Archive for October, 2012

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
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.