Archive for 2014


As Rangers and Marlins Look to Overcome Pitching Injuries, Jeff Samardzija Chatter Ticks Up

As Rangers and Marlins Look to Overcome Pitching Injuries, Jeff Samardzija Chatter Ticks Up

It’s one of the lamentable byproducts of (1) injuries and (2) following a team that is frequently selling.

Bill Murray As Harry Caray Promoting Ghostbusters Night at a Minor League Park? OK, Sure

Bill Murray As Harry Caray Promoting Ghostbusters Night at a Minor League Park? OK, Sure

Why would you not watch something with that title?

by May 15, 2014 Cubs Humor

Draft Notes: Pundits Suggest Cubs Could Lean Toward a Positional Prospect

Draft Notes: Pundits Suggest Cubs Could Lean Toward a Positional Prospect

If the top three arms go off the board in the top three picks, will the Cubs opt for a top prep bat?

The Cubs’ Roster Usage and Lineup Construction Has Been Fine and Other Bullets

The Cubs’ Roster Usage and Lineup Construction Has Been Fine and Other Bullets

Getting the young guys more and more playing time is a process. And there are other considerations.

by May 15, 2014 Chicago Cubs News
Cubs Minor League Daily: Coming to Iowa

Cubs Minor League Daily: Coming to Iowa

I’ll be in Iowa to see the Cubs June 20 and 21. Get yourself there.

Jose Veras Activated from the Disabled List, Zac Rosscup Sent to the Disabled List

Jose Veras Activated from the Disabled List, Zac Rosscup Sent to the Disabled List

Rosscup has left shoulder soreness.

Pre-Gamin’: Cubs v. Cardinals (7:15 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, etc. (POSTPONED)

Pre-Gamin’: Cubs v. Cardinals (7:15 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, etc. (POSTPONED)

We’ve had a blowout and an extra-innings walk-off, so … what now?

by May 14, 2014 Pre-Gamin'

Jose Veras Reportedly Rejoining the Cubs Today

Jose Veras Reportedly Rejoining the Cubs Today

Carrie Muskat says Veras is on his way to St. Louis.

by May 14, 2014 Chicago Cubs News
Prospect Notes: Baez, Silva, Lopez, Almora, Edwards, Conway, Pineyro

Prospect Notes: Baez, Silva, Lopez, Almora, Edwards, Conway, Pineyro

More insight on Javier Baez’s early struggles, updates on a few players, and a non-update on C.J. Edwards.

Dude, the Chicago Cubs Always Underperform Their Expected Record

Dude, the Chicago Cubs Always Underperform Their Expected Record

Would you believe me if I said the Cubs have underperformed their expected record in 16 of the last 21 season? You should.

by May 14, 2014 Analysis and Commentary
Lukewarm Stove: Denver Columnist Pushing Rockies to Pursue Jeff Samardzija

Lukewarm Stove: Denver Columnist Pushing Rockies to Pursue Jeff Samardzija

The Rockies would definitely present an interesting fit for the Cubs.

by May 14, 2014 Chicago Cubs Rumors

Charting: Jake Arrieta Probably Did Get Squeezed a Bit Last Night

Charting: Jake Arrieta Probably Did Get Squeezed a Bit Last Night

Taking a look at Arrieta’s pitch locations from last night, it appears that he missed several calls.

by May 14, 2014 Analysis and Commentary
Is It Really a Big Deal That Mike Olt Didn’t Start Yesterday? And Other Bullets

Is It Really a Big Deal That Mike Olt Didn’t Start Yesterday? And Other Bullets

Not really. That was a pretty easy answer.

by May 14, 2014 Chicago Cubs News
Cubs Minor League Daily: More Draft Speculating

Cubs Minor League Daily: More Draft Speculating

Thoughts on the Cubs’ plans at the top of the draft, and some huge nights for guys at the top of the Cubs’ last two drafts.

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 3, Cardinals 4 – May 13, 2014

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 3, Cardinals 4 – May 13, 2014

Tying things up in the 9th only to lose in the 12th. Neat.

by May 14, 2014 Enhanced Box Scores