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Periodically, and as part of a fiendish plot to control the Cublogoverse, I like to remind you that Bleacher Nation, proper, is not the only place you can consume BN-related content.

Primarily, I refer to Twitter and Facebook, which are both swell.

Here is BN on Twitter, which you should follow. I tweet many things that don’t wind up here on the site, and am sometimes marginally cute and clever there – when the 140 character limitation allows it. Furthermore, I tweet the newest BN articles when they’re available, so it’s a handy way to remember that, “hey, I need to check back in at my favoritest site in the world!”

Here is BN on Facebook, which you should “like.” I post a variety of things that don’t wind up here on the site, including pictures and what-have-you. Furthermore, I post the newest BN articles when they’re available, so it’s a handy way to remember that, “hey, I need to check back in at my favoritest site in the world … hey! My neighbor’s baby is really cute! And she scored 500 pigs on Farmville? Rad!”

  • ihop

    Cool story bro

    • http://www.bleachernation.com Brett

      Fo rill.

    • MikeW

      +1

  • Mick

    Brett, have you ever thought about beefing up your “Cubs Resources” page to include a Cubs’ contract breakdown similar to Cot’s Baseball Contracts, a top-50 Cubs’ for Cubs’ prospects sort of like a Mel Kiper’s Big Board, updated 40-man and 25-man rosters, list of Rule 5 draft eligibles, etc. I’m not sure if your goal is “hits” but stuff like this might add some site traffic.

    • http://www.bleachernation.com Brett

      I have (and thanks). I started to create some of those type of pages, but hit two walls: (1) keeping those pages up to date is actually a super labor-intensive job (and, at the time, BN wasn’t large enough that I could crowd-source it, which I suppose is more possible now); and (2) many of those type pages exist elsewhere and are just as useful (I don’t like to just create stuff for the sake of creating it, you know? I like to try and only do things that I think really add value for you folks).

      I’ll have to revisit it.

      • cub4life

        I agree with him on this Brett, even if the page just has links to some of those pages (but personally I would rather have them all in one place). If you need some help with it I know there are many on here that would be willing to at least visit working it for you.

        • CubFan Paul

          Me three. The less times we have to leave BN for info the better for BN.

      • Mick

        I created my own Excel similar to Cot’s Baseball Contracts because that page frustratingly only gets updated once per year. Our current projected 2013 payroll is $67,350,000.

        A few disclaimers,

        1. I’m not sure whether or not to include Concepcion and/or Soler’s contracts onto our MLB payroll (I did).

        2. Pre-arb players I rounded to $500,000.

        3. I used the mlbtraderumors.com projected arbitration numbers for Garza (10M), Volstad (3M), Stewart (2M), Corpas (1.4M), Russell (900,000), and Valbuena (900,000).

        • Kyle

          I see two obvious non-tender candidates on that list, but it makes sense that you might want to keep them on until they are formally non-tendered, if they are.

          But yeah, that seems about right, and I agree that Soler and Concepcion should be included. That’s guaranteed money and they are on the 40-man.

  • Spencer

    Pimp the message board. it’s slow lately.

    • Dave

      I haven’t been on the boards (or in the comments) in quite a while, nothing to do with quality, the BN board, in my experience, is a great place, it’s just life being super busy. But I agree, it wouldn’t hurt to advertise the boards. Unless they’ve started to suck.

      • Cubbie Blues

        Haven’t sucked. Just not much activity. I attribute it to the poor season.

        • TWC

          I blame MichiganGoat for that.

          • hansman1982

            I blame hippies everywhere for it…

          • Cubbie Blues

            Blame him for which? The inactivity, or the poor season? I can see the argument both ways.

            • TWC

              Blame him for which? The inactivity, or the poor season?

              Yes

          • MichiganGoat

            Yeah I take the blame for this season, let the debate begin. Did I purposely tank the season because I was exhausted from my previous role as BostonGoat? Am I just lining my pockets with cash while I try to get other to pay for my kitchen remodel? Have already given up on next season? Am I more concerned with the farm than I am with product on the field? Discuss amongst yourselves.

            • hansman1982

              Wait…can I claim that you are saying that you are dumb and/or an evil genius or will I get clubbed into a hole in the ground for that?

              The only problem with your whole theory is that baby Goat is just a couple of really crappy pairs of underwear away from being wholly self-sufficient so I don’t know why you are so hell bent on claiming that for an excuse…

              • MichiganGoat

                MG Jr. is my prospect and I’m building for the future by developing top talent vs. overpaying for FA children that will only become a burden at the end of their contract. I want to pay for future performance not past performance. I have years to develop my home grown talent and then I will have affordable controlled players for when the Goats are ready to dominate.

                • hansman1982

                  When has anyone ever had success with that method? Every parent that has ever tried to grow their own stable of children through method has failed…just look at your neighbors…

                  Nope…what you need to do is go out and start adopting foster children so you can parent them NOW…you are a big time parent – this is what you should be doing, not raising children from the womb…dealing with diapers and spit-up is beneath you!

    • http://www.bleachernation.com Brett

      Definitely will do, but that’s not “elsewhere.” I’ll give the MB some love in other ways.

      • MichiganGoat

        Speaking of MB we need more Garfield minus Garfield plus Milton Bradley… wonder who could take good ole MB’s spot? Think its time to take avatars and make a few of those Garfield minus Garfield plut TWC would be epic.

        • CubFan Paul

          Jinx. We mentioned MB at the same time. Weird.

          Baaaahhhh!!!

          • MichiganGoat

            I know what is wrong… Milton has a very real hold on the universe, we doubted his power and then visited Dick Tidrow got stash slapped but was able to get 5 seconds of mojo from the master and it trickled down to two Cub fans typing on a message board.

        • http://www.bleachernation.com Brett

          There is a Garfield minus Garfield plus in the works. But there’s a Blackout Cubbetry coming first.

          • MichiganGoat

            Yeah the best part of the off season are Blackout Cubbetry and other silliness

          • TWC

            Blackout Cubbetry? Garfield minus Garfield plus? Is it 2010 again?

            • http://www.bleachernation.com Brett

              I will have you know that the last Garfield minus Garfield appearance was in 2012 (January – http://www.bleachernation.com/2012/01/27/garfield-minus-garfield-plus-gamboa/)

              and the last Blackout Cubbetry was in late December 2011 (http://www.bleachernation.com/2011/12/29/blackout-cubbetry-ryan-brauns-relationship/)

              Technically, they’ve appeared every offseason in the site’s history…

              • TWC

                Oh, I know they’ve made a cameo here and there, but they show up far less frequently than they used to. (I’m not complaining about that.)

                • http://www.bleachernation.com Brett

                  Ouch, I think.

                  • TWC

                    No, not really. There’s less “filler” than there used to be — most noticeably since you went full-time. That’s a good thing.

                    • http://www.bleachernation.com Brett

                      Ah, gotcha. Those things are definitely filler – hope to keep them coming on a cameo basis (mostly for myself).

          • hansman1982

            bringing this stuff back but thinking about axeing the She-view…god, what are you The History Channel?

            • http://www.bleachernation.com Brett

              ‘How the Cubs Got Their Shapes.’

              • Cubbie Blues

                I’d watch that documentary.

              • Dave

                Rich Garces acquired his shape by eating Matt Franco.

  • The Show

    edit button?

    • TWC

      You have to pay extra for that privilege.

  • Caleb

    “Also, BN is available here, at my house, where I say Cubs related things to myself and my family that don’t make it in print anywhere else. Finally, feel free to link yourself to BN telepathically where you can hear my unfiltered Cubs thoughts before they get translated into uber thoughtful, lawyerly, reasonable posts on the main site. Want to know how I REALLY feel about Soriano’s contract? Wrigley renovations? Political arguments on the site? Link up!”

    BN: now available EVERYWHERE!!

    • http://www.bleachernation.com Brett

      Haaa…

    • Dave

      Don’t forget to sign up for Bleacher Nation Cubs Facts. Every hour on the hour you will be texted a new fact about the Chicago Cubs. Such as:

      Dick Tidrow’s mustache built the bleachers
      and
      Brant Brown contracted herpes from a toilet seat at the old Riverfront Stadium

      • http://www.bleachernation.com Brett

        (Subscription costs and fees apply.)

  • Jim

    Do I get bonus points if I check all three hourly?

    • http://www.bleachernation.com Brett

      You get BN Bux. Which don’t buy anything, but they’re fun!

  • SkipDog

    And then there is the Buffalo News website, which has no Cubs content but has shamelessly stolen your BN identity and used it in a bunch of bad puns (“BN informed” “BN current”) to promote its online subscriptions.

    • hansman1982

      Or maybe Brett is just that damn good that while he runs this site he also reports on all of the news in Buffalo and the”BN thing” is his “signature”…

    • http://www.bleachernation.com Brett

      Outrageous.

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