Archive for October, 2013


Dusty Baker is Now Available

Dusty Baker is Now Available

Perfect timing, right?

by October 4, 2013 MLB News and Rumors
Obsessive New Manager Watch: Girardi Resolution May Come Very Soon

Obsessive New Manager Watch: Girardi Resolution May Come Very Soon

In terms of “Yankees or someone else,” at least.

by October 3, 2013 Chicago Cubs Rumors

Chicago Cubs Claim Mat Gamel Off of Waivers from the Brewers

Chicago Cubs Claim Mat Gamel Off of Waivers from the Brewers

The 28-year-old utility man is a former top prospect who missed almost all of the last two seasons with two ACL injuries.

That Was Fast: Royals Hire Dale Sveum

That Was Fast: Royals Hire Dale Sveum

He’ll be a coach for the 2014 Royals.

by October 3, 2013 MLB News and Rumors
Obsessive Wrigley Renovation Watch: Three Lingering Issues Reportedly Resolved

Obsessive Wrigley Renovation Watch: Three Lingering Issues Reportedly Resolved

The Cubs won’t owe compensation for the wall bump outs, will get the night game ordinance fixed, and will get street fairs.

by October 3, 2013 Chicago Cubs News
BN Podcast Episode 42: More Managerial Madness, Plus an Email Blowout

BN Podcast Episode 42: More Managerial Madness, Plus an Email Blowout

Is it Girardi or bust for the Cubs? How likely is that to result in a “bust”? Plus more emails than you can shake a stick at.

by October 3, 2013 Podcasts

Obsessive New Manager Watch: Girardi Wants to Talk to Cubs? Hinch, Alomar and Others on Tap?

Obsessive New Manager Watch: Girardi Wants to Talk to Cubs? Hinch, Alomar and Others on Tap?

It’s still hard to know for sure whether the Cubs will even get a shot at Girardi. There are some conflicting reports.

by October 3, 2013 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Would You Be Happy Being the Indians? and Other Bullets

Would You Be Happy Being the Indians? and Other Bullets

A competitive season and a Wild Card bow-out. Good enough for 2014?

Obsessive New Manager Watch: Yankees Reportedly Made Girardi an Offer, and He Countered

Obsessive New Manager Watch: Yankees Reportedly Made Girardi an Offer, and He Countered

If Girardi is indeed engaging in a back-and-forth with the Yankees already, the odds he listens to other teams are low.

by October 2, 2013 Chicago Cubs Rumors

Obsessive New Manager Watch: Girardi, Hinch, Ausmus, Cooper, More

Obsessive New Manager Watch: Girardi, Hinch, Ausmus, Cooper, More

Cubs ownership may be particularly interested in Girardi, though the Cubs have reportedly already spoken to the Padres about Hinch.

by October 2, 2013 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Obsessive New Manager Watch: Yankees Aggressive in Keep Joe Girardi Off the Market

Obsessive New Manager Watch: Yankees Aggressive in Keep Joe Girardi Off the Market

The Cubs may not get permission to speak to Girardi until and unless negotiations with the Yankees break down.

by October 2, 2013 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Lukewarm Stove: “Multiple Agents” Believe Cubs Will Spend Big on a Catcher

Lukewarm Stove: “Multiple Agents” Believe Cubs Will Spend Big on a Catcher

That would be something of a surprise given the existence of Welington Castillo, right?

by October 2, 2013 Chicago Cubs Rumors
The Pirates (and Their Fans) Dismiss the Reds and Other Bullets

The Pirates (and Their Fans) Dismiss the Reds and Other Bullets

The atmosphere was ridiculous in Pittsburgh, and the team came through.