Archive for April, 2013


Yeah, Ricketts Family Debt Service Payments Are Probably Coming Out of Cubs Revenue

Yeah, Ricketts Family Debt Service Payments Are Probably Coming Out of Cubs Revenue

And, yes, that reduces the amount of money the Cubs have available to spend on the baseball operations side. It’s kind of a bummer.

Report: Cubs Have Narrowed Top Draft Choice to Mark Appel or Jonathan Gray

Report: Cubs Have Narrowed Top Draft Choice to Mark Appel or Jonathan Gray

The two collegiate righties have always made sense for the Cubs. It was just a matter of them showing they are truly elite.


Carlos Marmol is Not the Closer You’re Looking For and Other Bullets

Carlos Marmol is Not the Closer You’re Looking For and Other Bullets

Marmol might be the closer again, but Dale Sveum isn’t telling him if that’s the case.

by April 26, 2013 Chicago Cubs News
Cubs Minor League Daily: Good Oddities

Cubs Minor League Daily: Good Oddities

Dan Vogelbach stole a base! And it wasn’t his first of the year!

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 4, Marlins 3 – April 25, 2013

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 4, Marlins 3 – April 25, 2013

Take that, Marlins!

by April 25, 2013 Enhanced Box Scores
Pre-Gamin’: Cubs v. Marlins (6:10 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, etc.

Pre-Gamin’: Cubs v. Marlins (6:10 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, etc.

If you want to know what tanking looks like, here’s the lineup that shows you. And, no, I’m not talking about the Cubs.

by April 25, 2013 Pre-Gamin'
Lukewarm Stove: Aceves, Barney, Price, DeJesus, Samardzija, More

Lukewarm Stove: Aceves, Barney, Price, DeJesus, Samardzija, More

Would the Cubs take on a troubled reliever on the cheap? And what’s the plan for shopping Darwin Barney this season, if there is one?


Obsessive Wrigley Renovation Watch: At Least One Neighborhood Association Ain’t Happy

Obsessive Wrigley Renovation Watch: At Least One Neighborhood Association Ain’t Happy

The Southport Neighbors Association opposes almost every core aspect of the funding component of the Wrigley deal.

by April 25, 2013 Chicago Cubs News
You Have One Day Left to Sign Up for Tomorrow’s $300 Fantasy Contest

You Have One Day Left to Sign Up for Tomorrow’s $300 Fantasy Contest

Get on it, friends. Time is ticking.

by April 25, 2013 Meta
Theo Epstein Says Baseball Operations is Spending Every Dollar Available, and Payroll is Maxed Out

Theo Epstein Says Baseball Operations is Spending Every Dollar Available, and Payroll is Maxed Out

Epstein’s comments are difficult to square with previous things we’ve been told, even if they might be completely legitimate.

by April 25, 2013 Chicago Cubs News
Series Preview: Cubs v. Marlins, April 25 – April 28, 2013

Series Preview: Cubs v. Marlins, April 25 – April 28, 2013

There can be only one …

by April 25, 2013 Series Previews

Can Pitcher Injuries Ever Be Not Serious? and Other Bullets

Can Pitcher Injuries Ever Be Not Serious? and Other Bullets

Garza’s dead arm is not serious … is it? Jeff Samardzija’s cut finger is not serious … that one seems pretty certain.

by April 25, 2013 Chicago Cubs News
Cubs Minor League Daily: Traveling Time

Cubs Minor League Daily: Traveling Time

Most of the Cubs’ farm system was traveling yesterday, so there’s only one game to discuss.