Archive for October, 2012


Bruce Levine on Johnson, Marmol, Polanco, Barney, LaHair, Greinke, Hamilton, Expected Payroll

Bruce Levine on Johnson, Marmol, Polanco, Barney, LaHair, Greinke, Hamilton, Expected Payroll

Quite a few relevant and interesting hot stove-type discussions here.

by October 31, 2012 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Royals Acquire Ervin Santana from Angels

Royals Acquire Ervin Santana from Angels

It cost a borderline non-prospect, but Santana will be expensive in 2013.


Ken Rosenthal Would Be Surprised if Angels *Don’t* Trade a Pitcher This Week

Ken Rosenthal Would Be Surprised if Angels *Don’t* Trade a Pitcher This Week

Option decisions on Dan Haren and Ervin Santana are looming, and one or both is expected to be dealt soon.

Theo Epstein on Carlos Marmol and the Closer Situation for 2013

Theo Epstein on Carlos Marmol and the Closer Situation for 2013

How does Epstein feel about Carlos Marmol going into 2013, and how would Epstein deal with a void at the back of the bullpen if it should develop.

by October 31, 2012 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors
Still Unnamed Podcast Episode 2: Anibal or Ervin?

Still Unnamed Podcast Episode 2: Anibal or Ervin?

Discussing the relative merits of a couple free agent pitchers, among other things.

by October 31, 2012 Podcasts
Happy Halloween You Filthy Animals and Other Bullets

Happy Halloween You Filthy Animals and Other Bullets

Justin Germano is a free agent, Darwin Barney is humble, and Javier Baez will open at Daytona.

Darwin Barney: Gold Glover

Darwin Barney: Gold Glover

As we’d hoped, if not expected, Barney takes home the hardware for his brilliance at second base this year.

by October 30, 2012 Chicago Cubs News

Lukewarm Stove: Ryu, Villanueva, Otani, Polanco, More

Lukewarm Stove: Ryu, Villanueva, Otani, Polanco, More

A dominant 25-year-old lefty starter, freely available to sign? What’s not to want, right?

Are the Cubs Laying the Foundation for a Departure from WGN?

Are the Cubs Laying the Foundation for a Departure from WGN?

A recent survey sent to Cubs fans suggests a departure could be imminent.

by October 30, 2012 Chicago Cubs News
Prospects’ Progress: Andreoli and Morris

Prospects’ Progress: Andreoli and Morris

Lesser known names that could surprise in 2013? Sounds good.

The Cubs are the Next Giants and Other Bullets

The Cubs are the Next Giants and Other Bullets

Er, maybe not. But it would be swell. Gold Gloves are announced tonight, and more on the new minor league pitching coordinator.


God’s Wrath Watch: Javier Baez’s Left Thumb is Jacked Up

God’s Wrath Watch: Javier Baez’s Left Thumb is Jacked Up

His AFL season is probably over.

Angels Shopping Dan Haren and Ervin Santana in Advance of Option Decisions – Should Cubs Bite?

Angels Shopping Dan Haren and Ervin Santana in Advance of Option Decisions – Should Cubs Bite?

It might seem crazy at first, given the pitchers’ option salaries for 2013 … but there are some reasons for the Cubs, in particular, to consider it.