Archive for 2012

Cubs Prospects Continue to Get the Love – Brett Jackson is the 5th Best Outfield Prospect in Baseball

Cubs Prospects Continue to Get the Love – Brett Jackson is the 5th Best Outfield Prospect in Baseball

On the offensive side, the Cubs’ farm system already looks bright. About those pitchers…

by January 23, 2012 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
Reminder: Hiring Minor League Writer (Application Deadline Moved Up to February 3)

Reminder: Hiring Minor League Writer (Application Deadline Moved Up to February 3)

The deadline is one week earlier than previously announced. Details within.

by January 23, 2012 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects, Meta
Lukewarm Stove: Cespedes, Soler, Concepcion, Byrd, Red Sox, Garza, Barney

Lukewarm Stove: Cespedes, Soler, Concepcion, Byrd, Red Sox, Garza, Barney

A trio of Cubans are taking center stage on the Lukewarm Stove, but some old rumors are lingering.

Matt Garza Speaks About Trade Rumors, an Extension, and Rebuilding in Chicago

Matt Garza Speaks About Trade Rumors, an Extension, and Rebuilding in Chicago

The Cubs’ de facto ace says he’d be open to staying in Chicago long term.

by January 23, 2012 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors
Steak is Back on the Menu and Other Bullets

Steak is Back on the Menu and Other Bullets

Yesterday’s scout per diem kerfuffle could be much ado about nothing. The Cubs’ farm system is what we think it is, the Dodgers could sell for almost double the Cubs, and Canadian baseball players, eh.

The Cubs Are Suddenly Loaded at First Base and Other Bullets

The Cubs Are Suddenly Loaded at First Base and Other Bullets

Anthony Rizzo and Dan Vogelbach turn things around for the Cubs. A departed first baseman nets the Cubs a draft pick, the Cubs may be cutting costs, and Alfonso Soriano is a super nice guy.

Geovany Soto is Fit Again and Other Bullets

Geovany Soto is Fit Again and Other Bullets

His on/off year pattern could continue in 2012. The Cubs’ payroll probably won’t grow much more, Matt Garza understands business, and the Cubs (probably) sign a middle infielder.

by January 21, 2012 Chicago Cubs News
Carlos Pena Signs with Rays, Cubs Pick Up a Draft Pick

Carlos Pena Signs with Rays, Cubs Pick Up a Draft Pick

Pena was a Type B free agent in the last year of that designation, so the Cubs get themselves a high pick for his departure.

by January 20, 2012 Chicago Cubs News, MLB News and Rumors
Lukewarm Stove: Soriano, Garza, Darvish, Byrd

Lukewarm Stove: Soriano, Garza, Darvish, Byrd

The Tigers don’t much want Soriano or Byrd, but might still want Garza. The Rangers aren’t going to be in on Garza anymore, and the Orioles aren’t going to be in on Soriano.

Marlon Byrd Apparently Had Mike Fontenot Stuffed Up His Shirt Last Year

Marlon Byrd Apparently Had Mike Fontenot Stuffed Up His Shirt Last Year

Marlon Byrd has lost 40 pounds and is getting ready to go for 2012.

by January 20, 2012 Chicago Cubs News
Chicago Cubs Nine-Game Ticket Packs on Sale This Morning

Chicago Cubs Nine-Game Ticket Packs on Sale This Morning

A chance to get an early shot at some of the more exciting Cubs tickets in 2012.

by January 20, 2012 Chicago Cubs News
The Chicago Cubs Are the 5th Worst Team in Baseball and Other Bullets

The Chicago Cubs Are the 5th Worst Team in Baseball and Other Bullets

One pundit thinks so, anyway. Fausto Carmona is no more, Fergie Jenkins may or may not like Theo Epstein, and Ryan Braun pleads his case.

Chicago Cubs Re-Sign Rodrigo Lopez to a Minor League Deal

Chicago Cubs Re-Sign Rodrigo Lopez to a Minor League Deal

He’ll head to Spring Training in the hopes of emerging as something more than “emergency depth.”