Archive for July, 2013


Those Enormous Jeff Samardzija Offers Aren’t Rolling in, and That’s That

Those Enormous Jeff Samardzija Offers Aren’t Rolling in, and That’s That

The expectation is that no deal is coming. Well, that was already the expectation. But now it’s even more expectier.

by July 31, 2013 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Cubs Minor League Daily: They Are Not Prepared

Cubs Minor League Daily: They Are Not Prepared

Folks shouldn’t be search for the next shortstop right now. Also, yesterday’s scores and highlights from around the minors.


BN Trade Deadline Blogathon: Hour 24

BN Trade Deadline Blogathon: Hour 24

I’ve come down with a case of the jitters. One day down, half a day to go.

by July 31, 2013 Chicago Cubs Rumors, Meta
Matt Szczur, Photo by Mark LoMoglio/MiLB.com

Up Early? Up Late? Watch Matt Szczur Make a Ridiculous Catch

There are diving catches, and there are diiiiiiiiving catches. Szczur’s is the latter.

Players Association Has Been Informed of Which Players Will Be Suspended for Biogenesis Connection

Players Association Has Been Informed of Which Players Will Be Suspended for Biogenesis Connection

The total, according to the Daily News, is just nine players, including Alex Rodriguez.

by July 31, 2013 MLB News and Rumors
BN Trade Deadline Blogathon: Hour 21

BN Trade Deadline Blogathon: Hour 21

It’s all about the drink. And a particularly nice tweet. And the cats. Can you tell it’s past 3am for me?

by July 31, 2013 Chicago Cubs Rumors, Meta
Fun With Travis Wood’s Offense

Fun With Travis Wood’s Offense

We all know that Travis Wood has been good with the bat this year. But how good? Um, really, really good.

by July 31, 2013 Analysis and Commentary

Lukewarm Stove: Peavy, Kennedy, Gregg, Villanueva, More

Lukewarm Stove: Peavy, Kennedy, Gregg, Villanueva, More

This evening’s rumors wind down a little bit.

by July 31, 2013 MLB News and Rumors
BN Trade Deadline Blogathon: Hour 18

BN Trade Deadline Blogathon: Hour 18

That loss was stupid. So was the earlier one. Today’s doubleheader was stupid.

by July 31, 2013 Chicago Cubs Rumors, Meta
Enhanced Box Score: Brewers 3, Cubs 2 – July 30, 2013

Enhanced Box Score: Brewers 3, Cubs 2 – July 30, 2013

Another late loss, but it’s hard to blame Kevin Gregg for this one.

by July 30, 2013 Enhanced Box Scores
The Sox – Red and White – Are Close to a Jake Peavy Deal (UPDATES: Might Be Done, Might Involve Tigers)

The Sox – Red and White – Are Close to a Jake Peavy Deal (UPDATES: Might Be Done, Might Involve Tigers)

A big move like that could quickly shift the trade market.

by July 30, 2013 MLB News and Rumors

Miscellaneous Prospect Notes: Bryant, Edwards, Olt, Paniagua, Skulina, Vogelbach, More

Miscellaneous Prospect Notes: Bryant, Edwards, Olt, Paniagua, Skulina, Vogelbach, More

At least one prospector thinks Kris Bryant is the best prospect in the Cubs’ system. More rankings, roster moves, scouting stuff, etc.

BN Trade Deadline Blogathon: Hour 15

BN Trade Deadline Blogathon: Hour 15

No comments on Sweet, Sleepy Lou yet?

by July 30, 2013 Chicago Cubs Rumors, Meta
James Russell May Be More Available Than We Think

James Russell May Be More Available Than We Think

Bruce Levine reports that the Cubs almost traded Russell to the Braves last week.

by July 30, 2013 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Report: Biogenesis Suspensions Being “Finalized,” Some Players Taking Deals

Report: Biogenesis Suspensions Being “Finalized,” Some Players Taking Deals

This could happen very quickly, and it’s possible that the affected teams already know.

by July 30, 2013 MLB News and Rumors