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Roster Moves: Takahashi and Lillibridge Added, Baker to 60-Day DL, Garza and Stewart to 15-Day DL

Roster Moves: Takahashi and Lillibridge Added, Baker to 60-Day DL, Garza and Stewart to 15-Day DL

All moves are expected. Clevenger and Takahashi make the team, but we’re still waiting on the DL decision on Barney.

At Least One Report Says Darwin Barney is “Likely” Headed to DL and Other Bullets

At Least One Report Says Darwin Barney is “Likely” Headed to DL and Other Bullets

His five-stitch cut was down to the bone. The Cubs lost yesterday’s game to the Astros, by the way, and also released more minor leaguers.

by March 31, 2013 Chicago Cubs News
God’s Wrath Watch: Darwin Barney to Miss Time After Cutting Knee in Stupid Fake Game Against Astros

God’s Wrath Watch: Darwin Barney to Miss Time After Cutting Knee in Stupid Fake Game Against Astros

A gash from today’s game required five stitches.

by March 30, 2013 Chicago Cubs News
Obsessive Wrigley Renovation Watch: Cubs May Actually Start Renovations *Before* Full Funding Deal is in Place

Obsessive Wrigley Renovation Watch: Cubs May Actually Start Renovations *Before* Full Funding Deal is in Place

The strongest evidence yet that (1) the Cubs aren’t leaving Wrigley Field, and (2) a deal is eventually going to get done.

by March 30, 2013 Chicago Cubs News
Farewell Hayden Simpson, Dontrelle Willis, and Michael Brenly

Farewell Hayden Simpson, Dontrelle Willis, and Michael Brenly

The 2010 first round pick never recovered from a serious case of mono.

Pre-Gamin’: Cubs v. Astros (1:05 CT) – Lineup, Broadcast Info, etc.

Pre-Gamin’: Cubs v. Astros (1:05 CT) – Lineup, Broadcast Info, etc.

One more fake game before we get to REAL BASEBALL. I can barely contain myself.

by March 30, 2013 Pre-Gamin'
A Visual Depiction of a 6,000 Square Foot JumboTron at Wrigley and Other Bullets

A Visual Depiction of a 6,000 Square Foot JumboTron at Wrigley and Other Bullets

Just how big would it look? Well, I tried my hand at mocking it up. Also: the Cubs tied last night, Ryan Sweeney is available, and Keith Law doesn’t hate the Cubs.

by March 30, 2013 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors
Pre-Gamin’: Cubs v. Astros (7:05 CT) – Lineup, Broadcast Info, etc.

Pre-Gamin’: Cubs v. Astros (7:05 CT) – Lineup, Broadcast Info, etc.

Spring Training’s over, but the fake schedule continues with the Cubs’ only trip to Houston this year. Tonight’s game is freely viewable online, too.

by March 29, 2013 Pre-Gamin'
New Righty Guillermo Moscoso Outrighted to AAA Iowa

New Righty Guillermo Moscoso Outrighted to AAA Iowa

The 29-year-old righty is a very nice stash at AAA.

Lukewarm Stove: Goldschmidt, Rizzo, DeJesus, Marmol, Posey, Kershaw, More

Lukewarm Stove: Goldschmidt, Rizzo, DeJesus, Marmol, Posey, Kershaw, More

The Diamondbacks’ young first baseman just got an extension … does it set the bar for Anthony Rizzo?

by March 29, 2013 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
Justin Verlander Just Got PAAAAAAID – Signed Through 2019, Could Earn More than $200 Million

Justin Verlander Just Got PAAAAAAID – Signed Through 2019, Could Earn More than $200 Million

Verlander gets more than Felix Hernandez, and it’s another major arm well off the free agent market.

by March 29, 2013 MLB News and Rumors
Gauging the Farm Depth: Pitching

Gauging the Farm Depth: Pitching

Things get a little dicey in the Cubs’ system when you move off of the positional side, but there’s a surprising amount of good-ish depth.

Obsessive Wrigley Renovation Watch: The Mayor Speaks, JumboTron Fight, Tunney Letter, Rosemont Meeting, More

Obsessive Wrigley Renovation Watch: The Mayor Speaks, JumboTron Fight, Tunney Letter, Rosemont Meeting, More

A huge number of important updates to the Wrigley renovation story. Things could get very interesting come Monday.

by March 29, 2013 Chicago Cubs News
Can the Chicago Cubs Get a Sure-Fire Stud College Arm with Their Number Two Draft Pick?

Can the Chicago Cubs Get a Sure-Fire Stud College Arm with Their Number Two Draft Pick?

It’s starting to look like there are at least two top-tier college pitchers available.

Scott Feldman’s Getting in Some Extra Work and Other Bullets

Scott Feldman’s Getting in Some Extra Work and Other Bullets

The new righty had a rough Spring, according to the numbers, and he’s going to make another start in Arizona.

by March 29, 2013 Chicago Cubs News
Spring Training Miscellany: Mariners 6, Cubs 4 – March 28, 2013

Spring Training Miscellany: Mariners 6, Cubs 4 – March 28, 2013

The Cubs finish up the Spring at 16-18-1.

by March 28, 2013 Chicago Cubs News

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