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Travis Wood Reportedly Rejected Four-Year Extension Last Year, Now Future Uncertain

Travis Wood Reportedly Rejected Four-Year Extension Last Year, Now Future Uncertain

If the Cubs knew they were getting 2013 Travis Wood in 2015, none of this would even be a conversation. But 2014 happened.

by February 23, 2015 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors
Sahadev Sharma with a Great Series on Chicago Cubs Prospects (UPDATE)

Sahadev Sharma with a Great Series on Chicago Cubs Prospects (UPDATE)

From the elite guys to the young guys to the less-heralded, near-big-league guys. An inside look at many Cubs prospects.

by February 23, 2015 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
Two Top Cuban Prospects Reportedly Ineligible to Sign Until July – Looming Dodgers Threat

Two Top Cuban Prospects Reportedly Ineligible to Sign Until July – Looming Dodgers Threat

Some potentially huge news for the Cubs in the upcoming 2015/16 IFA period, which starts July 2.

Utilitizing Analytics is Not All About the Numbers and Other Bullets

Utilitizing Analytics is Not All About the Numbers and Other Bullets

Jeff Samardzija started a kerfuffle with some comments about analytics, but, even if he’s not right about all of it, he made a very important point.

Yoan Moncada Reportedly to Sign with Boston Red Sox for Around $30 Million

Yoan Moncada Reportedly to Sign with Boston Red Sox for Around $30 Million

You didn’t really think he’d wait until July for the Cubs, did you? (Winky face.) (Slightly bummed face.)

by February 23, 2015 MLB News and Rumors
Weekend Catch-Up: Rumors, Prospects, Cubs Sale, Wada, Epstein, Bullpen, More

Weekend Catch-Up: Rumors, Prospects, Cubs Sale, Wada, Epstein, Bullpen, More

There are still rumors going around, despite the fact that it’s late February.

by February 23, 2015 Chicago Cubs News
MLBits: Hello Melvin, Pace Grousing, Groundball Problems, Wainwright’s Health, Votto, More

MLBits: Hello Melvin, Pace Grousing, Groundball Problems, Wainwright’s Health, Votto, More

Are we missing out on a problem with groundball pitchers? Will Adam Wainwright break down? Plus so much else.

by February 22, 2015 MLB News and Rumors
Theo Epstein Speaks: Welington Castillo’s Future, Roster Flexibility, Pitching Additions, More

Theo Epstein Speaks: Welington Castillo’s Future, Roster Flexibility, Pitching Additions, More

The Cubs could go with three catchers, if it comes to that, or they could find a landing spot for Castillo. Also: they can and will make additions as necessary.

by February 22, 2015 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors
Maintaining Bullpen Flexibility with Hector Rondon as Closer and Other Bullets

Maintaining Bullpen Flexibility with Hector Rondon as Closer and Other Bullets

With the Cubs’ talent in the pen this year, in theory, they’ll be able to have a ton of match-up flexibility, even with a set closer.

by February 22, 2015 Chicago Cubs News
Lukewarm Stove: Hamels, Moncada, Greinke, Beachy, Zimmermann, Shields

Lukewarm Stove: Hamels, Moncada, Greinke, Beachy, Zimmermann, Shields

Moncada and Hamels remain popular names. Zimmermann might cut off extension talks, Beachy signs with the Dodgers, more.

by February 21, 2015 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
Tsuyoshi Wada is Working on a Cutter and a Role and Other Bullets

Tsuyoshi Wada is Working on a Cutter and a Role and Other Bullets

Adding a quality fourth pitch – especially a cutter – could be huge for Wada, and for how he helps the Cubs in 2015.

by February 21, 2015 Chicago Cubs News
South Bend Cubs Owner Andrew Berlin Purchases Minority Stake in Big League Team

South Bend Cubs Owner Andrew Berlin Purchases Minority Stake in Big League Team

This is the first publicly-confirmed sale of a stake in the Chicago Cubs, and it goes to someone already affiliated with the organization.

by February 21, 2015 Chicago Cubs News
Spring Training Blowout: Trade Candidates, Excitement, Pictures, Videos, More

Spring Training Blowout: Trade Candidates, Excitement, Pictures, Videos, More

So much to see, read, and discuss coming out of Mesa, Arizona.

by February 20, 2015 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors
Chicago Cubs 2015 TV Broadcast Schedule

Chicago Cubs 2015 TV Broadcast Schedule

Roughly half of the games are on CSN, with the other half split between WGN, ABC, and national broadcasts.

by February 20, 2015 Chicago Cubs News
Prospect Notes: Bryant’s Dominance, Johnson’s Turn, Torres’ Ranking, Much More

Prospect Notes: Bryant’s Dominance, Johnson’s Turn, Torres’ Ranking, Much More

Kris Bryant’s 2014 MiLB season might have been the best in a decade. Also: Pierce Johnson could be awesome this year.

by February 20, 2015 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
MLB Announces New Pace of Play Rules: Stay in Batter’s Box, Quick Inning Changes, More

MLB Announces New Pace of Play Rules: Stay in Batter’s Box, Quick Inning Changes, More

Although these are some of the least controversial changes MLB could have gone for, it’s a start, and could have a solid impact.

by February 20, 2015 MLB News and Rumors

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