Archive for July, 2013

Cubs Minor League Daily: For The Dogs

Cubs Minor League Daily: For The Dogs

Dogs and baseball are a good match. But make sure you bring your pooper scooper.

The Price on Jeff Samardzija is Both Super Tall, and Four Years Old

The Price on Jeff Samardzija is Both Super Tall, and Four Years Old

The Cubs wouldn’t move Samardzija short of being able to pick anyone they wanted out of a farm system.

by July 30, 2013 Chicago Cubs Rumors

Enhanced Box Score: Brewers 5, Cubs 0 – July 29, 2013

Enhanced Box Score: Brewers 5, Cubs 0 – July 29, 2013

Eight innings of fantastic pitching.

by July 30, 2013 Enhanced Box Scores
Wakey Wakey: The BN Trade Deadline Blogathon Has Begun

Wakey Wakey: The BN Trade Deadline Blogathon Has Begun

I am awake, enthused, and pretty much everything that is the opposite of how I’m going to feel in 36 hours.

by July 30, 2013 Chicago Cubs Rumors, Meta
Open Thread: Post All Rumors and News Here Until the 36-Hour Trade Deadline Blogathon Begins (5am CT)

Open Thread: Post All Rumors and News Here Until the 36-Hour Trade Deadline Blogathon Begins (5am CT)

I’m calling it an early night in preparation for tomorrow (and the next day).

by July 29, 2013 Meta
Report: Nate Schierholtz “Most Likely” the Next Cub to Be Moved

Report: Nate Schierholtz “Most Likely” the Next Cub to Be Moved

That, according to a league source and ESPN Chicago. Schierholtz’s value is quite high, as you’d expect the asking price to be.

by July 29, 2013 Chicago Cubs Rumors

Pre-Gamin’: Brewers v. Cubs (7:05 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, etc.

Pre-Gamin’: Brewers v. Cubs (7:05 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, etc.

Jeff Samardzija on the hill, Brewers in town. This could go well.

by July 29, 2013 Pre-Gamin'
Today is Non-Cub Reliever Trading Day: Jesse Crain to Rays for Contingent Return

Today is Non-Cub Reliever Trading Day: Jesse Crain to Rays for Contingent Return

The injured reliever will net the White Sox something good if he comes back healthy, presumably.

by July 29, 2013 MLB News and Rumors
Brett Jackson Headed to AA Tennessee

Brett Jackson Headed to AA Tennessee

After rehabbing a calf injury in Arizona, Jackson returns to action.

Rumor-Free Fun: A Free $300 One-Day Fantasy Baseball Contest

Rumor-Free Fun: A Free $300 One-Day Fantasy Baseball Contest

You’re going to be hanging out at BN this week anyway, why not have a little fun and support BN in the process?

by July 29, 2013 Fantasy Baseball, Meta

Lukewarm Stove: Schierholtz, Relievers, Utley, Bundy, Peavy More

Lukewarm Stove: Schierholtz, Relievers, Utley, Bundy, Peavy More

Two days from the Trade Deadline, the rumor mill churns. But Cubs-specific stuff remains relatively quiet.

Now the Braves Get Their Reliever, Too: Trade for Scott Downs from Angels

Now the Braves Get Their Reliever, Too: Trade for Scott Downs from Angels

The Braves had previously been connected to James Russell.

by July 29, 2013 MLB News and Rumors
You Did It: After Raising More than $12,000 for Make-A-Wish, You Locked Me in for 36 Hours of Blogging

You Did It: After Raising More than $12,000 for Make-A-Wish, You Locked Me in for 36 Hours of Blogging

It all kicks off at 5am CT tomorrow morning, and then lasts, and lasts, and lasts …

by July 29, 2013 Chicago Cubs Rumors, Meta
Those Biogenesis Suspensions Could Come Down This Week – For Realsies This Time

Those Biogenesis Suspensions Could Come Down This Week – For Realsies This Time

I’d think teams would want those suspensions announced before Wednesday’s Trade Deadline.

by July 29, 2013 MLB News and Rumors
The Tigers Have Probably Made Their Bullpen Move, Reportedly Acquiring Jose Veras from Astros

The Tigers Have Probably Made Their Bullpen Move, Reportedly Acquiring Jose Veras from Astros

There are some Kevin Gregg-related implications here.

by July 29, 2013 MLB News and Rumors