Archive for February, 2013


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

Campana Trade Quotes and Reactions and Other Bullets

Campana Trade Quotes and Reactions and Other Bullets

The Cubs are sad-ish to see Tony go, Tony is very gracious, and Dusty Baker is still talking about the Cubs.

by February 19, 2013 Chicago Cubs News
God’s Wrath Watch: Matt Garza to Get MRI on His “Mildly” Strained Lat

God’s Wrath Watch: Matt Garza to Get MRI on His “Mildly” Strained Lat

Jed Hoyer says Garza is likely to be delayed by the injury, even if the team is hopeful it’s not a big deal.

by February 18, 2013 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors
So Long, Tony: Cubs Trade Campana to the Diamondbacks for Two Young Pitching Prospects

So Long, Tony: Cubs Trade Campana to the Diamondbacks for Two Young Pitching Prospects

He joins a crowded outfield in Arizona, and we wish him well.

In News That Isn’t News: The Cubs May Depart WGN-TV After 2014

In News That Isn’t News: The Cubs May Depart WGN-TV After 2014

It’s sad for a variety of reasons, but the Cubs have to confront the new financial reality of Major League Baseball.

by February 18, 2013 Chicago Cubs News

Brandon Phillips is Probably an Arrogant Jerk and Other Bullets

Brandon Phillips is Probably an Arrogant Jerk and Other Bullets

Darwin Barney didn’t win the Gold Glove. Brandon Phillips lost it. And he only lost it because he’s too flashy for the managers to handle.

by February 18, 2013 Chicago Cubs News, MLB News and Rumors
Catching Up on the Weekend: Injury News, Wrigley News, Batting Practice Video, More

Catching Up on the Weekend: Injury News, Wrigley News, Batting Practice Video, More

A ton happened over the weekend, so if you’re just now getting back into the Cubs’ world, here’s what you’ll want to check.

by February 18, 2013 Chicago Cubs News
Obsessive Wrigley Renovation Watch: Cubs Hope Approvals Will Soon Be in Place to Start Work This Year

Obsessive Wrigley Renovation Watch: Cubs Hope Approvals Will Soon Be in Place to Start Work This Year

No additional night games this year, though, and probably no new ad signage, either.

by February 17, 2013 Chicago Cubs News
God’s Wrath Watch: Matt Garza’s Throwing Session Cut Short (UPDATE: “Mild Lat Strain”)

God’s Wrath Watch: Matt Garza’s Throwing Session Cut Short (UPDATE: “Mild Lat Strain”)

At least it apparently didn’t look like it was the elbow.

by February 17, 2013 Chicago Cubs News