November 2013

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Happy Thanksgiving Friends and Other Bullets

Happy Thanksgiving Friends and Other Bullets

So, about that Ricky Nolasco contract …

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?