Archive for June, 2013


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
The Cubs Injury Ward: DeJesus, Jackson, Soler, Vitters, Concepcion

The Cubs Injury Ward: DeJesus, Jackson, Soler, Vitters, Concepcion

Many injuries to update and discuss. DeJesus is feeling good, but Soler may not be. And, hey, so *that’s* what’s up with Concepcion.

Cuban Pitcher Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez is Officially a Free Agent – Cubs In? Price Tag?

Cuban Pitcher Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez is Officially a Free Agent – Cubs In? Price Tag?

The Cubs are one of many teams interested in the 26-year-old righty, who could sign soon.


Chicago Cubs Sign 17th Rounder Kelvin Freemen, Bonus Information on 6th Rounder Scott Frazier

Chicago Cubs Sign 17th Rounder Kelvin Freemen, Bonus Information on 6th Rounder Scott Frazier

Freeman is a big college bat, and Frazier’s bonus was only slot.

Starlin Castro’s Struggles Continue and Other Bullets

Starlin Castro’s Struggles Continue and Other Bullets

His offensive numbers keep falling while his error totals keep growing. It’s hard to watch.

Cubs Minor League Daily: Make Your Plans

Cubs Minor League Daily: Make Your Plans

Some fun on the Fourth of July is coming. Also the scores and performances around the Cubs’ minor league system this weekend.

Enhanced Box Score: Astros 6, Cubs 14 – June 23, 2013

Enhanced Box Score: Astros 6, Cubs 14 – June 23, 2013

Lots of positives to focus on today.

by June 23, 2013 Enhanced Box Scores