Archive for February, 2014

Lukewarm Stove: Pitching Free Agents, David Price Trade, Bonifacio, More

Lukewarm Stove: Pitching Free Agents, David Price Trade, Bonifacio, More

More on the 2015 pitching class, and the Cubs are among the “early favorites” to get David Price. Again.

What If We Could Rank Cubs Prospects by ZiPS Projections?

What If We Could Rank Cubs Prospects by ZiPS Projections?

Would Javier Baez be the top prospect in the game? Would Arismendy Alcantara shoot up the rankings? Yes and yes.

by February 5, 2014 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
Prospects Progress: Arismendy Alcantara

Prospects Progress: Arismendy Alcantara

The expected starting second baseman at AAA Iowa has gotten a lot of love in the last year.

by February 5, 2014 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
The Cubs Reportedly Watched Suk-Min Yoon Throw Yesterday

The Cubs Reportedly Watched Suk-Min Yoon Throw Yesterday

Fair to say, then, that the Cubs remain interested in the 27-year-old righty.

by February 5, 2014 Chicago Cubs Rumors
The Chicago Cubs Are Worst in the World, Per Keith Olbermann

The Chicago Cubs Are Worst in the World, Per Keith Olbermann

And Olbermann appears to be the worst in the world at worsting the Cubs for things.

by February 5, 2014 Chicago Cubs News
Want to Dream About a Cubs Channel? And Other Bullets

Want to Dream About a Cubs Channel? And Other Bullets

Every Spring Training game, a studio show focused solely on your team … ah …

by February 5, 2014 Chicago Cubs News, MLB News and Rumors
Analyzing Darwin Barney’s Arbitration Case

Analyzing Darwin Barney’s Arbitration Case

Statistics, value, and comparables. How much should Barney have really expected to get?

by February 4, 2014 Analysis and Commentary
Korean Righty Suk-Min Yoon Nearing a Decision, Cubs Still In?

Korean Righty Suk-Min Yoon Nearing a Decision, Cubs Still In?

The Cubs have reportedly agreed to a deal with Jason Hammel. Did that end their Yoon pursuit?

by February 4, 2014 Chicago Cubs Rumors
BP’s 2014 Cubs PECOTA Projections Are Out, and They Are Unimpressed

BP’s 2014 Cubs PECOTA Projections Are Out, and They Are Unimpressed

Some decent seasons projected, but mostly a morass of meh.

by February 4, 2014 Chicago Cubs News
A New Sponsor (and Pizza) at Wrigley Field: Giordano’s

A New Sponsor (and Pizza) at Wrigley Field: Giordano’s

A switch in food, and revenue in the bank.

by February 4, 2014 Chicago Cubs News
International Prospects and an Arm to Dream On and Other Bullets

International Prospects and an Arm to Dream On and Other Bullets

A polished 19-year-old arm with good velocity who might start out at Kane County? Want.

2014 Chicago Cubs: True Talent Level, Win Curves, and the Lack of Moves

2014 Chicago Cubs: True Talent Level, Win Curves, and the Lack of Moves

Would spending a little more money have made a significant difference in the Cubs’ playoff odds this year?

by February 3, 2014 Analysis and Commentary
A Little More on the Jason Hammel Signing: Injury Risk, Flip Value, Bullpen Option

A Little More on the Jason Hammel Signing: Injury Risk, Flip Value, Bullpen Option

Are there arm concerns that drove Hammel’s price down?

by February 3, 2014 Analysis and Commentary