Archive for December, 2013

Fantasy: There’s a $100,000 Contest Available Right Now for Christmas Day

Fantasy: There’s a $100,000 Contest Available Right Now for Christmas Day

If you’re going to be sitting around watching basketball that day, might as well try to win some big money.

by December 23, 2013 Meta
The Rakuten Golden Eagles May Make Masahiro Tanaka Posting Decision December 24 or 25

The Rakuten Golden Eagles May Make Masahiro Tanaka Posting Decision December 24 or 25

If we finally get a decision one way or the other, the pitching market could finally open up.


Dale Sveum is the Focus of 2013 Cubs Look-Backs and Other Bullets

Dale Sveum is the Focus of 2013 Cubs Look-Backs and Other Bullets

Fair or unfair, the performance of the Cubs in 2012 and 2013 is tied to the memory of Sveum, and then his dismissal.

by December 23, 2013 Chicago Cubs News
Lawsuit Trouble and Starlin Castro’s 2013 Performance and Other Bullets

Lawsuit Trouble and Starlin Castro’s 2013 Performance and Other Bullets

Did the morass of a lawsuit and funds seizure impact Castro’s 2013 performance?

Rangers Reportedly Agree to Terms with Shin-Soo Choo

Rangers Reportedly Agree to Terms with Shin-Soo Choo

It’s a seven-year deal worth $130 million.

by December 21, 2013 MLB News and Rumors
Counting on Prospects, Alone, is a Mistake and Other Bullets

Counting on Prospects, Alone, is a Mistake and Other Bullets

I love dreaming on prospects as much as the next Cubs fan, but we need to be realistic.


Lukewarm Stove: Tanaka, Samardzija, Price, Balfour

Lukewarm Stove: Tanaka, Samardzija, Price, Balfour

The waiting game, and hefty prices.

Prospects Progress: Jorge Soler

Prospects Progress: Jorge Soler

The leg injury really dampened what was shaping up to be a very impressive season.

by December 20, 2013 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
No Kurt Suzuki for the Cubs, Which, Um, Ok?

No Kurt Suzuki for the Cubs, Which, Um, Ok?

He had long ceased to make sense for the Cubs, and he’s getting a big league deal from the Twins.

by December 20, 2013 MLB News and Rumors
Starlin Castro Has $3.6 Million Seized in the Dominican Republic

Starlin Castro Has $3.6 Million Seized in the Dominican Republic

It’s a fairly bizarre story, so far as it has been reported. Hopefully it isn’t a distraction.

by December 20, 2013 Chicago Cubs News

The Merit of “Winning” the Offseason and Other Bullets

The Merit of “Winning” the Offseason and Other Bullets

Is it usually a bad thing to be hailed a winner of the offseason?

by December 20, 2013 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors
Masahiro Tanaka: Loud Noises! No One Knows Anything

Masahiro Tanaka: Loud Noises! No One Knows Anything

Nothing has been decided about his posting future just yet. Ease up.

Cubs Add Outfielder Mitch Maier to Minor League Signing Group (Wada, Sanchez, Hottovy)

Cubs Add Outfielder Mitch Maier to Minor League Signing Group (Wada, Sanchez, Hottovy)

The Cubs’ minor league signing contingent is growing very large.

Discussing the Javier Baez, Starlin Castro Shortstop Situation

Discussing the Javier Baez, Starlin Castro Shortstop Situation

Baez is to stay at shortstop in the near-term, and yet he could soon be knocking on the door to the bigs.

Cubs Announced 2014 Minor League Managers, Staff, Coordinators

Cubs Announced 2014 Minor League Managers, Staff, Coordinators

Not a lot of turnover in the organization, which is a good sign.

by December 19, 2013 Chicago Cubs News