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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
Theo Epstein: Taskmaster Grammarian

Theo Epstein: Taskmaster Grammarian

Use proper writing conventions, scouts. The Cubs care about it.

by February 13, 2013 Chicago Cubs News
BN Podcast Episode 16: Player Projections, Carlos Marmol Trade Value, and a Moment for Tony Campana

BN Podcast Episode 16: Player Projections, Carlos Marmol Trade Value, and a Moment for Tony Campana

How should we feel about Tony Campana being DFA’d? And how will the 2013 Cubs fare without him? Am I being serious right now?

by February 13, 2013 Podcasts
You Know, I’m Not So Sure Scott Baker is Going to Be Interested in an Extension

You Know, I’m Not So Sure Scott Baker is Going to Be Interested in an Extension

Recent comments suggest he’s looking forward to a crack at free agency after a healthy season with the Cubs.

by February 13, 2013 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors
Darwin Barney Wonders What Fans View as Success in 2013 and Other Bullets

Darwin Barney Wonders What Fans View as Success in 2013 and Other Bullets

The Cubs’ Gold Glove second baseman says he doesn’t know if fans would be happy with .500, but that’s not what the Cubs are looking for.

by February 13, 2013 Chicago Cubs News
On the Unlikely – But Plausible – 2013 Major League Debut of Javier Baez

On the Unlikely – But Plausible – 2013 Major League Debut of Javier Baez

What seemed impossible three months ago now seems merely very unlikely. But there’s an interesting comparison to be made.

by February 12, 2013 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
Jeff Samardzija Isn’t Too Keen on a Long-Term Deal Just Yet, Is Pretty Smart

Jeff Samardzija Isn’t Too Keen on a Long-Term Deal Just Yet, Is Pretty Smart

Samardzija knows he stands to gain a whole lot with a solid 2013 season, and he’s got the bank account in place to take that risk.

by February 12, 2013 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors
Turning Old Quarterbacks into Knuckleball Pitchers – This is Actually Happening

Turning Old Quarterbacks into Knuckleball Pitchers – This is Actually Happening

MLB Network has a new show starting tomorrow night. It is completely ridiculous, and I can’t help but watch.

by February 12, 2013 MLB News and Rumors
Matt Garza is Focused on Pitching Well for that Next Contract – Can the Cubs Ensure it Comes from Them?

Matt Garza is Focused on Pitching Well for that Next Contract – Can the Cubs Ensure it Comes from Them?

Will the threat of being weighed down by draft pick compensation make Garza more inclined to accept a reasonable extension offer?

Dioner Navarro Could Be Huge for Welington Castillo and Other Bullets

Dioner Navarro Could Be Huge for Welington Castillo and Other Bullets

As Castillo develops into (hopefully) a quality starter, Navarro could help mold him into the best catcher he can be.

Michael Bourn Reportedly Agrees to Terms with the Indians – Four Years and $48 Million

Michael Bourn Reportedly Agrees to Terms with the Indians – Four Years and $48 Million

Well, how about that. It sounds about right for Bourn, and it’s not such a steal that I have any bad feelings about this one.

by February 11, 2013 MLB News and Rumors

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