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Garza: A True Total Eclipse of the Heart

Garza: A True Total Eclipse of the Heart

80’s. Hair. Matt Garza. How can that miss?

by July 24, 2013 Cubs Humor
BOOM: City Council Approves the Wrigley Field Renovation and Development Plan (But … )

BOOM: City Council Approves the Wrigley Field Renovation and Development Plan (But … )

The final public hurdle has been cleared, and the Cubs are formally authorized to begin the renovation. When they’re ready.

by July 24, 2013 Chicago Cubs News
The Consensus Seems to Be that the Cubs Did Well in the Matt Garza Trade

The Consensus Seems to Be that the Cubs Did Well in the Matt Garza Trade

It looked like a good package to Cubs fans, and everyone else seems to agree. More on the deal and the prospects involved.

The Cubs Are Reportedly Unlikely to Sign Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez

The Cubs Are Reportedly Unlikely to Sign Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez

The Red Sox are mentioned as a frontrunner, and Gonzalez may be “out of the Cubs’ price range.”

by July 24, 2013 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Ooh, Let’s Make Puns Using Junior Lake’s Name and Other Bullets

Ooh, Let’s Make Puns Using Junior Lake’s Name and Other Bullets

I know you want to do it. Just get it out of your system.

by July 24, 2013 Chicago Cubs News
Cubs Minor League Daily: Off To The Races

Cubs Minor League Daily: Off To The Races

Kris Bryant had a rough debut at Boise last night.

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 4, Diamondbacks 10 – July 23, 2013

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 4, Diamondbacks 10 – July 23, 2013

Dale Sveum wasn’t around to see the game fall apart.

by July 24, 2013 Enhanced Box Scores
Evening Alfonso Soriano Update: “Large Gap” Exists in Talks, Soriano Would Need Time to Consider Trade (UPDATES)

Evening Alfonso Soriano Update: “Large Gap” Exists in Talks, Soriano Would Need Time to Consider Trade (UPDATES)

It became clear quickly that the overnight “close” report was overstated, and now we could be looking at a long process.

by July 23, 2013 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Pre-Gamin’: Cubs v. Diamondbacks (8:40 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, etc.

Pre-Gamin’: Cubs v. Diamondbacks (8:40 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, etc.

Travis Wood will start a second half streak of quality starts, yes?

by July 23, 2013 Pre-Gamin'
Obsessive Wrigley Renovation Watch: Zoning Committee Approves; Bridge Scrapped, 10-Year OF Sign Moratorium in Place

Obsessive Wrigley Renovation Watch: Zoning Committee Approves; Bridge Scrapped, 10-Year OF Sign Moratorium in Place

The penultimate hurdle has been cleared, though it took some additional bending.

by July 23, 2013 Chicago Cubs News
Jed Hoyer: Slow Your Roll on that Soriano-Yankees Rumor (UPDATES: Conversations Happening)

Jed Hoyer: Slow Your Roll on that Soriano-Yankees Rumor (UPDATES: Conversations Happening)

Hoyer tells MLBN Radio that, when it comes to Soriano, “nothing [is] close at all.” The front office will be speaking to Soriano soon about trade issues.

by July 23, 2013 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Lukewarm Stove: Another Big-Time Cuban Defector, Ransom, Pedroia, Rios

Lukewarm Stove: Another Big-Time Cuban Defector, Ransom, Pedroia, Rios

A 26-year-old middle infielder is on the market, but it sounds like the Dodgers all but have him locked up.

One Particularly Fond Memory of Matt Garza

One Particularly Fond Memory of Matt Garza

It’s the image – well, the collection of images shown in rapid sequence to approximate a video – that will stick in my mind.

by July 23, 2013 Cubs Humor
More BN’ers Wearing Shirts Around the World (Literally)

More BN’ers Wearing Shirts Around the World (Literally)

From Wrigley Field to Coors Field to the French Riviera. Seriously.

by July 23, 2013 Meta
Cubs and Yankees Discussing Alfonso Soriano Trade (UPDATES: Not Imminent, But NY is Incentivized)

Cubs and Yankees Discussing Alfonso Soriano Trade (UPDATES: Not Imminent, But NY is Incentivized)

The Cubs would eat most of the salary, and get a “mid-level” prospect in return, according to one report.

by July 23, 2013 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Kris Bryant is Headed to Boise and Other Bullets

Kris Bryant is Headed to Boise and Other Bullets

His short stint in rookie ball is over, and the real work begins now.

Dodgers Reportedly No Longer Interested in Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez

Dodgers Reportedly No Longer Interested in Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez

If true, the Cubs might have a shot at landing the 26-year-old righty.

by July 23, 2013 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Cubs Minor League Daily: Hype Versus History

Cubs Minor League Daily: Hype Versus History

When it comes to new Cubs prospect Mike Olt, do you buy the hype or the history? Also, where do Olt and C.J. Edwards rank in the Cubs’ system?

How Acquiring Alfonso Soriano Could Actually Help the Yankees Get Under the Luxury Tax Cap

How Acquiring Alfonso Soriano Could Actually Help the Yankees Get Under the Luxury Tax Cap

An added incentive for the Yankees to acquire a player like Soriano.

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 4, Diamondbacks 2 – July 22, 2013

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 4, Diamondbacks 2 – July 22, 2013

Laaaaaaaaaaake. The good Lake.

by July 23, 2013 Enhanced Box Scores

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