Archive for October, 2013


Carlos Beltran Blah Blah Blah and Other Bullets

Carlos Beltran Blah Blah Blah and Other Bullets

Another post-season game-winning hit? Shrug. In the Cubs’ world, there’s a heavy focus on corporate partnerships right now. Interesting stuff.

by October 12, 2013 Chicago Cubs News, MLB News and Rumors
Lukewarm Stove: Tanaka, Ellsbury, Arroyo, Scherzer, Saltalamacchia, Price, Cano, More

Lukewarm Stove: Tanaka, Ellsbury, Arroyo, Scherzer, Saltalamacchia, Price, Cano, More

So very much to discuss. Wild and crazy rumors from wild and crazy guys. That’s a reference!


Checking in on the New Facilities in Mesa, Arizona

Checking in on the New Facilities in Mesa, Arizona

They look awesome, and they’re nearing completion.

by October 11, 2013 Chicago Cubs News
Still Concerned About an Amusement Tax Hike and Other Bullets

Still Concerned About an Amusement Tax Hike and Other Bullets

Chicago needs revenue, and it’s looking increasingly possible that it’ll come from you and the Cubs.

Obsessive New Manager Watch: Moving on from Girardi, Considering Martinez, (Not) Considering Guillen

Obsessive New Manager Watch: Moving on from Girardi, Considering Martinez, (Not) Considering Guillen

And is Rick Renteria now the favorite for the Cubs’ managerial job?

by October 10, 2013 Chicago Cubs Rumors
You Can Stop Transferring Failed Girardi Hope into (Greg) Maddux Hope

You Can Stop Transferring Failed Girardi Hope into (Greg) Maddux Hope

Dave Kaplan asked, and Greg Maddux said he’s just not that into it.

by October 10, 2013 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Obsessive Wrigley Renovation Watch: Alderman Tunney Tells the Cubs to Get to Work

Obsessive Wrigley Renovation Watch: Alderman Tunney Tells the Cubs to Get to Work

Tunney sounds frustrated that the Cubs have not begun the renovation process now that the offseason is here.

by October 10, 2013 Chicago Cubs News

The Cubs Took Over the Mesa Solar Sox Yesterday and Other Bullets

The Cubs Took Over the Mesa Solar Sox Yesterday and Other Bullets

The AFL team to whom the Cubs send players scored 13 runs yesterday. Cubs prospects drove in 11 of ’em.

That’s That: Joe Girardi Re-Signs With Yankees

That’s That: Joe Girardi Re-Signs With Yankees

He gets a four-year deal, which suggests his waiting game paid off.

At the League Level, the Cubs’ Have a Ton of Top Prospects

At the League Level, the Cubs’ Have a Ton of Top Prospects

Baseball America ranked the top prospects in each minor league. No surprise: the Cubs were well-represented.

Roster Moves: Boscan, Dolis, McDonald, McNutt, Neal, Putnam

Roster Moves: Boscan, Dolis, McDonald, McNutt, Neal, Putnam

All were removed from the 40-man roster.

Obsessive New Manager Watch: How Patient Are the Yankees? Plus Other Managerial Bits

Obsessive New Manager Watch: How Patient Are the Yankees? Plus Other Managerial Bits

Are the Yankees really as willing to wait on Girardi as they say they are?

by October 9, 2013 Chicago Cubs Rumors

Sammy Sosa Wants to Reconnect with the Cubs and Other Bullets

Sammy Sosa Wants to Reconnect with the Cubs and Other Bullets

If the Cubs reached out to him, Sosa would be open to a return.

Myles: Careful, Cubs Fans

Myles: Careful, Cubs Fans

It’s OK to pine for a particular manager, even if you can’t articulate why he’s the right guy. But guard your heart and be patient.

by October 9, 2013 Analysis and Commentary
Chicago Cubs Re-Sign Ryan Sweeney to Two-Year Contract (Plus 2016 Option)

Chicago Cubs Re-Sign Ryan Sweeney to Two-Year Contract (Plus 2016 Option)

Sweeney gets $3.5 million guaranteed, with a $2.5 million option in 2016.