Chicago Cubs News

Jed Hoyer Speaks: GM Meetings, Time Line for Moves, and the Best Use of Payroll

Jed Hoyer Speaks: GM Meetings, Time Line for Moves, and the Best Use of Payroll

The Cubs’ GM is headed out to the GM Meetings, and gives a view to his mindset.

by November 6, 2012 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors
Plesac, Sutcliffe, Karros, Hollandsworth and Matthews Might Be Finalists for Cubs’ Open Color Job

Plesac, Sutcliffe, Karros, Hollandsworth and Matthews Might Be Finalists for Cubs’ Open Color Job

No real surprises on the list.

by November 6, 2012 Chicago Cubs News

The Mesa Mayor Says ASU Was the Problem and Other Bullets

The Mesa Mayor Says ASU Was the Problem and Other Bullets

Contrary to ASU’s accusations about the Cubs, the Mayor says ASU became difficult to deal with. Adrian Cardenas may be gone, and Jairo Asencio is gone.

Dan Haren Was Open to Coming to Chicago, Carlos Marmol Had to Be Convinced to Go to Anaheim

Dan Haren Was Open to Coming to Chicago, Carlos Marmol Had to Be Convinced to Go to Anaheim

A couple of interesting footnotes to the Haren/Marmol swap that wasn’t.

by November 5, 2012 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors
The Fillable Hole in Center Field and Other Bullets

The Fillable Hole in Center Field and Other Bullets

The Cubs need a center fielder, but it’s a good offseason for that.

by November 5, 2012 Chicago Cubs News
The GM Meetings Are Coming This Week and Other Bullets

The GM Meetings Are Coming This Week and Other Bullets

Starting on Tuesday, team GMs will head to California to meet and discuss their rosters. Money is coming, Tony Zych looked good, and qualifying offer tallies.


A Haren-Marmol Post-Mortem and Other Bullets

A Haren-Marmol Post-Mortem and Other Bullets

How did that happen? What exactly happened? What happens now?

by November 3, 2012 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors
Chicago Cubs Claim Righty Zach Putnam Off Waivers from Rockies

Chicago Cubs Claim Righty Zach Putnam Off Waivers from Rockies

The 25-year-old reliever will presumably be a candidate for the bullpen next year.

Obsessive Wrigley Renovation Watch: Don’t Expect Any State Help

Obsessive Wrigley Renovation Watch: Don’t Expect Any State Help

Governor Quinn got his way on the Illinois Sports Facilities Authority.

by November 2, 2012 Chicago Cubs News
Cubs Hire New Minor League Hitting Coordinator (Essentially): Anthony Iapoce

Cubs Hire New Minor League Hitting Coordinator (Essentially): Anthony Iapoce

He spent the last couple years as a roving hitting instructor in the Blue Jays organization.


Arizona State and the Cubs End Their Plans to Share New Facilities in Mesa

Arizona State and the Cubs End Their Plans to Share New Facilities in Mesa

ASU isn’t too happy about it, and wants to make sure everyone knows.

by November 2, 2012 Chicago Cubs News
Dan Plesac Will Interview for the Cubs’ Color Job and Other Bullets

Dan Plesac Will Interview for the Cubs’ Color Job and Other Bullets

He’ll join Eric Karros as the two formal candidates of which we’re aware. Also, some second base prospects get some love.

A Complete Transcript of Tonight’s Season Ticket Holder Conference Call With Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer

A Complete Transcript of Tonight’s Season Ticket Holder Conference Call With Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer

I was fortunate enough to sit in on tonight’s call, and I scribbled notes furiously. Enjoy.

Super Joe is Just Clark Kent and Other Bullets

Super Joe is Just Clark Kent and Other Bullets

Joe Mather is gone, Eric Karros is favored, Starlin Castro’s agent is fired, and we’re having a Little Boy.

Theo Epstein on Carlos Marmol and the Closer Situation for 2013

Theo Epstein on Carlos Marmol and the Closer Situation for 2013

How does Epstein feel about Carlos Marmol going into 2013, and how would Epstein deal with a void at the back of the bullpen if it should develop.

by October 31, 2012 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors