Articles by: Brett Taylor


Cubs as Happy to Get Jim Deshaies as Astros Are Sad to Lose Him and Other Bullets

Cubs as Happy to Get Jim Deshaies as Astros Are Sad to Lose Him and Other Bullets

Everyone loves Jim Deshaies, Kyuji Fujikawa coming in for a physical, and a legitimate reason to use the word “boner.”

by December 4, 2012 Chicago Cubs News
Winter Meetings Monday Evening: Looking for a RF and Reliever, Stewart, Soriano, Escobar, Soria, Nolasco, More

Winter Meetings Monday Evening: Looking for a RF and Reliever, Stewart, Soriano, Escobar, Soria, Nolasco, More

It was a relatively quiet first day at the Winter Meetings for the Cubs, but Theo Epstein spoke to reports tonight, and dropped some thoughts.


The Cubs Are Being Up Front With Carlos Marmol: “You’re on the Block”

The Cubs Are Being Up Front With Carlos Marmol: “You’re on the Block”

It shouldn’t be a surprise to you or him, but it’s nice to see the Cubs trying to keep him in the loop.

by December 3, 2012 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Lukewarm Stove: Angel Pagan Re-Signs With Giants – Implications?

Lukewarm Stove: Angel Pagan Re-Signs With Giants – Implications?

The Cubs weren’t in on Pagan, but what does the move do to the center field market? To the Phillies? To Michael Bourn?

Report: Jim Deshaies is Going to Be the Cubs’ New Color Broadcaster (UPDATE: A Second Report Agrees)

Report: Jim Deshaies is Going to Be the Cubs’ New Color Broadcaster (UPDATE: A Second Report Agrees)

So says Danny Knobler. If so, it would be a very good get by all accounts.

by December 3, 2012 Chicago Cubs News
Cubs Continue to Look for Bullpen Help, Reportedly Interested in Jason Grilli

Cubs Continue to Look for Bullpen Help, Reportedly Interested in Jason Grilli

The 36-year-old righty was one of the best relievers in baseball last year. And, what do you know? The Cubs’ pen was one of the worst.

by December 3, 2012 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Winter Meetings Monday Morning: Upton, Napoli, ARod, Soriano, Harden, Espinosa, Rangers

Winter Meetings Monday Morning: Upton, Napoli, ARod, Soriano, Harden, Espinosa, Rangers

There are already a number of rumors to parse, and the Meetings have been going on for all of a few hours.


John Sickels Offers His Top Chicago Cubs Prospects for 2012

John Sickels Offers His Top Chicago Cubs Prospects for 2012

It’s a deep, talented list, with a few surprises.

by December 3, 2012 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
Broadcast Booth Watch: Mark DeRosa a Surprise Candidate?

Broadcast Booth Watch: Mark DeRosa a Surprise Candidate?

That sound you hear is hundreds of Cubs fans hitting the floor after fainting from excitement.

by December 3, 2012 Chicago Cubs News
‘Breaking Bad’ at Wrigley Field and Other Bullets

‘Breaking Bad’ at Wrigley Field and Other Bullets

Yeah, the title is a little on the nose, but this picture from a BN’er demanded a headline. Also, a video look at Kyuji Fujikawa.

Lukewarm Stove: A Prelude to the Winter Meetings

Lukewarm Stove: A Prelude to the Winter Meetings

Bits on the Cubs’ targets for the week, Alfonso Soriano, Kyuji Fujikawa, Derek Holland, and R.A. Dickey, among others.

by December 2, 2012 Chicago Cubs Rumors

The 2012 Winter Meetings: What’s It All About?

The 2012 Winter Meetings: What’s It All About?

A brief look at what you can expect this week.

by December 2, 2012 MLB News and Rumors
Rumor: Cubs Will Meet With Teams This Week to Discuss Alfonso Soriano

Rumor: Cubs Will Meet With Teams This Week to Discuss Alfonso Soriano

This goes beyond the mere, generic “listening to offers” or even “shopping him around.” It sounds a bit more concrete.

by December 2, 2012 Chicago Cubs Rumors