Archive for October, 2012

Dave Magadan Will Not Be the Cubs’ Next Hitting Coach

Dave Magadan Will Not Be the Cubs’ Next Hitting Coach

Magadan has been hired instead by the Texas Rangers, according to a report.

by October 19, 2012 Chicago Cubs News, MLB News and Rumors
Broadcast Booth Watch: Wood Not Interested, Glanville Interested, Sutcliffe a Maybe

Broadcast Booth Watch: Wood Not Interested, Glanville Interested, Sutcliffe a Maybe

No surprise on Woody, and probably not on the other two, either.

by October 19, 2012 Chicago Cubs News

Prospects’ Progress: Shoulders and Kirk

Prospects’ Progress: Shoulders and Kirk

A big hitter with a great name, and a guy who threw a no-hitter with two first names.

Stephen Bruno is Worth a Look and Other Bullets

Stephen Bruno is Worth a Look and Other Bullets

The versatile prospect destroyed the Northwest League, and is now getting some time behind the plate. Bob Brenly has a new job, and the Tribune is paywallin’.

Lukewarm Stove: Soriano, Garza, Archer, Pitchers, ARod

Lukewarm Stove: Soriano, Garza, Archer, Pitchers, ARod

Alfonso Soriano is resistent to DH’ing, and the Cubs “will shop” Matt Garza when he shows he’s healthy.

by October 18, 2012 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Bob Brenly’s Exit: More Thoughts, Reactions, and an Early Look at Possible Replacements

Bob Brenly’s Exit: More Thoughts, Reactions, and an Early Look at Possible Replacements

It’s still a sad day, and it’s time to start thinking about who’s next.

by October 18, 2012 Chicago Cubs News

Brown Paper Packages and Baseball in December and Other Bullets

Brown Paper Packages and Baseball in December and Other Bullets

A number of Cubs players are heading out for Winter ball, giving us some baseball action deep into December. Also, an early look at 2013 Draft bonus pools.

Bummer: Exit Bob Brenly

Bummer: Exit Bob Brenly

The Cubs’ color man for eight years, Brenly is now leaving for other opportunities.

by October 17, 2012 Chicago Cubs News
Blackout Cubbetry: The Cubs, The Words

Blackout Cubbetry: The Cubs, The Words

Theo offers it up.

by October 17, 2012 Cubs Humor
Get Yer NLCS Tickets for Today’s Game in St. Louis … Since They Aren’t Sold Out

Get Yer NLCS Tickets for Today’s Game in St. Louis … Since They Aren’t Sold Out

How is this possible? And how is it not super embarrassing?

by October 17, 2012 MLB News and Rumors

The Chicago Cubs are Dropping Ticket Prices for 2013

The Chicago Cubs are Dropping Ticket Prices for 2013

A 2% drop overall, and 10% in the bleachers.

by October 17, 2012 Chicago Cubs News
Matt Szczur, Photo by Mark LoMoglio/MiLB.com

Matt Szczur and the 40-Man Roster and Other Bullets

Is Szczur’s presence on the 40-man going to become a problem? Nebraska wants to play some football at Wrigley Field, and Len Kasper does some writing.

An Early Look at the Cubs’ Arbitration Situation: Garza, Samardzija, Volstad, Stewart, More

An Early Look at the Cubs’ Arbitration Situation: Garza, Samardzija, Volstad, Stewart, More

How much are these guys going to make in 2013 … if the Cubs decide to keep them at all?

by October 16, 2012 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors
Marcelo Carreno and Cash Traded to the Cubs for Jeff Baker (UPDATES)

Marcelo Carreno and Cash Traded to the Cubs for Jeff Baker (UPDATES)

This is a serious get for Baker, all things considered.

Matt Holliday is a Dirty Birdy and Other Bullets

Matt Holliday is a Dirty Birdy and Other Bullets

Another high and late slide for the Cardinals’ outfielder makes me wonder whether he’s just a dirty player.

by October 16, 2012 Chicago Cubs News