Archive for December, 2012


Lukewarm Stove: Dodgers Pitchers, Rangers Outfield, Phillies Outfield, Sanchez, Dickey, Reynolds

Lukewarm Stove: Dodgers Pitchers, Rangers Outfield, Phillies Outfield, Sanchez, Dickey, Reynolds

The pitching market and the outfield market are tough to get a pulse on.

by December 11, 2012 Chicago Cubs News
Cubs on Opting Out of StubHub Deal: Um, No We Didn’t

Cubs on Opting Out of StubHub Deal: Um, No We Didn’t

The Cubs say they are still exploring options, but StubHub considers them de facto opted-out. Much more on the reseller market issue.

by December 11, 2012 Chicago Cubs News

Matt Garza Threw Yesterday and Felt Great and Other Bullets

Matt Garza Threw Yesterday and Felt Great and Other Bullets

The Cubs’ top starter continues to work his way back from a stress reaction in his elbow.

by December 11, 2012 Chicago Cubs News
Cubs Opt Out of MLB’s Deal with StubHub

Cubs Opt Out of MLB’s Deal with StubHub

Those dirt cheap tickets you used to find on the reseller site might no longer be available.

by December 10, 2012 Chicago Cubs News
Jason Grilli is Indeed Headed Back to Pittsburgh

Jason Grilli is Indeed Headed Back to Pittsburgh

As expected, the 36-year-old reliever sticks with the Pirates.

by December 10, 2012 MLB News and Rumors
Stomaching The “Process” in the “Rebuilding Process”

Stomaching The “Process” in the “Rebuilding Process”

It’s very easy to talk about “years,” but it’s another thing to live them. When are the Cubs going to start spending money again, anyway?

by December 10, 2012 Analysis and Commentary
Prospects’ Progress: Loosen and Hernandez

Prospects’ Progress: Loosen and Hernandez

One of the Cubs’ better infield prospects (about whom you’ve heard little), and a pitching prospect (about whom you’ve heard little).


Yes, Virginia, Having a Huge Payroll Matters and Other Bullets

Yes, Virginia, Having a Huge Payroll Matters and Other Bullets

The Dodgers’ spending spree is likely to spark debate about the importance of spending a lot of money on payroll.

by December 10, 2012 Chicago Cubs News
Rays Send Shields and Davis to Royals for Crapload of Prospects

Rays Send Shields and Davis to Royals for Crapload of Prospects

Including, of course, uber prospect Wil Myers. Any impact to the Cubs here?

by December 10, 2012 MLB News and Rumors
Lukewarm Stove: Ludwick, Ross, Bourn, Soriano, Jackson, Otani, Greinke, Dempster

Lukewarm Stove: Ludwick, Ross, Bourn, Soriano, Jackson, Otani, Greinke, Dempster

With Greinke signed, you can expect an uptick in activity. And things might get interesting in the Cubs’ outfield.

by December 9, 2012 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Dodgers Reportedly “Closing In” on Six-Year, $145 Million Deal with Zack Greinke (UPDATE: Agreed to Terms)

Dodgers Reportedly “Closing In” on Six-Year, $145 Million Deal with Zack Greinke (UPDATE: Agreed to Terms)

Not quite yet a done deal, but it looks like it’s going to happen. And the Dodgers will continue their quest to sign every expensive player ever.

by December 8, 2012 MLB News and Rumors

That McCarthy Deal and the “Crazy Market” and Other Bullets

That McCarthy Deal and the “Crazy Market” and Other Bullets

The Cubs were in on Brandon McCarthy, Ryan Dempster is turning down offers, the market is acting strangely, and Carlos Marmol is a good soldier.

by December 8, 2012 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors
Well, Shucks – Brandon McCarthy Signs with Diamondbacks

Well, Shucks – Brandon McCarthy Signs with Diamondbacks

For just two years and $15.5 million. Grumble.

by December 7, 2012 MLB News and Rumors
Fujikawa Introductory Press Conference: Role, Why the Cubs, and Flippability

Fujikawa Introductory Press Conference: Role, Why the Cubs, and Flippability

The Cubs’ new reliever is planning to set-up for Carlos Marmol, is excited about the Cubs, and doesn’t seem to worried about the possibility of a trade.

by December 7, 2012 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors
Lukewarm Stove: McCarthy, DeJesus, Grilli, Stewart, Marmol, More

Lukewarm Stove: McCarthy, DeJesus, Grilli, Stewart, Marmol, More

A surprisingly dense, and rather interesting, Lukewarm Stove on the heels of the Winter Meetings.

by December 7, 2012 Chicago Cubs Rumors