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Archive for November, 2012

Prospects’ Progress: DeVoss and Reed

Prospects’ Progress: DeVoss and Reed

The forgotten second baseman and the forgotten reliever?

Crane Kenney is Passionate About Hot Dog Stands and Other Bullets

Crane Kenney is Passionate About Hot Dog Stands and Other Bullets

For those inclined to embrace the “Clown Kenney” persona, prepare yourself for a new arrow in the quiver.

That ASU Ballpark Sharing Deal Wasn’t Very Sweet for the Cubs and Other Bullets

That ASU Ballpark Sharing Deal Wasn’t Very Sweet for the Cubs and Other Bullets

The more we learn, the more it looks like the Cubs weren’t the problem. Also, Logan Watkins is raking in the AFL.

Lukewarm Stove: Sanchez, Villanueva, Niese, Youkilis, Hamilton, Upton, More

Lukewarm Stove: Sanchez, Villanueva, Niese, Youkilis, Hamilton, Upton, More

A dense bunch of rumors for you while you take in some college football.

by November 10, 2012 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
The Dodgers Probably Won the Rights to Ryu and Other Bullets

The Dodgers Probably Won the Rights to Ryu and Other Bullets

They paid handsomely for the privilege, so losing out is a good side/bad side kind of thing. Also, an update on the wonky site issues from Thursday/yesterday.

Holy Smokes: The Winning Bid for Hyun-jin Ryu was $25.7 Million (UPDATE: Lotta Folks Say It’s Not the Cubs)

Holy Smokes: The Winning Bid for Hyun-jin Ryu was $25.7 Million (UPDATE: Lotta Folks Say It’s Not the Cubs)

How would you feel if it was the Cubs?

FanGraphs Reveals its Top 15 Chicago Cubs Prospects for 2012

FanGraphs Reveals its Top 15 Chicago Cubs Prospects for 2012

More surprises, and a healthy write-up on a number of prospects.

by November 9, 2012 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
Report: Chicago Cubs Have Made an Offer to Francisco Liriano

Report: Chicago Cubs Have Made an Offer to Francisco Liriano

Liriano makes sense as a bounce-back candidate type target for the Cubs … but little more.

by November 9, 2012 Chicago Cubs Rumors
The Cubs Did Bid on Hyun-jin Ryu

The Cubs Did Bid on Hyun-jin Ryu

Now we play the waiting game.

by November 9, 2012 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors
Almora Versus Baez and Other Bullets

Almora Versus Baez and Other Bullets

Why did Albert Almora get the top spot on the Cubs’ prospect list from Baseball Prospectus?

How About Targeting John Lannan?

How About Targeting John Lannan?

The forgotten lefty starter could be non-tendered later this month, if he isn’t traded sooner.

by November 8, 2012 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Bids on Korean Pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu Were Due Today at 4pm CT

Bids on Korean Pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu Were Due Today at 4pm CT

It’s likely that we’ll hear who won the right to sign Ryu within the next week.

by November 8, 2012 Chicago Cubs Rumors
The Obligatory Justin Upton Post: He’s Available, Again

The Obligatory Justin Upton Post: He’s Available, Again

Would the Cubs have interest? Does it even matter if they do?

Theo and Jed Speak from the GM Meetings: Free Agents, Trades, Marmol, Samardzija

Theo and Jed Speak from the GM Meetings: Free Agents, Trades, Marmol, Samardzija

Will the Cubs prefer free agent signings to trades this year? Do they expect many trades? What kind of free agents will they pursue?

by November 8, 2012 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors
Episode 3 of the Now-Named Podcast: Top Prospects and a New Name for Wrigley Field?

Episode 3 of the Now-Named Podcast: Top Prospects and a New Name for Wrigley Field?

Hey, we’ve finally got a name, and we talk about baseball … among other things.

by November 8, 2012 Podcasts
Lukewarm Stove: Bauer, Youkilis, Guthrie, Jurrjens

Lukewarm Stove: Bauer, Youkilis, Guthrie, Jurrjens

Want to pick up a 21-year-old stud pitching prospect? So does everyone else.

Wrigley Renovation Slips into the Bullets and Other Bullets

Wrigley Renovation Slips into the Bullets and Other Bullets

Conversations between the Mayor and the Cubs are expected to pick back up soon. Billy Beane loves Theo, Albert Almora is ready, and Tony Campana is awesome.

by November 8, 2012 Chicago Cubs News
Lukewarm Stove: Chatting About Free Agents and Trades, and a Healthy Chunk on Jeremy Hellickson

Lukewarm Stove: Chatting About Free Agents and Trades, and a Healthy Chunk on Jeremy Hellickson

A couple chats to cover, and some thoughts on a young Rays pitcher who might be on the market.

by November 7, 2012 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Baseball Prospectus Releases 2012 Top Ten Cubs Prospects

Baseball Prospectus Releases 2012 Top Ten Cubs Prospects

There’s a surprise at the top, too.

by November 7, 2012 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
As Expected, Chicago Cubs Pursuing Shaun Marcum

As Expected, Chicago Cubs Pursuing Shaun Marcum

His name has been connected to the Cubs for months now, and now he’s actually available to be signed.

by November 7, 2012 Chicago Cubs Rumors

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