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The Marlins’ Offer to Yoenis Cespedes Might Be Too Low and Other Bullets

The Marlins’ Offer to Yoenis Cespedes Might Be Too Low and Other Bullets

The Marlins might not have even offered $40 million. Many teams are still in on Cespedes, the Cubs might be in on Edgar Renteria, and a couple big MLB decisions could come down this week.

by February 12, 2012 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors
Obsessive Yoenis Cespedes Watch: Ozzie Guillen Sending Mixed Signals

Obsessive Yoenis Cespedes Watch: Ozzie Guillen Sending Mixed Signals

Guillen praises Cespedes, but also calls him a gamble, and a player the Marlins don’t need. Also: does Cespedes have a six-year, $40 million offer from the Marlins?

by February 11, 2012 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
Larry Lucchino Has Little to Say About the Compensation Issue and Other Bullets

Larry Lucchino Has Little to Say About the Compensation Issue and Other Bullets

He seems a little frustrated, so at least there’s that. Ozzie Guillen loves Carlos Zambrano, a few more guys show up in Mesa, and Dillon Maples is fluffy.

Chicago Cubs Now Offering Six-Game Ticket Packs for 2012

Chicago Cubs Now Offering Six-Game Ticket Packs for 2012

If nine-game packs were a bit too much, and you don’t want to wait for single-game tickets (March 9), here’s another option.

by February 10, 2012 Chicago Cubs News
Lukewarm Stove: Soriano, Garza, Cespedes, Burnett

Lukewarm Stove: Soriano, Garza, Cespedes, Burnett

Jed Hoyer doesn’t sound overly committed to Alfonso Soriano or Matt Garza, and do the Cubs still have a good chance at Yoenis Cespedes?

by February 10, 2012 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
Another Top 10 Chicago Cubs Prospects List, This from Keith Law

Another Top 10 Chicago Cubs Prospects List, This from Keith Law

Law is high on Anthony Rizzo, but not quite as high on Brett Jackson as others.

by February 10, 2012 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
Carlos Marmol’s Performance Last Year Was Unacceptable and Other Bullets

Carlos Marmol’s Performance Last Year Was Unacceptable and Other Bullets

It doesn’t sound like the front office is offering Marmol much leeway. Ryan Dempster wants to stay in Chicago, Carlos Zambrano wants to sell his house, and President Obama still hates the Cubs.

by February 10, 2012 Chicago Cubs News, Meta
More on Chicago Cubs Pitching Prospect Gerardo Concepcion

More on Chicago Cubs Pitching Prospect Gerardo Concepcion

The Cubs spent big on a 19-year-old pitching prospect last week. Was it worth it? What do we know about Gerardo Concepcion?

by February 9, 2012 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
Lukewarm Stove: Cespedes, Castro, Andrus, Wells, Oswalt, Theo Epstein Compensation

Lukewarm Stove: Cespedes, Castro, Andrus, Wells, Oswalt, Theo Epstein Compensation

The rumor mill doesn’t shut down for medical procedures. The latest on the prolonged Lukewarm Stove.

The 2012 Cubs Project Where You Probably Expect and Other Bullets

The 2012 Cubs Project Where You Probably Expect and Other Bullets

Not abysmal, but not even close to good. The Cubs’ farm system is ranked 20th, Adrian Cardenas is a writer, and Dale Sveum expects hard work.

2012 Chicago Cubs Television Schedule

2012 Chicago Cubs Television Schedule

Looks like there will be at least a dozen games on national TV, and more than 60 on WGN.

by February 8, 2012 Chicago Cubs News
MLB.com Offers Its Top 20 Chicago Cubs Prospects for 2012

MLB.com Offers Its Top 20 Chicago Cubs Prospects for 2012

Anthony Rizzo, not Brett Jackson, takes the top spot, with familiar faces filling in the rest of the list.

by February 8, 2012 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
Well, Grumble: Yoenis Cespedes Says “Hopefully I Can Play for the Marlins”

Well, Grumble: Yoenis Cespedes Says “Hopefully I Can Play for the Marlins”

That doesn’t mean the Cuban outfielder will ultimately sign with the Marlins, but, well, let’s just say Marlins’ fans have reasons to be optimistic.

Simultaneously Wanting to Keep and Trade Matt Garza

Simultaneously Wanting to Keep and Trade Matt Garza

The 2012 Cubs would be a lot better with Matt Garza. But what about the 2013 and 2014 Cubs? What to do, what to do.

Chris Volstad is at the Bottom of a Top List and Other Bullets

Chris Volstad is at the Bottom of a Top List and Other Bullets

That’s still good, right? A few more players have showed up early at Spring Training, the Cubs are highly analytical, and Geovany Soto has abs.

A Little More on New Cub Adrian Cardenas

A Little More on New Cub Adrian Cardenas

He’s a light-fielding, decent-hitting utility player who’ll fight for a 25-man roster spot in Spring Training.

Yoenis Cespedes Cleared to Come to the States, Will Soon Meet with Marlins

Yoenis Cespedes Cleared to Come to the States, Will Soon Meet with Marlins

He still doesn’t have his work visa yet, though.

Lukewarm Stove: Cespedes (Yes, Still), Ibanez, Oswalt, Bailey, Jackson

Lukewarm Stove: Cespedes (Yes, Still), Ibanez, Oswalt, Bailey, Jackson

While we’re still obsessing about Yoenis Cespedes (obsespedes?), one of the Cubs’ draft picks might drop a bit. The Reds might make one of their young starters available.

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