Archive for 2014


Projection Systems Are Fun, But Are They Accurate? And Other Bullets

Projection Systems Are Fun, But Are They Accurate? And Other Bullets

We like to discuss projections around this time of year, but is there much usefulness in it? Surprise: the answer is yes and no.

by December 19, 2014 Chicago Cubs News
Cubs Minor League Signings: RHP Anthony Carter, OF Yovanny Cuevas, OF Samir Lara

Cubs Minor League Signings: RHP Anthony Carter, OF Yovanny Cuevas, OF Samir Lara

The bring in a power righty for potential bullpen depth, and sign a couple young IFAs.


Braves Reportedly Trade Justin Upton to the Padres, Who Want All the Outfielders

Braves Reportedly Trade Justin Upton to the Padres, Who Want All the Outfielders

Gotta love a Friday morning mystery. (UPDATE: As unbelievable as it is, Upton is going to the Padres.)

by December 19, 2014 MLB News and Rumors
Jake Peavy Re-Signs with Giants, Two-Years and $24 Million

Jake Peavy Re-Signs with Giants, Two-Years and $24 Million

Peavy was the last of the second tier starters in free agency, and his deal makes Jason Hammel’s look great once again.

Padres and A’s Have Been Trading Fools, So Naturally They Got Together on a Trade

Padres and A’s Have Been Trading Fools, So Naturally They Got Together on a Trade

A couple young pitchers head to Oakland for catcher Derek Norris and a pitching prospect.

by December 18, 2014 MLB News and Rumors
Lukewarm Stove: Peavy, Breslow, Ross, Upton, Upton, Volquez, Kang, Cuban Players, More

Lukewarm Stove: Peavy, Breslow, Ross, Upton, Upton, Volquez, Kang, Cuban Players, More

The Cubs are not listed as among the teams in on Jake Peavy at this time, which makes sense.

Another Day, Another Lottery Ticket Gone: Kris Medlen Signs with Royals

Another Day, Another Lottery Ticket Gone: Kris Medlen Signs with Royals

The two-time TJS recoveree gets a two year deal from the Royals.


Chicago Cubs Prospects Progress: Jen-Ho Tseng

Chicago Cubs Prospects Progress: Jen-Ho Tseng

The young Cubs righty was among the best pitchers in all of the minors last year. But what does that mean for his future?

by December 18, 2014 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
The Padres, Dodgers Matt Kemp Trade is Still Not Done, and It Could Get Ugly

The Padres, Dodgers Matt Kemp Trade is Still Not Done, and It Could Get Ugly

A new report suggests a potentially serious medical issue is at the heart of the delay, which could cause big problems for the teams.

by December 18, 2014 MLB News and Rumors
Cubs May Add Multiple Outfielders, But One Veteran Addition Seems Most Likely

Cubs May Add Multiple Outfielders, But One Veteran Addition Seems Most Likely

Jonny Gomes is the name you hear most frequently, but will the Cubs also look to add a starting-caliber bat?

by December 18, 2014 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Sounds Like Japanese Righty Kenta Maeda Will Not Be Posted

Sounds Like Japanese Righty Kenta Maeda Will Not Be Posted

If not, he could find the market even more crowded next year – which may not matter to his NPB team.

by December 18, 2014 MLB News and Rumors

Chicago Cubs Announce Minor League Managers, Staff, and Coordinators

Chicago Cubs Announce Minor League Managers, Staff, and Coordinators

For the most part, the Cubs’ minor league infrastructure stays the same as last year. Given how well things went, I’d say that’s a good thing.

The Looming Threat of Ugly Contact Rates and Other Bullets

The Looming Threat of Ugly Contact Rates and Other Bullets

It’s probably part of the reason the Rays were willing to move Wil Myers – low contact rates can derail a career. Which makes me nervous for the Cubs.

Padres, Rays, Nationals Agree on Three-Team Trade Involving Eleven Players

Padres, Rays, Nationals Agree on Three-Team Trade Involving Eleven Players

Whew. That’s a lot of players. Wil Myers remains the biggest name, but there’s a lot to process here.

by December 17, 2014 MLB News and Rumors
Free Agent Catcher David Ross Could Be Choosing Between Cubs, Red Sox, and Padres

Free Agent Catcher David Ross Could Be Choosing Between Cubs, Red Sox, and Padres

Ross is an excellent back-up catcher, though his addition would mean more questions for the Cubs’ roster.

by December 17, 2014 Chicago Cubs Rumors