Archive for October, 2012


A Friendly Reminder: BN Elsewhere

A Friendly Reminder: BN Elsewhere

These are some things that you should do.

by October 15, 2012 Meta
How Much Are the Chicago Cubs Worth Today?

How Much Are the Chicago Cubs Worth Today?

The Ricketts family bought the franchise for more than $800 million in 2009. But has that rocketed up?

by October 15, 2012 Chicago Cubs News

Prospects’ Progress: Sappelt and Wang

Prospects’ Progress: Sappelt and Wang

Do the Cubs have their 4th outfielder for 2013? And is Wang quietly one of the better strikeout pitchers in the system?

Costanza Up for a Promotion? And Other Bullets

Costanza Up for a Promotion? And Other Bullets

The Cubs have fired their long-time traveling secretary … but why?

by October 15, 2012 Chicago Cubs News
Bud Selig Doesn’t Sound Eager to Add Playoff Games and Other Bullets

Bud Selig Doesn’t Sound Eager to Add Playoff Games and Other Bullets

The one-game Wild Card playoff is probably here to stay. Instructionals have ended, but the Fall League rolls on.

by October 14, 2012 Chicago Cubs News
Quintessential Cardinal Voodoo Magic and Other Bullets

Quintessential Cardinal Voodoo Magic and Other Bullets

How did the Cardinals do that? How do they ALWAYS do that?

by October 13, 2012 Chicago Cubs News, MLB News and Rumors
Ryan Dempster Maybe Kinda Took a Shot at the Cubs

Ryan Dempster Maybe Kinda Took a Shot at the Cubs

Dempster may have simply been complimenting his current team, but it felt like the Cubs were in the back of his mind.

by October 12, 2012 Chicago Cubs News, MLB News and Rumors

Prospect’s Progress: Watkins and Struck

Prospect’s Progress: Watkins and Struck

A look at the past, present, and future of the Cubs’ pitcher and player of the year in 2012.

A Rally Monkey Named Cubs and Other Bullets

A Rally Monkey Named Cubs and Other Bullets

Tom Ricketts wrote to season ticket holders, the Cubs broke ground on a high school ballpark, and I make a podcast appearance.

by October 12, 2012 Chicago Cubs News
Lukewarm Stove: Litsch, Haren, Delgado, Marcum, Magadan, Others

Lukewarm Stove: Litsch, Haren, Delgado, Marcum, Magadan, Others

Another possible low-risk, high-reward pitcher is going to be on the market. Seems like a very good fit for the Cubs.

Jason McLeod Offers Thoughts on Vogelbach, Bruno, Watkins, Szczur, Struck, More

Jason McLeod Offers Thoughts on Vogelbach, Bruno, Watkins, Szczur, Struck, More

The Cubs’ Scouting and Development Chief discusses a number of minor leaguers.

by October 11, 2012 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
Tom Ricketts Discusses 2012 Season, Emphasizes Community Involvement

Tom Ricketts Discusses 2012 Season, Emphasizes Community Involvement

The future is still about that “foundation for sustained success” thing. Also: the Cubs do a lot for the community.

by October 11, 2012 Chicago Cubs News

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