Archive for 2012

Reports: Cubs Sign Carlos Villanueva for Two Years and $10 Million

Reports: Cubs Sign Carlos Villanueva for Two Years and $10 Million

Sounds like this one is actually happening.

by December 20, 2012 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Early Morning Edwin Jackson and Carlos Villanueva Update

Early Morning Edwin Jackson and Carlos Villanueva Update

Reports suggest Villanueva will get wrapped up soon, and the Cubs are aggressively pursuing Jackson. And Matt Garza teases us all.

by December 20, 2012 Chicago Cubs Rumors

Cubs Closing in on Deal with Carlos Villanueva, Still Pursuing Edwin Jackson

Cubs Closing in on Deal with Carlos Villanueva, Still Pursuing Edwin Jackson

Villanueva and Jackson would obviously give the Cubs extreme pitching depth.

by December 19, 2012 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Lukewarm Stove: Jackson, Wells, Soriano, Bourn, Marmol

Lukewarm Stove: Jackson, Wells, Soriano, Bourn, Marmol

The latest from the rumor mill has the Cubs possibly sitting pretty on Edwin Jackson, the Phillies possibly grabbing leverage, and Michael Bourn possibly settling.

Episode 9 of the BN Podcast: Anibal Sanchez, Edwin Jackson, the Media, and Fluffy Pillows

Episode 9 of the BN Podcast: Anibal Sanchez, Edwin Jackson, the Media, and Fluffy Pillows

This week’s podcast hits the Cubs stuff as hard as it hits the totally unrelated stuff.

by December 19, 2012 Podcasts
Report: Cubs Interested in Lefty Reliever J.P. Howell

Report: Cubs Interested in Lefty Reliever J.P. Howell

They have quite a bit of competition, though.

by December 19, 2012 Chicago Cubs Rumors

Ken Rosenthal “Does Not Expect” the Rangers to Be the High Bidder on Edwin Jackson

Ken Rosenthal “Does Not Expect” the Rangers to Be the High Bidder on Edwin Jackson

That does not necessarily mean that the Cubs will be the high bidder or that he’ll sign with the Cubs, though.

by December 19, 2012 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Invasion of the White Sox People and Other Bullets

Invasion of the White Sox People and Other Bullets

The White Sox are trying to capture the hearts and minds of Chicago’s youth.

by December 19, 2012 Chicago Cubs News, MLB News and Rumors
Report: Edwin Jackson “Down to Cubs and Rangers”

Report: Edwin Jackson “Down to Cubs and Rangers”

We weren’t even yet certain the Cubs were “in” on Jackson, even if we speculated it. Sounds like he’s going to get a four-year deal.

by December 18, 2012 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Lukewarm Stove: Ethier, Soriano, Porcello, Smyly, Sanchez, More

Lukewarm Stove: Ethier, Soriano, Porcello, Smyly, Sanchez, More

More on the Cubs’ outfield situation, and the rotation search.


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?