Archive for January, 2013

How Will Starlin Castro Hit in 2013? and Other Bullets

How Will Starlin Castro Hit in 2013? and Other Bullets

His batting average fell 24 points last year. Was that a blip, or the start of a trend?

by January 8, 2013 Chicago Cubs News
Report: Cubs Are One of the Teams in on Cuban Shortstop Aledmis Diaz

Report: Cubs Are One of the Teams in on Cuban Shortstop Aledmis Diaz

The shortstop prospect is drawing a great deal of interest and will work out for clubs later this month.

by January 7, 2013 Chicago Cubs Rumors
A Couple of Chats: Bruce Levine and MLBTR on Soriano, Bourn, Garza, More

A Couple of Chats: Bruce Levine and MLBTR on Soriano, Bourn, Garza, More

The Alfonso Soriano dance, among other things, continues to twirl.

Baseball America Offers Its Newest Top Ten Chicago Cubs Prospects (UPDATE)

Baseball America Offers Its Newest Top Ten Chicago Cubs Prospects (UPDATE)

No surprises at the top, but a surprising and awesome plaudit for the young man who resides there. Updated with Luke’s thoughts.

Obsessive Wrigley Renovation Watch: A Top Storyline for 2013

Obsessive Wrigley Renovation Watch: A Top Storyline for 2013

It was important in 2012, and it remains of paramount importance in 2013. Tom Ricketts says everyone is motivated to see something happen this year.

by January 7, 2013 Chicago Cubs News
Get Ready for More Roster Reshuffling and Other Bullets

Get Ready for More Roster Reshuffling and Other Bullets

Carlos Villanueva’s signing should be official soon, and, once it is, another roster move will be required.

Lukewarm Stove: Berkman, Olt, Upton, Phillies Outfield, Diamondbacks Desires, Garza, More

Lukewarm Stove: Berkman, Olt, Upton, Phillies Outfield, Diamondbacks Desires, Garza, More

Another dense set of rumors, largely tied to the hopes and desires of the Rangers and Diamondbacks.

Sammy Sosa Getting No Love and Other Bullets

Sammy Sosa Getting No Love and Other Bullets

Hall votes are set to come out this week, and it’s not going to be pretty for Sosa.

Lukewarm Stove: Upton, Stanton, Howell, Bourn, Cuban Prospects, More

Lukewarm Stove: Upton, Stanton, Howell, Bourn, Cuban Prospects, More

A great deal to discuss from the rumor mill …

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?

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.