Archive for November, 2013


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’?


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
Reserve Lists Are Due Tomorrow for Purposes of the Rule 5 Draft

Reserve Lists Are Due Tomorrow for Purposes of the Rule 5 Draft

That means, if the Cubs are going to do some prospect protectin’, it’s gotta come by tomorrow.

Supplementing Yesterday’s Concerns About 2014 and 2015 – I Didn’t Say What Some of You Think

Supplementing Yesterday’s Concerns About 2014 and 2015 – I Didn’t Say What Some of You Think

I expressed concerns about the 2015 messaging, but I’m still very much on board with the Cubs’ current approach.

by November 19, 2013 Chicago Cubs News
The First Set of 2014 Projections Are Out, Courtesy of Bill James

The First Set of 2014 Projections Are Out, Courtesy of Bill James

The bats look a bit thin, but the pitching looks all right.

by November 19, 2013 Chicago Cubs News

Junior Lake Playing Well in Winter Ball and Other Bullets

Junior Lake Playing Well in Winter Ball and Other Bullets

He’s been playing center field, for what it’s worth.

Tim Hudson and the Giants Help Set the Second Tier Starting Market at Two Years and $23 Million

Tim Hudson and the Giants Help Set the Second Tier Starting Market at Two Years and $23 Million

All in all, it’s a relatively fair price, and one that will be studied for future contracts, I’d think.