February 2012

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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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.