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Whoa! Chicago Cubs Sign Anthony Rizzo to Seven Year, $41 Million Extension

Whoa! Chicago Cubs Sign Anthony Rizzo to Seven Year, $41 Million Extension

The deal includes two option years that could keep Rizzo with the Cubs through 2021.

Another Successful Rehab Start for Matt Garza and Other Bullets

Another Successful Rehab Start for Matt Garza and Other Bullets

Garza could be back in 10 days. And a Happy Mother’s Day to you mothers out there.

by May 12, 2013 Chicago Cubs News

Starlin Castro is the New Leadoff Hitter … Sort Of and Other Bullets

Starlin Castro is the New Leadoff Hitter … Sort Of and Other Bullets

Against lefties, that’s going to be the plan. That’s fine with me, even if Castro’s skill set isn’t ideal there.

by May 11, 2013 Chicago Cubs News
Obsessive Wrigley Renovation Watch: Rejoice(?) – The Troughs Are Staying

Obsessive Wrigley Renovation Watch: Rejoice(?) – The Troughs Are Staying

If you were afraid you would miss that distinctly Wrigley experience after the renovation, you needn’t worry.

by May 10, 2013 Chicago Cubs News
Kameron Loe Has Elected Free Agency and Other Bullets

Kameron Loe Has Elected Free Agency and Other Bullets

His time with the Cubs was so brief I didn’t even have an opportunity to get a picture of him in a Cubs jersey apparently.

Cubs Reportedly Trade Alberto Gonzalez to Yankees for PTBNL or Cash

Cubs Reportedly Trade Alberto Gonzalez to Yankees for PTBNL or Cash

A very minor deal, but it’s the first trade of the season for the Cubs. Let’s get the trade season underway …

Obsessive Wrigley Renovation Watch: Mayor and Alderman Introduce Night Games Ordinance, As Expected

Obsessive Wrigley Renovation Watch: Mayor and Alderman Introduce Night Games Ordinance, As Expected

The “as expected” part is really the story here. Something went smoothly! (Of course, now the ordinance has to pass … )

by May 9, 2013 Chicago Cubs News

Kevin Gregg is Officially the Closer … in 2013 and Other Bullets

Kevin Gregg is Officially the Closer … in 2013 and Other Bullets

We all already knew it to be true, but now Dale Sveum has confirmed it. And he used a “sample size” argument to make his case!

by May 9, 2013 Chicago Cubs News
The Cubs Waived Ian Stewart and He Went Unclaimed (Was Then Outrighted to Iowa)

The Cubs Waived Ian Stewart and He Went Unclaimed (Was Then Outrighted to Iowa)

No one wanted Stewart and his $2 million contract for free.

Obsessive Wrigley Renovation Watch: Confidence in Offseason Start Date Grows, Plus More Bits

Obsessive Wrigley Renovation Watch: Confidence in Offseason Start Date Grows, Plus More Bits

Tom Ricketts, with some hedging, seems to say that he now expects things will get started on the renovation this year. That’s good news.

by May 8, 2013 Chicago Cubs News
Travis Wood is “The Best Starter in Baseball” and Other Bullets

Travis Wood is “The Best Starter in Baseball” and Other Bullets

That’s what Dale Sveum says, anyway. The numbers don’t quite back it up, but Wood has been ridiculously good.

by May 8, 2013 Chicago Cubs News

Not That Carlos Marmol Had Any Trade Value Anyway, But Jed Hoyer Ain’t Looking to Spin

Not That Carlos Marmol Had Any Trade Value Anyway, But Jed Hoyer Ain’t Looking to Spin

Hoyer says the Cubs rode Marmol “really hard” for years, and his “fastball and slider aren’t what they used to be.” Blunt. But right.

Ian Stewart Decided Not to Play Baseball This Weekend

Ian Stewart Decided Not to Play Baseball This Weekend

After being optioned to Iowa, Stewart had the right to take 72 hours to report. But he was already with the Iowa Cubs … so what’s going on?