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Bob Brenly, Impending Free Agent, is Expecting to Return in 2013

Bob Brenly, Impending Free Agent, is Expecting to Return in 2013

Brenly’s most recent four-year contract is up at the end of this year, but it sounds like he’d like to return to WGN and the Cubs.

by August 27, 2012 Chicago Cubs News
Chicago Cubs Reportedly to Acquire Catcher Anthony Recker (UPDATE: For Blake Lalli; Scott Maine DFA’d)

Chicago Cubs Reportedly to Acquire Catcher Anthony Recker (UPDATE: For Blake Lalli; Scott Maine DFA’d)

The soon-to-be-29-year-old catcher could be up with the Cubs in September.

The Cubs and Kane County Might Be in a Little Bit of Trouble

The Cubs and Kane County Might Be in a Little Bit of Trouble

There is a window before which teams are not supposed to discuss re-affiliation. We haven’t reached that window yet.

Series Preview: Brewers v. Cubs, August 27 – August 30, 2012

Series Preview: Brewers v. Cubs, August 27 – August 30, 2012

MLB’s awesome schedule continues with another repeat team within a week.

by August 27, 2012 Series Previews
Chris Volstad Ends His Winless Streak … Now What? And Other Bullets

Chris Volstad Ends His Winless Streak … Now What? And Other Bullets

If Volstad pitches well through the end of the year, does he get a contract for next year? A rotation spot?

by August 27, 2012 Chicago Cubs News
Cubs’ Minor League Daily: Tracking Wiseman

Cubs’ Minor League Daily: Tracking Wiseman

Will the Cubs regret not being able to sign Rhett Wiseman? Plus the usual scores and stories.

by August 27, 2012 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
Enhanced Box Score: Rockies 0, Cubs 5 – August 26, 2012

Enhanced Box Score: Rockies 0, Cubs 5 – August 26, 2012

Even if the game had gone the full nine, the Cubs were taking this one.

by August 26, 2012 Enhanced Box Scores
Pre-Gamin’: Rockies v. Cubs (1:20 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, etc.

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

Chris Volstad takes the ball in the rubber game.

by August 26, 2012 Pre-Gamin'
Brett Jackson is Heating Up and Other Bullets

Brett Jackson is Heating Up and Other Bullets

The production is creeping up while the strikeouts are creeping down. It’s still a tiny sample size, and the changes are incremental. But it’s something.

Cubs’ Minor League Daily: Playoffs!

Cubs’ Minor League Daily: Playoffs!

The Cubs* are going to the playoffs! Well, the Hawks, anyway.

by August 26, 2012 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
Enhanced Box Score: Rockies 4, Cubs 3 – August 25, 2012

Enhanced Box Score: Rockies 4, Cubs 3 – August 25, 2012

Hooray for Brett Jackson, boo for almost everyone else.

by August 25, 2012 Enhanced Box Scores
Pre-Gamin’: Rockies v. Cubs (12:05 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, etc.

Pre-Gamin’: Rockies v. Cubs (12:05 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, etc.

More youth on display by both teams.

by August 25, 2012 Pre-Gamin'
Tyler Colvin Kindly, and Unintentionally, Rips the Cubs and Other Bullets

Tyler Colvin Kindly, and Unintentionally, Rips the Cubs and Other Bullets

He wasn’t trying to rip ‘em, but he did. The Red Sox/Dodgers deal is done (and still crazy), a roster move is forthcoming, and Dale Sveum doesn’t want to shut Jeff Samardzija down.

by August 25, 2012 Chicago Cubs News, MLB News and Rumors
Cubs’ Minor League Daily: Whoops

Cubs’ Minor League Daily: Whoops

A whoops moment worked in the Smokies’ favor last night.

by August 25, 2012 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects

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