Archive for March, 2014


On the Eve of the 2014 Season and Other Bullets

On the Eve of the 2014 Season and Other Bullets

We’re just one day away from the start of the season.

by March 30, 2014 Chicago Cubs News
Exhibition Miscellany: Cubs 9, Diamondbacks 8 – March 29, 2014

Exhibition Miscellany: Cubs 9, Diamondbacks 8 – March 29, 2014

The Cubs came back after a comeback, and are ready to roll into the season.

by March 30, 2014 Chicago Cubs News

Pre-Gamin’: Cubs v. Diamondbacks (3:10 CT) – Lineup, Broadcast Info, etc.

Pre-Gamin’: Cubs v. Diamondbacks (3:10 CT) – Lineup, Broadcast Info, etc.

Starlin Castro is finally back. He starts at shortstop and bats second.

by March 29, 2014 Pre-Gamin'
Brian Schlitter to Make Cubs Opening Day Pen, Alberto Cabrera Designated for Assignment

Brian Schlitter to Make Cubs Opening Day Pen, Alberto Cabrera Designated for Assignment

Schlitter had already been cut from big league camp, but the Cubs obviously grew disenchanted with Cabrera.

by March 29, 2014 Chicago Cubs News
You’ve Got Two Days Left to Join the Free Fantasy Baseball Contest ($500 Prize Pool)

You’ve Got Two Days Left to Join the Free Fantasy Baseball Contest ($500 Prize Pool)

I’m still toying with my roster. That’s the nice thing about signing up in advance of Monday.

by March 29, 2014 Fantasy Baseball
So, How’s the Bullpen Gonna Shake Out? And Other Bullets

So, How’s the Bullpen Gonna Shake Out? And Other Bullets

Is one of the three “expected” guys about to get bounced on the eve of the season?

by March 29, 2014 Chicago Cubs News

Extend All the MVPs: Angels Lock Up Mike Trout for Six Years and $144.5 Million

Extend All the MVPs: Angels Lock Up Mike Trout for Six Years and $144.5 Million

Trout got paid, but it’s a huge bargain for the Angels.

by March 29, 2014 MLB News and Rumors
Exhibition Miscellany: Cubs 3, Diamondbacks 1 – March 28, 2014

Exhibition Miscellany: Cubs 3, Diamondbacks 1 – March 28, 2014

It’s a step up from Cactus League play, right? And the Cubs won!

by March 29, 2014 Chicago Cubs News
Carlos Villanueva Wins the Final Rotation Spot, Which Likely Sets Bullpen

Carlos Villanueva Wins the Final Rotation Spot, Which Likely Sets Bullpen

Chris Rusin heads to AAA Iowa, and everyone else still in camp gets a bullpen spot.

by March 28, 2014 Chicago Cubs News

Pre-Gamin’: Cubs v. Diamondbacks (8:40 CT) – Lineup, Broadcast Info, etc. (Still No Castro)

Pre-Gamin’: Cubs v. Diamondbacks (8:40 CT) – Lineup, Broadcast Info, etc. (Still No Castro)

Starlin Castro is reportedly set to play tomorrow, though.

by March 28, 2014 Pre-Gamin'
Baseball Beefs Up Its Drug Suspensions, and Makes Other Changes to the Joint Drug Agreement

Baseball Beefs Up Its Drug Suspensions, and Makes Other Changes to the Joint Drug Agreement

Longer suspensions, no playoffs, and the ability to prove that you didn’t mean to do it.

by March 28, 2014 MLB News and Rumors
Prospect Notes: Future Stardom, Lake, Castillo, Edwards, Golden, More

Prospect Notes: Future Stardom, Lake, Castillo, Edwards, Golden, More

How many Cubs prospects have the chance to be future stars in Major League Baseball? Do you already know?

The Quiet Importance of Rolled-Over Funds – How Much Could the Rebuild Be Impacted?

The Quiet Importance of Rolled-Over Funds – How Much Could the Rebuild Be Impacted?

Money that baseball operations didn’t spend this year could have a dramatic impact in the near future.