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Archive for January, 2013

Dontrelle Willis Returns and Other Bullets

Dontrelle Willis Returns and Other Bullets

The formerly excellent lefty has signed a minor league deal with the Cubs, but this is probably the last you’ll hear about it.

Calculating the Maximum Contract the Cubs Should Offer Michael Bourn

Calculating the Maximum Contract the Cubs Should Offer Michael Bourn

When considering projections and the value of a lost draft pick, what could the Cubs comfortably offer someone like Michael Bourn?

by January 4, 2013 Analysis and Commentary, Chicago Cubs Rumors
When No No-Hitter is a Good Thing and Other Bullets

When No No-Hitter is a Good Thing and Other Bullets

I’m thrilled that Edwin Jackson has a no-hitter to his credit. But I’m hoping he doesn’t repeat it in quite the same way with the Cubs.

Theo Epstein Speaks: Organizational Changes, Draft Pick Compensation, Use of Payroll, Rizzo, Jackson, More

Theo Epstein Speaks: Organizational Changes, Draft Pick Compensation, Use of Payroll, Rizzo, Jackson, More

The Cubs’ President of Baseball Operations just wrapped a wide-ranging interview on the radio in Boston.

by January 3, 2013 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors
Cubs Re-Sign Pitchers Jaye Chapman and Zach Putnam to Minor League Deals

Cubs Re-Sign Pitchers Jaye Chapman and Zach Putnam to Minor League Deals

The 25-year-old righties will fight for a bullpen spot in the Spring.

Jed Hoyer Speaks: Free Agents and Future Competitiveness, Outfield Configuration, Bourn, Garza

Jed Hoyer Speaks: Free Agents and Future Competitiveness, Outfield Configuration, Bourn, Garza

The Cubs will continue to make strategic free agent acquisitions … which could include a move in the outfield. Also: Matt Garza is still doing well.

by January 3, 2013 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors
The National League Should Probably Adopt the Designated Hitter

The National League Should Probably Adopt the Designated Hitter

An argument I never thought I’d make. But the discussion is making the rounds again, and I think I’ve got to pick a side.

by January 3, 2013 Analysis and Commentary
Thoughts, Quotes, Reactions, and Video from Yesterday’s Edwin Jackson Introductory Press Conference

Thoughts, Quotes, Reactions, and Video from Yesterday’s Edwin Jackson Introductory Press Conference

The Cubs’ new righty had a great answer when asked why he’s been on so many teams.

by January 3, 2013 Chicago Cubs News
Draft Changes and Unintended Consequences and Other Bullets

Draft Changes and Unintended Consequences and Other Bullets

The twin changes of free agent compensation and draft bonus pools have dramatically altered the free agent market.

by January 3, 2013 Chicago Cubs News, MLB News and Rumors
Chicago Cubs’ Edwin Jackson Signing Officially Official

Chicago Cubs’ Edwin Jackson Signing Officially Official

Hey, it actually happened! Four years and $52 million.

by January 2, 2013 Chicago Cubs Transactions
Lukewarm Stove: Ethier/Bourn, Dodgers/Mariners, Soriano, Stanton, Price, More

Lukewarm Stove: Ethier/Bourn, Dodgers/Mariners, Soriano, Stanton, Price, More

A Dodgers/Mariners rumor floating around could change the outfield landscape dramatically.

by January 2, 2013 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
Guest Post: The Bullpen, Lefties, and the Departure of Jeff Beliveau

Guest Post: The Bullpen, Lefties, and the Departure of Jeff Beliveau

How much did the loss of Jeff Beliveau actually hurt the Cubs?

by January 2, 2013 Analysis and Commentary
Cubs Resolve to Avoid Last Place and Other Bullets

Cubs Resolve to Avoid Last Place and Other Bullets

Of course, that’ll be slightly more difficult with the Astros moving to the American League.

Happy New Year 2013 and Other Bullets

Happy New Year 2013 and Other Bullets

I hope you all had a safe and happy celebration yesterday, and stand ready to enter the new year with vigor.

by January 1, 2013 Chicago Cubs News

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