Archive for August, 2013


The Chicken and the Egg of Big-Time Regional Sports Dollars

The Chicken and the Egg of Big-Time Regional Sports Dollars

You need the big money TV deal to help build and sustain a large payroll, but you may need a competitive team to land the big money TV deal in the first place.

Anthony Rizzo, Batting Order, Productive Outs and the Value of the Two-Hole

Anthony Rizzo, Batting Order, Productive Outs and the Value of the Two-Hole

Anthony Rizzo didn’t like his stay in the two-hole for the Cubs, but there were a number of good reasons to have him there.

by August 27, 2013 Analysis and Commentary

Jeff Samardzija Was Awesome Last Week and Other Bullets

Jeff Samardzija Was Awesome Last Week and Other Bullets

So awesome, in fact, that he was named NL Player of the Week. Also, love for C.J. Edwards.

by August 27, 2013 Chicago Cubs News
Cubs Minor League Daily: Smokies Win!

Cubs Minor League Daily: Smokies Win!

The Cubs’ AA affiliate is playoff-bound, thanks in part to yet another Javier Baez homer.

by August 27, 2013 Chicago Cubs News
Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 2, Dodgers 6 – August 26, 2013

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 2, Dodgers 6 – August 26, 2013

The team that was supposed to win won.

by August 27, 2013 Enhanced Box Scores
Pre-Gamin’: Cubs v. Dodgers (9:10 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, etc.

Pre-Gamin’: Cubs v. Dodgers (9:10 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, etc.

The Cubs will try to keep this one under 12 innings.

by August 26, 2013 Pre-Gamin'

Around the League: Matt Harvey’s Elbow, Angels Drama, Ichiro Hits, More

Around the League: Matt Harvey’s Elbow, Angels Drama, Ichiro Hits, More

Bad news for the Mets’ young ace. Yeah, it’s pretty much what you’re thinking, and it sucks.

by August 26, 2013 MLB News and Rumors
New Cubs Pitching Prospect Neil Ramirez Isn’t Just a Throwaway PTBNL

New Cubs Pitching Prospect Neil Ramirez Isn’t Just a Throwaway PTBNL

While he wasn’t the focal point of the Matt Garza trade, the Cubs are undoubtedly very happy to have him.

The Washington Nationals’ David DeJesus Waiver Gambit

The Washington Nationals’ David DeJesus Waiver Gambit

A deeper look into what exactly the Nationals did with DeJesus last week, and how they pulled it off.


Series Preview: Cubs v. Dodgers, August 26, 2013 – August 28, 2013

Series Preview: Cubs v. Dodgers, August 26, 2013 – August 28, 2013

The Dodgers are awfully good at this baseball thing.

by August 26, 2013 Series Previews
Is Chris Rusin Legit? And Other Bullets

Is Chris Rusin Legit? And Other Bullets

The lefty’s ERA sank to 2.64 yesterday. Do we trust it? If so, what’s next for Rusin?

by August 26, 2013 Chicago Cubs News
Cubs Minor League Daily: First Team Out

Cubs Minor League Daily: First Team Out

One Cubs farm team has been eliminated from playoff contention.

by August 26, 2013 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 2, Padres 3 – August 25, 2013

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 2, Padres 3 – August 25, 2013

All bad things must come to an end.

by August 25, 2013 Enhanced Box Scores