Archive for October, 2013


Remember Cuban Pitcher Dalier Hinojosa? The Red Sox Just Signed Him

Remember Cuban Pitcher Dalier Hinojosa? The Red Sox Just Signed Him

He gets a minor league deal and (presumably) a bonus. The Cubs were once rumored to be involved.

by October 18, 2013 MLB News and Rumors
Prospect Notes: Edwards, Almora, Bryant, Baez, Vogelbach, Jimenez, Torres, More

Prospect Notes: Edwards, Almora, Bryant, Baez, Vogelbach, Jimenez, Torres, More

Arizona Fall League action continues, international signees get work, and Cubs prospects get analyzed.

by October 18, 2013 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects

Obsessive Wrigley Renovation Watch: Night Game Change, Outfield Bump Out, Signage Battle

Obsessive Wrigley Renovation Watch: Night Game Change, Outfield Bump Out, Signage Battle

The Mayor introduces some ordinances to help wrap up some issues for the Cubs, but questions linger.

by October 18, 2013 Chicago Cubs News
The Dodgers DFA Alex Castellanos and I Start Rambling About a Flyer and Other Bullets

The Dodgers DFA Alex Castellanos and I Start Rambling About a Flyer and Other Bullets

Intriguing outfielder for free? Sure, maybe. It’s worth discussing, at least.

Cuban Stud Jose Abreu Expected to Sign $68 Million Deal with Chicago White Sox

Cuban Stud Jose Abreu Expected to Sign $68 Million Deal with Chicago White Sox

It could wind up being a huge win for the White Sox, or a huge oops.

by October 17, 2013 MLB News and Rumors
WGN Looking to Renegotiate Radio Deal with the Chicago Cubs

WGN Looking to Renegotiate Radio Deal with the Chicago Cubs

Ratings are declining and WGN wants to save some money.

by October 17, 2013 Chicago Cubs News

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 …