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Archive for February, 2014

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.

A Few Minor Injury Notes: Arrieta, Schierholtz, McDonald

A Few Minor Injury Notes: Arrieta, Schierholtz, McDonald

Arrieta didn’t make it off of a mound this week, Schierholtz sent him, McDonald throws.

by February 22, 2014 Chicago Cubs News
Nelson Cruz Gets paid (lower-case) and Other Bullets

Nelson Cruz Gets paid (lower-case) and Other Bullets

Nelson Cruz gets a little deal from the Orioles. Also many Cubs outfield bits.

Did Javier Baez Actually Break Two Windows in Batting Practice?

Did Javier Baez Actually Break Two Windows in Batting Practice?

Or maybe five? Ten? A hundred!? BREAK ALL THE WINDOWS.

BREAKING: Windows of Cars Near Javier Baez Batting Practice

BREAKING: Windows of Cars Near Javier Baez Batting Practice

Protip: Don’t park your car within three miles of Cubs Park in Arizona. It’s not safe.

by February 21, 2014 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
Prospect Notes: Jimenez, Torres, Almora, Encarnacion, Vogelbach, More

Prospect Notes: Jimenez, Torres, Almora, Encarnacion, Vogelbach, More

Are Eloy Jimenez and Gleyber Torres going to start the year in the AZL? Update on Kevin Encarnacion, props for Albert Almora.

by February 21, 2014 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
Theo Epstein on the Importance of Established Talent to Surround Youngsters

Theo Epstein on the Importance of Established Talent to Surround Youngsters

Setting aside all other reasons to acquire veteran, impact talent, it’s important for the development of prospects.

The Importance of Mike Olt’s Spring, and a Tentatively Good Start

The Importance of Mike Olt’s Spring, and a Tentatively Good Start

The slim chance that the Cubs can reclaim 2012 Mike Olt starts this week. The extremely early returns are good.

Should Emilio Bonifacio Be the Starting Second Baseman? And Other Bullets

Should Emilio Bonifacio Be the Starting Second Baseman? And Other Bullets

Bonifacio gets all of the Bullets these days. Let’s check out his projections for 2014.

by February 21, 2014 Chicago Cubs News
Lukewarm Stove: Rangers, Dempster, Diaz, Simmons, More

Lukewarm Stove: Rangers, Dempster, Diaz, Simmons, More

The Rangers may soon need another pitcher, and the Braves will probably never have another free agent.

by February 20, 2014 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
Chicago Cubs’ Deal with Budweiser Will Reportedly Pay $140 Million

Chicago Cubs’ Deal with Budweiser Will Reportedly Pay $140 Million

Two reports have that over 10 years, and two others have it over 14 years. Either way, it’s a healthy chunk of change.

by February 20, 2014 Chicago Cubs News
Theo Epstein and Rick Renteria Also Say the Cubs Can Make the Playoffs

Theo Epstein and Rick Renteria Also Say the Cubs Can Make the Playoffs

Optimism is the order of the day in the Spring. It’s just the way things are.

by February 20, 2014 Chicago Cubs News
Cubs Release 2014 TV Broadcast Schedule

Cubs Release 2014 TV Broadcast Schedule

There are 71 games on WGN, including the opener against the Pirates.

by February 20, 2014 Chicago Cubs News
No, Emilio Bonifacio Didn’t Have Other Major League Offers and Other Bullets

No, Emilio Bonifacio Didn’t Have Other Major League Offers and Other Bullets

He simply believed he had the best shot at making the Cubs’ roster over other interested teams. Probably fair.

by February 20, 2014 Chicago Cubs News
Seven Cubs Make Baseball America’s Top 100 Prospects, Including Two of the Top Eight

Seven Cubs Make Baseball America’s Top 100 Prospects, Including Two of the Top Eight

It’s actually two of the top seven if you don’t count Masahiro Tanaka as a prospect.

by February 20, 2014 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects

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