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Cuban Outfielder Yasiel Puig Officially a Free Agent, Cubs Still in Pursuit (UPDATE: Dodgers Reportedly Get Him for $40 Million(!))

Cuban Outfielder Yasiel Puig Officially a Free Agent, Cubs Still in Pursuit (UPDATE: Dodgers Reportedly Get Him for $40 Million(!))

The 20-year-old outfielder still needs to be unblocked by the OFAC, but he can start negotiating with teams.

Dale Sveum is Concerned About Jeff Samardzija and Other Bullets

Dale Sveum is Concerned About Jeff Samardzija and Other Bullets

How could you not be at this point? You can expect to see Starlin Castro and Anthony Rizzo batting 2-3 for the foreseeable future.

by June 28, 2012 Chicago Cubs News
Matt Szczur, Photo by Mark LoMoglio/MiLB.com

Cubs’ Minor League Daily: Super Szczur

Matt Szczur has been dealing with a knee injury, but he had a huge game yesterday.

by June 28, 2012 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
Enhanced Box Score: Mets 17, Cubs 1 – June 27, 2012

Enhanced Box Score: Mets 17, Cubs 1 – June 27, 2012

Ha! But scores throughout a series aren’t cumulative!

by June 27, 2012 Enhanced Box Scores
Pre-Gamin': Mets v. Cubs (1:20 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, etc.

Pre-Gamin': Mets v. Cubs (1:20 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, etc.

I can’t say I expected the Cubs to be going for a sweep in this one, but, here we are.

by June 27, 2012 Pre-Gamin'
Randy Wells Designated for Assignment, Rafael Dolis Recalled from Iowa

Randy Wells Designated for Assignment, Rafael Dolis Recalled from Iowa

Soon, Wells could be gone completely.

Obsessive Wrigley Renovation Watch: Seriously, the Player Facilities Are Terrible

Obsessive Wrigley Renovation Watch: Seriously, the Player Facilities Are Terrible

Visiting teams continue to notice just how small, and antiquated the facilities at Wrigley Field are when compared to others around the league.

by June 27, 2012 Chicago Cubs News
Darwin Barney Discusses Trade Rumors

Darwin Barney Discusses Trade Rumors

“It’s fun to joke about.”

by June 27, 2012 Chicago Cubs Rumors
What’s Next for Randy Wells? And Other Bullets

What’s Next for Randy Wells? And Other Bullets

After last night’s ugly start, Wells is probably out of the rotation. But then what? Also, RizzoRizzoRizzoRizzoRizzo…

Cubs’ Minor League Daily: Life After Rizzo

Cubs’ Minor League Daily: Life After Rizzo

Now that Anthony Rizzo is in the bigs, on whom do we toss all of our hopes and expectations?

by June 27, 2012 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
Enhanced Box Score: Mets 3, Cubs 5 – June 26, 2012

Enhanced Box Score: Mets 3, Cubs 5 – June 26, 2012

Boom. Rizzo’d.

by June 26, 2012 Enhanced Box Scores
Pre-Gamin': Mets v. Cubs (7:05 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, etc. (RIZZOMG!!!)

Pre-Gamin': Mets v. Cubs (7:05 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, etc. (RIZZOMG!!!)

Absolutely nothing of interest is happening in this game tonight.

by June 26, 2012 Pre-Gamin'
Anthony Rizzo Cannot Fly, Does Not Shoot Lasers Out of His Eyes, Will Not Retroactively Save the Titanic

Anthony Rizzo Cannot Fly, Does Not Shoot Lasers Out of His Eyes, Will Not Retroactively Save the Titanic

It’s OK to be excited about finally getting to see the Cubs’ top prospect, but for his good – and your own – keep those expectations in check.

Is Dale Sveum Rubbing the Media the Wrong Way?

Is Dale Sveum Rubbing the Media the Wrong Way?

Paul Sullivan says Sveum “needs to be a little more forthcoming with the media when it comes to dispensing information.”

by June 26, 2012 Chicago Cubs News
Chicago Cubs Sign 2012 Third Rounder Ryan McNeil (And 18th Rounder David Bote)

Chicago Cubs Sign 2012 Third Rounder Ryan McNeil (And 18th Rounder David Bote)

McNeil’s bonus is expected to be right around slot.

Sometimes You’re the Villain and Other Bullets

Sometimes You’re the Villain and Other Bullets

Anthony Rizzo offers his first awesome quote. Alfonso Soriano talks batting order, Ryan Dempster will miss another start, and Dale Sveum has noticed Brett Jackson’s strikeouts.

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