Archive for 2012


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?

Cubs Officially Announce Chang-Yong Lim Signing

Cubs Officially Announce Chang-Yong Lim Signing

The 36-year-old Korean reliever gets a two-year, split minor league deal.


After Anibal: The Pitching Market and the 2014 Chicago Cubs

After Anibal: The Pitching Market and the 2014 Chicago Cubs

Forget 2013 – what are the Cubs going to do about the rotation in 2014? Garza? Lincecum? Hughes? Johnson? … Price? Hernandez?

by December 17, 2012 Analysis and Commentary
Chicago Cubs’ 2012 Payroll Was 10th in MLB and Other Bullets

Chicago Cubs’ 2012 Payroll Was 10th in MLB and Other Bullets

That figure looks to drop further in 2013, depending on how things play out.

Chicago Cubs Sign Pitcher Jensen Lewis to Minor League Deal

Chicago Cubs Sign Pitcher Jensen Lewis to Minor League Deal

The 28-year-old righty was a very good reliever with the Indians from 2007 to 2010.

Lukewarm Stove: Dickey, Ross, Soriano, Phillies, Porcello, More

Lukewarm Stove: Dickey, Ross, Soriano, Phillies, Porcello, More

A ton to discuss on the rumor mill, including the big trade on the verge of going down, and the Cubs/Phillies outfield connection.


Reactions to the Failed Anibal Sanchez Pursuit, and the Cubs’ Next Pitching Targets

Reactions to the Failed Anibal Sanchez Pursuit, and the Cubs’ Next Pitching Targets

What happened this week, and where do the Cubs go from here? Expect to hear names like Edwin Jackson, Shaun Marcum, Carlos Villanueva, and Francisco Liriano.

Cubs Probably Lost Out on Mike Adams and Other Bullets

Cubs Probably Lost Out on Mike Adams and Other Bullets

Their search for a late-inning reliever continues. R.A. Dickey is almost a Blue Jay, and the Cubs’ 40-man roster is clarified.

by December 15, 2012 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors