Archive for 2014


Meta: Happy Birthday, Merry Christmas, Hearty Thanks

Meta: Happy Birthday, Merry Christmas, Hearty Thanks

I hope you enjoy a wonderful holiday with folks you love. Thanks for another great year at BN.

by December 24, 2014 Meta
Lukewarm Stove: Padres Outfielders, Shields, Starting Pitcher Extensions, More

Lukewarm Stove: Padres Outfielders, Shields, Starting Pitcher Extensions, More

Some rumor-y bits to float you through the very lukewarm holiday period.


Kris Bryant and Emphasizing the Distinction Between Extra Control and Super Two

Kris Bryant and Emphasizing the Distinction Between Extra Control and Super Two

This figures to be one of the least fun topics over the next few months. I’ll do my best to keep our collective heads on straight.

Waving Goodbye to Waiver Claims and Other Bullets

Waving Goodbye to Waiver Claims and Other Bullets

Gone as quickly as they arrived. Also: the cat is waving. Can you tell?

The David Ross Signing is Officially Official

The David Ross Signing is Officially Official

With space on the 40-man roster, the Cubs could now make things official.

Cubs Claim Lefty Mike Kickham, Lose Peterson and Lavarnway

Cubs Claim Lefty Mike Kickham, Lose Peterson and Lavarnway

A flurry of waiver moves.

by December 23, 2014 Chicago Cubs News
If the Cubs Start Shopping Welington Castillo, What Kind of Deal is Likely or Desirable?

If the Cubs Start Shopping Welington Castillo, What Kind of Deal is Likely or Desirable?

How much value does Castillo offer in trade, and how do the Cubs best utilize that value to improve the 2015 team?


Could Cubs Be Getting a Substantial Rate Increase in the ABC TV Rights Deal?

Could Cubs Be Getting a Substantial Rate Increase in the ABC TV Rights Deal?

One pundit suggests the value of the games is $750,000 per, which would triple what the Cubs were getting previously.

by December 23, 2014 Chicago Cubs News
The Pirates Got Kang and Other Bullets

The Pirates Got Kang and Other Bullets

What exactly did the Pirates – who don’t really need an infielder – get for themselves? Should we be bummed or nervous?

by December 23, 2014 Chicago Cubs News, MLB News and Rumors
The Incentives in Jason Motte’s Contract Kick in if He’s the Closer for Most of the Year

The Incentives in Jason Motte’s Contract Kick in if He’s the Closer for Most of the Year

Just something small to note about the contract for the Cubs’ newest reliever.

by December 22, 2014 Chicago Cubs News
Logan Watkins and Donn Roach Outrighted to AAA Iowa

Logan Watkins and Donn Roach Outrighted to AAA Iowa

The Cubs get to keep Watkins and Roach for now after adding Ryan Lavarnway and Shane Peterson last week.

Report: Pirates Win Jung-Ho Kang Posting

Report: Pirates Win Jung-Ho Kang Posting

There is your surprise mystery team.

by December 22, 2014 MLB News and Rumors

Chicago Cubs Prospects Progress: Pin-Chieh Chen

Chicago Cubs Prospects Progress: Pin-Chieh Chen

Digging in on a prospect who maybe doesn’t have a great shot of making an impact. But sometimes those are the most fun guys to learn about.

by December 22, 2014 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
IFA Rumors and News – Moncada, Cubs Spending, International Draft

IFA Rumors and News – Moncada, Cubs Spending, International Draft

A number of important international free agency bits to discuss with respect to the Cubs.

The Travels of the Week and Other Bullets

The Travels of the Week and Other Bullets

In and out a bit over the next couple days. Love for the Cubs’ farm system should ease the blow.