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Lukewarm Stove: The Rangers Are Scouting Cubs Infielders

Lukewarm Stove: The Rangers Are Scouting Cubs Infielders

Darwin Barney and Donnie Murphy, in particular, each of whom is facing roster/starting questions.

by March 26, 2014 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Is Darwin Barney’s Role in Question? And Other Bullets

Is Darwin Barney’s Role in Question? And Other Bullets

Earlier this Spring, it seemed like there was no question that he was still *the* starting second baseman. Now?

by March 26, 2014 Chicago Cubs News
Spring Training Miscellany: Cubs 5, Padres 5 – March 26, 2014

Spring Training Miscellany: Cubs 5, Padres 5 – March 26, 2014

It wasn’t a great night for Cubs prospects, but at least they got in some action.

by March 26, 2014 Chicago Cubs News
Myles: Castro Will Not Be Traded in 2014 … Probably

Myles: Castro Will Not Be Traded in 2014 … Probably

The story of Castro’s rise and fall, and the importance of his near-term future.

by March 26, 2014 Analysis and Commentary
Pre-Gamin': Cubs v. Padres (9:05 CT) – Lineup, Broadcast Info, etc.

Pre-Gamin': Cubs v. Padres (9:05 CT) – Lineup, Broadcast Info, etc.

C.J. Edwards gets the start tonight, and Javier Baez mans shortstop. UPDATE: Kris Bryant, too.

by March 25, 2014 Pre-Gamin'
Spring Training Miscellany: Angels 8, Cubs 4 – March 25, 2014

Spring Training Miscellany: Angels 8, Cubs 4 – March 25, 2014

The Cubs had this one until an hilariously bad 9th inning. Albert Almora left the game with a bruised right knee, by the way.

by March 25, 2014 Chicago Cubs News
Rumor: Rangers Looking at a George Kottaras Trade

Rumor: Rangers Looking at a George Kottaras Trade

The Cubs could carry John Baker as their backup, but I’m not crazy about losing Kottaras right now, all things considered.

by March 25, 2014 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Pre-Gamin': Angels v. Cubs (3:05 CT) – Lineup, Broadcast Info, etc.

Pre-Gamin': Angels v. Cubs (3:05 CT) – Lineup, Broadcast Info, etc.

Olt at third, Almora in center, Vogelbach at first, Barney at shortstop, Lake in left, Valbuena at second, Villanueva at DH. Lots of intrigue!

by March 25, 2014 Pre-Gamin'
Where Does the Chicago Cubs’ Roster Stand?

Where Does the Chicago Cubs’ Roster Stand?

Who could still make the team? What areas are full? How do the Cubs deal with the infield glut?

by March 25, 2014 Analysis and Commentary
The Increasing Importance of Power in Baseball, and the Cubs’ Excellent Position

The Increasing Importance of Power in Baseball, and the Cubs’ Excellent Position

Power is becoming harder to find in the big league game, but the Cubs are doing exceedingly well there.

Just For a Smile: Some Love for The Plan and The Future

Just For a Smile: Some Love for The Plan and The Future

It’s looking like 2014 could be rough again, but the long-term future gets plenty of praise.

by March 25, 2014 Chicago Cubs News
Chicago Cubs Prospect Organizational Depth: Right-Handed Pitching

Chicago Cubs Prospect Organizational Depth: Right-Handed Pitching

The Cubs don’t get a lot of love for their pitching depth, but, man, they really should. This could be a huge year.

by March 25, 2014 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
Starlin Castro Has a Big Week Ahead and Other Bullets

Starlin Castro Has a Big Week Ahead and Other Bullets

He could be back in big league Spring games within a day or two. Or he could head to DL. We’ll know soon.

Spring Training Miscellany: Padres 7, Cubs 1 – March 24, 2014

Spring Training Miscellany: Padres 7, Cubs 1 – March 24, 2014

Cubs Park’s first game under the lights, and the Cubs didn’t do much.

by March 25, 2014 Chicago Cubs News
Starlin Castro Played Minor League Game Today, Also Turned 24

Starlin Castro Played Minor League Game Today, Also Turned 24

It sounds like Castro is basically fully back at this point, but it still might be a few days before he plays in a big league game.

by March 24, 2014 Chicago Cubs News
The Eighth Cut is a Series of Oddities: McDonald, Lim, Wada

The Eighth Cut is a Series of Oddities: McDonald, Lim, Wada

McDonald sent out, Lim released, and Wada re-signed to a minor league deal.

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