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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
Another Cubs Player Says Fewer Day Games Would Be Better and Other Bullets

Another Cubs Player Says Fewer Day Games Would Be Better and Other Bullets

Alfonso Soriano would like to see the Cubs’ number of day games (51) and night games (30) flipped.

by March 27, 2013 Chicago Cubs News
Spring Training Miscellany: Reds 11, Cubs 1 – March 26, 2013

Spring Training Miscellany: Reds 11, Cubs 1 – March 26, 2013

Carlos Marmol did not have a good night.

by March 27, 2013 Chicago Cubs News
Obsessive Wrigley Renovation Watch: The Rooftops Just Launched a Hail Mary

Obsessive Wrigley Renovation Watch: The Rooftops Just Launched a Hail Mary

In a press release, the rooftops say they are “exasperated by inaccurate statements by the Ricketts family.” It doesn’t sound like a deal is close.

by March 26, 2013 Chicago Cubs News
Pre-Gamin’: Reds v. Cubs (9:05 CT) – Lineup, Broadcast Info, etc.

Pre-Gamin’: Reds v. Cubs (9:05 CT) – Lineup, Broadcast Info, etc.

A rare night game at Hohokam for the Cubs.

by March 26, 2013 Pre-Gamin'
The Seventh Cut is the Non-Cuttiest: Zach Putnam and Alberto Gonzalez Informed They Won’t Make Team

The Seventh Cut is the Non-Cuttiest: Zach Putnam and Alberto Gonzalez Informed They Won’t Make Team

So, I guess that means they’re cut. Putnam is just 25, so hopefully he’ll head to Iowa to and keep working at it.

Alfonso Soriano Felt Ostracized by Previous Cubs Management

Alfonso Soriano Felt Ostracized by Previous Cubs Management

Soriano says that, before the new regime took over, he was treated like a negative.

by March 26, 2013 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors
Lukewarm Stove: DeJesus, Wells, Young, Betancourt, Figgins, Capps

Lukewarm Stove: DeJesus, Wells, Young, Betancourt, Figgins, Capps

David DeJesus is a great fit for the Royals, but the timing might not be a good fit for the Cubs.

by March 26, 2013 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
Gauging the Farm Depth: Shortstop and Third Base

Gauging the Farm Depth: Shortstop and Third Base

As little depth as there was at catcher, you’d have to say that shortstop and third base fall at the other end of the spectrum.

by March 26, 2013 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
Dale Sveum Hearts Steve Clevenger, Who is the Favorite for the 25th Man Job

Dale Sveum Hearts Steve Clevenger, Who is the Favorite for the 25th Man Job

“The guy has swung the bat better than anybody in camp …. The guy’s always hit …. The guy’s a big league hitter.”

by March 26, 2013 Chicago Cubs News
Some of Theo Epstein’s Possible Breakout Prospects and Other Bullets

Some of Theo Epstein’s Possible Breakout Prospects and Other Bullets

Next to the big trio, who might be a guy to watch this year for the Cubs? Also: you can share your thoughts on the Wrigley renovation at a community meeting today.

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