Archive for March, 2013


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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


Spring Training Miscellany: Giants 9, Cubs 3 – March 25, 2013

Spring Training Miscellany: Giants 9, Cubs 3 – March 25, 2013

That’s just an old-fashioned whooping.

by March 25, 2013 Chicago Cubs News
Theo Epstein Offers Thoughts on the Wrigley Renovation and the Cubs’ Financial Future, Applies Some Pressure

Theo Epstein Offers Thoughts on the Wrigley Renovation and the Cubs’ Financial Future, Applies Some Pressure

“It’s politics and there’s money and influence involved, so there’s going to be a rollercoaster.”

by March 25, 2013 Chicago Cubs News
Pre-Gamin’: Giants v. Cubs (3:05 CT) – Lineup, Broadcast Info, etc.

Pre-Gamin’: Giants v. Cubs (3:05 CT) – Lineup, Broadcast Info, etc.

Today’s game is on CSN, the first CSN broadcast of the Spring.

by March 25, 2013 Chicago Cubs News