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Archive for March, 2014

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
Ryan Kalish Gets Love from the Man in Charge

Ryan Kalish Gets Love from the Man in Charge

Kalish remains a real possibility for the Opening Day roster, but even if he doesn’t make it, he could be up soon.

by March 26, 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.

Javier Baez at short, Mike Olt at third, and Jeff Samardzija on the mound.

by March 26, 2014 Pre-Gamin'
John Baker Will Be the Cubs’ Backup Catcher

John Baker Will Be the Cubs’ Backup Catcher

It’s a surprise, but Baker won the job over George Kottaras and Eli Whiteside.

by March 26, 2014 Chicago Cubs News
Chicago Cubs Place George Kottaras on Release Waivers (UPDATE, Plus Roster Implications)

Chicago Cubs Place George Kottaras on Release Waivers (UPDATE, Plus Roster Implications)

If true, Kottaras is very likely to depart the Cubs – and, either way, he won’t be the backup to start the year.

by March 26, 2014 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Exit Donnie Murphy, Headed Off to the Rangers

Exit Donnie Murphy, Headed Off to the Rangers

The infield picture clears up a bit. Does this mean Mike Olt makes the team?

Starlin Castro Says He Would Move Positions to Accommodate Javier Baez

Starlin Castro Says He Would Move Positions to Accommodate Javier Baez

It remains to be seen how this will play out, but it’s great to know that Castro has the right attitude, in any case.

by March 26, 2014 Chicago Cubs News
The Cubs Project to Have the 23rd Highest Payroll in Baseball to Start the Season

The Cubs Project to Have the 23rd Highest Payroll in Baseball to Start the Season

Just about $150 million shy of the league-leading Dodgers.

by March 26, 2014 Chicago Cubs News
There’s $20,000 On the Line for Opening Day (Plus a FREE Contest)

There’s $20,000 On the Line for Opening Day (Plus a FREE Contest)

Who doesn’t like to win money by watching baseball games?

by March 26, 2014 Fantasy Baseball, Meta

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