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The Fifth Cut is the Deepest: 11 Players Out, Including Bogusevic, Coleman, McDonald, and Rusin

The Fifth Cut is the Deepest: 11 Players Out, Including Bogusevic, Coleman, McDonald, and Rusin

No huge surprises today, though the bullpen competition is down to just four guys, and the bench is mostly set.

God’s Wrath Watch: Matt Garza Throwing Pain Free, but Still at Least a Week Away from the Mound

God’s Wrath Watch: Matt Garza Throwing Pain Free, but Still at Least a Week Away from the Mound

The first week of May is looking like the earliest reasonable return range for Garza, assuming no more setbacks.

by March 22, 2013 Chicago Cubs News
Michael Bowden in the Pen and Dave Sappelt on the Bench and Other Bullets

Michael Bowden in the Pen and Dave Sappelt on the Bench and Other Bullets

That leaves one bench job and one bullpen job to be sorted out. Phil Rogers says the Old Scoreboard should be taken down, and I get paranoid about Scott Baker.

by March 22, 2013 Chicago Cubs News
Joe Posnanski on Theo Epstein? Yes, Please

Joe Posnanski on Theo Epstein? Yes, Please

One of the best in the biz takes on one of the best in the biz.

by March 22, 2013 Chicago Cubs News
Spring Training Miscellany: Cubs 7, Mariners 4 – March 21, 2013

Spring Training Miscellany: Cubs 7, Mariners 4 – March 21, 2013

Jeff Samardzija is going to hit 20 homers this year. Projected.

by March 22, 2013 Chicago Cubs News
Pre-Gamin’: Cubs v. Mariners (9:05 CT) – Lineup, Broadcast Info, etc.

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

A night game? In the Spring? At least this one’s on MLB.tv and WGN Radio, and replayed on MLBN. Also, Javier Baez is starting.

by March 21, 2013 Pre-Gamin'
Spring Training Miscellany: Cubs 4, Dodgers 5 – March 21, 2013

Spring Training Miscellany: Cubs 4, Dodgers 5 – March 21, 2013

The Cubs lost to the Dodgers today, but you were watching basketball anyway.

by March 21, 2013 Chicago Cubs News
Obsessive Wrigley Renovation Watch: Alderman Tunney Doesn’t Like Playing the Villain (Also: Meeting Details)

Obsessive Wrigley Renovation Watch: Alderman Tunney Doesn’t Like Playing the Villain (Also: Meeting Details)

This week has been a rough one from a PR perspective for Tunney, who says he’s been “mischaracterized.”

by March 21, 2013 Chicago Cubs News
Pre-Gamin’: Cubs v. Dodgers (3:05 CT) – Lineup, Broadcast Info, etc.

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

Today’s game is in Tucson, and it’s a charity event for the Christina-Taylor Green Memorial Foundation.

by March 21, 2013 Pre-Gamin'
Lukewarm Stove: Marmol, Cedeno, Theriot, Astros, Soriano, More

Lukewarm Stove: Marmol, Cedeno, Theriot, Astros, Soriano, More

Rumor time … Bruce Levine chatted this week, and … (1) Detroit has not been, to date, interested in Carlos Marmol (which makes sense, given the very reason they’ve been[Read More…]

by March 21, 2013 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
Obsessive Wrigley Renovation Watch: A Mayor’s Aide Says a Deal Was Close Before the Cubs Blew It

Obsessive Wrigley Renovation Watch: A Mayor’s Aide Says a Deal Was Close Before the Cubs Blew It

Forgive me if I have trouble believing this one. The Cubs “smeared” Tom Tunney, and suddenly a deal is falling through.

by March 21, 2013 Chicago Cubs News
Jason McLeod Discusses Newly-Signed Cuban Pitcher Armando Rivero

Jason McLeod Discusses Newly-Signed Cuban Pitcher Armando Rivero

McLeod says Rivero hasn’t pitched competitively in a year, so it’s going to be a process getting him back up to speed.

by March 21, 2013 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
Looking at the Roster and the Bullpen and Other Bullets

Looking at the Roster and the Bullpen and Other Bullets

Brent Lillibridge is pretty clearly making the team, but what’s happening in the extremely crowded bullpen race?

Obsessive Wrigley Renovation Watch: The Merits of the Suburban Plan, Political Sniping, and More

Obsessive Wrigley Renovation Watch: The Merits of the Suburban Plan, Political Sniping, and More

The last two days have offered a fountain of reaction to, and opinions about, the Wrigley Field renovation situation. Attention to the story has never been higher.

by March 20, 2013 Chicago Cubs News
Around the League: MLB is Coming After Ryan Braun, but at Least He’s Got the “Dew Deck”

Around the League: MLB is Coming After Ryan Braun, but at Least He’s Got the “Dew Deck”

Nothing comforts you after an exhausting MLB investigation quite like a 25-foot climbing wall in the shape of a can of Mountain Dew.

by March 20, 2013 MLB News and Rumors
Obsessive Wrigley Renovation Watch: Likely Feeling Some Heat, Alderman Tunney Responds (UPDATE: Cubs, Too)

Obsessive Wrigley Renovation Watch: Likely Feeling Some Heat, Alderman Tunney Responds (UPDATE: Cubs, Too)

Tunney says the “destroy the scoreboard” plan was actually just a “move the scoreboard” plan, and it was rejected.

by March 20, 2013 Chicago Cubs News

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