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Archive for December, 2012

Report: Jim Deshaies is Going to Be the Cubs’ New Color Broadcaster (UPDATE: A Second Report Agrees)

Report: Jim Deshaies is Going to Be the Cubs’ New Color Broadcaster (UPDATE: A Second Report Agrees)

So says Danny Knobler. If so, it would be a very good get by all accounts.

by December 3, 2012 Chicago Cubs News
Cubs Continue to Look for Bullpen Help, Reportedly Interested in Jason Grilli

Cubs Continue to Look for Bullpen Help, Reportedly Interested in Jason Grilli

The 36-year-old righty was one of the best relievers in baseball last year. And, what do you know? The Cubs’ pen was one of the worst.

by December 3, 2012 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Winter Meetings Monday Morning: Upton, Napoli, ARod, Soriano, Harden, Espinosa, Rangers

Winter Meetings Monday Morning: Upton, Napoli, ARod, Soriano, Harden, Espinosa, Rangers

There are already a number of rumors to parse, and the Meetings have been going on for all of a few hours.

by December 3, 2012 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
John Sickels Offers His Top Chicago Cubs Prospects for 2012

John Sickels Offers His Top Chicago Cubs Prospects for 2012

It’s a deep, talented list, with a few surprises.

by December 3, 2012 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
Broadcast Booth Watch: Mark DeRosa a Surprise Candidate?

Broadcast Booth Watch: Mark DeRosa a Surprise Candidate?

That sound you hear is hundreds of Cubs fans hitting the floor after fainting from excitement.

by December 3, 2012 Chicago Cubs News
‘Breaking Bad’ at Wrigley Field and Other Bullets

‘Breaking Bad’ at Wrigley Field and Other Bullets

Yeah, the title is a little on the nose, but this picture from a BN’er demanded a headline. Also, a video look at Kyuji Fujikawa.

Lukewarm Stove: A Prelude to the Winter Meetings

Lukewarm Stove: A Prelude to the Winter Meetings

Bits on the Cubs’ targets for the week, Alfonso Soriano, Kyuji Fujikawa, Derek Holland, and R.A. Dickey, among others.

by December 2, 2012 Chicago Cubs Rumors
The 2012 Winter Meetings: What’s It All About?

The 2012 Winter Meetings: What’s It All About?

A brief look at what you can expect this week.

by December 2, 2012 MLB News and Rumors
Rumor: Cubs Will Meet With Teams This Week to Discuss Alfonso Soriano

Rumor: Cubs Will Meet With Teams This Week to Discuss Alfonso Soriano

This goes beyond the mere, generic “listening to offers” or even “shopping him around.” It sounds a bit more concrete.

by December 2, 2012 Chicago Cubs Rumors
More Details and Thoughts on Kyuji Fujikawa’s Reported Contract and Other Bullets

More Details and Thoughts on Kyuji Fujikawa’s Reported Contract and Other Bullets

The reliever can get some extra cash if he becomes the Cubs’ closer.

Chicago Cubs Agree to Sign Kyuji Fujikawa According to Reports

Chicago Cubs Agree to Sign Kyuji Fujikawa According to Reports

The Japanese closer gets two years and at least $9.2 to 9.5 million.

by December 1, 2012 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Transactions
Potentially Interesting Non-Tenders: Lannan, Pelfrey, Jurrjens, Torres, Sweeney, Reynolds, Wilson, Others

Potentially Interesting Non-Tenders: Lannan, Pelfrey, Jurrjens, Torres, Sweeney, Reynolds, Wilson, Others

The free agent lanscape shifted considerably yesterday, particular in the “rummage bin” category – and that’s not an insult to these guys.

by December 1, 2012 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Chicago Cubs Release 2013 Spring Training Schedule

Chicago Cubs Release 2013 Spring Training Schedule

Are you ready for games starting on February 23?

by December 1, 2012 Chicago Cubs News
Various Works in Progress and Other Bullets

Various Works in Progress and Other Bullets

The roster, the ballpark, the offseason.

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