Archive for December, 2013


Waiver Swap: Cubs Pick Up Brett Marshall, Lose Liam Hendriks

Waiver Swap: Cubs Pick Up Brett Marshall, Lose Liam Hendriks

On a rough glance, it looks like Marshall is the righty with a bit more upside.

Lukewarm Stove: Tanaka, Baker, Pineiro, Samardzija, Yankees Spending, More

Lukewarm Stove: Tanaka, Baker, Pineiro, Samardzija, Yankees Spending, More

If you’re hoping for Tanaka, are you rooting for an ARod suspension or not? It’s tricky, actually.


Cubs Apparently Claim Brett Marshall Off of Waivers From Yankees, Waive Liam Hendriks

According to his agency on Twitter.

The NL Central is Largely Sitting Out the Free Agent Spending Binge This Offseason

The NL Central is Largely Sitting Out the Free Agent Spending Binge This Offseason

It isn’t just the Cubs. The question, of course, is whether that means the Cubs missed an opportunity.

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