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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
Lukewarm Stove: Campana, Garza, Zambrano, Hernandez, Lohse, More

Lukewarm Stove: Campana, Garza, Zambrano, Hernandez, Lohse, More

Is there any trade interest in Tony Campana? There was a hint of interest last August, at least.

by February 14, 2013 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
Brett Jackson’s New Swing is Finally on Display

Brett Jackson’s New Swing is Finally on Display

It’s a pretty comprehensive change, but Jackson feels like it’s going to work for him.

by February 14, 2013 Chicago Cubs News
New Arrivals Scott Hairston and Carlos Villanueva Chat It Up and Other Bullets

New Arrivals Scott Hairston and Carlos Villanueva Chat It Up and Other Bullets

I’m already wondering if Villanueva is going to offer some great quotes this year. Hairston grew up a White Sox fan. So there’s that.

by February 14, 2013 Chicago Cubs News
Travis Wood is the Latest Cub to Look Better Than He Looked at this Point Last Year

Travis Wood is the Latest Cub to Look Better Than He Looked at this Point Last Year

Dale Sveum adds that Wood is being considered for the bullpen this time around, if he doesn’t crack the rotation.

by February 13, 2013 Chicago Cubs News
Obsessive Wrigley Renovation Watch: Alderman Tunney Wants More in Order to Support the Cubs’ Plans

Obsessive Wrigley Renovation Watch: Alderman Tunney Wants More in Order to Support the Cubs’ Plans

He is not yet on board with the Cubs’ night game plans, and he’s looking for the Cubs to help him build a park. Among other things.

by February 13, 2013 Chicago Cubs News

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