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Archive for November, 2012

The Cubs Almost Certainly Aren’t Done Adding Arms

The Cubs Almost Certainly Aren’t Done Adding Arms

Despite the addition of Scott Feldman yesterday as the “fifth starter,” the Cubs are going to keep searching.

by November 28, 2012 Chicago Cubs Rumors
The Playing Surface at Wrigley, At Least, Gets a Renovation and Other Bullets

The Playing Surface at Wrigley, At Least, Gets a Renovation and Other Bullets

All new sod, all new dirt, and a plan for keeping things nice. Jed Hoyer’s thoughts on Rob Deer, and Hall of Fame ballots head out.

Statistical Love for New Cub Scott Feldman, and Bit on Brandon McCarthy

Statistical Love for New Cub Scott Feldman, and Bit on Brandon McCarthy

Why the righty might be better than you think, and why his $6 million deal is probably a bargain.

by November 27, 2012 Analysis and Commentary
Lukewarm Stove: Upton, Fowler, Greinke, Hamilton, Myers, Wright, More

Lukewarm Stove: Upton, Fowler, Greinke, Hamilton, Myers, Wright, More

The latest from the Lukewarm Stove has B.J. Upton nearing his decision … which almost certainly doesn’t include the Cubs.

by November 27, 2012 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
Hello: Cubs Sign Free Agent Pitcher Scott Feldman

Hello: Cubs Sign Free Agent Pitcher Scott Feldman

The righty gets $6 million and $1 million in incentives for 2013.

Report: Cubs Were “Aggressive” on Jeff Keppinger Before He Broke His Fibula … Now?

Report: Cubs Were “Aggressive” on Jeff Keppinger Before He Broke His Fibula … Now?

The 32-year-old infielder is coming off a career year. What exactly were the Cubs looking to get?

by November 27, 2012 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Rob Deer Doesn’t Want the Cubs to Be Rob Deer and Other Bullets

Rob Deer Doesn’t Want the Cubs to Be Rob Deer and Other Bullets

Just because he hit .220 with a ton of strikeouts doesn’t mean that’s what he coaches players to do.

by November 27, 2012 Chicago Cubs News
Fun Without Photoshop: Coyotes at Wrigley Field

Fun Without Photoshop: Coyotes at Wrigley Field

Yup, actual coyotes – not cartoons or hockey players.

by November 26, 2012 Cubs Humor
Cubs Hire Rob Deer as Assistant Hitting Coach

Cubs Hire Rob Deer as Assistant Hitting Coach

You may remember Rob Deer as Adam Dunn before Adam Dunn was a thing. In a way, he was a sabermetric darling at the dish.

by November 26, 2012 Chicago Cubs News
The Dodgers’ New TV Deal is Going to Be Worth Five Times the Cubs’ Deal

The Dodgers’ New TV Deal is Going to Be Worth Five Times the Cubs’ Deal

The Dodgers are expected to be pulling in $240 million to $280 million PER YEAR on their new TV deal.

Prospects’ Progress: McNutt and Lake

Prospects’ Progress: McNutt and Lake

Two of the most discussed Cubs prospects in the last two years get a whole lot of discussion.

In Case You Wondered Which Way the Wind Was Blowing: Rays Extend Evan Longoria Through 2022

In Case You Wondered Which Way the Wind Was Blowing: Rays Extend Evan Longoria Through 2022

A sign of the times, and a thinking piece for Cubs fans.

by November 26, 2012 MLB News and Rumors
The Tax Man and Cubs Free Agents and Other Bullets

The Tax Man and Cubs Free Agents and Other Bullets

When making offers to free agents, the Cubs may have a slight tax advantage over other big market teams.

by November 26, 2012 Chicago Cubs News
Report: Chicago Cubs Have Inquired About Marlins Outfielder Giancarlo Stanton

Report: Chicago Cubs Have Inquired About Marlins Outfielder Giancarlo Stanton

It’s fun to think about, but, of course, I’m sure 28 other teams “inquired,” too.

by November 25, 2012 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Michael Bowden for Starter in 2013 and Other Bullets

Michael Bowden for Starter in 2013 and Other Bullets

The righty continues to be stretched out in the DWL with an eye toward starting next year. Also, a Randy Wells rumor.

by November 25, 2012 Chicago Cubs News
Lukewarm Stove: Red Sox Trade, Kuroda, Hughes, Myers, Wheeler, Greinke, More

Lukewarm Stove: Red Sox Trade, Kuroda, Hughes, Myers, Wheeler, Greinke, More

A suggested trade between the Red Sox and Cubs looks appealing … to the Red Sox. Plus more from the Lukewarm Stove.

by November 24, 2012 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
A Variety of Winter League Updates and Other Bullets

A Variety of Winter League Updates and Other Bullets

How are some of the Cubs’ players/prospects faring since they headed south for the Winter?

All Appropriate Thanks and Other Bullets

All Appropriate Thanks and Other Bullets

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours. And a thanks to you.

by November 22, 2012 Chicago Cubs News

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