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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.

Photo By Scott Jontes

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
Obsessive Wrigley Renovation Watch: The Rooftops Have an Offer for the Cubs

Obsessive Wrigley Renovation Watch: The Rooftops Have an Offer for the Cubs

If the Cubs will agree not to block their views, all revenue from ad signing on the rooftop buildings will go to the Cubs and the City.

by January 25, 2013 Chicago Cubs News
Lukewarm Stove: Soriano, Bourn, Cuban Defectors, Jurrjens, Marcum, More

Lukewarm Stove: Soriano, Bourn, Cuban Defectors, Jurrjens, Marcum, More

The Justin Upton trade may have clarified the outfield market a bit … together with the Scott Hairston signing and the lack of a Jason Kubel trade.

Obsessive Wrigley Renovation Watch: The Cubs Go Into Sell Mode, More Details on What They Want

Obsessive Wrigley Renovation Watch: The Cubs Go Into Sell Mode, More Details on What They Want

The Cubs want to up the night game total from 30 to 41, and want more than their currently-allowed three concerts per year.

by January 25, 2013 Chicago Cubs News
Carlos Villanueva’s Deal isn’t in Jeopardy and Other Bullets

Carlos Villanueva’s Deal isn’t in Jeopardy and Other Bullets

Despite the massive delay in the signing, it’s clear that roster issues are the only hold-up.

by January 25, 2013 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors
Obsessive Wrigley Renovation Watch: The Alderman, the Mayor, and the Wardrobe

Obsessive Wrigley Renovation Watch: The Alderman, the Mayor, and the Wardrobe

The Mayor came out in general support of the Ricketts Family’s new plan, and the Alderman isn’t yet opposed to it … he just has conditions.

by January 24, 2013 Chicago Cubs News
Episode 13 of the BN Podcast: The Rotation, the Renovation, and the Convention

Episode 13 of the BN Podcast: The Rotation, the Renovation, and the Convention

Is the rotation really better than last year? Is the Wrigley renovation funding plan really a good one? Was the Convention really a beer-assisted good time?

by January 24, 2013 Podcasts
2013 Chicago Cubs Spring Training Broadcast Schedule

2013 Chicago Cubs Spring Training Broadcast Schedule

Six games are televised, and nine are on WGN Radio. Most of the rest you’ll be able to listen to on Cubs.com.

by January 24, 2013 Chicago Cubs News
Reports: Braves Land Justin Upton in a Deal for Randall Delgado, Martin Prado, Zeke Spruill, and Nick Ahmed

Reports: Braves Land Justin Upton in a Deal for Randall Delgado, Martin Prado, Zeke Spruill, and Nick Ahmed

On its face, it looks like an extremely weak return for the Diamondbacks.

by January 24, 2013 MLB News and Rumors
The 42-Man, er, 40-Man Roster Problem

The 42-Man, er, 40-Man Roster Problem

With Scott Hairston coming on board, joining Carlos Villanueva in roster limbo, the Cubs are going to have to clear some space.

Fergie Jenkins Doesn’t Sound Too Crazy About Sammy Sosa in the HOF and Other Bullets

Fergie Jenkins Doesn’t Sound Too Crazy About Sammy Sosa in the HOF and Other Bullets

“When numbers should be declining – they kept building for those guys. And it’s due to whatever they were putting in their system.”

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