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Travis Wood Reportedly Rejected Four-Year Extension Last Year, Now Future Uncertain

Travis Wood Reportedly Rejected Four-Year Extension Last Year, Now Future Uncertain

If the Cubs knew they were getting 2013 Travis Wood in 2015, none of this would even be a conversation. But 2014 happened.

by February 23, 2015 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors
Utilitizing Analytics is Not All About the Numbers and Other Bullets

Utilitizing Analytics is Not All About the Numbers and Other Bullets

Jeff Samardzija started a kerfuffle with some comments about analytics, but, even if he’s not right about all of it, he made a very important point.

Weekend Catch-Up: Rumors, Prospects, Cubs Sale, Wada, Epstein, Bullpen, More

Weekend Catch-Up: Rumors, Prospects, Cubs Sale, Wada, Epstein, Bullpen, More

There are still rumors going around, despite the fact that it’s late February.

by February 23, 2015 Chicago Cubs News
Theo Epstein Speaks: Welington Castillo’s Future, Roster Flexibility, Pitching Additions, More

Theo Epstein Speaks: Welington Castillo’s Future, Roster Flexibility, Pitching Additions, More

The Cubs could go with three catchers, if it comes to that, or they could find a landing spot for Castillo. Also: they can and will make additions as necessary.

by February 22, 2015 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors
Maintaining Bullpen Flexibility with Hector Rondon as Closer and Other Bullets

Maintaining Bullpen Flexibility with Hector Rondon as Closer and Other Bullets

With the Cubs’ talent in the pen this year, in theory, they’ll be able to have a ton of match-up flexibility, even with a set closer.

by February 22, 2015 Chicago Cubs News
Tsuyoshi Wada is Working on a Cutter and a Role and Other Bullets

Tsuyoshi Wada is Working on a Cutter and a Role and Other Bullets

Adding a quality fourth pitch – especially a cutter – could be huge for Wada, and for how he helps the Cubs in 2015.

by February 21, 2015 Chicago Cubs News
South Bend Cubs Owner Andrew Berlin Purchases Minority Stake in Big League Team

South Bend Cubs Owner Andrew Berlin Purchases Minority Stake in Big League Team

This is the first publicly-confirmed sale of a stake in the Chicago Cubs, and it goes to someone already affiliated with the organization.

by February 21, 2015 Chicago Cubs News
Spring Training Blowout: Trade Candidates, Excitement, Pictures, Videos, More

Spring Training Blowout: Trade Candidates, Excitement, Pictures, Videos, More

So much to see, read, and discuss coming out of Mesa, Arizona.

by February 20, 2015 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors
Chicago Cubs 2015 TV Broadcast Schedule

Chicago Cubs 2015 TV Broadcast Schedule

Roughly half of the games are on CSN, with the other half split between WGN, ABC, and national broadcasts.

by February 20, 2015 Chicago Cubs News
Sale of Minority Stake in the Cubs Back in the News and Other Bullets

Sale of Minority Stake in the Cubs Back in the News and Other Bullets

A popular topic last year, it could finally be happening soon. And it could include a familiar face.

by February 20, 2015 Chicago Cubs News
Chicago Cubs Will Wear Patch to Honor Ernie Banks, Offer Other Tributes

Chicago Cubs Will Wear Patch to Honor Ernie Banks, Offer Other Tributes

Number 14 will be remembered throughout the season, and other tributes are on the way.

by February 20, 2015 Chicago Cubs News
A Hopeful Reminder About Cubs Playoff Appearances, and a Quality Hype Video

A Hopeful Reminder About Cubs Playoff Appearances, and a Quality Hype Video

In recent history, when the Cubs have made the playoffs, it’s not like they were a behemoth the year before.

by February 19, 2015 Chicago Cubs News
There is Going to Be So Much Cubs Spring Training TV and Video Available This Year

There is Going to Be So Much Cubs Spring Training TV and Video Available This Year

By my count, so far, there should be TV/video available for at least 20 of the Cubs’ 33 Spring Training Games.

by February 19, 2015 Chicago Cubs News
Court Denies Rooftops’ Request for a Temporary Restraining Order Against Wrigley Signs (UPDATE)

Court Denies Rooftops’ Request for a Temporary Restraining Order Against Wrigley Signs (UPDATE)

This is just the first step, and a small one, but it’s a clear win for the Cubs.

by February 19, 2015 Chicago Cubs News
The Kris Bryant Questions and Other Bullets

The Kris Bryant Questions and Other Bullets

The arrival of Spring Training will bring with it an avalanche of Kris Bryant-related queries, some reasonable, some less so.

There’s So Much Beauty in the World: PITCHERS AND CATCHERS REPORT

There’s So Much Beauty in the World: PITCHERS AND CATCHERS REPORT

The offseason is over. Baseball is here.

by February 19, 2015 Chicago Cubs News

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