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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.

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

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

Carlos Villanueva would probably like to put together a good showing tonight.

by March 24, 2014 Pre-Gamin'
Double Your Fun: Two Fantasy Baseball Contests with Big Money on the Line for Opening Day

Double Your Fun: Two Fantasy Baseball Contests with Big Money on the Line for Opening Day

A $500 prize pool for a free game. A $20,000 prize pool for a paid game. As if baseball wasn’t exciting enough.

by March 24, 2014 Fantasy Baseball, Meta
Draft Notes: Rodon Stumbling? Beede Off? Aiken Rising? More

Draft Notes: Rodon Stumbling? Beede Off? Aiken Rising? More

There is starting to be some shifting at the perceived top of the draft.

Chicago Cubs Playoff Odds Creeping Up Ever So Slightly

Chicago Cubs Playoff Odds Creeping Up Ever So Slightly

Now as high as 8.3%, according to Baseball Prospectus. It pays to be (relatively) healthy.

by March 24, 2014 Analysis and Commentary
Chicago Cubs Prospect Organizational Depth: Left-Handed Pitching

Chicago Cubs Prospect Organizational Depth: Left-Handed Pitching

Pitching, in general, has improved in the Cubs’ system, but the left-handed side of the equation isn’t looking strong.

by March 24, 2014 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
Minor Leaguers Released and a Bunch of Other Stuff and Other Bullets

Minor Leaguers Released and a Bunch of Other Stuff and Other Bullets

Some familiar names are no longer with the organization. Also: injury updates, statistical breakdowns, and interesting news.

What You Missed This Weekend: Baez Hurt and Cut and OK, Rumors, Roster Questions, More

What You Missed This Weekend: Baez Hurt and Cut and OK, Rumors, Roster Questions, More

It was a busy weekend for the Cubs and BN, so if you weren’t around or missed anything, here’s your one-stop catch-up.

It’s a Homer Party: Lake, Valbuena, and Olt Go Deep Six Times (VIDEO)

It’s a Homer Party: Lake, Valbuena, and Olt Go Deep Six Times (VIDEO)

Let’s watch, discuss, enjoy, and imagine that it’s June.

by March 24, 2014 Chicago Cubs News

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