Archive for August, 2012

The Cubs Are Considering DFA’d Pitcher Derek Lowe

The Cubs Are Considering DFA’d Pitcher Derek Lowe

Not a huge deal, but what exactly is the upside?

Anthony Rizzo is the Rookie of the Month and Other Bullets

Anthony Rizzo is the Rookie of the Month and Other Bullets

He’s got the rookie of the month thing down, but what about rookie of the year?

by August 3, 2012 Chicago Cubs News
Cubs’ Minor League Daily: Welcome To The Cubs

Cubs’ Minor League Daily: Welcome To The Cubs

Christian Villanueva goes deep twice in his Daytona Cubs debut.

The Waiver System in August – How You Trade, Who Gets Traded, Who Gets Claimed, Etc.

The Waiver System in August – How You Trade, Who Gets Traded, Who Gets Claimed, Etc.

A thorough review of everything you need to know about making trades after the non-waiver trade deadline (July 31).

Obsessive Wrigley Renovation Watch: Mayor Still on Board with Some Public Assistance

Obsessive Wrigley Renovation Watch: Mayor Still on Board with Some Public Assistance

Although we’ve not heard much, apparently discussions are still quietly ongoing. And the possibility of a relocated season pops up again.

by August 2, 2012 Chicago Cubs News
Theo and Jed Speak: Trade Deadline, Dempster, Garza, Etc.

Theo and Jed Speak: Trade Deadline, Dempster, Garza, Etc.

The Cubs’ brass comes up for air, and speaks candidly about a crazy couple weeks.

The Brett Jackson and Josh Vitters Promotion Question and Other Bullets

The Brett Jackson and Josh Vitters Promotion Question and Other Bullets

With the trade deadline passed, when do the Cubs call up their top young players at AAA?

Cubs’ Minor League Daily: The Music Man

Cubs’ Minor League Daily: The Music Man

Remember: at a minor league game, anything can happen.

The Two Ryan Dempster Trades, and How We’ll Remember the Man

The Two Ryan Dempster Trades, and How We’ll Remember the Man

Reflecting on the Ryan Dempster Trade Saga, the ultimate trade, and the now former Cub.

Enhanced Box Score: Pirates 8, Cubs 4 – August 1, 2012

Enhanced Box Score: Pirates 8, Cubs 4 – August 1, 2012

Down go the new-look Cubs. Actually, they looked pretty much the same today.

by August 1, 2012 Enhanced Box Scores
The Illness Keeping Gerardo Concepcion Out Over the Last Month? Mono

The Illness Keeping Gerardo Concepcion Out Over the Last Month? Mono

I know that immediately makes you flinch.

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

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

Going for the series win against the new-look Pirates (with the kinda-sorta new-look Cubs).

by August 1, 2012 Pre-Gamin'
Chris Volstad and Alberto Cabrera Will Be Called Up Today, Casey Coleman Back to Iowa

Chris Volstad and Alberto Cabrera Will Be Called Up Today, Casey Coleman Back to Iowa

Volstad might get one more shot to stick in the rotation. Cabrera has been striking out everyone in sight at AA and AAA.