Articles by: Brett Taylor

Dale Sveum Backed Off His Starlin Castro “Last Straw” Comments on His Own

Dale Sveum Backed Off His Starlin Castro “Last Straw” Comments on His Own

According to Jed Hoyer, Sveum wasn’t pushed to change course, and say he couldn’t bench Castro.

The Cubs’ Draft Was Probably a Success and Other Bullets

The Cubs’ Draft Was Probably a Success and Other Bullets

The Cubs’ strategy was both obvious and sound. Jed Hoyer says there aren’t many sellers so far this year, and where the heck is Matt Szczur?

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 0, Brewers 8 – June 6, 2012

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 0, Brewers 8 – June 6, 2012

Yeah, well. Last night the Cubs won 10-0, so they’re still winning overall.

by June 6, 2012 Enhanced Box Scores
Obsessive Jorge Soler Watch: The Cubs Attended a Soler Workout Today

Obsessive Jorge Soler Watch: The Cubs Attended a Soler Workout Today

The outfield prospect was showing off one last time before teams submit bids.

by June 6, 2012 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Pre-Gamin’: Cubs v. Brewers (7:10 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, etc.

Pre-Gamin’: Cubs v. Brewers (7:10 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, etc.

So, last night was fun. How about round two?

by June 6, 2012 Pre-Gamin'
Manny Corpas to Chicago, Blake Parker to 60-Day DL with “Elbow Stress”

Manny Corpas to Chicago, Blake Parker to 60-Day DL with “Elbow Stress”

Parker won’t be pitching again for at least a month.

by June 6, 2012 Chicago Cubs News
Lukewarm Stove: Garza, Dempster, Soriano, LaHair, DeJesus, Soler

Lukewarm Stove: Garza, Dempster, Soriano, LaHair, DeJesus, Soler

The rumor mill keeps churning, and it sounds like teams are getting more and more interested in Matt Garza.

by June 6, 2012 Chicago Cubs Rumors
The 2012 MLB Draft Day Three, Rounds 16 Through 40 (Updates Aplenty, Once Again)

The 2012 MLB Draft Day Three, Rounds 16 Through 40 (Updates Aplenty, Once Again)

The 2012 Draft concludes today with the rounds where the “scouting contest” really shines through.

More on Supplemental First Round Pitchers Pierce Johnson and Paul Blackburn

More on Supplemental First Round Pitchers Pierce Johnson and Paul Blackburn

The Cubs took a couple exciting pitchers on Monday, something the system sorely needs.

Don’t Freak Out About Albert Almora Talking About College

Don’t Freak Out About Albert Almora Talking About College

The Cubs’ top pick is talking about going to college, but it’s just part of the game.

Ryan Dempster is Not an Idiot and Other Bullets

Ryan Dempster is Not an Idiot and Other Bullets

He knew he had a perfect game going last night. Dale Sveum isn’t as mad at Starlin Castro, and Alfonso Soriano is trying to help the young shortstop.

by June 6, 2012 Chicago Cubs News
Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 10, Brewers 0 – June 5, 2012

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 10, Brewers 0 – June 5, 2012

BAM. 10 games’ worth of runs in one night.

by June 5, 2012 Enhanced Box Scores
LIVE: The 2012 MLB Draft Day Two, Rounds 2 Through 15 (UPDATES Aplenty)

LIVE: The 2012 MLB Draft Day Two, Rounds 2 Through 15 (UPDATES Aplenty)

It’s the second day of the Draft, and the Cubs will take 14 more players today. Epstein/Hoyer/McLeod have made a lot of hay in these rounds in the past.