Articles by: Brett Taylor


Chicago Cubs Officially Sign Cuban Lefty Gerardo Concepcion

Chicago Cubs Officially Sign Cuban Lefty Gerardo Concepcion

We knew it was coming, but today the signing is official.

Pre-Gamin’: Cubs v. Dodgers – Lineup, Broadcast Info, etc.

Pre-Gamin’: Cubs v. Dodgers – Lineup, Broadcast Info, etc.

It’s Spring Training game eight for the Chicago Cubs, and they’re headed back to Camelback Ranch to take on the Dodgers.

by March 11, 2012 Pre-Gamin'

Rumor: More Jorge-Soler-to-the-Cubs Smoke, If You Can Take It

Rumor: More Jorge-Soler-to-the-Cubs Smoke, If You Can Take It

Another report says the Cubs will wind up with the Cuban prospect.

by March 11, 2012 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Alfonso Soriano Will *NOT* Leadoff and Other Bullets

Alfonso Soriano Will *NOT* Leadoff and Other Bullets

The job belongs, as expected, to David DeJesus. Ryan Dempster wasn’t trying to hit Aramis Ramirez, Dale Sveum doesn’t bail, and Jed Hoyer may have been lucky.

by March 11, 2012 Chicago Cubs News
Spring Training Miscellany: Cubs 6, Brewers 1 – March 10, 2012

Spring Training Miscellany: Cubs 6, Brewers 1 – March 10, 2012

Today, the Cubs beat the Brewers, giving them their first winning record since last April. Sure, it doesn’t count, but it’s OK to smile.

by March 10, 2012 Chicago Cubs News
Pre-Gamin’: Cubs v. Brewers – Lineup, Broadcast Info, etc.

Pre-Gamin’: Cubs v. Brewers – Lineup, Broadcast Info, etc.

Today the Chicago Cubs head out to Maryvale Baseball Park to take on the Brewers for Spring Training game seven.

by March 10, 2012 Pre-Gamin'
The Second Cut is the Smallest: Micah Gibbs, Dae-Eun Rhee

The Second Cut is the Smallest: Micah Gibbs, Dae-Eun Rhee

A couple more youngsters head out to Minor League camp.


Randy Wells is a Good Soldier and Other Bullets

Randy Wells is a Good Soldier and Other Bullets

Randy Wells just wants to help the Cubs win, whatever his role. Rick Sutcliffe didn’t feel welcome at camp last year, Dale Sveum likes Trey McNutt, and Aramis Ramirez defends Carlos Zambrano.

Spring Training Miscellany: Cubs 5, White Sox 1 – March 9, 2012

Spring Training Miscellany: Cubs 5, White Sox 1 – March 9, 2012

It’s a meaningless game, but it’s always nice to beat the White Sox.

by March 9, 2012 Chicago Cubs News
Pre-Gamin’: Cubs v. White Sox – Lineup, Broadcast Info, etc.

Pre-Gamin’: Cubs v. White Sox – Lineup, Broadcast Info, etc.

Today the Chicago Cubs head out to Camelback Ranch to take on the White Sox for Spring Training game six

by March 9, 2012 Pre-Gamin'
The First Cut is the Easiest: Trey McNutt, Jae-Hoon Ha, Marco Carrillo, Jonathan Mota

The First Cut is the Easiest: Trey McNutt, Jae-Hoon Ha, Marco Carrillo, Jonathan Mota

The Cubs send four young players out to minor league camp.


Jed Hoyer Illuminates His Job Duties Vis a Vis Theo Epstein

Jed Hoyer Illuminates His Job Duties Vis a Vis Theo Epstein

Who does what? Who decides what? How do the two divide duties?

by March 9, 2012 Chicago Cubs News
Aramis Ramirez Has Thoughts About Theo Epstein and Bob Brenly

Aramis Ramirez Has Thoughts About Theo Epstein and Bob Brenly

The former Cubs’ third baseman doesn’t think things will be easy for Epstein, and thinks Brenly should take a look at his own stats.