Articles by: Brett Taylor


Blackout Cubbetry: Ryan Braun’s Relationship

Blackout Cubbetry: Ryan Braun’s Relationship

Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers supports his close friend, Ryan Braun.

by December 29, 2011 Cubs Humor
Lukewarm Stove: Byrd, Lidge, Garza, Jackson, Wood, Marmol, Callaspo Marshall

Lukewarm Stove: Byrd, Lidge, Garza, Jackson, Wood, Marmol, Callaspo Marshall

It turns out there’s still plenty to discuss on the Lukewarm Stove, include bits on Marlon Byrd, Kerry Wood, Carlos Marmol, Brad Lidge, Edwin Jackson, and much more.


Is Matt Garza Going to Be Traded Today?

Is Matt Garza Going to Be Traded Today?

There’s a great deal of smoke surrounding these Matt Garza trade talks, but with so many teams still involved, and the stakes so high for both sides in a trade, anything could happen.

Carlos Zambrano Takes a Step Back in Venezuela and Other Bullets

Carlos Zambrano Takes a Step Back in Venezuela and Other Bullets

Z’s second post-facial injury start was not great, the 2011 Cubs were bad, Wrigley Field caught fire, and Tom Ricketts looks forward to the future.

by December 29, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
The Latest on Matt Garza Trade Talks, and the Possibility of an Extension

The Latest on Matt Garza Trade Talks, and the Possibility of an Extension

Trade talks are both serious and ongoing, but how likely is Garza to actually be moved? If he’s not moved, is there another option?

Obsessive Prince Fielder Watch: Talk of a Very Short-Term Deal is “Delusional”

Obsessive Prince Fielder Watch: Talk of a Very Short-Term Deal is “Delusional”

Even if Fielder would take a three-year deal, would the Cubs want to make that kind of offer?

Ronald Torreyes and Dave Sappelt Are Chicago Cubs Prospects

Ronald Torreyes and Dave Sappelt Are Chicago Cubs Prospects

A closer look at the two newest Chicago Cubs prospects, outfielder Dave Sappelt and second baseman Ronald Torreyes.

by December 28, 2011 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects

Reed Johnson Loves Cubs Fans and Other Bullets

Reed Johnson Loves Cubs Fans and Other Bullets

The reserve outfielder is optimistic about 2012. Jed Hoyer was brilliant in San Diego, the Cubs’ payroll was one of few decliners last year, and Manny Corpas’ deal with the Cubs is pretty reasonable.

by December 28, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
Lukewarm Stove: Byrd, Garza, Fielder, Soto, Rizzo, Cespedes, Barney, LaHair

Lukewarm Stove: Byrd, Garza, Fielder, Soto, Rizzo, Cespedes, Barney, LaHair

The latest Cubs rumors are heavy on the “sell side” of the equation.

by December 27, 2011 Chicago Cubs Rumors
The Latest on Cuban Outfielders Yoenis Cespedes and Jorge Soler

The Latest on Cuban Outfielders Yoenis Cespedes and Jorge Soler

The Cubs remain interested in both players, and free agency is coming soon for each. But are some of the other large market clubs still in on Cespedes?

The Cubs’ Roster is Temporarily Filling Up and Other Bullets

The Cubs’ Roster is Temporarily Filling Up and Other Bullets

With two new pitchers on the 40-man, the Cubs are running out of room. For now. Jeff Samardzija may get a crack at the rotation, Matt Dorey is excited about the Cubs, and Carlos Zambrano is “Bush League.”


Chicago Cubs Sign Pitcher Andy Sonnanstine

Chicago Cubs Sign Pitcher Andy Sonnanstine

The reliever/starter gets a non-guaranteed deal, as does reliever Manny Corpas.

Cubs Expected to Sign Catcher Jason Jaramillo to a Minor League Deal

Cubs Expected to Sign Catcher Jason Jaramillo to a Minor League Deal

The switch-hitting 29-year-old will compete for a back-up job on the Cubs in 2012.

by December 26, 2011 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors
The Bullets are Mostly Lukewarm Stove-y and Other Bullets (UPDATE: More on Garza and Dempster)

The Bullets are Mostly Lukewarm Stove-y and Other Bullets (UPDATE: More on Garza and Dempster)

The latest on Matt Garza and Carlos Marmol trade talks, Prince Fielder’s many suitors and lofty demands, the Cubs’ plans at first base, and the possibility of shopping Ryan Dempster.

by December 26, 2011 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors
Meta: Happy Holidays, and Limited Posting

Meta: Happy Holidays, and Limited Posting

Reflecting on a changed holiday season, and a site note on limited posting through Tuesday.

by December 24, 2011 Meta