Archive for November, 2012

Chicago Cubs Sign Dioner Navarro (UPDATE: Possible Big League Deal Worth $1.75 Million)

Chicago Cubs Sign Dioner Navarro (UPDATE: Possible Big League Deal Worth $1.75 Million)

Navarro could take over as the primary back-up catcher behind Welington Castillo.

Lukewarm Stove: Saltalamacchia, Sanchez, Marcum, McCarthy, Upton, Marlins

Lukewarm Stove: Saltalamacchia, Sanchez, Marcum, McCarthy, Upton, Marlins

A second catcher for the Cubs? And MOAR PITCHERZ.


God’s Benevolence Watch: Matt Garza Cleared to Resume Normal Activity

God’s Benevolence Watch: Matt Garza Cleared to Resume Normal Activity

His scan turned up clean, and he’s “cleared for takeoff.”

by November 15, 2012 Chicago Cubs News
Theo Epstein Suggests the Cubs Could Look at Some of the “Buy-High” Starting Pitchers

Theo Epstein Suggests the Cubs Could Look at Some of the “Buy-High” Starting Pitchers

How about a buy-high guy like Anibal Sanchez?

by November 15, 2012 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Aw Crap: I May Have Pissed Off Matt Garza (UPDATE: Hooray! I Didn’t)

Aw Crap: I May Have Pissed Off Matt Garza (UPDATE: Hooray! I Didn’t)

A message from Matt Garza?! Hoora…. er. Um. Wait.

by November 15, 2012 Chicago Cubs News, Meta
Want to Win a Personalized Message from a Cubs Player? Get Your Contest Shoes On

Want to Win a Personalized Message from a Cubs Player? Get Your Contest Shoes On

I’ve got three Egraphs to give away, and you’re going to want one. They are pretty sweet.

by November 15, 2012 Meta

The Owners Meetings Are Underway and Other Bullets

The Owners Meetings Are Underway and Other Bullets

They tend not to be a rumor hotbed in the way the GM and Winter Meetings are.

The Scott Baker Deal: Extensive Thoughts from Theo, from Scott, from Minnesota

The Scott Baker Deal: Extensive Thoughts from Theo, from Scott, from Minnesota

The Cubs’ President explains why he likes the signing, and Scott Baker explains why he’s excited to join the Cubs.

by November 14, 2012 Chicago Cubs News
Prospects’ Progress: Martin and Cabrera

Prospects’ Progress: Martin and Cabrera

A couple of prospects in transition, for different reasons.

God’s Wrath Watch: Matt Garza Getting a Fresh Scan on His Elbow

God’s Wrath Watch: Matt Garza Getting a Fresh Scan on His Elbow

We’ll see where things stand in his recovery.

by November 14, 2012 Chicago Cubs News

Episode 4 of the Re-Named Podcast: The Marlins Implode, the Cubs Get Baker, and the Josh Hamilton Issue

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 …

by November 14, 2012 Podcasts
Lukewarm Stove: Stanton, Morrison, Baker, Ryu, Hunter, Relievers, Blue Jays, Mets

Lukewarm Stove: Stanton, Morrison, Baker, Ryu, Hunter, Relievers, Blue Jays, Mets

The Cubs may be setting the market with Scott Baker, though they may have been more disappointed abou Hyun-jin Ryu than we think.

by November 14, 2012 Chicago Cubs News, MLB News and Rumors
Darwin Barney and Starlin Castro Have Become One and Other Bullets

Darwin Barney and Starlin Castro Have Become One and Other Bullets

The two are clearly in sync in the middle of the Cubs’ infield. Also: Michael Bowden … a starter?

by November 14, 2012 Chicago Cubs News
So, the Marlins (Reportedly) Just Traded Everyone to the Blue Jays

So, the Marlins (Reportedly) Just Traded Everyone to the Blue Jays

Josh Johnson, Mark Buehrle, Jose Reyes, Emilio Bonifacio, John Buck …

by November 13, 2012 MLB News and Rumors
Nate Silver (THE Nate Silver) Says Cubs Owners Have an Incentive to Spend

Nate Silver (THE Nate Silver) Says Cubs Owners Have an Incentive to Spend

Points to some Cubs fans finally “turning against the Cubs” as the kick in the pants.

by November 13, 2012 Chicago Cubs News