Archive for 2014


Draft Signing Tea Leaves: Steele, Willis, Thorpe

Draft Signing Tea Leaves: Steele, Willis, Thorpe

Good signs on three good pitchers.

Lukewarm Stove: Hammel, Samardzija, Blue Jays, Wright, Russell, Gausman, More

Lukewarm Stove: Hammel, Samardzija, Blue Jays, Wright, Russell, Gausman, More

Will the Blue Jays go after Hammel instead of Samardzija? The Braves are looking for a lefty reliever.

by June 13, 2014 Chicago Cubs Rumors

Series Preview: Cubs v. Phillies, June 13 – June 15, 2014

Series Preview: Cubs v. Phillies, June 13 – June 15, 2014

Hopefully the Cubs at least get some nice chocolate out of this Pennsylvania road swing.

by June 13, 2014 Series Previews
Prospect Notes: Alcantara, MASH Unit, Schwarber, More

Prospect Notes: Alcantara, MASH Unit, Schwarber, More

Now playing some center field, Arismendy Alcantara is bumping up his versatility.

The Plight of the Phillies and Other Bullets

The Plight of the Phillies and Other Bullets

Things aren’t going well for the Cubs’ next opponent. Of course, the Cubs should be so lucky.

Cubs Minor League Daily: Boise Opener Tonight

Cubs Minor League Daily: Boise Opener Tonight

The Cubs’ Low-A short season affiliate will be loaded with guys we want to follow.

God’s Wrath Watch: Emilio Bonifacio Injures Rib Cage, Could Hit DL

God’s Wrath Watch: Emilio Bonifacio Injures Rib Cage, Could Hit DL

The severity of the injury is not yet known.

by June 13, 2014 Chicago Cubs News

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 0, Pirates 4 – June 12, 2014

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 0, Pirates 4 – June 12, 2014

Get out of Pittsburgh. Now.

by June 12, 2014 Enhanced Box Scores
Pre-Gamin’: Cubs v. Pirates (6:05 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, etc.

Pre-Gamin’: Cubs v. Pirates (6:05 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, etc.

The Cubs can manage a split today behind Jeff Samardzija.

by June 12, 2014 Pre-Gamin'
Jed Hoyer Says the Cubs Will “Likely” Spend Some Money This Offseason – I’d Certainly Think So

Jed Hoyer Says the Cubs Will “Likely” Spend Some Money This Offseason – I’d Certainly Think So

I’m glad to hear it, but, when you look at the numbers, it seems pretty obvious.

Chicago Cubs Sign Catcher Yorvit Torrealba to Minor League Deal

Chicago Cubs Sign Catcher Yorvit Torrealba to Minor League Deal

Torrealba hasn’t played this year, but provides veteran back-up-back-up depth.


Rumor: Cubs Have Agreed to a Deal with 11th Round Pick Jordan Brink

Rumor: Cubs Have Agreed to a Deal with 11th Round Pick Jordan Brink

The Fresno State righty was a top 150 prospect in the draft, but didn’t become a full-time pitcher until this year.

Not Hyperbole: Luis Valbuena Has Been One of the Best Players in Baseball This Year

Not Hyperbole: Luis Valbuena Has Been One of the Best Players in Baseball This Year

Any way you slice the numbers, Valbuena has been crazy good and crazy valuable. So what does his future hold?

by June 12, 2014 Analysis and Commentary