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Archive for November, 2013

Cardinals Reportedly Acquire Peter Bourjos and a Prospect for David Freese and Fernando Salas

Cardinals Reportedly Acquire Peter Bourjos and a Prospect for David Freese and Fernando Salas

Bourjos used to be a light-hitting, defense-heavy center fielder. He’s now likely to hit 55 homers in 2014.

by November 22, 2013 MLB News and Rumors
Lukewarm Stove: Johnson, Hughes, Vargas, Jackson, Choo, Young

Lukewarm Stove: Johnson, Hughes, Vargas, Jackson, Choo, Young

The Cubs were indeed in on Josh Johnson, which suggests they’ll have other mid-tier pitching targets.

by November 22, 2013 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
Prospects Progress: Zac Rosscup

Prospects Progress: Zac Rosscup

Rosscup might be the Cubs’ top in-house lefty reliever option. He sure strikes out a hell of a lot of batters.

by November 22, 2013 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
Back-Up Catcher Falling Into the Cubs’ Lap? George Kottaras DFA’d By Royals

Back-Up Catcher Falling Into the Cubs’ Lap? George Kottaras DFA’d By Royals

A lefty back-up catcher with a walk rate approaching 20%? That’s a dude worth a look.

by November 22, 2013 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Meta: Now There Are 105 Reasons – BN’er Chris Neitzel’s Book Gets a Revision

Meta: Now There Are 105 Reasons – BN’er Chris Neitzel’s Book Gets a Revision

From 104 reason to 105 reasons, since, you know, it’s now been 105 years. Also, check out an offer from Chris.

by November 22, 2013 Meta
Coaching Staff, Come on Down and Other Bullets

Coaching Staff, Come on Down and Other Bullets

We may finally get a coaching staff announcement soon. Also, RIP to Michael Weiner.

by November 22, 2013 Chicago Cubs News
Obsessive Wrigley Renovation Watch: Plan Commission Approves Modifications, Including New Sign

Obsessive Wrigley Renovation Watch: Plan Commission Approves Modifications, Including New Sign

The modifications to the plan include the further wall bump out, and a new sign in place of the abandoned pedestrian bridge.

by November 21, 2013 Chicago Cubs News
Lukewarm Stove: Cano, Samardzija, Kemp, More

Lukewarm Stove: Cano, Samardzija, Kemp, More

Cano won’t go away until he signs. And that could be a while.

by November 21, 2013 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
Today and Tomorrow Only: Free Shipping or 15% Off Every Order from the BN Store

Today and Tomorrow Only: Free Shipping or 15% Off Every Order from the BN Store

Jump on the offer, friends. They don’t come up as often as you might think.

by November 21, 2013 Meta
A Trio of Intriguing Lefty Reliever Options DFA’d Yesterday: Sipp, Robertson, Abad

A Trio of Intriguing Lefty Reliever Options DFA’d Yesterday: Sipp, Robertson, Abad

Fernando Abad looks like a particularly interesting target for the Cubs.

by November 21, 2013 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
Alex Rodriguez Walks Out on Arbitration Hearing and Other Bullets

Alex Rodriguez Walks Out on Arbitration Hearing and Other Bullets

The ridiculous drama takes another turn. The outcome of the hearing process means a lot to the Yankees, and maybe the market.

by November 21, 2013 Chicago Cubs News, MLB News and Rumors
Holy What: The Tigers and Rangers Have Reportedly Agreed to Swap Prince Fielder and Ian Kinsler

Holy What: The Tigers and Rangers Have Reportedly Agreed to Swap Prince Fielder and Ian Kinsler

Wow. That came out of nowhere, and, if it goes down, it’s a huge deal.

by November 20, 2013 MLB News and Rumors
Chicago Cubs Add Arismendy Alcantara and Dallas Beeler to the 40-Man Roster

Chicago Cubs Add Arismendy Alcantara and Dallas Beeler to the 40-Man Roster

The two prospects are thus protected from being selected in the Rule 5 Draft.

Three Cubs Make the Top 20 AFL Prospects Lists According to MLB.com and Baseball America

Three Cubs Make the Top 20 AFL Prospects Lists According to MLB.com and Baseball America

Kris Bryant was a top three guy to both rankings services, which should be no surprise.

by November 20, 2013 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
Second Base for the Cubs in 2014 – What’s the Best Approach?

Second Base for the Cubs in 2014 – What’s the Best Approach?

Darwin Barney’s great with the glove, but his bat might negate all of that value. Should the Cubs make a change now, or wait another year?

by November 20, 2013 Analysis and Commentary
Prospects Progress: Rafael Lopez

Prospects Progress: Rafael Lopez

The upper level catching prospect the Cubs don’t have. Except, well, here he is.

by November 20, 2013 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
It’s the Most Decadent Time of the Year and Other Bullets

It’s the Most Decadent Time of the Year and Other Bullets

Sure, there’s baseball stuff here, too. But … peppermint chocolate chip milkshake …

by November 20, 2013 Chicago Cubs News
Josh Johnson Reportedly Signing With Padres for One Year, $8 Million

Josh Johnson Reportedly Signing With Padres for One Year, $8 Million

The Cubs were briefly attached to Johnson earlier this offseason, but the Padres make even more sense.

by November 20, 2013 MLB News and Rumors
Lukewarm Stove: Tanaka, Johnson, Vogelson, Ellsbury, Niemann, Cano

Lukewarm Stove: Tanaka, Johnson, Vogelson, Ellsbury, Niemann, Cano

How about some Tuesday night rumorin’?

by November 19, 2013 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
A Couple More Cuban Players Defect: Raicel Iglesias and Erisbel Arruebarruena

A Couple More Cuban Players Defect: Raicel Iglesias and Erisbel Arruebarruena

A 23-year-old pitcher and a 23-year-old shortstop, neither of which will be subject to any signing restrictions.

by November 19, 2013 MLB News and Rumors

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