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Fantasizing About Fantasy Camp and Other Bullets

Fantasizing About Fantasy Camp and Other Bullets

I want to party with them. Cespedes and Soler would be top five prospects, Keith Law discusses two current prospects, and Tony Campana knows where his bread is buttered.

by January 27, 2012 Chicago Cubs News, MLB News and Rumors
Cubs Open Up 40-Man Spot for Kerry Wood by Outrighting Manny Corpas

Cubs Open Up 40-Man Spot for Kerry Wood by Outrighting Manny Corpas

Corpas gets a non-roster invite to Spring Training instead. Swell.


Non-Judgmental “Hmm” Sound: Cubs’ Pitching Coach Chris Bosio is “Old School”

Non-Judgmental “Hmm” Sound: Cubs’ Pitching Coach Chris Bosio is “Old School”

Hopefully Bosio will have more success this year than Mark Riggins had last year – or at least, more success than it originally looked like Riggins was having.

by January 26, 2012 Chicago Cubs News
Could Bryan LaHair Actually “Make It” This Year? And Other Bullets

Could Bryan LaHair Actually “Make It” This Year? And Other Bullets

It may still be unlikely, but what’s wrong with cheering for a huge LaHair season in 2012? Rudy Jaramillo lends a hand, Chicago ad men are upset, and a meta discussion on the nature of reporting rumors nowadays.

by January 26, 2012 Chicago Cubs News, MLB News and Rumors
More on Jeff Samardzija Stretching Out as a Starter This Year

More on Jeff Samardzija Stretching Out as a Starter This Year

If he can keep pitching like he did in the second half of 2011, it’s easy to see why the Cubs think he has a chance to succeed as a starter in 2012.

by January 25, 2012 Chicago Cubs News
Tony LaRussa Isn’t Done Voodooing Quite Yet and Other Bullets

Tony LaRussa Isn’t Done Voodooing Quite Yet and Other Bullets

LaRussa will be back for the 2012 All-Star Game. The Cubs may have saved some money on Carlos Zambrano, the Cubs don’t have a cleanup hitter, and the Cubs are still a “favorite” to win it all.

by January 25, 2012 Chicago Cubs News, MLB News and Rumors

Flashy Changes to Wrigley Field Could Be Just Beginning

Flashy Changes to Wrigley Field Could Be Just Beginning

The new LED board in right field is probably just the beginning of additional revenue-generating opportunities coming to Wrigley Field.

by January 24, 2012 Chicago Cubs News
Ryan Braun Could be Exonerated and Other Bullets

Ryan Braun Could be Exonerated and Other Bullets

Dan Patrick says he’s heard Braun could be cleared of PED charges. The “Cubs” like to dance, the White Sox have a superior rotation, and Wrigley’s gone country.

by January 24, 2012 Chicago Cubs News, MLB News and Rumors
Matt Garza Speaks About Trade Rumors, an Extension, and Rebuilding in Chicago

Matt Garza Speaks About Trade Rumors, an Extension, and Rebuilding in Chicago

The Cubs’ de facto ace says he’d be open to staying in Chicago long term.

by January 23, 2012 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors

Steak is Back on the Menu and Other Bullets

Steak is Back on the Menu and Other Bullets

Yesterday’s scout per diem kerfuffle could be much ado about nothing. The Cubs’ farm system is what we think it is, the Dodgers could sell for almost double the Cubs, and Canadian baseball players, eh.

The Cubs Are Suddenly Loaded at First Base and Other Bullets

The Cubs Are Suddenly Loaded at First Base and Other Bullets

Anthony Rizzo and Dan Vogelbach turn things around for the Cubs. A departed first baseman nets the Cubs a draft pick, the Cubs may be cutting costs, and Alfonso Soriano is a super nice guy.

Geovany Soto is Fit Again and Other Bullets

Geovany Soto is Fit Again and Other Bullets

His on/off year pattern could continue in 2012. The Cubs’ payroll probably won’t grow much more, Matt Garza understands business, and the Cubs (probably) sign a middle infielder.

by January 21, 2012 Chicago Cubs News
Carlos Pena Signs with Rays, Cubs Pick Up a Draft Pick

Carlos Pena Signs with Rays, Cubs Pick Up a Draft Pick

Pena was a Type B free agent in the last year of that designation, so the Cubs get themselves a high pick for his departure.

by January 20, 2012 Chicago Cubs News, MLB News and Rumors