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Cubs Sign Interesting Pitching Prospect Dayan Diaz and Other Bullets

Cubs Sign Interesting Pitching Prospect Dayan Diaz and Other Bullets

The 23-year-old tore up A-ball last year (and has a pretty good reason why he was still in A-ball at 23).

More 2013 Cubs Convention Details

More 2013 Cubs Convention Details

Sessions, events, activities, and more.

by January 11, 2013 Chicago Cubs News
Lukewarm Stove: Justin Upton Rejects Trade to Mariners (UPDATE: Cubs Also on No-Trade List)

Lukewarm Stove: Justin Upton Rejects Trade to Mariners (UPDATE: Cubs Also on No-Trade List)

Clearly, the Diamondbacks are looking to move the 25-year-old outfielder.

by January 10, 2013 MLB News and Rumors
Cubs Sign Brent Lillibridge and Darnell McDonald to Minor League Deals

Cubs Sign Brent Lillibridge and Darnell McDonald to Minor League Deals

A couple of utility types who can compete for a bench job.

Chicago Cubs Avoid Arbitration with Luis Valbuena – One Year, $930,000

Chicago Cubs Avoid Arbitration with Luis Valbuena – One Year, $930,000

He’ll be a primary back-up infielder next year … if that makes sense.

Obsessive Wrigley Renovation Watch: Cubs to Reveal Possible Renovations and Upgrades on January 19

Obsessive Wrigley Renovation Watch: Cubs to Reveal Possible Renovations and Upgrades on January 19

That’s the Saturday of the Cubs Convention. That could have some implications.

by January 10, 2013 Chicago Cubs News
Sammy Sosa: Pinterest Magnate

Sammy Sosa: Pinterest Magnate

Sammy Sosa may not be in the Hall of Fame, but he’s embracing the new web.

by January 10, 2013 Cubs Humor
2013 Cubs Caravan Announces Stops and Schedule

2013 Cubs Caravan Announces Stops and Schedule

Cubs players, coaches, and executives will make several stops around Chicago next week.

by January 10, 2013 Chicago Cubs News
Starlin Castro Hoping to Play in the Dominican Winter League Soon

Starlin Castro Hoping to Play in the Dominican Winter League Soon

Obviously the young shortstop would like a chance to play in front of family and friends at home.

by January 10, 2013 Chicago Cubs News
Sammy Didn’t Make It In, But When Do We Welcome Him Back? And Other Bullets

Sammy Didn’t Make It In, But When Do We Welcome Him Back? And Other Bullets

He’s not going to make the Hall of Fame, but can he come back into the Cubs’ world?

by January 10, 2013 Chicago Cubs News
2013 Hall of Fame Results: Nobody Gets In (UPDATE: Full Vote Tallies)

2013 Hall of Fame Results: Nobody Gets In (UPDATE: Full Vote Tallies)

Despite a loaded ballot, a variety of issues clouded the vote.

by January 9, 2013 MLB News and Rumors
A Couple Matt Garza Bits – His Time with the Cubs, and the Rangers’ Perspective

A Couple Matt Garza Bits – His Time with the Cubs, and the Rangers’ Perspective

How would folks in Dallas view the acquisition of Garza?

by January 9, 2013 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Episode 11 of the BN Podcast: We’re Healthy, We’re Back, and We’re Long

Episode 11 of the BN Podcast: We’re Healthy, We’re Back, and We’re Long

It’s a super-sized edition of the podcast for you, touching on the Hall of Fame, the latest Cubs rumors, and lady-pickin’-up-skillz.

by January 9, 2013 Podcasts
Dealing with Brett Jackson’s Historic Strikeout Rate and Other Bullets

Dealing with Brett Jackson’s Historic Strikeout Rate and Other Bullets

It’s going to be a very important Spring/early-Summer for Jackson, after an already very important offseason.

Lukewarm Stove: Suddenly the Phillies Don’t Want an Outfielder, LaRoche Returns, More

Lukewarm Stove: Suddenly the Phillies Don’t Want an Outfielder, LaRoche Returns, More

Just a couple days after telling the world that they really, really wanted one. Sure.

Say What? The Cubs and Tigers Are Talking About a Rick Porcello Trade, and the Orioles Are Involved

Say What? The Cubs and Tigers Are Talking About a Rick Porcello Trade, and the Orioles Are Involved

Porcello is available, but was thought to be off the Cubs’ radar.

The ZiPS Projections for the 2013 Chicago Cubs

The ZiPS Projections for the 2013 Chicago Cubs

Who’s going to be good for the Cubs next year? Any downside surprises? How about the overall club?

by January 8, 2013 Chicago Cubs News
How Will Starlin Castro Hit in 2013? and Other Bullets

How Will Starlin Castro Hit in 2013? and Other Bullets

His batting average fell 24 points last year. Was that a blip, or the start of a trend?

by January 8, 2013 Chicago Cubs News
Report: Cubs Are One of the Teams in on Cuban Shortstop Aledmis Diaz

Report: Cubs Are One of the Teams in on Cuban Shortstop Aledmis Diaz

The shortstop prospect is drawing a great deal of interest and will work out for clubs later this month.

by January 7, 2013 Chicago Cubs Rumors
A Couple of Chats: Bruce Levine and MLBTR on Soriano, Bourn, Garza, More

A Couple of Chats: Bruce Levine and MLBTR on Soriano, Bourn, Garza, More

The Alfonso Soriano dance, among other things, continues to twirl.

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