Archive for October, 2013


Escalating Salaries, the Merit of Extensions, and a Suggested Offseason Strategy

Escalating Salaries, the Merit of Extensions, and a Suggested Offseason Strategy

That “crazy” Tim Lincecum contract has me thinking about the long-term movements in the player contract market. How should the Cubs proceed?

Jorge Soler Redux and Other Bullets

Jorge Soler Redux and Other Bullets

The outfield prospect reportedly had to step away from the AFL for a few days for a residency issue, and is still “raw.”


Myles: How Did My Postseason Predictions Shake Out? I’m Awesome. That’s How.

Myles: How Did My Postseason Predictions Shake Out? I’m Awesome. That’s How.

And it’s left Myles cheering for the Cardinals. Again.

by October 23, 2013 Cubs Humor, MLB News and Rumors
Market Continues to Shift: Giants Re-Sign Tim Lincecum for Two Years and $35 Million

Market Continues to Shift: Giants Re-Sign Tim Lincecum for Two Years and $35 Million

It’s a staggering contract for a pitcher who has been anything but top shelf the last two years.

by October 22, 2013 MLB News and Rumors
Lukewarm Stove: Cano, Kershaw, Guerrero, McCann, Phillips, Choo, More

Lukewarm Stove: Cano, Kershaw, Guerrero, McCann, Phillips, Choo, More

The Cubs keep popping up with Robinson Cano, and I have to keep pooping on it. More Cubs and Brian McCann, and a bunch of other stuff, too.

Obsessive New Manager Watch: Leyland/Baker/Mattingly Implications, Maddux, Renteria, Lovullo

Obsessive New Manager Watch: Leyland/Baker/Mattingly Implications, Maddux, Renteria, Lovullo

Another job opens up, while one closes. Is there any impact on the Cubs?

by October 22, 2013 Chicago Cubs Rumors

Jorge Soler is Still Coming Back and Other Bullets

Jorge Soler is Still Coming Back and Other Bullets

Soler is coming back from a stress fracture in his leg, and it’s a bit of a process.

Obsessive New Manager Watch: Renteria the Favorite? Waiting on Lovullo? More

Obsessive New Manager Watch: Renteria the Favorite? Waiting on Lovullo? More

Checking in on where things stand after a relatively busy weekend.

by October 21, 2013 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Chicago Cubs Sign Catcher Danny Canela Out of Independent League

Chicago Cubs Sign Catcher Danny Canela Out of Independent League

He’s always had a great bat, and had a productive partial career at N.C. State.


The Instructional League is Over and Other Bullets

The Instructional League is Over and Other Bullets

Short and sweet? Or just short? In any event, it’s at a close.

A Cardinals-Red Sox World Series, Great, and Other Bullets

A Cardinals-Red Sox World Series, Great, and Other Bullets

This will be fun for everyone!

Obsessive New Manager Watch: A Couple New Candidates? Lovullo and Maddux

Obsessive New Manager Watch: A Couple New Candidates? Lovullo and Maddux

The Rangers’ pitching coach has been down this road before, but the Red Sox’s bench coach is a new name.

by October 19, 2013 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Kris Bryant Laughs at Your Mortal AFL and Other Bullets

Kris Bryant Laughs at Your Mortal AFL and Other Bullets

Give him an award? He’ll give you back a couple long home runs. Also, Mike Olt’s vision issues may finally be under wraps.