Archive for November, 2013

Cubs Announce New Coaching Staff and Front Office Changes: Mueller, Hyde, Brumley, Castro, More

Cubs Announce New Coaching Staff and Front Office Changes: Mueller, Hyde, Brumley, Castro, More

Brandon Hyde is moving up from the farm to the bench, and Bill Mueller is indeed the new hitting coach. Still looking for a first base coach, though.

by November 22, 2013 Chicago Cubs News
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.

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.

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.

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