Archive for September, 2013


Enhanced Box Score: Pirates 2, Cubs 4 – September 25, 2013

Enhanced Box Score: Pirates 2, Cubs 4 – September 25, 2013

Closing out the home slate with a win. Farewell for this year, Wrigley.

by September 25, 2013 Enhanced Box Scores
Pre-Gamin’: Pirates v. Cubs (1:20 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, etc.

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

The home finale has arrived.

by September 25, 2013 Pre-Gamin'

A Free $1,000 Fantasy Contest is Launching Today – Join In

A Free $1,000 Fantasy Contest is Launching Today – Join In

These contests are fun, and easy. And it helps BN when you sign up.

by September 25, 2013 Meta
Arizona Fall League Changes: Almora Bumped Up, Darvill Included, Pitching Spot Open

Arizona Fall League Changes: Almora Bumped Up, Darvill Included, Pitching Spot Open

No more taxi squad for Almora. Darvill is a 22-year-old utility prospect.

by September 25, 2013 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
Anthony Rizzo and Starlin Castro Are Getting Too Much Blame and Other Bullets

Anthony Rizzo and Starlin Castro Are Getting Too Much Blame and Other Bullets

The Cubs notched their 50th loss of the season at home last night, and Dale Sveum has some thoughts.

by September 25, 2013 Chicago Cubs News
Enhanced Box Score: Pirates 8, Cubs 2 – September 24, 2013

Enhanced Box Score: Pirates 8, Cubs 2 – September 24, 2013

Bullpen night didn’t do so well.

by September 25, 2013 Enhanced Box Scores
Pre-Gamin’: Pirates v. Cubs (7:05 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, etc.

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

Chris Rusin with his final audition tape for 2013.

by September 24, 2013 Pre-Gamin'

Checking in on the Reverse Standings: the Cubs Are Cozying Up to Fourth Place

Checking in on the Reverse Standings: the Cubs Are Cozying Up to Fourth Place

Checking the remaining schedules and the teams around the Cubs, finishing with the fourth worst record seems likely.

by September 24, 2013 Analysis and Commentary
Rule 5 Pick Hector Rondon is Quickly Becoming Just Hector Rondon

Rule 5 Pick Hector Rondon is Quickly Becoming Just Hector Rondon

His numbers have improved throughout the season, as has his velocity.

by September 24, 2013 Analysis and Commentary
2014 Cubs Convention Passes Now on Sale – Turn it Out

2014 Cubs Convention Passes Now on Sale – Turn it Out

It’s a fun event (January 17 to 19), and I’ll be there with bells on.

by September 24, 2013 Chicago Cubs News
A Very Happy Birthday to BN’er Ben, and High Fives on Cool Shirts

A Very Happy Birthday to BN’er Ben, and High Fives on Cool Shirts

Big-time birthday wishes.

by September 24, 2013 Meta

Jeff Samardzija is in Elite Company and Other Bullets

Jeff Samardzija is in Elite Company and Other Bullets

It’s been a bumpy season for Samardzija, but there are some positive takeaways.

by September 24, 2013 Chicago Cubs News
Enhanced Box Score: Pirates 2, Cubs 1 – September 23, 2013

Enhanced Box Score: Pirates 2, Cubs 1 – September 23, 2013

The Pirates clinch a playoff spot. It’s the thing to do at Wrigley.

by September 24, 2013 Enhanced Box Scores
Pre-Gamin’: Pirates v. Cubs (7:05 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, etc.

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

It’s a Cubs game, but it feels like it’s all about the Pirates.

by September 23, 2013 Pre-Gamin'
Lukewarm Stove: International Options, Trading Garza and Pursuing Tanaka

Lukewarm Stove: International Options, Trading Garza and Pursuing Tanaka

One writer says he believes Masahiro Tanaka will be the Cubs’ top target this offseason.

by September 23, 2013 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors