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God’s Benevolence Watch: Both Matt Garza and Scott Baker Should Be Ready By Opening Day

God’s Benevolence Watch: Both Matt Garza and Scott Baker Should Be Ready By Opening Day

The Cubs could still hold Baker back a little bit if needed, or piggyback him with another starter.

by January 17, 2013 Chicago Cubs News
Theo Epstein and Dale Sveum Expect the 2013 Chicago Cubs to Be Competitive

Theo Epstein and Dale Sveum Expect the 2013 Chicago Cubs to Be Competitive

Before you go ripping them, consider that it’s probably what they should expect.

by January 17, 2013 Chicago Cubs News
Wanted: Young Free Agents Who Check All the Boxes and Other Bullets

Wanted: Young Free Agents Who Check All the Boxes and Other Bullets

Why Edwin Jackson, and why now? Also: Anthony Rizzo on playing for Italy, Sammy Sosa’s exclusion from the Cubs’ world, and Te’o craziness.

by January 17, 2013 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors
Lukewarm Stove: Nationals Trade Michael Morse to the Mariners in a Three-Way Deal with A’s

Lukewarm Stove: Nationals Trade Michael Morse to the Mariners in a Three-Way Deal with A’s

The Mariners want every DH possible.

by January 16, 2013 MLB News and Rumors
Lukewarm Stove: Hairston, Samardzija, Price, Bourn, Garza, Soriano, More

Lukewarm Stove: Hairston, Samardzija, Price, Bourn, Garza, Soriano, More

It turns out that Scott Hairston really did ask for just $4 million per year from the Mets, who countered at $2 million and just one year.

by January 16, 2013 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Nate Schierholtz Plans to Be the Starter in Right Field

Nate Schierholtz Plans to Be the Starter in Right Field

Dale Sveum apparently gave Schierholtz the impression that he was the strong favorite to start in right back when they signed him.

by January 16, 2013 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors
Theo Epstein Probably Wasn’t Solely to Blame for the Red Sox’s Woes in 2011 and 2012

Theo Epstein Probably Wasn’t Solely to Blame for the Red Sox’s Woes in 2011 and 2012

A new book quotes Epstein as saying his bosses in Boston told him the team needed “some sizzle” and some “sexy guys.”

by January 16, 2013 Chicago Cubs News, MLB News and Rumors
Episode 12 of the BN Podcast: Scott Hairston, Matt Garza, and the Virtues of Sammy Sosa

Episode 12 of the BN Podcast: Scott Hairston, Matt Garza, and the Virtues of Sammy Sosa

Is Hairston a good fit? What should the Cubs do about Garza? And why might the Cubs invite Sammy Sosa to come back to the organization?

by January 16, 2013 Podcasts
Jed Hoyer Speaks: Free Agents Tied to Compensation, Garza’s Rehab, Soriano’s Value, More

Jed Hoyer Speaks: Free Agents Tied to Compensation, Garza’s Rehab, Soriano’s Value, More

The Cubs’ GM strongly suggests free agents like Michael Bourn aren’t in the cards for the Cubs this year, among other thoughts.

by January 16, 2013 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors
Scouting the Next International Class, When the Cubs Can Spend Big and Other Bullets

Scouting the Next International Class, When the Cubs Can Spend Big and Other Bullets

Huge number of Bullets today – an international scouting showcase, lots of grading, prospect profiles, arbitration filings, and Convention notes.

Report: The Chicago Cubs Have “Talked” to Free Agent Outfielder Scott Hairston

Report: The Chicago Cubs Have “Talked” to Free Agent Outfielder Scott Hairston

The 32-year-old righty mashes lefties, and can play all over the outfield.

by January 15, 2013 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Lukewarm Stove: Nationals to Sign Rafael Soriano (UPDATE: Money Massively Deferred)

Lukewarm Stove: Nationals to Sign Rafael Soriano (UPDATE: Money Massively Deferred)

The Nationals’ bullpen is stacked, and it makes me wonder what they’re planning to do.

by January 15, 2013 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
Cubs Prospect Dillon Maples Looking Forward to a More Productive 2013 Season

Cubs Prospect Dillon Maples Looking Forward to a More Productive 2013 Season

The 20-year-old righty still has a world of talent.

by January 15, 2013 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
Lukewarm Stove: A Lotta Matt Garza and Rick Porcello, and a Little Everything Else

Lukewarm Stove: A Lotta Matt Garza and Rick Porcello, and a Little Everything Else

The Red Sox as a Matt Garza destination? And everyone’s talking about Rick Porcello.

by January 15, 2013 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors

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