Archive for July, 2013

You Know, This Was Probably a Good Season to Take it Easy Anyway

You Know, This Was Probably a Good Season to Take it Easy Anyway

The NL Central is very, very good.

by July 3, 2013 Analysis and Commentary
Obsessive Matt Garza Trade Watch: The Many Implications of the Feldman Trade

Obsessive Matt Garza Trade Watch: The Many Implications of the Feldman Trade

Sure, the Cubs made a trade yesterday that implicates their own organization. But it also shifted the pitching trade market.

by July 3, 2013 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Explaining the Carlos Marmol Trade – Well, Trying To – And Saying Farewell

Explaining the Carlos Marmol Trade – Well, Trying To – And Saying Farewell

Although it was a minor deal, the Marmol trade is a tricky one to explain. Hopefully he succeeds in Los Angeles or wherever, though.

by July 3, 2013 Analysis and Commentary
Kris Bryant and the Cubs Continue the Negotiation Dance and Other Bullets

Kris Bryant and the Cubs Continue the Negotiation Dance and Other Bullets

There remains no concern that Bryant won’t sign, but he’s talking the negotiation talk.

Almost Giggity: Top International Prospect Eloy Jimenez Reportedly Decides to Sign with Chicago Cubs

Almost Giggity: Top International Prospect Eloy Jimenez Reportedly Decides to Sign with Chicago Cubs

He’s been the Cubs’ top target for a long time, according to most folks. Let’s talk about what’s up there, and where the Cubs’ international bonus pool stands.

Cubs Minor League Daily: More All-Stars

Cubs Minor League Daily: More All-Stars

The Cubs landed six(!) AA All-Stars this year. Just one at AAA, though, and he’s currently in the big leagues.

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 7, A’s 8 – July 2, 2013

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 7, A’s 8 – July 2, 2013

Another bullpen-induced loss. Yeesh.

by July 3, 2013 Enhanced Box Scores
Holy Crap Today Was Crazy and Other Emergency Recap Bullets

Holy Crap Today Was Crazy and Other Emergency Recap Bullets

There was an absurd amount of activity over the past 24 hours, and I thought I’d recap it for anyone who may have missed a bit.

by July 2, 2013 Meta
BN Podcast Episode 33: Keith Law Discusses the Feldman Trade, the Draft, the System, and More

BN Podcast Episode 33: Keith Law Discusses the Feldman Trade, the Draft, the System, and More

Minutes after breaking today’s big trade, Law was on the phone with us. That is technically a true statement.

by July 2, 2013 Podcasts
Pre-Gamin’: Cubs v. Athletics (9:05 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, etc.

Pre-Gamin’: Cubs v. Athletics (9:05 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, etc.

So long, Scott Feldman. His rotation replacement – at least for tonight – is Chris Rusin, and he gets the A’s.

by July 2, 2013 Pre-Gamin'
Roster Moves: Rusin and Sappelt Up, Sweeney to 60-Day DL, Strop and Guerrier Soon, Arrieta to Iowa

Roster Moves: Rusin and Sappelt Up, Sweeney to 60-Day DL, Strop and Guerrier Soon, Arrieta to Iowa

Not only did the Cubs make a lot of deals today, they had to make a lot of roster moves to accommodate those deals.

Chicago Cubs Sign Another Top International Pitching Prospect, Erling Moreno

Chicago Cubs Sign Another Top International Pitching Prospect, Erling Moreno

The Colombian righty gets $800,000.

Chicago Cubs Trade Second Base Prospect Ronald Torreyes to Houston Astros for International Bonus Money

Chicago Cubs Trade Second Base Prospect Ronald Torreyes to Houston Astros for International Bonus Money

The 20-year-old prospect was a favorite, but his stock had fallen.