Archive for January, 2013


The Scott Hairston Deal Still Isn’t Final, But Looks to Be $5 Million Over Two Years (Plus $1M in Incentives)

The Scott Hairston Deal Still Isn’t Final, But Looks to Be $5 Million Over Two Years (Plus $1M in Incentives)

The Cubs have to clear a roster spot, but, in the interim, it’s looking like a great deal for the Cubs.

by January 29, 2013 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors
Are You a Statistics and Computer Genius? The Cubs Are Hiring

Are You a Statistics and Computer Genius? The Cubs Are Hiring

The organization needs a “Director of Research and Development.” I love you, but you probably aren’t qualified.

by January 29, 2013 Chicago Cubs News

The Cubs’ Front Office Brain Trust Grows by One Tom Tango

The Cubs’ Front Office Brain Trust Grows by One Tom Tango

The sabermetric star now consults exclusively for the Chicago Cubs.

by January 29, 2013 Chicago Cubs News
The Dodgers’ Huge TV Deal Comes with Potential Issues and Other Bullets

The Dodgers’ Huge TV Deal Comes with Potential Issues and Other Bullets

They’re still going to be raking in a ridiculous amount of money, though. Jealous? Yes. Also: a potential PED bombshell.

Obsessive Wrigley Renovation Watch: Cubs Met with Rooftop Owners for Over Two Hours Today

Obsessive Wrigley Renovation Watch: Cubs Met with Rooftop Owners for Over Two Hours Today

It’s a sign of progress, if nothing else.

by January 28, 2013 Chicago Cubs News
The Cubs Have the 10th Best Farm System, According to John Sickels

The Cubs Have the 10th Best Farm System, According to John Sickels

That’s up from number 20 last year. Of course, it’s still far behind the Cardinals, who come in at number one.

by January 28, 2013 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
Lukewarm Stove: Alfonso Soriano and the Texas Rangers and Baltimore Orioles

Lukewarm Stove: Alfonso Soriano and the Texas Rangers and Baltimore Orioles

A couple reports connect the Cubs’ outfielder to a couple AL clubs, but is there any meat here?

by January 28, 2013 Chicago Cubs Rumors

Obsessive Wrigley Renovation Watch: Ad Value and the Revenue-Sharing Agreement with the Rooftops

Obsessive Wrigley Renovation Watch: Ad Value and the Revenue-Sharing Agreement with the Rooftops

How much would rooftop signs really be worth, and what does the Cubs’ existing agreement with the rooftops allow them to do?

by January 28, 2013 Chicago Cubs News
Cubs Prospects Getting a Whole Lot More Data and Other Bullets

Cubs Prospects Getting a Whole Lot More Data and Other Bullets

Things have changed dramatically for them since 2011, with an increase in stats, video, etc. being made available to them.

Jed Hoyer Speaks: Bourn, Spring Training Moves, Barney, Pitching

Jed Hoyer Speaks: Bourn, Spring Training Moves, Barney, Pitching

The Cubs’ GM suggests the Cubs are still having conversations with free agents, but doesn’t seem to expect anything else major to happen.

by January 27, 2013 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors
Lukewarm Stove: Chatting About Soriano, Garza, Bourn, Jackson, Marmol, More

Lukewarm Stove: Chatting About Soriano, Garza, Bourn, Jackson, Marmol, More

Everyone seems to be on the same page about what’s next for Matt Garza.


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Junior Lake, Professional Enigma and Other Bullets

How do you describe the Cubs’ athletically-gifted infield prospect?

The Cubs *Finally* Officially Sign Carlos Villanueva, DFA Lendy Castillo

The Cubs *Finally* Officially Sign Carlos Villanueva, DFA Lendy Castillo

The Cubs agreed to terms with Villanueva more than a month ago. Now they’ll hope to not lose Castillo for nothing.