Marmol Comes to Camp 15 Pounds, and a Pitch, Lighter

A fitter Marmol, with better mechanics and a refined repertoire, could return to form in 2012. That would be swell.

by February 20, 2012 Chicago Cubs News
Matt Garza Speaks: Extension, Excitement, Carlos Zambrano, Theo Compensation and Scrappiness

Matt Garza Speaks: Extension, Excitement, Carlos Zambrano, Theo Compensation and Scrappiness

Garza was the star attraction this weekend in Mesa, and he was asked to speak on an impressively wide range of topics.

by February 20, 2012 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors
The Chicago Cubs Will Have About $7.9 Million to Spend at the Top of the 2012 Draft

The Chicago Cubs Will Have About $7.9 Million to Spend at the Top of the 2012 Draft

That gives them the 8th highest pool with which to work.

Marlon Byrd Lost Weight in Fat, Gained it in Tattoo Ink

Marlon Byrd Lost Weight in Fat, Gained it in Tattoo Ink

Marlon Byrd has a serious new tattoo, in which he tells the world a bit about himself and his attitude.

by February 20, 2012 Chicago Cubs News

Dale Sveum is Eager to See Jeff Samardzija Start and Other Bullets

Dale Sveum is Eager to See Jeff Samardzija Start and Other Bullets

Sveum says Samardzija is “built to start.” Sveum is thrilled to be in Mesa, John Gaub’s back is ailing, and Jim Hendry is still a nice guy who had only modest success.

by February 20, 2012 Chicago Cubs News
Theo Epstein Speaks: Starlin Castro, The Cubs’ Way, Spring Training, Moneyball

Theo Epstein Speaks: Starlin Castro, The Cubs’ Way, Spring Training, Moneyball

The Cubs’ President of Baseball Operations is excited to get back to baseball, and to start implementing “The Cubs’ Way.”

by February 19, 2012 Chicago Cubs News
Report: Chicago Cubs Have Signed Pitcher Nate Robertson

Report: Chicago Cubs Have Signed Pitcher Nate Robertson

The former long-time Detroit Tigers lefty pitched rather poorly in AAA last year.

Blake DeWitt Has a Decision to Make and Other Bullets

Blake DeWitt Has a Decision to Make and Other Bullets

DeWitt can become a free agent this week if he wants. Boston may not be expecting a ton for Theo Epstein after all, Dale Sveum says the rotation is wide open, and the White Sox want Jorge Soler.

by February 19, 2012 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors