Archive for 2014


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.


Recapping the Weekend: Crazy Friday Activity, Rumors Follow

Recapping the Weekend: Crazy Friday Activity, Rumors Follow

Saturday and Sunday weren’t nearly as crazy as Friday was. Did you miss any of it?

San Diego Padres Next Target: Cole Hamels?

San Diego Padres Next Target: Cole Hamels?

Is that how the Padres are going to clear up their seeming outfield logjam?

by December 21, 2014 MLB News and Rumors
Lukewarm Stove: Kang, Breslow, Hart, Castillo, Utley, Giants Spending, More

Lukewarm Stove: Kang, Breslow, Hart, Castillo, Utley, Giants Spending, More

Last week was crazy busy, but the week ahead may be holiday chill.


Pitch Framing Analysis Really Isn’t That Complicated and Other Bullets

Pitch Framing Analysis Really Isn’t That Complicated and Other Bullets

With a couple of top framers in the fold, yes, you can expect to hear about this a lot in 2015.

by December 21, 2014 Chicago Cubs News
Winning Bid for Jung-Ho Kang Reportedly Just Over $5 Million, But Who Was It? (UPDATES)

Winning Bid for Jung-Ho Kang Reportedly Just Over $5 Million, But Who Was It? (UPDATES)

It’s probably not the Cubs, though they haven’t been ruled out just yet.

Javier Baez and Arismendy Alcantara Are Crushing Postseason Ball and Other Bullets

Javier Baez and Arismendy Alcantara Are Crushing Postseason Ball and Other Bullets

Not that you can take too much from it, but crushing is always better than scuffling.

Giants Get Their Pablo Sandoval Replacement: Trade for Casey McGehee

Giants Get Their Pablo Sandoval Replacement: Trade for Casey McGehee

The implication there being that the Giants will not come desperately begging for Luis Valbuena.