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Archive for November, 2013

About that Season Ticket Buying Decision and Other Bullets

About that Season Ticket Buying Decision and Other Bullets

One writer is wrestling with the decision of buying today for the possibility of a bright future.

by November 30, 2013 Chicago Cubs News
Adderall Usage in MLB is on the Rise, But It’s Permitted

Adderall Usage in MLB is on the Rise, But It’s Permitted

The “therapeutic use” exemption is used by players suffering from ADD, but the rate at which ballplayers suffer from it is quite high.

by November 30, 2013 MLB News and Rumors
Rumor: Cubs Interested in Former Cardinals Closer Edward Mujica

Rumor: Cubs Interested in Former Cardinals Closer Edward Mujica

The Cubs, who have an open closer’s job, are expected to sign at least one free agent reliever this year. Is Mujica worth the money he’ll get?

by November 29, 2013 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Will the Cubs Slow-Play the Jeff Samardzija Trade Market?

Will the Cubs Slow-Play the Jeff Samardzija Trade Market?

There are reasons to believe a Samardzija trade, if it happens, is still a ways off. And Peter Gammons reports that the Cubs plan to wait.

by November 29, 2013 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Lukewarm Stove: Inappropriately Large Volumes of Phil Hughes Discussion

Lukewarm Stove: Inappropriately Large Volumes of Phil Hughes Discussion

The 27-year-old righty has unintentionally become one of my focuses this offseason. There are a number of teams interested.

by November 29, 2013 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
Cubs Say Season Ticket Renewals Are Up This Year

Cubs Say Season Ticket Renewals Are Up This Year

A pretty healthy increase over last year, which might be something of a surprise to you.

by November 29, 2013 Chicago Cubs News
Are Free Agents Signing Earlier Than Usual This Year? And Other Bullets

Are Free Agents Signing Earlier Than Usual This Year? And Other Bullets

Some of the bigger deals seem to be coming earlier this year, but, overall, it’s kind of business as usual.

by November 29, 2013 Chicago Cubs News, MLB News and Rumors
The Predictable Response to Yesterday’s Trade Samardzija Mania? More Extension Talks

The Predictable Response to Yesterday’s Trade Samardzija Mania? More Extension Talks

That was the new rumor last night, though it could just be working in tandem with everything we’ve already heard.

by November 28, 2013 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Happy Thanksgiving Friends and Other Bullets

Happy Thanksgiving Friends and Other Bullets

So, about that Ricky Nolasco contract …

by November 28, 2013 Chicago Cubs News
Source Tells Dave Kaplan There’s a 99 Percent Chance Jeff Samardzija is Traded

Source Tells Dave Kaplan There’s a 99 Percent Chance Jeff Samardzija is Traded

The interest is so wide and deep that a deal seems inevitable. Of course, rumors like this could pressure Samardzija at the negotiating table, too.

by November 27, 2013 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Minnesota Twins Agree to Terms with Ricky Nolasco

Minnesota Twins Agree to Terms with Ricky Nolasco

Some ancillary implications for the Cubs here, and for the broader market.

by November 27, 2013 MLB News and Rumors
Ted Lilly is Riding Off Into the Sunset

Ted Lilly is Riding Off Into the Sunset

Lilly was an important part of the rotation for the 2007 and 2008 Cubs. He was also something of a folk hero.

by November 27, 2013 MLB News and Rumors
Ryan Braun Isn’t Here to Talk About the Past, and Other Things We’ve Heard Before

Ryan Braun Isn’t Here to Talk About the Past, and Other Things We’ve Heard Before

Ryan Braun finally addressed the media after his PED suspension and that previous positive test fiasco.

by November 27, 2013 MLB News and Rumors
Cubs Announce Holiday Four-Pack Ticket Packages

Cubs Announce Holiday Four-Pack Ticket Packages

The four-packs go on sale this Friday, before you can actually get single game tickets otherwise.

by November 27, 2013 Chicago Cubs News
Prospects Progress: Josh Vitters

Prospects Progress: Josh Vitters

It’s been easy to forget how promising things were looking 2012, and how good the bat looked in limited time in 2013.

by November 27, 2013 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
Lukewarm Stove: Samardzija, Posting System, Tanaka, Maeda, Hughes, Cruz

Lukewarm Stove: Samardzija, Posting System, Tanaka, Maeda, Hughes, Cruz

Probably your last pre-Thanksgiving dose of the Stove. Are teams willing to meet the price for Jeff Samardzija?

by November 27, 2013 Chicago Cubs Rumors

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