Archive for November, 2012


The Day After: Extensive Thoughts on Yesterday’s Roster Moves

The Day After: Extensive Thoughts on Yesterday’s Roster Moves

The Cubs did a whole lot last night, and each move suggests a variety of things about the players involved, and the Cubs’ plans.

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 …


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.)

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.