Archive for December, 2012

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.

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and Pass the Cookies

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and Pass the Cookies

I’m gonna go enjoy some serious family time.

by December 24, 2012 Meta
Let’s All Go to the Louisville Slugger Factory and Other Bullets

Let’s All Go to the Louisville Slugger Factory and Other Bullets

It’s family photo time! Also a little bit of Cubs news.

by December 24, 2012 Chicago Cubs News
Lukewarm Stove: Ross, Diamondbacks Outfield, Soriano, Hanrahan, Marmol, Howell, Swisher

Lukewarm Stove: Ross, Diamondbacks Outfield, Soriano, Hanrahan, Marmol, Howell, Swisher

A couple of moves yesterday could have a significant impact on the Cubs.

The Interesting Financial Particulars of Edwin Jackson’s Contract

The Interesting Financial Particulars of Edwin Jackson’s Contract

His four-year, $52 million deal comes with a big signing bonus up front.

The Cubs Are Back With StubHub and Other Bullets

The Cubs Are Back With StubHub and Other Bullets

Their dalliance with other options was short-lived. Also: Cubs sign Brad Nelson, Pirates sign Francisco Liriano, and how to have a picture with your comments.

Summing Up Today’s Roster Moves: Schierholtz, Concepcion, Beliveau, Rosario

Summing Up Today’s Roster Moves: Schierholtz, Concepcion, Beliveau, Rosario

Nate Schierholtz is officially signed, Gerardo Concepcion is off the 40-man (but still a Cub), and a couple relievers are gone.

Cubs Lose Jeff Beliveau Off Waivers to Rangers (And Sandy Rosario to Giants)

The lefty was DFA’d last week and subsequently waived. He didn’t quite make it through waivers. Bummer.

by December 21, 2012 Chicago Cubs News
So, About that Crowded Rotation: Considering the Cubs’ Starting Pitching Options

So, About that Crowded Rotation: Considering the Cubs’ Starting Pitching Options

With seven capable starters in the fold, what exactly are the Cubs’ options in the rotation as they head toward the end of the offseason?

Prospects’ Progress: Baez and Vizcaino

Prospects’ Progress: Baez and Vizcaino

The one you’ve been waiting for: arguably the Cubs’ best positional prospect and best pitching prospect.

Lukewarm Stove: The Garza Issue, the Phillies and Mariners’ Outfield, Options Off the Board

Lukewarm Stove: The Garza Issue, the Phillies and Mariners’ Outfield, Options Off the Board

With so many pitchers in the fold, the Garza rumors are really going to start.