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Pre-Gamin': Cardinals v. Cubs (3:05 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, etc.

Pre-Gamin': Cardinals v. Cubs (3:05 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, etc.

Another series against the Cardinals can be clinched today.

by August 17, 2013 Pre-Gamin'
Javier Baez Walk-Off Homer? No Big Deal, and Other Bullets

Javier Baez Walk-Off Homer? No Big Deal, and Other Bullets

The extent to which Baez has been good in AA so far surpasses my ability to keep coming up with new ways to compliment him.

Enhanced Box Score: Cardinals 0, Cubs 7 – August 16, 2013

Enhanced Box Score: Cardinals 0, Cubs 7 – August 16, 2013

Jake Arrieta >>> Jake Westbrook.

by August 16, 2013 Enhanced Box Scores
Phillies Part Ways with Charlie Manuel, Name Ryne Sandberg Interim Manager

Phillies Part Ways with Charlie Manuel, Name Ryne Sandberg Interim Manager

Nothing but well-wishes for Sandberg, who would have been the wrong guy for the Cubs two years ago. Now is his time.

by August 16, 2013 Chicago Cubs News, MLB News and Rumors
Pre-Gamin': Cardinals v. Cubs (3:05 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, etc. (Plus Roster Moves)

Pre-Gamin': Cardinals v. Cubs (3:05 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, etc. (Plus Roster Moves)

The Battle of the Jakes.

by August 16, 2013 Pre-Gamin'
Moniker Madness is Back – The Best Names in the Minor Leagues

Moniker Madness is Back – The Best Names in the Minor Leagues

So much goodness. Sicnarf Loopstok? Jose Jose? Yes, please.

by August 16, 2013 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
Scott Boras, Draft and Free Agency Changes, and the Optical Problem of Self-Interest

Scott Boras, Draft and Free Agency Changes, and the Optical Problem of Self-Interest

Scott Boras is stumping for CBA changes, and he’s got some good points. But he probably shouldn’t be the one making them.

by August 16, 2013 Analysis and Commentary
Series Preview: Cardinals v. Cubs, August 16, 2013 – August 18, 2013

Series Preview: Cardinals v. Cubs, August 16, 2013 – August 18, 2013

Welcome to the Cardinals. The Cubs handled them acceptably in St. Louis this past weekend.

by August 16, 2013 Series Previews
Alfonso Soriano is Suddenly Relevant and Other Bullets

Alfonso Soriano is Suddenly Relevant and Other Bullets

It only took a hot streak. Er, wait: it only took a move to the Yankees.

Cubs Minor League Daily: Bidding in Boise

Cubs Minor League Daily: Bidding in Boise

Jerseys are available for grabbing. Also the latest scores and highlights.

by August 16, 2013 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
Ridiculously Expanded Instant Replay is Almost Certainly Coming to MLB in 2014

Ridiculously Expanded Instant Replay is Almost Certainly Coming to MLB in 2014

It still needs formal approval in November, but that is widely expected. Get ready for “challenges.”

by August 15, 2013 MLB News and Rumors
Checking In On the Standings, and Discussing Protected Picks

Checking In On the Standings, and Discussing Protected Picks

The Cubs are currently tied for the fourth worst record in baseball.

by August 15, 2013 Analysis and Commentary
BN Podcast Episode 37: Prospect Promotions, Length of Games, Babies and BBs

BN Podcast Episode 37: Prospect Promotions, Length of Games, Babies and BBs

Where might we see which prospects when? Did that make sense?

by August 15, 2013 Podcasts
Jake Arrieta Joins the Rotation – Are There Any Service Time Implications Here? (UPDATE)

Jake Arrieta Joins the Rotation – Are There Any Service Time Implications Here? (UPDATE)

The hard-throwing righty will get something of an extended audition with the Cubs.

Kris Bryant and the Possibility of Third Base for the Cubs in 2014 and Other Bullets

Kris Bryant and the Possibility of Third Base for the Cubs in 2014 and Other Bullets

Is it realistic to think Bryant could break camp with the Cubs next year? I really don’t think so.

Cubs Minor League Daily: Stealing Home

Cubs Minor League Daily: Stealing Home

A top prospect pulls off the feat. Also, a craft beer festival at Kane County.

by August 15, 2013 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
Enhanced Box Score: Reds 5, Cubs 0 – August 14, 2013

Enhanced Box Score: Reds 5, Cubs 0 – August 14, 2013

Another shutout at home. That’s a sweep for the Reds.

by August 14, 2013 Enhanced Box Scores
Pre-Gamin': Reds v. Cubs (1:20 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, etc. (Plus Jake Arrieta Returns)

Pre-Gamin': Reds v. Cubs (1:20 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, etc. (Plus Jake Arrieta Returns)

Chris Rusin tries to keep his good season rolling, and the Cubs look to avoid the sweep.

by August 14, 2013 Pre-Gamin'

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