Archive for February, 2012


Tom Ricketts and Theo Epstein are Powerful

Tom Ricketts and Theo Epstein are Powerful

Chicago Magazine ranks the most powerful Chicagoans and a couple Cubs make the list.

by February 15, 2012 Chicago Cubs News
The White Sox Finally Get Fukudome and Other Bullets

The White Sox Finally Get Fukudome and Other Bullets

And he doesn’t quite cost what he once would have. A bunch more Cubs have showed up in Mesa, the roster looks dicey, and the outfield looks crowded.

by February 15, 2012 Chicago Cubs News, MLB News and Rumors

The Latest on Jorge Soler: Conflicting Reports, Cubs Protecting Themselves, and the Likely Outcome

The Latest on Jorge Soler: Conflicting Reports, Cubs Protecting Themselves, and the Likely Outcome

A massive rundown on today’s developments in the Cubs’ efforts to (eventually) sign Cuban prospect Jorge Soler.

by February 14, 2012 Chicago Cubs Rumors
The Chicago Cubs Playing a Season on the South Side is Unlikely in 2013, But What About After That?

The Chicago Cubs Playing a Season on the South Side is Unlikely in 2013, But What About After That?

A rumor about the Cubs’ 2013 home sprouted and wilted quickly. But is this really the last we’re going to hear about it?

by February 14, 2012 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors
Cubs May Re-Sign Ramon Ortiz

Cubs May Re-Sign Ramon Ortiz

The right-hander would be depth for the depth.

by February 14, 2012 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Valentine’s Day is for Cubs Love and Other Bullets

Valentine’s Day is for Cubs Love and Other Bullets

The Cubs and Red Sox love to fight, Baseball American doesn’t love Gerardo Concepcion, Ozzie Guillen loves to talk, and I love cat sleepwear.

Squeal? Cubs May Have Reached an Agreement with Jorge Soler

Squeal? Cubs May Have Reached an Agreement with Jorge Soler

Landing the 19-year-old Cuban prospect could be a huge signing for the Chicago Cubs.


Kevin Goldstein’s Top 101 Prospects List for 2012 is Out – Familiar Names Abound

Kevin Goldstein’s Top 101 Prospects List for 2012 is Out – Familiar Names Abound

Brett Jackson, Javier Baez, and Anthony Rizzo make the cut, among other notable bits of information.

by February 13, 2012 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
Holy Crap: Oakland A’s Sign Yoenis Cespedes (UPDATE)

Holy Crap: Oakland A’s Sign Yoenis Cespedes (UPDATE)

Where did that come from?

by February 13, 2012 Chicago Cubs News, MLB News and Rumors
The Chicago Cubs Are Going Very Hard After Cuban Prospect Jorge Soler

The Chicago Cubs Are Going Very Hard After Cuban Prospect Jorge Soler

The Cubs may even be the favorite to land the youngster, and are willing to spend heavily to do it.

by February 13, 2012 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Sources: Chicago Cubs Are No Longer Seriously in the Mix for Yoenis Cespedes

Sources: Chicago Cubs Are No Longer Seriously in the Mix for Yoenis Cespedes

Cespedes and the Miami Marlins get closer and closer to nailing down a deal.

Did You Know the Cubs Owe the Red Sox Compensation? and Other Bullets

Did You Know the Cubs Owe the Red Sox Compensation? and Other Bullets

It’s like the ‘Song That Never Ends,’ except it’s a story. An annoying one. Like the song. Keith Law talks about Cubs prospects, and Carrie Muskat previews Spring Training.


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?

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.