Archive for March, 2014


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.


Gentle, but Forceful, Reminder: Sign Up for the FREE $500 BN Fantasy Contest

Gentle, but Forceful, Reminder: Sign Up for the FREE $500 BN Fantasy Contest

There’s some fun to be had on Opening Day. Grab a portion for yourself.

by March 28, 2014 Fantasy Baseball, Meta
Chicago Cubs Prospect Organizational Depth: Middle Infield

Chicago Cubs Prospect Organizational Depth: Middle Infield

Although it may not be quite as strong as third base, the Cubs’ middle infield set of prospects is outstanding.

Considering the Chicago Cubs’ Roster and Potential Lineups

Considering the Chicago Cubs’ Roster and Potential Lineups

With the positional players set for Opening Day, what might the Cubs’ lineup variations look like?

by March 28, 2014 Analysis and Commentary
Still Enjoying Yesterday’s Good News and Other Bullets

Still Enjoying Yesterday’s Good News and Other Bullets

No, Mike Olt and Ryan Kalish don’t make the Cubs a playoff team. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t reasons to smile.