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The Mesa Solar Sox Are Not Champions But We’re Still Friends and Other Bullets

The Mesa Solar Sox Are Not Champions But We’re Still Friends and Other Bullets

They dropped the AFL Championship Game yesterday 2-0.

Kris Bryant: AFL MVP, Because Obviously

Kris Bryant: AFL MVP, Because Obviously

Bryant led the league with a 1.184 OPS and 6 homers in 20 games.

by November 16, 2013 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
Arodys Vizcaino’s Future Role and Other Bullets

Arodys Vizcaino’s Future Role and Other Bullets

At this point, hoping for a back-end reliever seems most reasonable. We may have to wait until Spring Training to see.

Lukewarm Stove: Trades, Castro, McClouth, Hughes, Hanigan, More

Lukewarm Stove: Trades, Castro, McClouth, Hughes, Hanigan, More

The GM Meetings are over, and movement will start kicking in soon.

by November 15, 2013 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
Prospects Progress: C.J. Edwards

Prospects Progress: C.J. Edwards

Edwards is inarguably the Cubs’ top pitching prospect after his breakout 2013 campaign. But is he a top three prospect in the system?

by November 15, 2013 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
Obsessive Wrigley Renovation Watch: Are Cubs Simply Waiting for Second Approvals?

Obsessive Wrigley Renovation Watch: Are Cubs Simply Waiting for Second Approvals?

That can’t be the only thing, what with the rooftop battle ongoing, right?

by November 15, 2013 Chicago Cubs News
Cubs Prospects Help Mesa Win the Division and Other Bullets

Cubs Prospects Help Mesa Win the Division and Other Bullets

The Mesa Solar Sox are the East Division champs in the AFL after another win yesterday, and they’ll play for the title on Saturday.

Small Market Clubs Are Trying to Blow Up the MLB-NPB Posting System Agreement

Small Market Clubs Are Trying to Blow Up the MLB-NPB Posting System Agreement

Understandably, a blind bidding system with one winner favors large market, deep pocket teams.

by November 14, 2013 MLB News and Rumors
MLB Owners Sign Off on Instant Replay

MLB Owners Sign Off on Instant Replay

Managers will reportedly get a maximum of two challenges per game. Or just one, if they get the first one wrong.

by November 14, 2013 MLB News and Rumors
A Couple Executives See the Cubs Getting Cano and Tanaka … But They Are in the Extreme Minority

A Couple Executives See the Cubs Getting Cano and Tanaka … But They Are in the Extreme Minority

Jerry Crasnick polled execs anonymously on a handful of questions. The Cubs did not feature prominently.

by November 14, 2013 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
Report: MLB and NPB Players Association Agree on New Posting System (UPDATE: Er, Um, Not?)

Report: MLB and NPB Players Association Agree on New Posting System (UPDATE: Er, Um, Not?)

The top bidder still wins the rights, but pays only the average of the top two bids. (UPDATE: Might not be done.)

by November 14, 2013 MLB News and Rumors
Now the Pirates and Blue Jays Are Rumored Suitors for Jeff Samardzija

Now the Pirates and Blue Jays Are Rumored Suitors for Jeff Samardzija

And many in the industry apparently expect that a trade is going to happen.

by November 14, 2013 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Scott Boras Rips the Ricketts Family and Other Bullets

Scott Boras Rips the Ricketts Family and Other Bullets

I know. It’s shocking to hear an agent pleading for an organization to spend more money. Also: cats not totally on board with dogs.

by November 14, 2013 Chicago Cubs News
A Cubs Jacoby Ellsbury Rumor That I Buy – And Here’s Why

A Cubs Jacoby Ellsbury Rumor That I Buy – And Here’s Why

One report connects the Cubs explicitly to Ellsbury. And I believe it. But maybe not for the reasons you think.

by November 13, 2013 Chicago Cubs Rumors
GM Meetings Rumor Bonanza: Schierholtz, Granderson, Samardzija, Tanaka, So Much More

GM Meetings Rumor Bonanza: Schierholtz, Granderson, Samardzija, Tanaka, So Much More

It’s as packed as a Lukewarm Stove entry can get.

by November 13, 2013 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
Prospects Progress: Kris Bryant

Prospects Progress: Kris Bryant

Can the video game numbers continue? And where will he play?

by November 13, 2013 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
Rumor: Kurt Suzuki Possible Back-Up Catcher Target for the Cubs

Rumor: Kurt Suzuki Possible Back-Up Catcher Target for the Cubs

It wouldn’t be a glamorous move, but the Cubs do need a solid back-up.

by November 13, 2013 Chicago Cubs Rumors
BN Podcast Episode 44: Yes, the Podcast is Still a Thing (Also Renteria, Tanaka, AFL)

BN Podcast Episode 44: Yes, the Podcast is Still a Thing (Also Renteria, Tanaka, AFL)

We’re back with a look at the impending offseason and the just-finished managerial search.

by November 13, 2013 Podcasts

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