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As Expected, Cubs DFA Michael Bowden to Make Room For Matt Garza

As Expected, Cubs DFA Michael Bowden to Make Room For Matt Garza

The Cubs now have 10 days to trade, waive, or release the 26-year-old righty.

Chicago Cubs Claim Reliever Eduardo Sanchez Off Waivers from Cardinals

Chicago Cubs Claim Reliever Eduardo Sanchez Off Waivers from Cardinals

The 24-year-old righty was excellent in 2011 before falling off over the last two years.

Gentle, but Forceful, Reminder: Sign Up for the $300 BN Fantasy Contest

Gentle, but Forceful, Reminder: Sign Up for the $300 BN Fantasy Contest

Friends, Romans, countrymen. Lend me your 5 minutes to sign up and have some fun.

by May 21, 2013 Meta
Telephone: Ian Stewart Says that Theo Epstein Says that Josh Vitters is the Future at Third Base

Telephone: Ian Stewart Says that Theo Epstein Says that Josh Vitters is the Future at Third Base

Could it be that the organization still believes Vitters is the long-term answer at third base?

BN Podcast Episode 28: Garza’s Return, Price’s Injury, Castro’s Focus, and the Elephant in the Room

BN Podcast Episode 28: Garza’s Return, Price’s Injury, Castro’s Focus, and the Elephant in the Room

What exactly are we looking for from Matt Garza over the next couple months? What’s coming for Starlin Castro? And what’s up with David Price’s arm?

by May 21, 2013 Podcasts
Series Preview: Cubs v. Pirates, May 21 – May 23, 2013

Series Preview: Cubs v. Pirates, May 21 – May 23, 2013

Watch out, Pittsburgh. Matt Garza’s coming for you. Also other Cubs.

by May 21, 2013 Series Previews
Keep Your Hand Off the Javier Baez Panic Button and Other Bullets

Keep Your Hand Off the Javier Baez Panic Button and Other Bullets

There is still plenty of time, and plenty of good indicators, including the most important ones at this point in his development.

Cubs Minor League Daily: Gates of Time

Cubs Minor League Daily: Gates of Time

Albert Almora is coming back, and a number of prospects are heating up.

Yes: It Looks Like Albert Almora is Finally Headed to Kane County

Yes: It Looks Like Albert Almora is Finally Headed to Kane County

The Cubs’ 2012 first round pick is recovering from a wrist injury, and appears good to go.

BAM: Another Free $300 One-Day Fantasy Baseball Contest

BAM: Another Free $300 One-Day Fantasy Baseball Contest

A fun way to keep the lights on at BN? And you can win money by playing one day’s worth of fantasy baseball? Score.

by May 20, 2013 Meta
Lukewarm Stove: The Cubs Could Have the Best Starting Pitching Options on the Trade Market

Lukewarm Stove: The Cubs Could Have the Best Starting Pitching Options on the Trade Market

With Matt Garza and Scott Feldman surely on the block, the Cubs could be in the catbird seat in a weak market. Also, more on David Price’s injury/trade situation.

Reminder: Off-Day Q&A Happening Today on Facebook and Twitter (1pm CT)

Reminder: Off-Day Q&A Happening Today on Facebook and Twitter (1pm CT)

You have questions, and I have answers. Whether column B actually pairs to column A, well, that’s what we’ll find out.

by May 20, 2013 Meta
Ian Stewart Discusses Disappointment, the Iowa Cubs, and “Those” Three Days

Ian Stewart Discusses Disappointment, the Iowa Cubs, and “Those” Three Days

Stewart finally discusses what happened when he was formally demoted to Iowa.

Travis Wood’s Margin for Error and Other Bullets

Travis Wood’s Margin for Error and Other Bullets

As he demonstrated on a hanging changeup yesterday, it isn’t large. Otherwise, he’s quite good. Also an update on pitching prospect Josh Conway.

Cubs Minor League Daily: Unacceptable!

Cubs Minor League Daily: Unacceptable!

Only the jumbo pork tenderloin in Iowa is recognized as a competitor in a MiLB food contest. Come on, other Cubs teams. Also: your weekend update.

Off-Day Q & A Tomorrow at 1pm CT on Twitter and Facebook

Why not? We’ll see what happens.

by May 19, 2013 Meta
Cubs Reportedly Going to DFA Michael Bowden to Make Room for Matt Garza on Tuesday

Cubs Reportedly Going to DFA Michael Bowden to Make Room for Matt Garza on Tuesday

Instead of playing disabled list games with Hector Rondon or releasing Shawn Camp.

by May 19, 2013 Chicago Cubs News
Enhanced Box Score: Mets 4, Cubs 3 – May 19, 2013

Enhanced Box Score: Mets 4, Cubs 3 – May 19, 2013

Travis Wood had an overall good day, but it wasn’t enough.

by May 19, 2013 Enhanced Box Scores
Pre-Gamin’: Mets v. Cubs (1:20 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, etc.

Pre-Gamin’: Mets v. Cubs (1:20 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, etc.

Going for the series win behind the most consistent starter in baseball this season so far.

by May 19, 2013 Pre-Gamin'
This Week In The Minors: Still Checking Up

This Week In The Minors: Still Checking Up

Checking in on some of the less heralded Cubs prospects on the season (plus Dan Vogelbach).

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