Archive for October, 2012


Cubs Claim Righty Carlos Gutierrez Off Waivers from Twins

Cubs Claim Righty Carlos Gutierrez Off Waivers from Twins

Another lottery ticket for the Cubs. High upside, but plenty of risk.

Holy Smokes, It’s a Podcast! An Unnamed One, Featuring Sahadev Sharma and Brett Taylor

Holy Smokes, It’s a Podcast! An Unnamed One, Featuring Sahadev Sharma and Brett Taylor

The next frontier in blogging … which was a new frontier a decade ago. But we’re there! Finally!

by October 24, 2012 Podcasts

Theo Epstein Speaks: The Fantasy of 2013, the Core, the Offseason, and More

Theo Epstein Speaks: The Fantasy of 2013, the Core, the Offseason, and More

There were bright spots to 2012, and we’ll look for more in 2013. But competitiveness still feels far off.

by October 24, 2012 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors
AFL Struggles for the Cubs and Other Bullets

AFL Struggles for the Cubs and Other Bullets

Things started out well for the Cubs’ prospects in the Arizona Fall League, but their performances have trailed off a bit.

More Organizational Moves: Cubs Promote Some Scouts, Hire Some Scouts, Etc.

More Organizational Moves: Cubs Promote Some Scouts, Hire Some Scouts, Etc.

A run-down on today’s scouting moves.

by October 23, 2012 Chicago Cubs News
Marlins Bein’ the Marlins: They’ve Fired Ozzie Guillen

Marlins Bein’ the Marlins: They’ve Fired Ozzie Guillen

An embarrassing organization keeps on embarrassing.

by October 23, 2012 MLB News and Rumors
Coaching Staff and Front Office Moves: David Bell, James Rowson, Mark O’Neal, Randy Bush

Coaching Staff and Front Office Moves: David Bell, James Rowson, Mark O’Neal, Randy Bush

A flurry of organizational moves.

by October 23, 2012 Chicago Cubs News

Prospects’ Progress: Rizzo and Rodriguez

Prospects’ Progress: Rizzo and Rodriguez

The most well-known Cubs prospect in 2012, and one of the least well-known.

More Giants Loving and Other Bullets

More Giants Loving and Other Bullets

The Cards become the first team to lose an NLCS after leading 3-1 since … um … I forget.

by October 23, 2012 Chicago Cubs News, MLB News and Rumors
Enhanced Box Score: Cardinals 0, Giants 9 – 2012 NLCS Game Seven

Enhanced Box Score: Cardinals 0, Giants 9 – 2012 NLCS Game Seven

The definition of SCardenfreude.

by October 23, 2012 Enhanced Box Scores
The Chicago Cubs’ Shohei Otani Problem

The Chicago Cubs’ Shohei Otani Problem

An 18-year-old fireballer becoming a free agent? Sounds perfect for the Cubs, right? Maybe not.

by October 22, 2012 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Was the Cubs’ Ticket Price Reduction for 2013 Really Much of a Reduction?

Was the Cubs’ Ticket Price Reduction for 2013 Really Much of a Reduction?

It turns out it’s a fairly complicated question to answer. And the answer appears to be “yes and no.”

by October 22, 2012 Chicago Cubs News

Andre Dawson’s Alternate Commercial and Other Bullets

Andre Dawson’s Alternate Commercial and Other Bullets

Andre Dawson had a better idea for that State Farm commercial with Kerry Wood.

by October 22, 2012 Chicago Cubs News
The Compensation for Jed Hoyer and Jason McLeod is … Nothing and Other Bullets

The Compensation for Jed Hoyer and Jason McLeod is … Nothing and Other Bullets

After all of that waiting, it sounds like the story will end with no ending.

by October 21, 2012 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors
John Kruk for Color Man? And Other Bullets

John Kruk for Color Man? And Other Bullets

A sort-of-out-of-the-box suggestion. The Ricketts family is praised, James Russell is evaluated, and Ryne Sandberg is profiled.