Archive for October, 2012


Cubs Hire New Minor League Pitching Coordinator, Derek Johnson

Cubs Hire New Minor League Pitching Coordinator, Derek Johnson

The former Vanderbilt pitching coach is highly-respected, and a proponent of long-toss.

The 2012/2013 Offseason: Upcoming Dates and Deadlines, Approximate Time Lines

The 2012/2013 Offseason: Upcoming Dates and Deadlines, Approximate Time Lines

Everything you need to know about what’s going to be happening in the Cubs’ world over the next few months.


Ryan Theriot is a “World Series Hero” and Other Bullets

Ryan Theriot is a “World Series Hero” and Other Bullets

He scored the winning run last night, but “hero” probably goes a bit far.

The Start of the Offseason? And Other Bullets

The Start of the Offseason? And Other Bullets

It could begin as early as tonight.

Was Rick Hahn Almost the Cubs’ GM? No, and Other Bullets

Was Rick Hahn Almost the Cubs’ GM? No, and Other Bullets

He was the most popular named bounced around last year in the GM search, but it turns out he wasn’t really an option.

Exit Chris Volstad: Waived by Cubs, Claimed by Royals

Exit Chris Volstad: Waived by Cubs, Claimed by Royals

The promise – never fulfilled with the Cubs – is now the Royals’ hope to which to cling.

Cubs Outright Mather, Germano, Parker, and Corpas to AAA – The Latter Elects Free Agency

Cubs Outright Mather, Germano, Parker, and Corpas to AAA – The Latter Elects Free Agency

The 40-man roster stands at 33.


It Could Be Worse: A Pirates Cautionary Tale

It Could Be Worse: A Pirates Cautionary Tale

Silly exercises that put players at risk and injure top prospects who were already injured? Yup, things could definitely be worse for the Cubs.

by October 26, 2012 MLB News and Rumors
Eric Karros the Favorite for the Cubs’ Open Color Broadcasting Job?

Eric Karros the Favorite for the Cubs’ Open Color Broadcasting Job?

One report suggests he is, and says Crane Kenney has already reached out.

by October 26, 2012 Chicago Cubs News
Prospects’ Progress: Penalver and Zych

Prospects’ Progress: Penalver and Zych

If you’re getting audited, you want Penalver and Zych by your side.

Darwin Barney is the Best Second Baseman in Baseball and Other Bullets

Darwin Barney is the Best Second Baseman in Baseball and Other Bullets

Defensively, and according to the Fielding Bible, anyway. Javier Baez is awesome but adjusting, and Mark Grace is probably out of the spotlight for a bit.

by October 26, 2012 Chicago Cubs News

Cubs Outright Cardenas, Berken, Socolovich, and Mateo (Plus Recker Claimed by Mets)

Cubs Outright Cardenas, Berken, Socolovich, and Mateo (Plus Recker Claimed by Mets)

The roster purge begins.

Lukewarm Stove: The Implications of that A’s/D-Backs/Marlins Trade, Lincecum, Otani, More

Lukewarm Stove: The Implications of that A’s/D-Backs/Marlins Trade, Lincecum, Otani, More

Any impact to the Cubs beyond the theoretical? Also, Tim Lincecum available, Shohei Otani not?