Archive for December, 2012


Cubs in on Another Veteran Reliever: Mike Adams

Cubs in on Another Veteran Reliever: Mike Adams

The 34-year-old righty is coming off a down, and injury-ended 2012 season. Before that, he was among the best in the game.

by December 13, 2012 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Prospects’ Progress: Rohan and Rosario

Prospects’ Progress: Rohan and Rosario

A couple of surprise prospects in 2012, each for very different reasons.


Sounds Like Ryan Dempster Could Be Headed to the Red Sox (UPDATE: Two Years, $26.5 Million)

Sounds Like Ryan Dempster Could Be Headed to the Red Sox (UPDATE: Two Years, $26.5 Million)

Ken Rosenthal reports the two sides are “close.” UPDATE: Looks closer than close now.

Other Teams Think the Cubs’ Future Looks Bright and Other Bullets

Other Teams Think the Cubs’ Future Looks Bright and Other Bullets

And it could include David Price, says Buster Olney, who clearly just wants to get us all riled up.

by December 13, 2012 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors
Report: Cubs Set to Sign Korean Relief Pitcher Chang-Yong Lim (UPDATES: $5 Million Split Contract)

Report: Cubs Set to Sign Korean Relief Pitcher Chang-Yong Lim (UPDATES: $5 Million Split Contract)

The 36-year-old sidearmer is coming off his second Tommy John surgery.

by December 12, 2012 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors
Cubs Claim Pitcher Sandy Rosario Off Waivers from the Red Sox

Cubs Claim Pitcher Sandy Rosario Off Waivers from the Red Sox

The 27-year-old righty has bounced around a lot … since October.

Dave Kaplan and Bruce Levine Dig Into Some Cubs Rumors: Soriano, Marmol, Pitchers, Outfield, Etc.

Dave Kaplan and Bruce Levine Dig Into Some Cubs Rumors: Soriano, Marmol, Pitchers, Outfield, Etc.

A couple of thorough updates on the Cubs’ offseason plans, which may merely be getting underway.

by December 12, 2012 Chicago Cubs Rumors

Episode 8 of the BN Podcast: The Direction of the Cubs, Big Splashes, and Emails Aplenty

Episode 8 of the BN Podcast: The Direction of the Cubs, Big Splashes, and Emails Aplenty

What exactly did the Ian Stewart and Nate Schierholtz signings tell us about the future of the Cubs?

by December 12, 2012 Podcasts
Lukewarm Stove: A Lot of Soriano, A Little Porcello, and a Bit More

Lukewarm Stove: A Lot of Soriano, A Little Porcello, and a Bit More

The Cubs could be shopping Alfonso Soriano around the league, and teams are pinging the Tigers on Rick Porcello. Plus more from around the league.

Pitchers and Catchers Are Arriving Early in 2013 and Other Bullets

Pitchers and Catchers Are Arriving Early in 2013 and Other Bullets

The earliest pitchers/catchers report date that I can remember. Which is awesome.

by December 12, 2012 Chicago Cubs News
About That Nine-Player Diamondbacks/Reds/Indians Trade

About That Nine-Player Diamondbacks/Reds/Indians Trade

Is there any impact to the Cubs here? How did each side make out?

by December 12, 2012 MLB News and Rumors
Report: Cubs and Phillies Have Discussed an Alfonso Soriano for Domonic Brown Swap (UPDATE)

Report: Cubs and Phillies Have Discussed an Alfonso Soriano for Domonic Brown Swap (UPDATE)

The Phillies may prefer to go the free agent route, though.

by December 11, 2012 Chicago Cubs Rumors

The Reds Are in Talks to Land Shin-Soo Choo, with Indians Getting Drew Stubbs and Didi Gregorius

The Reds Are in Talks to Land Shin-Soo Choo, with Indians Getting Drew Stubbs and Didi Gregorius

The deal has obvious NL Central implications, as well as wider market implications.

by December 11, 2012 MLB News and Rumors
Construction of Cubs New Spring Training Facilities Humming Along

Construction of Cubs New Spring Training Facilities Humming Along

It could be completed as soon as next October, and there are already some walls!

by December 11, 2012 Chicago Cubs News
Cubs Announce Minor League Coaching Staffs and Coordinators for 2013

Cubs Announce Minor League Coaching Staffs and Coordinators for 2013

The names are all set for next year – another season in which the minor leagues will be as important to the future of the organization as the big league club.