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Starlin Castro Extension Talks: More Details, Thoughts from Theo and Starlin

Starlin Castro Extension Talks: More Details, Thoughts from Theo and Starlin

The latest on the extension talks, including thoughts straight from the men, themselves.

by August 18, 2012 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors
Mark Prior is a Free Agent and Other Bullets

Mark Prior is a Free Agent and Other Bullets

He was just released by the Red Sox, and the natural questions come up. Travis Wood couldn’t duplicate, Albert Almora can dominate, and Ryan Dempster can’t travel.

by August 18, 2012 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors
Cubs’ Minor League Daily: Dear Smokies, Please Win

Cubs’ Minor League Daily: Dear Smokies, Please Win

Totally not altruistic reasons for hoping the Smokies win this week.

by August 18, 2012 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 3, Reds 7 – August 17, 2012

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 3, Reds 7 – August 17, 2012

Travis Wood had a rough night.

by August 17, 2012 Enhanced Box Scores
Pre-Gamin’: Cubs v. Reds (6:10 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, etc.

Pre-Gamin’: Cubs v. Reds (6:10 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, etc.

A couple of homer-prone pitchers on a warm evening in Great American Ballpark? Could be high-scoring.

by August 17, 2012 Pre-Gamin'
Just a Couple Hours Left to Join the BN Fantasy Contest – Sign Up Now!

Just a Couple Hours Left to Join the BN Fantasy Contest – Sign Up Now!

You’re running out of time to have some fun with tonight’s games. Also, you’re running out of time to support BN!

by August 17, 2012 Meta
Lukewarm Stove: Free Agency Binges, Hoyer, Soriano, Marmol, Samardzija

Lukewarm Stove: Free Agency Binges, Hoyer, Soriano, Marmol, Samardzija

Jed Hoyer, predictably, says the Cubs probably won’t be going free agent crazy this Winter. How about some August trades, though?

by August 17, 2012 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Starlin Castro’s Agent Confirms Extension Talks and Other Bullets

Starlin Castro’s Agent Confirms Extension Talks and Other Bullets

This thing is almost certainly going to happen. Darwin Barney continues to get love, Frankie De La Cruz is gone, and Jorge Soler might be hurt.

by August 17, 2012 Chicago Cubs News
Cubs’ Minor League Daily: History Question

Cubs’ Minor League Daily: History Question

Wondering about playing a major league team and a minor league team in the same place in the same season. Also, Javier Baez and Pierce Johnson dominate.

by August 17, 2012 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
Report: Chicago Cubs Expected to Agree to Extension with Starlin Castro by the End of the Season

Report: Chicago Cubs Expected to Agree to Extension with Starlin Castro by the End of the Season

The extension could lock Castro up as a Cub for the next six years.

by August 16, 2012 Chicago Cubs Rumors
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 August 16, 2012 Meta
Chicago Cubs Sign Horacio Ramirez to a Minor League Deal

Chicago Cubs Sign Horacio Ramirez to a Minor League Deal

The 32-year-old lefty had been dominating … in an independent minor league.

The Could They, Would They, Should They of Trading David DeJesus

The Could They, Would They, Should They of Trading David DeJesus

The Giants probably have a need, and other teams might have interest. But is trading DeJesus this month a real possibility?

by August 16, 2012 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Rounding Up the Front Office Turnover – Fleita, Wasserstrom, Kaplan, Kenney, Bush, Epstein, Castro, Marmol

Rounding Up the Front Office Turnover – Fleita, Wasserstrom, Kaplan, Kenney, Bush, Epstein, Castro, Marmol

Details, thoughts, quotes, and reactions to a significant overhaul in the front office. And there’s more to come.

by August 16, 2012 Chicago Cubs News
Alfonso Soriano Reiterates That He’s Pretty Unlikely to Consider a Deal to San Francisco

Alfonso Soriano Reiterates That He’s Pretty Unlikely to Consider a Deal to San Francisco

He still doesn’t like the West Coast or the weather. How does he feel about losing?

by August 16, 2012 Chicago Cubs Rumors
The Cubs Have an Unfair Recruiting Advantage and Other Bullets

The Cubs Have an Unfair Recruiting Advantage and Other Bullets

Dale Sveum discusses the special opportunity in Chicago. Chris Volstad is still in the rotation, and Brett Jackson continues to work.

by August 16, 2012 Chicago Cubs News
Cubs’ Minor League Daily: Change

Cubs’ Minor League Daily: Change

What does Oneri Fleita’s departure mean for the Cubs’ minor league system? Also, Albert Almora debuts in Boise with a homer.

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

Let’s have some fun on Friday, shall we? And you can win some scratch.

by August 15, 2012 Meta
Enhanced Box Score: Astros 2, Cubs 7 – August 15, 2012

Enhanced Box Score: Astros 2, Cubs 7 – August 15, 2012

That’s a more appropriate score.

by August 15, 2012 Enhanced Box Scores
No Surprise: Alfonso Soriano and Carlos Marmol Have Cleared Waivers

No Surprise: Alfonso Soriano and Carlos Marmol Have Cleared Waivers

The Cubs have been trying to move Soriano, but teams want them to eat an exorbitant amount of money. The Giants might now be desperate, but Soriano has already nixed them once.

by August 15, 2012 Chicago Cubs Rumors

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