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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
Cuban Infielder Aledmys Diaz Could Sign Soon, Will Reportedly Receive Offer from Cardinals

Cuban Infielder Aledmys Diaz Could Sign Soon, Will Reportedly Receive Offer from Cardinals

The Cubs were connected to Diaz last year, but we haven’t heard much lately. He could get $20 to $30 million.

by February 19, 2014 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
Tom Ricketts Speaks: Rooftops, Outfield Signage, Spending, Playoffs

Tom Ricketts Speaks: Rooftops, Outfield Signage, Spending, Playoffs

Is a rooftop deal close? Is the right field sign going up? Is there spending on the way? Playoffs? PLAYOFFS?!? (Relax, Jim.)

by February 19, 2014 Chicago Cubs News
Starlin Castro is in Great Shape, Did Some Hitting, is Ready to Go, and All That Good Stuff

Starlin Castro is in Great Shape, Did Some Hitting, is Ready to Go, and All That Good Stuff

Does any single player mean more to the 2014 – and beyond – Cubs than Castro?

by February 19, 2014 Chicago Cubs News
Reds Set to Extend Homer Bailey – Six Years, $105 Million

Reds Set to Extend Homer Bailey – Six Years, $105 Million

What do the numbers look like if Jeff Samardzija were to get a similar deal?

by February 19, 2014 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
They Have THE POWER – Two Cubs Prospects Among Those with the Best Power Tool

They Have THE POWER – Two Cubs Prospects Among Those with the Best Power Tool

You know one of ‘em is Javier Baez, but who’s the other one? And who has the top power tool overall? Spoiler: it’s Baez.

by February 19, 2014 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
Building the Cubs: Parallel Fronts and Adjusting “The Plan”

Building the Cubs: Parallel Fronts and Adjusting “The Plan”

Were the Cubs ever really going to try and build on parallel fronts? If so, why haven’t they? What do we make of more losing?

by February 19, 2014 Analysis and Commentary
Developing Prospects in the Minors and the Majors and Other Bullets

Developing Prospects in the Minors and the Majors and Other Bullets

Anthony Rizzo has some thoughts on developing the next wave of youngsters for the Cubs.

Well at Least Justin Masterson and the Indians Aren’t Close to an Extension Just Yet

Well at Least Justin Masterson and the Indians Aren’t Close to an Extension Just Yet

Hope remains that at least a few of the big name would-be free agent starters will actually make it to the market.

by February 18, 2014 MLB News and Rumors
Cubs Players Shooting Hoops, or, Is There Anything Javier Baez Can’t Do?

Cubs Players Shooting Hoops, or, Is There Anything Javier Baez Can’t Do?

Don’t play him in HORSE. You will lose. Well, unless you’re Ryan Sweeney.

Checking in on TV Deals Around Baseball: Dodgers, Padres, Astros

Checking in on TV Deals Around Baseball: Dodgers, Padres, Astros

Of note to the Cubs: even after inking a big money deal, the potential problems don’t go away.

by February 18, 2014 Chicago Cubs News, MLB News and Rumors

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