Archive for January, 2013

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.

Lukewarm Stove: MLB Investigating Age of Cuban Prospect Aledmys Diaz, in Whom the Cubs Have Interest

Lukewarm Stove: MLB Investigating Age of Cuban Prospect Aledmys Diaz, in Whom the Cubs Have Interest

The investigation, plus some heightened documentation requirements, are the primary reasons for the delay in his showcase.

The 2013 Cubs Have a 3% Chance of Winning 91 Games and Other Bullets

The 2013 Cubs Have a 3% Chance of Winning 91 Games and Other Bullets

And the projected win total is in the 77 to 79 range. Not as terrible as we may have thought.

by January 26, 2013 Chicago Cubs News
Chicago Cubs Sign Catcher Jair Fernandez to Minor League Deal

Chicago Cubs Sign Catcher Jair Fernandez to Minor League Deal

Likely just some organizational depth at catcher.

Obsessive Wrigley Renovation Watch: And the Cubs Respond to the Rooftops’ Plan

Obsessive Wrigley Renovation Watch: And the Cubs Respond to the Rooftops’ Plan

Early indications are, the Cubs aren’t too impressed.

by January 25, 2013 Chicago Cubs News