Chicago Cubs News

Possible Details on the Wrigley Field Renovation Funding Plan

Possible Details on the Wrigley Field Renovation Funding Plan

A couple of recent reports suggest that the Cubs will get some funding from the city, but will have to pony up some of the financing, themselves.

by April 5, 2012 Chicago Cubs News
Opening Day is HERE and I am Irrationally Excited and Other Bullets

Opening Day is HERE and I am Irrationally Excited and Other Bullets

Super-sized Bullets for Opening Day. Bullpen thoughts, Wrigley Field changes, Ticket Giveaway results (and another chance), two podcast appearances, and much more.

by April 5, 2012 Chicago Cubs News
The Chicago Cubs’ 2012 Opening Day Roster is (Mostly) Set

The Chicago Cubs’ 2012 Opening Day Roster is (Mostly) Set

That Bryan LaHair picture is there because he’s the “mostly” part. The bullpen starts with only six relievers, with Shawn Camp and Lendy Castillo winning the final two jobs.

by April 4, 2012 Chicago Cubs News
Cubs Claim Luis Valbuena Off Waivers from Blue Jays (UPDATE)

Cubs Claim Luis Valbuena Off Waivers from Blue Jays (UPDATE)

A 26-year-old infielder, who could theoretically back-up shortstop.

Theo Epstein Speaks: Talent Level, Winning Timetable, Media Attention

Theo Epstein Speaks: Talent Level, Winning Timetable, Media Attention

The Cubs’ President of Baseball Operations isn’t interested in letting the media or the fans guide his decision-making.

by April 4, 2012 Chicago Cubs News
Police Are Still Investigating the Starlin Castro Sexual Assault Allegation and Other Bullets

Police Are Still Investigating the Starlin Castro Sexual Assault Allegation and Other Bullets

The police are still talking to folks, whatever that means. Dale Sveum may have soured on Lendy Castillo, Bryan LaHair’s back is still a problem, and I do some podcasting with Nats bloggers.

by April 4, 2012 Chicago Cubs News
Spring Training Miscellany: The Chicago Cubs Have Won Spring Training!

Spring Training Miscellany: The Chicago Cubs Have Won Spring Training!

Today, the Chicago Cubs beat the Milwaukee Brewers 5-3 to finish the Spring with a (barely) winning record. Order the champagne!

by April 3, 2012 Chicago Cubs News
Chicago Mayor Says City in “Final Stages” of Wrigley Renovation Deal

Chicago Mayor Says City in “Final Stages” of Wrigley Renovation Deal

That could mean something is close to being announced, or it could mean nothing at all. But at least the wheels are still turning.

by April 3, 2012 Chicago Cubs News
Chicago Cubs’ Plan for the 2012 Draft: Be Less Wrong

Chicago Cubs’ Plan for the 2012 Draft: Be Less Wrong

Preparations for the June Draft have been underway for months, and the Cubs are doing all they can to get and keep the best scouts in the game.

by April 3, 2012 Chicago Cubs News
David DeJesus May Now Be Ready to Bounce Back

David DeJesus May Now Be Ready to Bounce Back

After fixing what they believe was a mechanical flaw in DeJesus’s swing, the Cubs are optimistic about their leadoff man.

by April 3, 2012 Chicago Cubs News
It’s an Extension Explosion and Other Bullets

It’s an Extension Explosion and Other Bullets

Joey Votto and Matt Cain get paaaaid. Carlos Marmol has a new grip, Ian Stewart and Steve Clevenger are old, and you can still win some tickets.

Spring Training Miscellany: Cubs 8, Diamondbacks 3 – April 2, 2012

Spring Training Miscellany: Cubs 8, Diamondbacks 3 – April 2, 2012

With today’s win, the Cubs pull back up to .500 on the Spring.

by April 2, 2012 Chicago Cubs News
Cubs Using More Video in Prep, Apparently Now Realize it isn’t 1995

Cubs Using More Video in Prep, Apparently Now Realize it isn’t 1995

Data mined from video is helping Cubs players approach certain situations (like runners in scoring position) a bit more thoughtfully. Please tell me this isn’t a new concept to the organization.

by April 2, 2012 Chicago Cubs News