Archive for October, 2012

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.

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.