Archive for October, 2013


BN Podcast Episode 43: Embarrassing Predictions, Excessive Celebrations, and Obligatory Bartman

BN Podcast Episode 43: Embarrassing Predictions, Excessive Celebrations, and Obligatory Bartman

Sahadev and I made some predictions before the season. We did not do well.

by October 17, 2013 Podcasts
Lukewarm Stove: Cubs an Early Favorite for Korean Righty Suk-Min Yoon?

Lukewarm Stove: Cubs an Early Favorite for Korean Righty Suk-Min Yoon?

One Korean report says they are. If so, how exciting is he as a possible signing?

by October 17, 2013 Chicago Cubs Rumors

Daniel Bard in Winter Ball Before the Tender Decision and Other Bullets

Daniel Bard in Winter Ball Before the Tender Decision and Other Bullets

It’ll be good for both Bard and the Cubs. Also: other stuff.

by October 17, 2013 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors
Now Hiring: A Chicago Bears Writer

Now Hiring: A Chicago Bears Writer

I am exploring expanding BN coverage to the Bears, which would have its own section on the site.

by October 16, 2013 Meta
Lukewarm Stove: McCann, Price, Yoon, Granderson, Qualifying Offer

Lukewarm Stove: McCann, Price, Yoon, Granderson, Qualifying Offer

Is McCann a $100 million man? Another international arm, the price of Price, and more.

Young Pitching Talent and the Chicago Cubs Farm System

Young Pitching Talent and the Chicago Cubs Farm System

As young pitchers step up in the playoffs, it’s fair to wonder: who might that guy be for the Cubs? Pierce Johnson? C.J. Edwards? Paul Blackburn?

The Missing Mascot and Other Bullets

The Missing Mascot and Other Bullets

The Cubs are one of just a handful of teams without a mascot. Also: the Cardinals are up 3-1 in yet another NLCS. Didn’t work out last year …


Obsessive New Manager Watch: Dave Martinez Interview on Tap, and He’s Excited

Obsessive New Manager Watch: Dave Martinez Interview on Tap, and He’s Excited

Learning the craft under Joe Maddon for the last several years has to be considered a plus, yes?

by October 15, 2013 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Prices for Cubs Tickets in 2014 Largely Staying Flat

Prices for Cubs Tickets in 2014 Largely Staying Flat

That’s the third consecutive season without an increase.

by October 15, 2013 Chicago Cubs News
Obsessive New Manager Watch: Cubs Interview Rick Renteria

Obsessive New Manager Watch: Cubs Interview Rick Renteria

Theo and Jed took a trip out West for the conversation. A little more background on Renteria.

by October 15, 2013 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Dodgers Start Climbing Back Into the NLCS and Other Bullets

Dodgers Start Climbing Back Into the NLCS and Other Bullets

They shut out the Cardinals last night, which was primarily due to the Cardinals being bad. Apparently.


Prospect Notes: Almora, Soler, Bryant, Amaya, More

Prospect Notes: Almora, Soler, Bryant, Amaya, More

With the Fall League in full swing, there are plenty of eyes on top Cubs prospects.

by October 14, 2013 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
Obsessive New Manager Watch: Interviews on Tap, Criteria Clearing Up

Obsessive New Manager Watch: Interviews on Tap, Criteria Clearing Up

The Cubs are reportedly looking for a Latin American presence, either in the manager’s seat or at least on the coaching staff.

by October 14, 2013 Chicago Cubs News
Ten Years Later and Other Bullets

Ten Years Later and Other Bullets

Yes, today is the date. We’re forced to look back, at least for a moment.

Tom Ricketts on the 2013 Season, the Future, and the Wrigley Field Renovation

Tom Ricketts on the 2013 Season, the Future, and the Wrigley Field Renovation

The Cubs’ owner and chairman writes to fans about the successes and challenges of the year, and what’s to come.

by October 13, 2013 Chicago Cubs News