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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.

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
Lukewarm Stove: Price, Delmon Young and the Phillies, Soriano, Bourn, Volstad (UPDATE: Young to Phils)

Lukewarm Stove: Price, Delmon Young and the Phillies, Soriano, Bourn, Volstad (UPDATE: Young to Phils)

The Phillies are once again publicly stating an interest in a right-handed corner outfielder not named Alfonso Soriano.

Obsessive Wrigley Renovation Watch: Alderman Tunney Expresses His Concerns

Obsessive Wrigley Renovation Watch: Alderman Tunney Expresses His Concerns

Tunney represents the neighborhood, which includes the rooftop owners.

by January 22, 2013 Chicago Cubs News
Want: Pearl Jam and the Cubs Each Tease the Possibility of a Concert at Wrigley Field (UPDATE)

Want: Pearl Jam and the Cubs Each Tease the Possibility of a Concert at Wrigley Field (UPDATE)

Awesomeness to follow.

by January 22, 2013 Chicago Cubs News
God’s Benevolence Watch: Ian Stewart is 100% Healthy

God’s Benevolence Watch: Ian Stewart is 100% Healthy

The Cubs’ presumed third baseman says he really believes his wrist issue is behind him.

by January 22, 2013 Chicago Cubs News
Brett Jackson Has “No Intention of Going to Iowa” and Other Bullets

Brett Jackson Has “No Intention of Going to Iowa” and Other Bullets

The would-be center fielder wants to start the year with the big club. Plus bits on Villanueva, Loux, and Pevey … and those promised full Wrigley pictures.

Obsessive Wrigley Renovation Watch: New Funding Plan Reportedly Well-Received By Mayor’s Office

Obsessive Wrigley Renovation Watch: New Funding Plan Reportedly Well-Received By Mayor’s Office

Most are on board with the Ricketts’ plan to pay for the renovation, themselves. What restrictions are they looking to have lifted in order to do so?

by January 21, 2013 Chicago Cubs News
The ‘Down on the Farm’ Panel at the Cubs Convention: Baez, Vogelbach, Vizcaino, Vitters, More

The ‘Down on the Farm’ Panel at the Cubs Convention: Baez, Vogelbach, Vizcaino, Vitters, More

Always one of the better panels at CubsCon, yesterday offered a great many interesting prospecting bits.

by January 21, 2013 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
Matt Garza and the Cubs on the Same Page Regarding Extension Talks and Other Bullets

Matt Garza and the Cubs on the Same Page Regarding Extension Talks and Other Bullets

Once again, Spring Training looks to be key for Garza.

by January 21, 2013 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors
Cubs Convention Bullets: Wrigley Renovation Funding, Sosa, Villanueva, DR and ST Facilities, More

Cubs Convention Bullets: Wrigley Renovation Funding, Sosa, Villanueva, DR and ST Facilities, More

The substantive news – quite a bit of it – from yesterday’s panels.

by January 20, 2013 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors
Wrigley Renovation Plans Revealed: The Overview, the Financing, and the Pictures

Wrigley Renovation Plans Revealed: The Overview, the Financing, and the Pictures

The highlight of the Convention was the plan – as official as anything we’ve yet heard – to renovate Wrigley Field to the tune of $300 million.

by January 19, 2013 Chicago Cubs News
CubsCon 2013 – Saturday Morning Update (With a Splash of Justin Upton)

CubsCon 2013 – Saturday Morning Update (With a Splash of Justin Upton)

It’s day two of the Convention, and I’m off to see the panels.

by January 19, 2013 Chicago Cubs News, Meta
Cubs Avoid Arbitration with Jeff Samardzija and James Russell on One-Year Deals

Cubs Avoid Arbitration with Jeff Samardzija and James Russell on One-Year Deals

Russell gets $1.075 million, Samardzija gets $2.64 million plus incentives.

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