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Ian Stewart’s Quiet Release and Other Bullets

Ian Stewart’s Quiet Release and Other Bullets

That chapter of the Cubs’ story closed yesterday without much fanfare. Some interesting prospect notes, too.

Is James Russell a Trade Chip or a Keeper? Other Teams Would Like to Know

Is James Russell a Trade Chip or a Keeper? Other Teams Would Like to Know

Teams are asking the Cubs about Russell, and the Cubs are reportedly telling those teams that they aren’t too interested in moving the lefty.

by June 26, 2013 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Carlos Marmol DFA Bullets – Why Now, Trade Value, the Booing, Moving On

Carlos Marmol DFA Bullets – Why Now, Trade Value, the Booing, Moving On

Some day-after notes on the decision to finally move on.

by June 26, 2013 Chicago Cubs News
Cubs Minor League Daily: Vogelbach’s Other Dimension

Cubs Minor League Daily: Vogelbach’s Other Dimension

Watch out, or Vogelheist is going to steal from you.

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 3, Brewers 9 – June 25, 2013

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 3, Brewers 9 – June 25, 2013

I guess releasing and DFA’ing players doesn’t automatically translate to wins. Who knew?

by June 25, 2013 Enhanced Box Scores
Rumor: Cubs Receiving “Multiple Hits” on Kevin Gregg

Rumor: Cubs Receiving “Multiple Hits” on Kevin Gregg

A robust trade market for Kevin Gregg could help the Cubs in a variety of ways.

by June 25, 2013 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Pre-Gamin': Cubs v. Brewers (7:10 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, etc. (Castro Sitting)

Pre-Gamin': Cubs v. Brewers (7:10 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, etc. (Castro Sitting)

The slightly new-look Cubs head up to Milwaukee.

by June 25, 2013 Pre-Gamin'
Cubs Call Up Outfielder Brian Bogusevic

Cubs Call Up Outfielder Brian Bogusevic

The non-traditional 29-year-old minor leaguer has been destroying at AAA Iowa.

Cubs Reportedly Sign 13th Rounder Graham and 15th Rounder Wagner, Plus Bonus Info

Cubs Reportedly Sign 13th Rounder Graham and 15th Rounder Wagner, Plus Bonus Info

Wagner was ranked as high as the 58th draft prospect by MLB.com. He was also Kris Bryant’s teammate at San Diego.

Off He Goes: Carlos Marmol Designated for Assignment, Ian Stewart Released

Off He Goes: Carlos Marmol Designated for Assignment, Ian Stewart Released

The Carlos Marmol era is, effectively, over.

Chicago Cubs and Ian Stewart Reportedly Close to Parting Ways

Chicago Cubs and Ian Stewart Reportedly Close to Parting Ways

The AAA third baseman might not be long for the organization. Probably for the best.

by June 25, 2013 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Series Preview: Cubs v. Brewers, June 25, 2013 – June 27, 2013

Series Preview: Cubs v. Brewers, June 25, 2013 – June 27, 2013

It’s a battle for 4th place (or last place, depending on your bent) in the NL Central.

by June 25, 2013 Series Previews
The Chicago Cubs Have Three of the Top 31 Prospects in Baseball Per Baseball Prospectus (And Growing)

The Chicago Cubs Have Three of the Top 31 Prospects in Baseball Per Baseball Prospectus (And Growing)

The Big Three, which will soon become The Big Four, might be the top positional prospect trio in baseball.

Another Reliever Working His Way Back and Other Bullets

Another Reliever Working His Way Back and Other Bullets

Chang-Yong Lim is back in action and could make it up to the big team later this year. A couple minor league pitchers get awards. Cubs Way quotes.

Cubs Minor League Daily: Surprise Pick Jacob Hannemann Getting Less Surprising

Cubs Minor League Daily: Surprise Pick Jacob Hannemann Getting Less Surprising

The Cubs’ third rounder is playing for Boise and already doing some impressive things.

Rumor: San Diego Padres in on Matt Garza to the Tune of Three Prospects

Rumor: San Diego Padres in on Matt Garza to the Tune of Three Prospects

Obviously this front office knows the Padres’ system well, and the one prospect identified so far originated with the Red Sox.

by June 24, 2013 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Lukewarm Stove: Nationals Aggressively Pursuing Trades, Bard, Garza, Crawford, Gonzalez

Lukewarm Stove: Nationals Aggressively Pursuing Trades, Bard, Garza, Crawford, Gonzalez

At least one source says the Washington Nationals are already hitting the phones hard in search of pitching.

It’s Time to Talk About Luis Valbuena as a Legitimate Third Base Option for 2014

It’s Time to Talk About Luis Valbuena as a Legitimate Third Base Option for 2014

We’ve all seen how well he’s performed on both sides of the ball this year, and the numbers back it up. Plus: the bat flip. The wonderful bat flip.

by June 24, 2013 Analysis and Commentary

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