Archive for September, 2013

The Cubs May Want a Big Free Agent Like Masahiro Tanaka, but Will the Money Be There?

The Cubs May Want a Big Free Agent Like Masahiro Tanaka, but Will the Money Be There?

Some of the biggest ticket items don’t make sense, but Tanaka certainly does. How does the Cubs’ financial situation play a role in his pursuit?

Dale Sveum, Joe Girardi, and the Impending Decision

Dale Sveum, Joe Girardi, and the Impending Decision

A decision on Sveum’s future is likely on Monday, and a whole lot of people are talking about the Cubs’ managerial future.

by September 26, 2013 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors
Quick Off-Day Check on the Reverse Standings: Twins or Cubs

Quick Off-Day Check on the Reverse Standings: Twins or Cubs

One will pick fourth next year, and one will pick fifth.

by September 26, 2013 Chicago Cubs News
Attendance Was Way Down (Again) in 2013 and Other Bullets

Attendance Was Way Down (Again) in 2013 and Other Bullets

The 2013 mark was the lowest in 15 years, and was the 5th straight year of decline.

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