Archive for September, 2013


Photo by Tim Sheridan, Boys of Spring

More September Roster Moves: Raley, Grimm, Boscan Up, Rosscup Added, Sappelt DFA’d

No huge surprises here, though it will be nice to see Rosscup.

Don’t Expect the Cubs’ Payroll to Increase Any Time Soon – But Also Don’t Freak Out About It

Don’t Expect the Cubs’ Payroll to Increase Any Time Soon – But Also Don’t Freak Out About It

Theo Epstein says the money isn’t there right now for a huge payroll. I think, if we’re honest with ourselves, we probably already knew that.


Jake Arrieta and the Mystery of the Missing Whiff

Jake Arrieta and the Mystery of the Missing Whiff

The stuff says Arrieta should be missing a lot of bats. But he isn’t. What’s up with that?

by September 3, 2013 Analysis and Commentary
More Call-Ups Are Coming and Other Bullets

More Call-Ups Are Coming and Other Bullets

With the AAA season over, we can expect to see some new (well, relatively new) faces soon.

by September 3, 2013 Chicago Cubs News
Cubs Minor League Daily: Curtains

Cubs Minor League Daily: Curtains

The regular season in the minor leagues has come to a close.

by September 3, 2013 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
Enhanced Box Score: Marlins 4, Cubs 3 – September 2, 2013

Enhanced Box Score: Marlins 4, Cubs 3 – September 2, 2013

All the scoring came early, and it didn’t favor the Cubs.

by September 2, 2013 Enhanced Box Scores

Pre-Gamin’: Marlins v. Cubs (1:20 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, etc.

Pre-Gamin’: Marlins v. Cubs (1:20 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, etc.

The Marlins come to town only slightly less hot than the Cubs, having won one in a row.

by September 2, 2013 Pre-Gamin'
Taking a Flyer on Daniel Bard? 28-Year-Old Was Just DFA’d By the Red Sox

Taking a Flyer on Daniel Bard? 28-Year-Old Was Just DFA’d By the Red Sox

Bard was one of the best relievers in the game between 2009 and 2011, but, since then, he’s completely lost the strike zone.

by September 2, 2013 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Series Preview: Marlins v. Cubs, September 2, 2013 – September 4, 2013

Series Preview: Marlins v. Cubs, September 2, 2013 – September 4, 2013

Winnable series, for the win.

by September 2, 2013 Series Previews

Working Hard to Pump the Brakes on Javier Baez and Other Bullets

Working Hard to Pump the Brakes on Javier Baez and Other Bullets

Baez’s performances have become so good that you have to work pretty hard to ground folks.

Cubs Minor League Daily: Hawks Make The Playoffs Anyway!

Cubs Minor League Daily: Hawks Make The Playoffs Anyway!

That’s three Cubs affiliates in the playoffs this year, which is fantastic.

by September 2, 2013 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
Enhanced Box Score: Phillies 1, Cubs 7 – September 1, 2013

Enhanced Box Score: Phillies 1, Cubs 7 – September 1, 2013

And the Ryno Series goes to the Cubs.

by September 1, 2013 Enhanced Box Scores
Pre-Gamin’: Phillies v. Cubs (1:20 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, etc.

Pre-Gamin’: Phillies v. Cubs (1:20 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, etc.

The Ryno Series is up for grabs today.

by September 1, 2013 Pre-Gamin'