Houston Astros’ color man Jim Deshaies is a new entry into the field, and may already be the favorite.
Month: November 2012
The 32-year-old closer is a free agent, and has numbers from out of this world.
A couple of chats from this week offer, if nothing else, some discussion points.
A round-up of the Cubs’ prospects performances. Also, how Jorge Soler bested Dan Vogelbach in a display of power.
Obsessive Wrigley Renovation Watch: Surprisingly Quiet After the Election, Ricketts Shares Small Update
The update includes a failure to deny that playing a season away from Wrigley Field is still a possibility.
There is “smoke” between the Cubs and Tigers with respect to young righty Rick Porcello.
A skating rink, hot chocolate, a tree lighting, and Santa! It’s ok to enjoy this stuff.
He got votes! That’s all that matters, really. Right?
Navarro could take over as the primary back-up catcher behind Welington Castillo.
A second catcher for the Cubs? And MOAR PITCHERZ.
His scan turned up clean, and he’s “cleared for takeoff.”
How about a buy-high guy like Anibal Sanchez?
A message from Matt Garza?! Hoora…. er. Um. Wait.
I’ve got three Egraphs to give away, and you’re going to want one. They are pretty sweet.
They tend not to be a rumor hotbed in the way the GM and Winter Meetings are.
The Cubs’ President explains why he likes the signing, and Scott Baker explains why he’s excited to join the Cubs.
A couple of prospects in transition, for different reasons.
We’ll see where things stand in his recovery.
Episode 4 of the Re-Named Podcast: The Marlins Implode, the Cubs Get Baker, and the Josh Hamilton Issue
The BN Podcast continues its tour through free agency, and, oh, sigh, the Marlins …
The Cubs may be setting the market with Scott Baker, though they may have been more disappointed abou Hyun-jin Ryu than we think.
The two are clearly in sync in the middle of the Cubs’ infield. Also: Michael Bowden … a starter?
Josh Johnson, Mark Buehrle, Jose Reyes, Emilio Bonifacio, John Buck …
Points to some Cubs fans finally “turning against the Cubs” as the kick in the pants.
The 31-year-old righty is coming off of Tommy John surgery, but was pretty great before that.
It may not be enough to push the Cubs into signing someone like B.J. Upton, but they’ve got an advantage this year worth considering.
Anthony Rizzo had a great rookie year, but he didn’t get any votes in Rookie of the Year balloting for his trouble. Probably fair, but it would have been nice.