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Episode 5 of the BN Podcast: Matt Garza’s Future, Free Agent Targets, and Roster Mania

Episode 5 of the BN Podcast: Matt Garza’s Future, Free Agent Targets, and Roster Mania

On this week’s episode, we talk about the future for Matt Garza and the Cubs, as well as the flurry of roster moves last evening.

by November 21, 2012 Podcasts
How Much Money is Brandon McCarthy’s Head Injury Worth? and Other Bullets

How Much Money is Brandon McCarthy’s Head Injury Worth? and Other Bullets

Should teams be expecting a discount on McCarthy because of the head injury, specifically?

by November 21, 2012 Chicago Cubs News
Finally, the Roster Moves: LaHair DFA’d, Gutierrez Waived, McNutt, Watkins, Villanueva, Whitenack Added

Finally, the Roster Moves: LaHair DFA’d, Gutierrez Waived, McNutt, Watkins, Villanueva, Whitenack Added

Quite the flurry of moves.

Cubs Acquire Pitching Prospect Barret Loux and PTBNL from Rangers for Jake Brigham

Cubs Acquire Pitching Prospect Barret Loux and PTBNL from Rangers for Jake Brigham

The first of many roster moves.

Your Many Bleacher Nation Outlets

Your Many Bleacher Nation Outlets

For the Cubs fan who has everything, but wants more.

by November 20, 2012 Meta
Lukewarm Stove: Guthrie, Fujikawa, “Young Players,” Bowden, Marmol, More

Lukewarm Stove: Guthrie, Fujikawa, “Young Players,” Bowden, Marmol, More

Jeremy Guthrie just got a healthy three-year deal from the Royals – what’s the impact to the Cubs? Plus more from the Lukewarm Stove …

by November 20, 2012 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
The Cubs Had Discussions with the Rays about Jeremy Hellickson – But Should They Have?

The Cubs Had Discussions with the Rays about Jeremy Hellickson – But Should They Have?

Digging deeper into Hellickson’s numbers tells the story of a mediocre pitcher masquerading as a top flight young arm.

No, Seriously, the Cubs Have to Make Moves Today and Other Bullets

No, Seriously, the Cubs Have to Make Moves Today and Other Bullets

Today is the deadline for setting the 40-man for purposes of the Rule 5 Draft. Feels like the Cubs need to open up some space and protect a few players.

Lukewarm Stove: Blue Jays/Marlins Hold-Up, Upton, Upton, Greinke, and A Big Trade on Deck? (UPDATES)

Lukewarm Stove: Blue Jays/Marlins Hold-Up, Upton, Upton, Greinke, and A Big Trade on Deck? (UPDATES)

Connecting the dots between the delay in the Blue Jays/Marlins deal, and a rumored big trade on the horizon for the Cubs. (UPDATE: Cold water.)

by November 19, 2012 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
So, About the Lack of a Jumbotron at Wrigley Field

So, About the Lack of a Jumbotron at Wrigley Field

Plans to construct an obscenely large board in Seattle have me wondering.

by November 19, 2012 Chicago Cubs News
Cubs Have Re-Signed Shawn Camp for $1.35 Million Plus Incentives

Cubs Have Re-Signed Shawn Camp for $1.35 Million Plus Incentives

A fine deal to preserve some veteran consistency in the pen.

Prospects’ Progress: Vitters and Maples

Prospects’ Progress: Vitters and Maples

Two of the most intriguing, and debatable, prospects in the Cubs’ system.

A Ringer in the Cubs’ Broadcaster Search and Other Bullets

A Ringer in the Cubs’ Broadcaster Search and Other Bullets

Houston Astros’ color man Jim Deshaies is a new entry into the field, and may already be the favorite.

by November 19, 2012 Chicago Cubs News
Report: Cubs Courting Top Japanese Reliever Kyuji Fujikawa

Report: Cubs Courting Top Japanese Reliever Kyuji Fujikawa

The 32-year-old closer is a free agent, and has numbers from out of this world.

by November 18, 2012 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Lukewarm Stove: Chatting Bits About Chisenhall, McCarthy, Chavez, Porcello, Sanchez, More

Lukewarm Stove: Chatting Bits About Chisenhall, McCarthy, Chavez, Porcello, Sanchez, More

A couple of chats from this week offer, if nothing else, some discussion points.

by November 17, 2012 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
The Arizona Fall League Comes to a Close and Other Bullets

The Arizona Fall League Comes to a Close and Other Bullets

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

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.

by November 16, 2012 Chicago Cubs News
Lukewarm Stove: Porcello, Blue Jays, Upton

Lukewarm Stove: Porcello, Blue Jays, Upton

There is “smoke” between the Cubs and Tigers with respect to young righty Rick Porcello.

by November 16, 2012 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
The Holidays at Wrigley Field are Swell

The Holidays at Wrigley Field are Swell

A skating rink, hot chocolate, a tree lighting, and Santa! It’s ok to enjoy this stuff.

by November 16, 2012 Chicago Cubs News
Alfonso Soriano is the NL MVP! Kinda! And Other Bullets

Alfonso Soriano is the NL MVP! Kinda! And Other Bullets

He got votes! That’s all that matters, really. Right?

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