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BN Podcast Episode 47: Spring Returns, Bringing Along With It a Podcast

BN Podcast Episode 47: Spring Returns, Bringing Along With It a Podcast

Baseball of sorts is back, so it makes sense to, you know, discuss baseball again.

by February 26, 2014 Podcasts
Humorous Interactions and Being on Twitter

Humorous Interactions and Being on Twitter

A little random Twitter fun for the day.

by February 26, 2014 Cubs Humor
Intriguing Relief Arms Aplenty Throwing Today and Other Bullets

Intriguing Relief Arms Aplenty Throwing Today and Other Bullets

Arodys Vizcaino and Armando Rivero are among the relievers scheduled to throw in today’s intrasquad game.

2014 Chicago Cubs Promotional Schedule – Get Yer Bobbleheads and Yer Toys

2014 Chicago Cubs Promotional Schedule – Get Yer Bobbleheads and Yer Toys

Cubs Viewmaster and Etch-A-Sketch? Want.

by February 26, 2014 Chicago Cubs News
Hey, Even ZiPS Says the Cubs Can Make the Playoffs – 2.4% Chance

Hey, Even ZiPS Says the Cubs Can Make the Playoffs – 2.4% Chance

Keep the dream alive! … or something. It’s just a projection, right?

by February 25, 2014 Chicago Cubs News, MLB News and Rumors
Holy Picture of Dan Vogelbach, Batman!

Holy Picture of Dan Vogelbach, Batman!

Reports that he’s dropped some weight appear to be very, very accurate.

by February 25, 2014 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
Chicago Cubs 2014 Single Game Tickets Go On Sale March 7

Chicago Cubs 2014 Single Game Tickets Go On Sale March 7

There will be a pre-sale on March 4 for those who are willing to pay a little extra.

by February 25, 2014 Chicago Cubs News
Spring Training Miscellany: Intrasquad, Spring Rotation, Opener, Ballpark

Spring Training Miscellany: Intrasquad, Spring Rotation, Opener, Ballpark

The Spring rotation will start out Samardzija, Rusin, Wood, Jackson, Hammel.

by February 25, 2014 Chicago Cubs News
Will Jeff Samardzija Be a Cub on Opening Day?

Will Jeff Samardzija Be a Cub on Opening Day?

Major trades in Spring Training are rare, but this offseason has been unusual.

by February 25, 2014 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Cubs Prospects Getting Defensive Love: Javier Baez and Christian Villanueva

Cubs Prospects Getting Defensive Love: Javier Baez and Christian Villanueva

Villanueva, in particular, gets serious praise. He may be the top defensive third baseman in the minors.

by February 25, 2014 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
Projecting Opening Day Payrolls Around Baseball and Other Bullets

Projecting Opening Day Payrolls Around Baseball and Other Bullets

Right now, the Cubs just slide into the bottom third, below the median MLB level of about $100 million.

by February 25, 2014 Chicago Cubs News
In One Week, I’ll Be at Spring Training Watching Rizzo and Castro Do This

In One Week, I’ll Be at Spring Training Watching Rizzo and Castro Do This

I’ll be in Mesa for Spring Training the week of March 3.

by February 24, 2014 Chicago Cubs News, Meta
MLB Officially Adopts No Collisions Rule for Home Plate

MLB Officially Adopts No Collisions Rule for Home Plate

Don’t jack the catcher unless you have to, and don’t block the plate without the ball. That’s the gist.

by February 24, 2014 MLB News and Rumors
The Desire for Hearty Spending and the Reality of Crummy Contracts

The Desire for Hearty Spending and the Reality of Crummy Contracts

The worst transactions of the offseason? Many were the ones for which Cubs fans were pining.

Will Junior Lake Get a Shot in Center Field?

Will Junior Lake Get a Shot in Center Field?

It sounds like he’s at least getting a little work out there now.

by February 24, 2014 Chicago Cubs News
Three Compensation Free Agents Remain Unsigned, Dramatic Steps to Follow?

Three Compensation Free Agents Remain Unsigned, Dramatic Steps to Follow?

Might they sit out until June? Might the system change soon? How would the Cubs’ plans be impacted?

by February 24, 2014 MLB News and Rumors
Just For the Lulz: Scott Boras on Blue Jays Ownership

Just For the Lulz: Scott Boras on Blue Jays Ownership

The Blue Jays didn’t spend much this offseason … think Boras approves?

by February 24, 2014 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
The First Not So Net Neutral Deal and Other Bullets

The First Not So Net Neutral Deal and Other Bullets

That’s your meta piece of the Bullets. The Cubs stuff includes more good Olt news and a Lake foul ball accident.

The Year of the Extension Continues: Yankees and Brett Gardner Re-Up

The Year of the Extension Continues: Yankees and Brett Gardner Re-Up

I’m not sure Gardner would have been a likely Cubs target anyway.

by February 23, 2014 MLB News and Rumors
More Positive Reports for Arodys Vizcaino and Other Bullets

More Positive Reports for Arodys Vizcaino and Other Bullets

Fellow hard-throwing righty Armando Rivero getting some love, too. Olt still seeing well, Arrieta coming along.

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