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More Perspectives on the Manny Ramirez Signing and Other Bullets

More Perspectives on the Manny Ramirez Signing and Other Bullets

And also an hilarious video of a Manny first pitch. Also, offensive struggles and injury updates.

by May 29, 2014 Chicago Cubs News
Cubs Minor League Daily: Smoothies and a Lot of Doubles

Cubs Minor League Daily: Smoothies and a Lot of Doubles

The world’s most delicious concoction? Also: minor league baseball stuff.

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 0, Giants 5 – May 28, 2014

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 0, Giants 5 – May 28, 2014

Another day, another shutout by the Giants. At least Edwin Jackson looked sharp (his line notwithstanding).

by May 28, 2014 Enhanced Box Scores
Pre-Gamin': Cubs v. Giants (2:45 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, etc.

Pre-Gamin': Cubs v. Giants (2:45 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, etc.

Edwin Jackson hopes to help the Cubs win a series against the best team in baseball.

by May 28, 2014 Pre-Gamin'
Obsessive Wrigley Renovation Watch: So, About that Landmarks Commission Meeting Next Week (UPDATE)

Obsessive Wrigley Renovation Watch: So, About that Landmarks Commission Meeting Next Week (UPDATE)

It doesn’t sound like it’s going to happen now, as details get in the way.

by May 28, 2014 Chicago Cubs News
Lukewarm Stove: Jackson, Barney, Royals, Red Sox, Blue Jays

Lukewarm Stove: Jackson, Barney, Royals, Red Sox, Blue Jays

Is there going to be trade interest involving Edwin Jackson? If so, should the Cubs jump at it? I’m not so sure it’s an easy question.

by May 28, 2014 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Obsessive Wrigley Renovation Watch: Details on Time Line, Rooftop Issues, Political Planning

Obsessive Wrigley Renovation Watch: Details on Time Line, Rooftop Issues, Political Planning

The Cubs project to have the renovation/expansion/development completed before the start of the 2018 season.

by May 28, 2014 Chicago Cubs News
Chicago Cubs Draft Notes: Conforto in the Picture? More Mocks and Rumors

Chicago Cubs Draft Notes: Conforto in the Picture? More Mocks and Rumors

Could the Cubs wind up going for a college bat after all? Or could they still land a top arm?

Rumor: “Mutual Interest” Between Cubs and Orioles on a Jeff Samardzija Trade

Rumor: “Mutual Interest” Between Cubs and Orioles on a Jeff Samardzija Trade

The Orioles could be the “leading team” if and when it comes time for the Cubs to consider dealing Samardzija.

by May 28, 2014 Chicago Cubs Rumors
The Future of the Cubs’ Powerful Bullpen and Other Bullets

The Future of the Cubs’ Powerful Bullpen and Other Bullets

Young power arms aplenty, and a wide variety of options. It could become very important in the near-term.

by May 28, 2014 Chicago Cubs News
Cubs Minor League Daily: Let’s Talk Blue Jays

Cubs Minor League Daily: Let’s Talk Blue Jays

Thought experiment: If the Cubs somehow brought in some of the Blue Jays’ top prospects, where would they rank in the Cubs’ system?

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 0, Giants 4 – May 27, 2014

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 0, Giants 4 – May 27, 2014

The Cubs’ offense was absolutely stymied. Just about nothing positive there whatsoever.

by May 28, 2014 Enhanced Box Scores
Pre-Gamin': Cubs v. Giants (9:15 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, etc.

Pre-Gamin': Cubs v. Giants (9:15 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, etc.

Jake Arrieta will look to do in San Francisco what he did in San Diego last time out.

by May 27, 2014 Pre-Gamin'
Wesley Wright on Paternity Leave, Blake Parker Called Up

Wesley Wright on Paternity Leave, Blake Parker Called Up

A little pre-game bullpen shuffle. Congrats to the Wright family, it would seem.

Additional Reflections, Reactions, Quotes and More on the Manny Ramirez Hiring

Additional Reflections, Reactions, Quotes and More on the Manny Ramirez Hiring

With a couple days digestion time, I feel pretty positively about the move to hire/sign Manny Ramirez as a player-coach at AAA Iowa. There’s risk, to be sure – Ramirez[Read More…]

by May 27, 2014 Chicago Cubs News
Battered AA Rotation Presents Opportunity: Cubs Sign Righties Julio Rodriguez and Joe Gardner

Battered AA Rotation Presents Opportunity: Cubs Sign Righties Julio Rodriguez and Joe Gardner

Will either be a significant piece in the long-run? Probably not, but you might as well take a crack when you’ve got the chance.

The Toronto Blue Jays Still Seem Pretty Likely to Be in on Jeff Samardzija

The Toronto Blue Jays Still Seem Pretty Likely to Be in on Jeff Samardzija

Despite a report to the contrary, there are plenty of indicators that the Blue Jays will be in.

by May 27, 2014 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Get In: The Fantasy SURVIVOR Contest for $50,000 Starts in a Few Hours

Get In: The Fantasy SURVIVOR Contest for $50,000 Starts in a Few Hours

Can you finish in the top 50% today in order to move on?

by May 27, 2014 Fantasy Baseball
Obsessive Wrigley Renovation Watch: Outfield Sign Pictures, Groundbreaking Coming in July?

Obsessive Wrigley Renovation Watch: Outfield Sign Pictures, Groundbreaking Coming in July?

The Cubs are expected to start work on the new clubhouse very soon, and the added outfield signs don’t look too bad.

by May 27, 2014 Chicago Cubs News
Kris Bryant Homers Again, Javier Baez Wins an Award and Makes Some Plays (VIDEO)

Kris Bryant Homers Again, Javier Baez Wins an Award and Makes Some Plays (VIDEO)

Occasionally, Cubs fans do get nice things. And it’s nice to be in a position to wonder which player is hotter, Baez or Bryant?

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