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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.

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.

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
It Sounds Like Kyle Lohse is Signing With the Brewers (UPDATE: Three Years, $33 Million)

It Sounds Like Kyle Lohse is Signing With the Brewers (UPDATE: Three Years, $33 Million)

The Brewers’ rotation just got a lot better, though Lohse is a regression candidate.

by March 25, 2013 MLB News and Rumors
Gauging the Depth: Catcher and First Base

Gauging the Depth: Catcher and First Base

Other than the obvious Mr. Vogelbach, how is the Cubs’ organizational depth at first base? And dare I even ask about catcher?

by March 25, 2013 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
Obsessive Wrigley Renovation Watch: Is the Ricketts Family Just Trying to Put the Rooftops Out of Business?

Obsessive Wrigley Renovation Watch: Is the Ricketts Family Just Trying to Put the Rooftops Out of Business?

According to the Tribune, the Ricketts Family previously tried to buy a 50% stake in several of the rooftop buildings.

by March 25, 2013 Chicago Cubs News
MASH Unit Update: Garza’s Lat, Stewart’s Quad, Baker’s Elbow, Jackson’s Shoulder

MASH Unit Update: Garza’s Lat, Stewart’s Quad, Baker’s Elbow, Jackson’s Shoulder

What’s the latest on all the injuries, and when can we hope to see these players back?

by March 25, 2013 Chicago Cubs News
Three Bullpen Competitors Remain – Which Offers What Value? And Other Bullets

Three Bullpen Competitors Remain – Which Offers What Value? And Other Bullets

None of Takahashi, Wade or Putnam is going to offer much future trade value, but is that part of the calculus when picking one for the team?

by March 25, 2013 Chicago Cubs News
Spring Training Miscellany: Cubs 4, Indians 3 – March 24, 2013

Spring Training Miscellany: Cubs 4, Indians 3 – March 24, 2013

Over .500! Hooray Spring Training!

by March 24, 2013 Chicago Cubs News
Lukewarm Stove: Yankees Close to Acquiring Vernon Wells (Which Would Close Door on Alfonso Soriano)

Lukewarm Stove: Yankees Close to Acquiring Vernon Wells (Which Would Close Door on Alfonso Soriano)

The Yankees could actually be taking on a bunch of salary in the deal, too.

The Sixth Cut is the Most Obvious: Rafael Dolis Optioned to Iowa

The Sixth Cut is the Most Obvious: Rafael Dolis Optioned to Iowa

The righty wasn’t expected to make the pen, since he could be freely optioned.

God’s Wrath Watch: Right Elbow Strain for Scott Baker, Shut Down for a Month

God’s Wrath Watch: Right Elbow Strain for Scott Baker, Shut Down for a Month

He could miss as much as the first half of the season.

by March 24, 2013 Chicago Cubs News

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