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Archive for November, 2013

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.

by November 18, 2013 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
Chicago Cubs 2014 Spring Training Schedule Announced

Chicago Cubs 2014 Spring Training Schedule Announced

The Cubs open on February 27 at their brand new park.

by November 18, 2013 Chicago Cubs News
There Are Increasing Signals That 2014 and 2015 Could Be Ugly

There Are Increasing Signals That 2014 and 2015 Could Be Ugly

We’d started to expect 2014 could be rough, but 2015, too? I’m not quite ready to accept that.

by November 18, 2013 Analysis and Commentary
The Cubs Are in the Market for a Left-Handed Reliever

The Cubs Are in the Market for a Left-Handed Reliever

Some possible names that could interest the Cubs as they explore the market.

by November 18, 2013 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Minor League Signings: Whiteside, Valdez, Ibarra

Minor League Signings: Whiteside, Valdez, Ibarra

A trio of minor signings, focused mostly on depth.

Wrapping Up the AFL: Prospects, Performance, Stats, Future

Wrapping Up the AFL: Prospects, Performance, Stats, Future

How did each prospect make out, and how did the league change their prognosis?

by November 18, 2013 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
Daniel Bard is Not Having a Good Winter and Other Bullets

Daniel Bard is Not Having a Good Winter and Other Bullets

Like, exceptionally not good. The Cubs have a decision to make, and it could come sooner than you think.

Cubs Sign Infielder Chris Valaika to a Minor League Deal, Invite Him to Spring Training

Cubs Sign Infielder Chris Valaika to a Minor League Deal, Invite Him to Spring Training

Valaika, 28, can play anywhere in the infield, but he’s likely true minor league depth.

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

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