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Archive for June, 2012

Lukewarm Stove: Epstein and Dempster Indeed Have Discussed Trade Issues (And Other Rumor Bits)

Lukewarm Stove: Epstein and Dempster Indeed Have Discussed Trade Issues (And Other Rumor Bits)

That ballpark chat? Yup. It had to do with trade possibilities. Also more on Dempster, Alfonso Soriano, Bryan LaHair, and more.

by June 15, 2012 Chicago Cubs Rumors
The Cubs Have Signed 4th Rounder Josh Conway, 5th Rounder Anthony Prieto, and Three Other Top Ten Picks

The Cubs Have Signed 4th Rounder Josh Conway, 5th Rounder Anthony Prieto, and Three Other Top Ten Picks

The Cubs have saved some money against their Draft pool, which will give them flexibility.

Starlin Castro Says He Doesn’t Need to Change and Other Bullets

Starlin Castro Says He Doesn’t Need to Change and Other Bullets

Castro’s got a new hitting coach, but his swing early approach might persist. Ian Stewart is seeing a specialist, and Theo Epstein is still offering thoughts.

by June 15, 2012 Chicago Cubs News
Cubs’ Minor League Daily: Behind Boise Baseball

Cubs’ Minor League Daily: Behind Boise Baseball

Some cool sources of info for the Cubs’ short-season Low-A affiliate. Also: Javier Baez homered again. No big thing.

I Just Set My One-Day Fantasy Baseball Contest Lineup: You. Will. Lose.

I Just Set My One-Day Fantasy Baseball Contest Lineup: You. Will. Lose.

My lineup is superior to yours. You should probably not even try. Actually, no, you really should try, because it helps the site.

by June 14, 2012 Meta
Enhanced Box Score: Tigers 5, Cubs 3 – June 14, 2012

Enhanced Box Score: Tigers 5, Cubs 3 – June 14, 2012

Hope you enjoyed your stay at Wrigley, Tigers fans.

by June 14, 2012 Enhanced Box Scores
Pre-Gamin’: Tigers v. Cubs (1:20 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, etc.

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

Hello, Justin Verlander.

by June 14, 2012 Pre-Gamin'
Koyie Hill Designated For Assignment, Welington Castillo Activated

Koyie Hill Designated For Assignment, Welington Castillo Activated

Run free, Koyie.

Starlin Castro is a Big League-Caliber Shortstop Whose Offense Will Only Improve

Starlin Castro is a Big League-Caliber Shortstop Whose Offense Will Only Improve

The Cubs’ top man remains steadfastly in Castro’s corner.

by June 14, 2012 Chicago Cubs News
Theo Epstein Says Anthony Rizzo is Almost Ready, a Rival Scout Isn’t Impressed

Theo Epstein Says Anthony Rizzo is Almost Ready, a Rival Scout Isn’t Impressed

At least one scout thinks Rizzo’s gaudy AAA numbers are merely the product of him feasting on bad pitching.

Ryan Dempster Trade Smoke Signals and Other Bullets

Ryan Dempster Trade Smoke Signals and Other Bullets

Dempster and Theo Epstein have chatted. About what? Well, we might not know for sure for a while.

Cubs’ Minor League Daily: Repercussions

Cubs’ Minor League Daily: Repercussions

Ian Stewart’s disabled list stint probably won’t affect Josh Vitters’ progress at AAA Iowa.

God’s Wrath Watch: Ian Stewart Headed to the DL with Continued Wrist Soreness (UPDATE: Valbuena Coming Up)

God’s Wrath Watch: Ian Stewart Headed to the DL with Continued Wrist Soreness (UPDATE: Valbuena Coming Up)

Stewart could no longer keep fighting through the pain. Luis Valbuena is likely to take his place on the roster.

by June 14, 2012 Chicago Cubs News
Enhanced Box Score: Tigers 8, Cubs 4 – June 13, 2012

Enhanced Box Score: Tigers 8, Cubs 4 – June 13, 2012

Um … the Cubs can still win the series?

by June 13, 2012 Enhanced Box Scores
Pre-Gamin’: Tigers v. Cubs (7:05 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, etc.

Pre-Gamin’: Tigers v. Cubs (7:05 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, etc.

Continuing to beat the Tigers will either make them believe they need to trade for all Cubs players, or knock them hopelessly out of their race.

by June 13, 2012 Pre-Gamin'
Lukewarm Stove: Ryan Dempster Drawing Tons of Attention, and More Bits

Lukewarm Stove: Ryan Dempster Drawing Tons of Attention, and More Bits

The rumors are really starting to pile up. Ryan Dempster remains a major focus for teams looking to improve soon.

by June 13, 2012 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Time Left to Join One-Day Fantasy Contest, Beat Me, and Win Cash

Time Left to Join One-Day Fantasy Contest, Beat Me, and Win Cash

I did horribly last time, so I’m eager to redeem myself by whooping you.

by June 13, 2012 Meta
Theo and Jed Speak: Trade Season, Cubs Performance, Albert Almora, Jorge Soler, Rudy Jaramillo

Theo and Jed Speak: Trade Season, Cubs Performance, Albert Almora, Jorge Soler, Rudy Jaramillo

Epstein says phone calls between teams are picking up, and now is the time for the Cubs to improve for the future. He also discussed many other things of note.

Players React to the Rudy Jaramillo Firing

Players React to the Rudy Jaramillo Firing

The players are sad to see Rudy go, but none struck me as particularly surprised by the move.

by June 13, 2012 Chicago Cubs News
Everybody Panic, and Then Relax, About Anthony Rizzo and Other Bullets

Everybody Panic, and Then Relax, About Anthony Rizzo and Other Bullets

The Cubs’ top prospect left his game yesterday with a scare, but it sounds like he’s going to be OK.

by June 13, 2012 Chicago Cubs News

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