Archive for August, 2013


Extending Jeff Samardzija Remains Something the Cubs Want to Do – How Much Will It Cost?

Extending Jeff Samardzija Remains Something the Cubs Want to Do – How Much Will It Cost?

He’s under team control for two more years after this one, but the Cubs would probably like to get another couple years, as well.

Obsessive Wrigley Renovation Watch: Cubs Qualify for $8 Million Property Tax Break

Obsessive Wrigley Renovation Watch: Cubs Qualify for $8 Million Property Tax Break

The Landmarks Commission offered another approval yesterday.

by August 2, 2013 Chicago Cubs News

Anthony Rizzo Emerging as Many Things, All of Them Good and Other Bullets

Anthony Rizzo Emerging as Many Things, All of Them Good and Other Bullets

A great hitter, a leader, a thoughtful commenter … Rizzo’s future remains bright.

by August 2, 2013 Chicago Cubs News
Cubs Minor League Daily: We’re Talking Playoffs

Cubs Minor League Daily: We’re Talking Playoffs

August is the stretch run in the minor leagues, and some Cubs affiliates are pushing for the playoffs. Playoffs? PLAYOFFS?

Enhanced Box Score: Dodgers 6, Cubs 4 – August 1, 2013

Enhanced Box Score: Dodgers 6, Cubs 4 – August 1, 2013

Yeah, well, Junior Lake is better than Yasiel Puig.

by August 1, 2013 Enhanced Box Scores
Making It Official: Eloy Jimenez Signs with Cubs for $2.8 Million (And a Signings Update)

Making It Official: Eloy Jimenez Signs with Cubs for $2.8 Million (And a Signings Update)

The top international prospect, joining the top international signing class.


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

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

Puigmania versus Rusinmania. Yes, that’s a thing.

by August 1, 2013 Pre-Gamin'
Making Trades in August – The Waiver System, Which Players Are Trade Candidates, and More

Making Trades in August – The Waiver System, Which Players Are Trade Candidates, and More

Unpacking the complex trade rules in August, together with an analysis of what the Cubs can realistically do.

You’ve Got One Day Left to Join the Free Fantasy Baseball Contest ($300 Prize Pool)

You’ve Got One Day Left to Join the Free Fantasy Baseball Contest ($300 Prize Pool)

Nudge, nudge. This is a nice opportunity.

by August 1, 2013 Fantasy Baseball, Meta

Reflecting on Trade Season, the Trade Deadline, and Where the Cubs Go

Reflecting on Trade Season, the Trade Deadline, and Where the Cubs Go

No deals yesterday, but that doesn’t mean the Cubs weren’t incredibly active this trade season. Looking back, and looking forward.

Obsessive Wrigley Renovation Watch: Sheffield Patio Deck Could Be Key to Two Problems

Obsessive Wrigley Renovation Watch: Sheffield Patio Deck Could Be Key to Two Problems

Adding a deck that overhangs Sheffield could prevent obstructed rooftop views, and give the Cubs a replacement “bridge.”

by August 1, 2013 Chicago Cubs News
Series Preview: Dodgers v. Cubs, August 1, 2013 – August 4, 2013

Series Preview: Dodgers v. Cubs, August 1, 2013 – August 4, 2013

PUUUUUUUUUUUIG!

by August 1, 2013 Series Previews
Continued Love for Edwin Jackson’s Continuing Hot Streak and Other Bullets

Continued Love for Edwin Jackson’s Continuing Hot Streak and Other Bullets

The Cubs didn’t have a better pitcher in July, and Jackson is showing us the guy the front office always thought he could be.

by August 1, 2013 Chicago Cubs News