Archive for December, 2012


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.

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