Archive for February, 2013


SCardenfreude: Chris Carpenter “Very Unlikely” to Pitch for Cardinals in 2013

SCardenfreude: Chris Carpenter “Very Unlikely” to Pitch for Cardinals in 2013

The 37-year-old righty hit a snag in the offseason, and isn’t able to throw right now.

by February 5, 2013 MLB News and Rumors
Lukewarm Stove: Lowrie Trade, Barney, Bourn, Soriano

Lukewarm Stove: Lowrie Trade, Barney, Bourn, Soriano

Yesterday’s big-ish Astros/A’s trade has me wondering about Jed Lowrie’s trade value vis a vis Darwin Barney’s.


God’s Benevolence Watch: Matt Garza Looks Better Now Than He Did at This Point Last Year

God’s Benevolence Watch: Matt Garza Looks Better Now Than He Did at This Point Last Year

He threw a pain-free 30-pitch bullpen session yesterday, and reportedly looked good.

by February 5, 2013 Chicago Cubs News
The Cubs Have 5 of the Top 110 Prospects in Baseball, According to Keith Law

The Cubs Have 5 of the Top 110 Prospects in Baseball, According to Keith Law

The usual suspects are up at the top, but the Cubs get a pitcher in the top 100 and another infielder just outside the top 100.

by February 5, 2013 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
Theo Epstein Speaks: Wrigley Renovation Revenue, Castro v. Baez, Marmol Situation, More

Theo Epstein Speaks: Wrigley Renovation Revenue, Castro v. Baez, Marmol Situation, More

The Cubs’ President of Baseball Operations takes on a variety of pressing topics.

Obsessive Wrigley Renovation Watch: The Chicago Tribune Takes a Position

Obsessive Wrigley Renovation Watch: The Chicago Tribune Takes a Position

In short, the Tribune wants all sides to come to a compromise. It’s a pretty reasonable position.

by February 5, 2013 Chicago Cubs News
The 2013 Draft Could Be Very Kind to the Cubs and Other Bullets

The 2013 Draft Could Be Very Kind to the Cubs and Other Bullets

They’re going to have a whole lot of money to spend, especially when you consider what they’ve done in the past.


Chicago Cubs Sign Minor League Free Agent Yeiper Castillo

Chicago Cubs Sign Minor League Free Agent Yeiper Castillo

The 24-year-old righty, and former Red Sox farmhand, looks slightly better than your typical minor league free agent.

Obsessive Wrigley Renovation Watch: Some Reported Details About the Contract with the Rooftops

Obsessive Wrigley Renovation Watch: Some Reported Details About the Contract with the Rooftops

Among them: if the Cubs have governmental approval for a change at Wrigley, that change can’t be a violation of the agreement.

by February 4, 2013 Chicago Cubs News
Wow: The Chicago Cubs Have the 5th Best Farm System According to Keith Law

Wow: The Chicago Cubs Have the 5th Best Farm System According to Keith Law

That’s as high of a ranking as you’ll see for the Cubs this year – and the highest we’ve seen in a long time.

by February 4, 2013 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
The MLB Fan Cave Thing is Happening Again, and Only One Cubs Fan is in the Mix

The MLB Fan Cave Thing is Happening Again, and Only One Cubs Fan is in the Mix

You can help send her to the Fan Cave, and have Cubs fan interests represented.

by February 4, 2013 Chicago Cubs News, Meta

Jim Hendry Explains His Spending Proclivities with the Cubs and Other Bullets

Jim Hendry Explains His Spending Proclivities with the Cubs and Other Bullets

As we’ve long suspected, he wasn’t behind the spending in 2007/2008.

by February 4, 2013 Chicago Cubs News
Super Bowl Sunday and Other Bullets

Super Bowl Sunday and Other Bullets

There’s a big football game today, but there’s plenty of baseball to discuss.