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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.

by March 28, 2014 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
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.

Tigers Reportedly Set to Extend Miguel Cabrera on 10-Year, $292 Million Deal

Tigers Reportedly Set to Extend Miguel Cabrera on 10-Year, $292 Million Deal

It’s not downright crazy money in the new normal, but I don’t really see the upside for the Tigers.

by March 27, 2014 MLB News and Rumors
Spring Training Miscellany: White Sox 3, Cubs 4 – March 27, 2014

Spring Training Miscellany: White Sox 3, Cubs 4 – March 27, 2014

The Cubs beat the White Sox (again), and close out the Cactus League at 13-18-1.

by March 27, 2014 Chicago Cubs News
Roster Issues: Bonifacio, Kalish, Coghlan, Roberts, Final Positional Configuration

Roster Issues: Bonifacio, Kalish, Coghlan, Roberts, Final Positional Configuration

With Olt and Kalish in the fold, how does everything else shake out?

by March 27, 2014 Chicago Cubs News
Pre-Gamin': White Sox v. Cubs (2:05 CT) – Lineup, Broadcast Info, etc. (No Castro)

Pre-Gamin': White Sox v. Cubs (2:05 CT) – Lineup, Broadcast Info, etc. (No Castro)

Starlin Castro will play in a minor league game today, instead. Today is the Cactus League finale, by the way.

by March 27, 2014 Pre-Gamin'
Cookies: Mike Olt and Ryan Kalish Make the Roster

Cookies: Mike Olt and Ryan Kalish Make the Roster

I don’t have an Arrested Development picture for Ryan Kalish. But you can put one there in your mind.

by March 27, 2014 Chicago Cubs News
Around the League: Marte Extension, Puig Meeting, Drug Changes, Ice Cream Death, More

Around the League: Marte Extension, Puig Meeting, Drug Changes, Ice Cream Death, More

The Pirates locked up another young star, and the Dodgers are already meeting about Yasiel Puig.

by March 27, 2014 MLB News and Rumors
The Chicago Cubs Are Worth $1.2 Billion and Other Forbes Financial Bits

The Chicago Cubs Are Worth $1.2 Billion and Other Forbes Financial Bits

The annual Business of Baseball is out, and the Cubs pretty much are what we thought they were.

by March 27, 2014 Chicago Cubs News
Chicago Cubs Prospect Organizational Depth: Third Base

Chicago Cubs Prospect Organizational Depth: Third Base

Effusive and deserved praise for the Cubs’ stockpile of talent at third base.

by March 27, 2014 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
Do Yesterday’s Roster Moves Really Mean Mike Olt Made the Team? And Other Bullets

Do Yesterday’s Roster Moves Really Mean Mike Olt Made the Team? And Other Bullets

It seems that way at first blush, but the moves are equally consistent with other possibilities.

Spring Training Miscellany: Cubs 4, Diamondbacks 14 – March 26, 2014

Spring Training Miscellany: Cubs 4, Diamondbacks 14 – March 26, 2014

The wind was howling, and the other team was homering.

by March 26, 2014 Chicago Cubs News

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