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Archive for December, 2012

Matt Szczur, Photo by Mark LoMoglio/MiLB.com

Prospects’ Progress: Szczur and Jokisch

A hyped prospect with so-so numbers and an unhyped prospect with good numbers?

The Financial Particulars on Chang-Yong Lim’s Contract with the Cubs, and a Lesson on Split Contracts

The Financial Particulars on Chang-Yong Lim’s Contract with the Cubs, and a Lesson on Split Contracts

He’s getting a $100,000 signing bonus, and then Minor League pay until he makes the Major Leagues.

More Thoughts on the Nate Schierholtz Situation and Other Bullets

More Thoughts on the Nate Schierholtz Situation and Other Bullets

Starter or fourth outfielder? Why hasn’t he officially signed yet? What does his addition mean for the already-present outfielders?

by December 18, 2012 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors
Dominican Prospect Yerinson Tatis Killed, Reportedly Just One Day Before Signing With the Cubs

Dominican Prospect Yerinson Tatis Killed, Reportedly Just One Day Before Signing With the Cubs

The details are fuzzy, but it sounds like a very sad story.

by December 17, 2012 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
So, Let’s Talk About Edwin Jackson

So, Let’s Talk About Edwin Jackson

He seems to be the in vogue target for the Chicago Cubs, but does he make sense, given the state of the organization?

Cubs Officially Announce Chang-Yong Lim Signing

Cubs Officially Announce Chang-Yong Lim Signing

The 36-year-old Korean reliever gets a two-year, split minor league deal.

After Anibal: The Pitching Market and the 2014 Chicago Cubs

After Anibal: The Pitching Market and the 2014 Chicago Cubs

Forget 2013 – what are the Cubs going to do about the rotation in 2014? Garza? Lincecum? Hughes? Johnson? … Price? Hernandez?

by December 17, 2012 Analysis and Commentary
Chicago Cubs’ 2012 Payroll Was 10th in MLB and Other Bullets

Chicago Cubs’ 2012 Payroll Was 10th in MLB and Other Bullets

That figure looks to drop further in 2013, depending on how things play out.

Chicago Cubs Sign Pitcher Jensen Lewis to Minor League Deal

Chicago Cubs Sign Pitcher Jensen Lewis to Minor League Deal

The 28-year-old righty was a very good reliever with the Indians from 2007 to 2010.

Lukewarm Stove: Dickey, Ross, Soriano, Phillies, Porcello, More

Lukewarm Stove: Dickey, Ross, Soriano, Phillies, Porcello, More

A ton to discuss on the rumor mill, including the big trade on the verge of going down, and the Cubs/Phillies outfield connection.

by December 16, 2012 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
Reactions to the Failed Anibal Sanchez Pursuit, and the Cubs’ Next Pitching Targets

Reactions to the Failed Anibal Sanchez Pursuit, and the Cubs’ Next Pitching Targets

What happened this week, and where do the Cubs go from here? Expect to hear names like Edwin Jackson, Shaun Marcum, Carlos Villanueva, and Francisco Liriano.

Cubs Probably Lost Out on Mike Adams and Other Bullets

Cubs Probably Lost Out on Mike Adams and Other Bullets

Their search for a late-inning reliever continues. R.A. Dickey is almost a Blue Jay, and the Cubs’ 40-man roster is clarified.

by December 15, 2012 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors
Lukewarm Stove: Soriano, Sanchez, Jackson, Porcello, More

Lukewarm Stove: Soriano, Sanchez, Jackson, Porcello, More

There was a lot of Alfonso Soriano chatter yesterday with Josh Hamilton signing. The Anibal Sanchez signing has a number of implications, plus more.

by December 14, 2012 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
Instant Post-Mortem on Anibal Sanchez and the Chicago Cubs

Instant Post-Mortem on Anibal Sanchez and the Chicago Cubs

What may have been the best free agent fit for the Cubs is headed back to the Tigers.

Obsessive Anibal Sanchez Watch: Cubs Reportedly Increase Offer (UPDATE: Sanchez Re-Signing With Detroit)

Obsessive Anibal Sanchez Watch: Cubs Reportedly Increase Offer (UPDATE: Sanchez Re-Signing With Detroit)

Up slightly from $75 million over five years to $77.5 million. (UPDATE: Reportedly signing with Tigers for 5/$80M.)

by December 14, 2012 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Pretending Like We’re Not Just Obsessing About Anibal Sanchez and Other Bullets

Pretending Like We’re Not Just Obsessing About Anibal Sanchez and Other Bullets

There are other bits going on in the Cubs’ world. Of course, we all still just want to know about Anibal.

by December 14, 2012 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors
Report: Cubs Make Serious Offer for Anibal Sanchez (UPDATES: He Gives Tigers Chance to Match)

Report: Cubs Make Serious Offer for Anibal Sanchez (UPDATES: He Gives Tigers Chance to Match)

It sounds like it could be for five years and $75 million, but he could be going back to Tigers.

by December 13, 2012 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Chicago Cubs Designate Jeff Beliveau for Assignment

Chicago Cubs Designate Jeff Beliveau for Assignment

The Cubs will now have 10 days to trade, waive, or release Beliveau.

Surprise: Angels Agree to Terms With Josh Hamilton (UPDATE: Sources Say It’s 5 Years, $125 Million)

Surprise: Angels Agree to Terms With Josh Hamilton (UPDATE: Sources Say It’s 5 Years, $125 Million)

They hadn’t been attached to the big-time outfielder all Winter, and signing him could cause serious ripples.

by December 13, 2012 MLB News and Rumors
Confronting the Tough Matt Garza Questions

Confronting the Tough Matt Garza Questions

The Cubs’ affection for Garza, coupled with his injury, coupled with his impending free agency, coupled with a dearth of starting pitching talent … it’s a perfect storm.

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