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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.

by January 24, 2013 Analysis and Commentary, Chicago Cubs News
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.”

Cubs Reportedly Agree to Two-Year Deal with Scott Hairston (UPDATE: Up to $6 Million Total)

Cubs Reportedly Agree to Two-Year Deal with Scott Hairston (UPDATE: Up to $6 Million Total)

Hairston is a versatile outfielder who mashes lefties.

by January 23, 2013 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Lukewarm Stove: Justin Upton Chatter Reaching Something of a Crescendo

Lukewarm Stove: Justin Upton Chatter Reaching Something of a Crescendo

The Braves have made a “strong” offer, and the Diamondbacks reportedly want to have the situation resolved this week.

by January 23, 2013 MLB News and Rumors
Sammy Sosa on Sammy Sosa with a Side of Sammy Sosa (A Webcast with Fans)

Sammy Sosa on Sammy Sosa with a Side of Sammy Sosa (A Webcast with Fans)

Sammy says he should be in the Hall of Fame, and the Cubs should retire his number.

by January 23, 2013 Chicago Cubs News
Meta: The 2013 Cubs Convention – The Walking, the Talking, and the Allure of Cubs Geekdom

Meta: The 2013 Cubs Convention – The Walking, the Talking, and the Allure of Cubs Geekdom

My take on the 2013 Convention, complete with stories, pictures, and hanging pretzels.

by January 23, 2013 Meta
Remember Chris Carpenter? The Red Sox Have DFA’d Him, and the Cubs Are Interested

Remember Chris Carpenter? The Red Sox Have DFA’d Him, and the Cubs Are Interested

If he’s placed on waivers, the Cubs might start thinking about it.

by January 23, 2013 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
How the Dodgers Sign All the Players and Other Bullets

How the Dodgers Sign All the Players and Other Bullets

The Dodgers’ new TV deal, already thought to be ridiculously enormous, is now expected to be even bigger than that.

by January 23, 2013 Chicago Cubs News, MLB News and Rumors
It’s Official: Pearl Jam Playing at Wrigley Field on July 19

It’s Official: Pearl Jam Playing at Wrigley Field on July 19

Rock on.

by January 23, 2013 Chicago Cubs News
Reds Reportedly Get All-Star Game in 2015, Could Push Cubs Back to 2019 at the Earliest

Reds Reportedly Get All-Star Game in 2015, Could Push Cubs Back to 2019 at the Earliest

2019 might be the best fit, anyway, considering the proposed Wrigley Field renovation schedule.

by January 22, 2013 Chicago Cubs News, MLB News and Rumors

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