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Three Bullpen Competitors Remain – Which Offers What Value? And Other Bullets

Three Bullpen Competitors Remain – Which Offers What Value? And Other Bullets

None of Takahashi, Wade or Putnam is going to offer much future trade value, but is that part of the calculus when picking one for the team?

by March 25, 2013 Chicago Cubs News
Spring Training Miscellany: Cubs 4, Indians 3 – March 24, 2013

Spring Training Miscellany: Cubs 4, Indians 3 – March 24, 2013

Over .500! Hooray Spring Training!

by March 24, 2013 Chicago Cubs News

The Sixth Cut is the Most Obvious: Rafael Dolis Optioned to Iowa

The Sixth Cut is the Most Obvious: Rafael Dolis Optioned to Iowa

The righty wasn’t expected to make the pen, since he could be freely optioned.

God’s Wrath Watch: Right Elbow Strain for Scott Baker, Shut Down for a Month

God’s Wrath Watch: Right Elbow Strain for Scott Baker, Shut Down for a Month

He could miss as much as the first half of the season.

by March 24, 2013 Chicago Cubs News
Happy Birthday to Grizzled Vet Starlin Castro and Other Bullets

Happy Birthday to Grizzled Vet Starlin Castro and Other Bullets

One of the Cubs’ most tenured players turns 23 today. Scott Baker gets evaluated, Casey Coleman gets bummed, and David Haugh gets argumentative.

by March 24, 2013 Chicago Cubs News
Spring Training Miscellany: Angels 6, Cubs 7 – March 23, 2013

Spring Training Miscellany: Angels 6, Cubs 7 – March 23, 2013

The Cubs came back today, and have climbed back to .500 on the Spring.

by March 23, 2013 Chicago Cubs News
Let’s Talk About Jeff Samardzija’s Ex-Girlfriend for Some Reason and Other Bullets

Let’s Talk About Jeff Samardzija’s Ex-Girlfriend for Some Reason and Other Bullets

It must be the end of Spring Training, because the narrative is getting crazy.

by March 23, 2013 Chicago Cubs News

Spring Training Miscellany: Cubs 4, Brewers 1 – March 22, 2013

Spring Training Miscellany: Cubs 4, Brewers 1 – March 22, 2013

Carlos Villanueva takes down Yovani Gallardo. That’s swell.

by March 22, 2013 Chicago Cubs News
The Fifth Cut is the Deepest: 11 Players Out, Including Bogusevic, Coleman, McDonald, and Rusin

The Fifth Cut is the Deepest: 11 Players Out, Including Bogusevic, Coleman, McDonald, and Rusin

No huge surprises today, though the bullpen competition is down to just four guys, and the bench is mostly set.

God’s Wrath Watch: Matt Garza Throwing Pain Free, but Still at Least a Week Away from the Mound

God’s Wrath Watch: Matt Garza Throwing Pain Free, but Still at Least a Week Away from the Mound

The first week of May is looking like the earliest reasonable return range for Garza, assuming no more setbacks.

by March 22, 2013 Chicago Cubs News
Michael Bowden in the Pen and Dave Sappelt on the Bench and Other Bullets

Michael Bowden in the Pen and Dave Sappelt on the Bench and Other Bullets

That leaves one bench job and one bullpen job to be sorted out. Phil Rogers says the Old Scoreboard should be taken down, and I get paranoid about Scott Baker.

by March 22, 2013 Chicago Cubs News

Joe Posnanski on Theo Epstein? Yes, Please

Joe Posnanski on Theo Epstein? Yes, Please

One of the best in the biz takes on one of the best in the biz.

by March 22, 2013 Chicago Cubs News
Spring Training Miscellany: Cubs 7, Mariners 4 – March 21, 2013

Spring Training Miscellany: Cubs 7, Mariners 4 – March 21, 2013

Jeff Samardzija is going to hit 20 homers this year. Projected.

by March 22, 2013 Chicago Cubs News