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Archive for February, 2012

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.

by February 19, 2012 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Transactions
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
Right Field Construction Underway and Other Bullets

Right Field Construction Underway and Other Bullets

New $eating, patio$, and an LED $ign are all on the way. Those dollar signs were not $arcastic. A minor leaguer is suspended for PEDs, and a non-update on a Matt Garza extension.

Chicago Cubs Pitchers and Catchers: REPORT!

Chicago Cubs Pitchers and Catchers: REPORT!

Today marks the official start of 2012 Spring Training, even if very few players are actually going to report today.

by February 18, 2012 Chicago Cubs News
Blake DeWitt Clears Waivers, Sent to AAA Iowa

Blake DeWitt Clears Waivers, Sent to AAA Iowa

Presumably, DeWitt will still head to Spring Training hoping to make the 25-man roster to start the year.

by February 17, 2012 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Transactions

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