December 2012

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Cubs Reportedly Sign Reliever Hisanori Takahashi to a Minor League Deal

Cubs Reportedly Sign Reliever Hisanori Takahashi to a Minor League Deal

Another no risk, nice upside move for the bullpen.

Lukewarm Stove: Densely-Packed Chats from Bruce Levine and MLBTR

Lukewarm Stove: Densely-Packed Chats from Bruce Levine and MLBTR

A ton of material to digest from a couple of chats.

Does Edwin Jackson’s 2012 Decline in Velocity Portend Doom?

Does Edwin Jackson’s 2012 Decline in Velocity Portend Doom?

An extensive look at drops in velocity as pitchers age, and the impact it can have on their effectiveness.

Episode 10 of the BN Podcast: The Year That Was and the Rotation That Will Be

Episode 10 of the BN Podcast: The Year That Was and the Rotation That Will Be

What are some of the better (worse?) moments from 2012, and what are the Cubs going to do with that rotation depth? Also: aliens.

Anthony Rizzo for MVP? And Other Bullets

Anthony Rizzo for MVP? And Other Bullets

One publication says, yes, it was Rizzo in 2012. Other 2012 moments to remember, and strange-but-true items.

Lukewarm Stove: Hanrahan Trade, Marmol, Soriano, Rays, Betancourt

Lukewarm Stove: Hanrahan Trade, Marmol, Soriano, Rays, Betancourt

The Red Sox finally got their closer and the deal could become the comparable for a Carlos Marmol trade.

Where Things Stand: Who’s Left, the Cubs’ Needs, What Could Happen

Where Things Stand: Who’s Left, the Cubs’ Needs, What Could Happen

We’re entering the kinda-sorta second half of the offseason, where the focus will change, and the team will start to come into focus.

The Cubs’ “Best Decisions” And Other Bullets

The Cubs’ “Best Decisions” And Other Bullets

What were the Cubs’ best decisions in 2012? It’s a sad question to confront.