Archive for February, 2013


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
Jorge Soler is Getting a Whole Lotta Love in Mesa (Plus Batting Practice VIDEO)

Jorge Soler is Getting a Whole Lotta Love in Mesa (Plus Batting Practice VIDEO)

Folks were gushing about his swing and the sound off his bat when he arrived in Mesa on Friday. And now you can gush, too.


Bob Brenly Almost Stuck Around and Other Bullets

Bob Brenly Almost Stuck Around and Other Bullets

He thought he had a new deal with WGN before the length of the deal and the guaranteed years threw him for a loop.

by February 17, 2013 Chicago Cubs News
Cubs Bunt Tourney Upset: Theo Takes Out Jed

Cubs Bunt Tourney Upset: Theo Takes Out Jed

Hoyer is the far more accomplished baseball player. ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN!

by February 16, 2013 Chicago Cubs News
Jed Hoyer Speaks: Interest in Michael Bourn? 500 AAA At Bats for Every Player? Trading Carlos Marmol? More

Jed Hoyer Speaks: Interest in Michael Bourn? 500 AAA At Bats for Every Player? Trading Carlos Marmol? More

The Chicago Cubs’ GM just hopped on the radio and offered a range of interesting thoughts.

by February 16, 2013 Chicago Cubs News
Ryan Braun Has More ‘Splainin’ to Do

Ryan Braun Has More ‘Splainin’ to Do

His name appears in Tony Bosch’s documents … this time, together with other players to whom Bosch was allegedly supplying PEDs.

by February 16, 2013 MLB News and Rumors
Positional Players REPORT and Other Bullets

Positional Players REPORT and Other Bullets

Today’s the reporting date for positional players to Spring Training. Of course, most are already there.


Brett Jackson’s New Swing in Action (VIDEO)

Brett Jackson’s New Swing in Action (VIDEO)

Here’s a fresh look, straight from Mesa.

by February 15, 2013 Chicago Cubs News
So You’re Saying There’s a Chance: BP Pegs Cubs’ Playoff Odds at a Healthy 12.5%

So You’re Saying There’s a Chance: BP Pegs Cubs’ Playoff Odds at a Healthy 12.5%

If that’s what the data says, I’ll certainly take it.

by February 15, 2013 Chicago Cubs News
Carlos Marmol Talks About the Awkwardness of Being (Kind of) Traded, and About His Future

Carlos Marmol Talks About the Awkwardness of Being (Kind of) Traded, and About His Future

Is he still going to be traded? Will he open the season with the Cubs and then be shopped at the deadline?

by February 15, 2013 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors
Hooray: More Chicago Cubs Spring Training Games on TV in 2013

Hooray: More Chicago Cubs Spring Training Games on TV in 2013

MLB Network will be carrying an additional live game, plus seven rebroadcast games.

by February 15, 2013 Chicago Cubs News

Dale Sveum Supports More Night Games for Baseball Reasons and Other Bullets

Dale Sveum Supports More Night Games for Baseball Reasons and Other Bullets

The constant readjustment of the body clock is a problem for players, according to Sveum. He’d like to see more consistency.

Dale Sveum Says Scott Feldman is His Fourth Starter … But Nothing is Guaranteed

Dale Sveum Says Scott Feldman is His Fourth Starter … But Nothing is Guaranteed

Sounds like Scott Baker will start the year on the DL, though.

by February 14, 2013 Chicago Cubs News
Obsessive Wrigley Renovation Watch: The Mayor Wants Everything Settled in One Plan

Obsessive Wrigley Renovation Watch: The Mayor Wants Everything Settled in One Plan

And he doesn’t appear willing to support any of the Cubs’ efforts until that comprehensive plan is in place. It’s never that simple.

by February 14, 2013 Chicago Cubs News
It Sounds Like Brent Lillibridge Has the Inside Track on a Bench Job

It Sounds Like Brent Lillibridge Has the Inside Track on a Bench Job

He can play all over the field, and Dale Sveum helped recruit the non-roster invitee.

by February 14, 2013 Chicago Cubs News