Archive for February, 2013

Javier Baez Shows Off His Ridiculous Bat Speed in Spring Batting Practice (VIDEO)

Javier Baez Shows Off His Ridiculous Bat Speed in Spring Batting Practice (VIDEO)

Video of the Cubs’ top prospect in the cage, as well as new video on Brett Jackson and Jorge Soler.

Kinda Sorta Game Action Getting Underway Today and Other Bullets

Kinda Sorta Game Action Getting Underway Today and Other Bullets

Chris Rusin and Nick Struck face each other in an intrasquad game today that features a lineup of vets and lineup of youngsters.

by February 21, 2013 Chicago Cubs News
Zombie Problem? Call a Chicago Cubs Prospect

Zombie Problem? Call a Chicago Cubs Prospect

Three Cubs prospects put together a mini episode of ‘The Walking Dead.’

Chicago Cubs 2013 Regular Season Television Broadcast Schedule

Chicago Cubs 2013 Regular Season Television Broadcast Schedule

67 games on WGN this year, with most of the rest on CSN or CSN+. Only a small handful of national games are planned.

by February 20, 2013 Chicago Cubs News
Theo Epstein Speaks: Adding Players at the Deadline, Trading Players at the Deadline, Draft, Payroll, More

Theo Epstein Speaks: Adding Players at the Deadline, Trading Players at the Deadline, Draft, Payroll, More

It’s never a bad thing when Theo Epstein offers extensive thoughts on the organization.

by February 20, 2013 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors
BN Podcast Episode 17: Spring Training with Tim Sheridan, Filling Out the Bullpen, and Campanization of Fans

BN Podcast Episode 17: Spring Training with Tim Sheridan, Filling Out the Bullpen, and Campanization of Fans

The man behind the mic for the Cubs in the Spring tells all about what it’s like to be in Mesa with the Cubs. Also: bullpen bits, Campana bits, and Garza injury bits.

by February 20, 2013 Podcasts
The Seventh Inning Stretch is Becoming More Relevant, Probably

The Seventh Inning Stretch is Becoming More Relevant, Probably

The Cubs say they’re looking to have more knowledgable, more appropriate guests to be conductors this year.

by February 20, 2013 Chicago Cubs News
The Practicality of Threatening to Leave Wrigleyville and Other Bullets

The Practicality of Threatening to Leave Wrigleyville and Other Bullets

Can the Cubs credibly threaten to leave Wrigleyville in favor of the suburbs? Should they, even if they could?

by February 20, 2013 Chicago Cubs News
Jesus Castillo and Erick Leal Are the Two Newest Chicago Cubs Pitching Prospects

Jesus Castillo and Erick Leal Are the Two Newest Chicago Cubs Pitching Prospects

They were two of the Diamondbacks’ biggest international signees in 2011. These are legitimate prospects.

by February 19, 2013 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
Another Top 100 List Features Four Chicago Cubs Prospects

Another Top 100 List Features Four Chicago Cubs Prospects

Baseball America has Javier Baez, Albert Almora, Jorge Soler, and Arodys Vizcaino making the cut.

The Chicago Cubs Are the Worst Organization at Developing Pitchers (Kinda)

The Chicago Cubs Are the Worst Organization at Developing Pitchers (Kinda)

If you look at homegrown pitchers who debuted between 2008 and 2012, the Cubs’ situation looks extremely dire.

by February 19, 2013 Chicago Cubs News
God’s Wrath (Benevolence?) Watch: Matt Garza’s MRI Didn’t Reveal Serious Damage

God’s Wrath (Benevolence?) Watch: Matt Garza’s MRI Didn’t Reveal Serious Damage

He’s going to rest for a week, and we’ll see what’s what after that.

by February 19, 2013 Chicago Cubs News
Lukewarm Stove: Cubs Know Which Six or Seven Teams to Which Alfonso Soriano Would Accept a Trade

Lukewarm Stove: Cubs Know Which Six or Seven Teams to Which Alfonso Soriano Would Accept a Trade

He’s open to a trade under the right circumstances. Based on Soriano’s stated criteria, can we take an educated guess on his list?

by February 19, 2013 Chicago Cubs Rumors