February 2012

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.