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Archive for March, 2013

Around the League: Tanking is an Appropriate Strategy, According to Bud Selig

Around the League: Tanking is an Appropriate Strategy, According to Bud Selig

It’s what the Astros are doing, and Selig says it’s OK with him. Plus stuff from Scott Boras, stuff on groundball pitchers, and stuff on roster construction.

by March 28, 2013 MLB News and Rumors
The Best Defensive Team in Spring Training? Dale Sveum Thinks It’s the Cubs

The Best Defensive Team in Spring Training? Dale Sveum Thinks It’s the Cubs

Even if it’s true, does it really matter?

by March 28, 2013 Chicago Cubs News
Pre-Gamin’: Mariners v. Cubs (2:05 CT) – Lineup, Broadcast Info, etc.

Pre-Gamin’: Mariners v. Cubs (2:05 CT) – Lineup, Broadcast Info, etc.

Say farewell to HoHoKam, as the Cubs get ready to move on. It’s also their last Cactus League game of the season.

by March 28, 2013 Pre-Gamin'
Gauging the Farm Depth: Outfield

Gauging the Farm Depth: Outfield

At the top of the Cubs prospect list, you’re going to find several outfielders. But how’s the depth looking?

Obsessive Wrigley Renovation Watch: Rooftop Owner Confirms They’ve Been Cut Out of Talks

Obsessive Wrigley Renovation Watch: Rooftop Owner Confirms They’ve Been Cut Out of Talks

Alderman Tunney is the vehicle by which the rooftop owners still have a seat at the negotiating table. They are not directly involved, though they wish they were.

by March 28, 2013 Chicago Cubs News
BN Podcast Episode 22: A Season Preview Spectacular

BN Podcast Episode 22: A Season Preview Spectacular

What’s on tap for the Cubs? For the other 29 teams? For the playoffs? For the break-out players?

by March 28, 2013 Podcasts
The Eighth Cut is the Bullet-iest and Other Bullets

The Eighth Cut is the Bullet-iest and Other Bullets

Cory Wade has been told that he won’t be making the team, which means the bullpen spot is probably going to Hisanori Takahashi.

by March 28, 2013 Chicago Cubs News
Cubs Pitching Prospect Juan Carlos Paniagua Having Visa Problems

Cubs Pitching Prospect Juan Carlos Paniagua Having Visa Problems

The U.S. Consolate has been asking for additional paperwork, and Paniagua’s arrival to the United States has been delayed.

Spring Training Miscellany: Cubs 9, Royals 9 – March 27, 2013

Spring Training Miscellany: Cubs 9, Royals 9 – March 27, 2013

Scott Feldman just started sprinting for Chicago.

by March 28, 2013 Chicago Cubs News
Pre-Gamin’: Cubs v. Royals (8:10 CT) – Lineup, Broadcast Info, etc.

Pre-Gamin’: Cubs v. Royals (8:10 CT) – Lineup, Broadcast Info, etc.

It’s Scott Feldman’s last chance to salvage the Spring, as if that means much of anything. Hopefully.

by March 27, 2013 Pre-Gamin'
Adam Wainwright is a Cardinal Forever, Reportedly Signing Five-Year, $97.5 Million Extension

Adam Wainwright is a Cardinal Forever, Reportedly Signing Five-Year, $97.5 Million Extension

That’s a lot of money, but this market has changed completely.

by March 27, 2013 MLB News and Rumors
Chicago Cubs Claim Righty Guillermo Moscoso Off Waivers

Chicago Cubs Claim Righty Guillermo Moscoso Off Waivers

A new entrant in the bullpen competition.

The Chicago Cubs Are Worth $1 Billion and Took in $274 Million in Revenue Last Year, Per Forbes

The Chicago Cubs Are Worth $1 Billion and Took in $274 Million in Revenue Last Year, Per Forbes

It netted the organization more than $32 million in income, the highest figure in baseball. Again, per Forbes.

by March 27, 2013 Chicago Cubs News
Gauging the Farm Depth: Second Base

Gauging the Farm Depth: Second Base

Depth is the operative word when it comes to second base in the Cubs’ system. Usually an organizational spot for busted prospects, the Cubs actually have quality at 2B.

by March 27, 2013 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
Baseball America Ranks the Cubs’ Farm System Just 12th

Baseball America Ranks the Cubs’ Farm System Just 12th

Despite the individual plaudits their top prospects have received, BA is more down on the Cubs overall than some other pundits.

by March 27, 2013 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
Obsessive Wrigley Renovation Watch: A Deal Virtually Impossible By April 1 Deadline – What Happens Then?

Obsessive Wrigley Renovation Watch: A Deal Virtually Impossible By April 1 Deadline – What Happens Then?

And if that deadline passes, what kinds of credible threats can the Cubs actually make?

by March 27, 2013 Chicago Cubs News

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