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Archive for October, 2012

Baez, Baez, and a Side of Baez and Other Baez Bullets

Baez, Baez, and a Side of Baez and Other Baez Bullets

The Cubs’ top prospect comes in for more love, from a variety of sources. Also, the return of Steve Stone?

Obsessive Wrigley Renovation Watch: Governor and Mayor Fighting About Funding – Or Something Else

Obsessive Wrigley Renovation Watch: Governor and Mayor Fighting About Funding – Or Something Else

The Mayor could be trying to use the ISFA to help fund the renovation … or not. Whatever the case, he and the Governor are butting heads, and the Cubs are in the middle.

by October 10, 2012 Chicago Cubs News
Enhanced AFL Box Score: Mesa Solar Sox 5, Salt River Rafters 6 – October 9, 2012

Enhanced AFL Box Score: Mesa Solar Sox 5, Salt River Rafters 6 – October 9, 2012

Javier Baez being Javier Baez.

by October 10, 2012 Enhanced Box Scores
Bringing Football Back to Wrigley Field and Other Bullets

Bringing Football Back to Wrigley Field and Other Bullets

Some college teams are already interested in playing a game at Wrigley Field. Catcher defense rankings, playoff notes, and super Javier Baez.

Lukewarm Stove: Braves Pitchers, Free Agent Pitchers, Soriano

Lukewarm Stove: Braves Pitchers, Free Agent Pitchers, Soriano

The Cubs may not select from the tip top of the pitching market this offseason, but they could still have plenty of options.

by October 9, 2012 Chicago Cubs Rumors
The Arizona Fall League Kicks Off Today, Features Many Cubs Prospects

The Arizona Fall League Kicks Off Today, Features Many Cubs Prospects

Top prospect Javier Baez is the headliner, and is one of the youngest players in the league.

by October 9, 2012 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
The Season in Quotes and Other Bullets

The Season in Quotes and Other Bullets

Crap show, The Twitter, eye-ballin’ … but no golly? No cat’s pajamas? Also, the Cubs don’t fare so well on a new prospect list.

Rumor: Cubs Fear Zack Greinke’s Social Anxiety Issues Make Him a Poor Fit for Chicago

Rumor: Cubs Fear Zack Greinke’s Social Anxiety Issues Make Him a Poor Fit for Chicago

Even if that wasn’t an issue, there are plenty of reasons to shy away from the top righty on the market.

by October 8, 2012 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Prospects’ Progress: The Farm System

Prospects’ Progress: The Farm System

A high-level look at the state of the Cubs’ farm system after a 2012 season that saw definite progress.

The Cubs Won’t Make Honor Roll and Other Bullets

The Cubs Won’t Make Honor Roll and Other Bullets

Grading the Cubs in 2012 was an ugly business. Ian Stewart drops some thoughts, and the catching situation is explored.

by October 8, 2012 Chicago Cubs News
Randy Wells and Blake DeWitt are Free Agents and Other Bullets

Randy Wells and Blake DeWitt are Free Agents and Other Bullets

What becomes of them now? Particularly Wells, who was a capable starter just a couple years ago.

More on the Planned Struggles of Brett Jackson and Josh Vitters and Other Bullets

More on the Planned Struggles of Brett Jackson and Josh Vitters and Other Bullets

It’s gonna be an important offseason for the young men, who are expected to start 2013 back at AAA.

Lukewarm Stove: Marmol, Valbuena, Diamondbacks, Chisenhall, LaHair

Lukewarm Stove: Marmol, Valbuena, Diamondbacks, Chisenhall, LaHair

Fat paragraphs are the order of the day. The Lukewarm Stove is roaring …

by October 5, 2012 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Theo Epstein Speaks: Season Post-Mortem, Future Plans, Offseason Acquisitions

Theo Epstein Speaks: Season Post-Mortem, Future Plans, Offseason Acquisitions

Things might not look brighter on the big league diamond in 2013, but the Cubs are sticking to their plan.

by October 5, 2012 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors
Obsessive Wrigley Renovation Watch: Landmark Commission OKs Changes, Wants to See Long-Term Plan

Obsessive Wrigley Renovation Watch: Landmark Commission OKs Changes, Wants to See Long-Term Plan

Additional seats, movable wall, and more electricity coming. But a long-term plan is preferred.

by October 5, 2012 Chicago Cubs News
Arizona Wants Bob Brenly and Other Bullets

Arizona Wants Bob Brenly and Other Bullets

The Diamondbacks have a broadcast vacancy, and Bob Brenly is technically a free agent.

by October 5, 2012 Chicago Cubs News
Chicago Cubs Promote Shiraz Rehman to Assistant General Manager

Chicago Cubs Promote Shiraz Rehman to Assistant General Manager

He was formerly the Assistant TO the General Manager.

by October 4, 2012 Chicago Cubs News
Alfonso Soriano to Cubs: If You’re Planning on Sucking Two More Years, Trade Me

Alfonso Soriano to Cubs: If You’re Planning on Sucking Two More Years, Trade Me

The Cubs’ outfielder might be more willing to include a trade if the Cubs aren’t planning on being competitive by 2014.

by October 4, 2012 Chicago Cubs Rumors

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