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Archive for November, 2012

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
Chicago Cubs Sign Pitcher Scott Baker (UPDATE: Source Says One Year, $5.5 Million Plus Incentives)

Chicago Cubs Sign Pitcher Scott Baker (UPDATE: Source Says One Year, $5.5 Million Plus Incentives)

The 31-year-old righty is coming off of Tommy John surgery, but was pretty great before that.

The Cubs’ Advantage in Signing Big-Time Free Agents This Offseason

The Cubs’ Advantage in Signing Big-Time Free Agents This Offseason

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.

No Love for Anthony Rizzo and Other Bullets

No Love for Anthony Rizzo and Other Bullets

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.

Those Looming 40-Man Roster Decisions and an Ugly Picture – Whom Can the Cubs Afford to Lose?

Those Looming 40-Man Roster Decisions and an Ugly Picture – Whom Can the Cubs Afford to Lose?

With the 40-man roster at 36, and roster decisions due very soon, what exactly are the Cubs going to do?

The Cubs May Be Trying to Extend Jeff Samardzija After All

The Cubs May Be Trying to Extend Jeff Samardzija After All

What might an extension look like for a guy like Samardzija? How much is too much? How long is too long?

by November 12, 2012 Chicago Cubs Rumors
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?

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