Archive for March, 2012


Tom Ricketts is Stumping for Public Funding Again

Tom Ricketts is Stumping for Public Funding Again

Ricketts notes that the Chicago Cubs’ stadium situation is unlike any other in baseball, and appears to be drumming up support for a renewed public funding effort.

by March 21, 2012 Chicago Cubs News
Ian Stewart’s Wrist Causes Me (But Not Him) Concern and Other Bullets

Ian Stewart’s Wrist Causes Me (But Not Him) Concern and Other Bullets

It’s still a problem, apparently. The Cubs might make Randy Wells available, Carlos Marmol is OK (health-wise), and Cubs players aren’t ranking well.


Spring Training Miscellany: Cubs 7, Rangers and A’s 11 – March 20, 2012

Spring Training Miscellany: Cubs 7, Rangers and A’s 11 – March 20, 2012

That’d be one loss and one tie for the day.

by March 20, 2012 Chicago Cubs News
Pre-Gamin’: Rangers v. Cubs, Cubs v. A’s – Lineups, Broadcast Info, etc.

Pre-Gamin’: Rangers v. Cubs, Cubs v. A’s – Lineups, Broadcast Info, etc.

Spring games 20 and 21 have the Cubs taking on the A’s and Rangers today.

by March 20, 2012 Pre-Gamin'
Chicago Cubs Prospect Primer 2012: Corner Outfielders

Chicago Cubs Prospect Primer 2012: Corner Outfielders

An early look at some of the Cubs’ corner outfield prospects you’ll want to watch this year and beyond.

The Bench is Taking Shape, and That Shape Looks Like an Outline of Joe Mather

The Bench is Taking Shape, and That Shape Looks Like an Outline of Joe Mather

Dale Sveum says Joe Mather pretty much has a job on the Cubs’ bench, which rounds out the five-spot crew.

by March 20, 2012 Chicago Cubs News

A Reason for Darwin Barney Optimism and Other Bullets

A Reason for Darwin Barney Optimism and Other Bullets

He could still become a net positive at second base. Randy Wells was so-so yesterday, the back-up catcher battle is murky, and the 2012 Houston Astros will probably suck.

Spring Training Miscellany: Cubs 12, Mariners 7 – March 19, 2012

Spring Training Miscellany: Cubs 12, Mariners 7 – March 19, 2012

The Cubs scored early and late, and took down the Mariners handily.

by March 19, 2012 Chicago Cubs News
Pre-Gamin’: Cubs v. Mariners – Lineup, Broadcast Info, etc.

Pre-Gamin’: Cubs v. Mariners – Lineup, Broadcast Info, etc.

It’s game 19 on the Spring for the Chicago Cubs, who face the Mariners in Peoria. Travis Wood gets the start.

by March 19, 2012 Pre-Gamin'

Jeff Samardzija is a Near Lock to Make the Chicago Cubs’ Rotation

Jeff Samardzija is a Near Lock to Make the Chicago Cubs’ Rotation

Dale Sveum continues to talk up Samardzija, and it has become very difficult to see him not making the rotation at this point.

by March 19, 2012 Chicago Cubs News
Two Days Left in the Opening Day Contest

Two Days Left in the Opening Day Contest

Why haven’t you entered the contest yet? Do you hate fun and free money?

by March 19, 2012 Meta
With Chase Utley Out, Might Cubs Move Blake DeWitt or Jeff Baker to Phillies?

With Chase Utley Out, Might Cubs Move Blake DeWitt or Jeff Baker to Phillies?

The All-Star second baseman could be out for a while, and the Phillies might be scrambling for a fill-in.

A Bit More on Scouting Chief Jason McLeod

A Bit More on Scouting Chief Jason McLeod

The Cubs’ top drafting and player development guy is already killing it in preparation for the June Draft.

by March 19, 2012 Chicago Cubs News