Articles by: Brett Taylor


The Start of the Offseason? And Other Bullets

The Start of the Offseason? And Other Bullets

It could begin as early as tonight.

Was Rick Hahn Almost the Cubs’ GM? No, and Other Bullets

Was Rick Hahn Almost the Cubs’ GM? No, and Other Bullets

He was the most popular named bounced around last year in the GM search, but it turns out he wasn’t really an option.


Exit Chris Volstad: Waived by Cubs, Claimed by Royals

Exit Chris Volstad: Waived by Cubs, Claimed by Royals

The promise – never fulfilled with the Cubs – is now the Royals’ hope to which to cling.

Cubs Outright Mather, Germano, Parker, and Corpas to AAA – The Latter Elects Free Agency

Cubs Outright Mather, Germano, Parker, and Corpas to AAA – The Latter Elects Free Agency

The 40-man roster stands at 33.

It Could Be Worse: A Pirates Cautionary Tale

It Could Be Worse: A Pirates Cautionary Tale

Silly exercises that put players at risk and injure top prospects who were already injured? Yup, things could definitely be worse for the Cubs.

by October 26, 2012 MLB News and Rumors
Eric Karros the Favorite for the Cubs’ Open Color Broadcasting Job?

Eric Karros the Favorite for the Cubs’ Open Color Broadcasting Job?

One report suggests he is, and says Crane Kenney has already reached out.

by October 26, 2012 Chicago Cubs News
Darwin Barney is the Best Second Baseman in Baseball and Other Bullets

Darwin Barney is the Best Second Baseman in Baseball and Other Bullets

Defensively, and according to the Fielding Bible, anyway. Javier Baez is awesome but adjusting, and Mark Grace is probably out of the spotlight for a bit.

by October 26, 2012 Chicago Cubs News

Cubs Outright Cardenas, Berken, Socolovich, and Mateo (Plus Recker Claimed by Mets)

Cubs Outright Cardenas, Berken, Socolovich, and Mateo (Plus Recker Claimed by Mets)

The roster purge begins.

Lukewarm Stove: The Implications of that A’s/D-Backs/Marlins Trade, Lincecum, Otani, More

Lukewarm Stove: The Implications of that A’s/D-Backs/Marlins Trade, Lincecum, Otani, More

Any impact to the Cubs beyond the theoretical? Also, Tim Lincecum available, Shohei Otani not?

The Cubs Are Taking on Professional Scalpers

The Cubs Are Taking on Professional Scalpers

A whole bunch of season ticket holders are now former season ticket holders.

by October 25, 2012 Chicago Cubs News
More Saturday Night Games at Wrigley? Later Friday Games?

More Saturday Night Games at Wrigley? Later Friday Games?

The Cubs are polling fans/community members about possible changes to start times on the weekends.

by October 25, 2012 Chicago Cubs News

Theo Epstein (Essentially) Rips Jim Hendry and Other Bullets

Theo Epstein (Essentially) Rips Jim Hendry and Other Bullets

The lack of plate discipline organization-wide was one of the biggest shocks to Epstein in taking over the Cubs.

by October 25, 2012 Chicago Cubs News
Marlins’ Plight the Cubs’ Answer? How About Mark Buehrle and Josh Johnson?

Marlins’ Plight the Cubs’ Answer? How About Mark Buehrle and Josh Johnson?

The Marlins are rumored to be selling off pitching. Should the – would the – Cubs come calling?

by October 24, 2012 Chicago Cubs Rumors