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Blake Parker Optioned to AAA Iowa, Chris Rusin Officially Added

Blake Parker Optioned to AAA Iowa, Chris Rusin Officially Added

No trade just yet, and the Cubs have to go the option route to get Rusin on the roster.

Chris Rusin is on His Way to Help the Depleted Bullpen … No Corresponding Move Yet

Chris Rusin is on His Way to Help the Depleted Bullpen … No Corresponding Move Yet

The Cubs are presumably waiting to see if another – eh hem – roster move obviates the need to make space for Rusin.

by July 30, 2014 Chicago Cubs News
Fun With John Baker’s Big Game and Other Bullets

Fun With John Baker’s Big Game and Other Bullets

Score the winning run, get the pitching win. No big deal, right? Actually, it’s pretty cool.

by July 30, 2014 Chicago Cubs News
So, Neil Ramirez is on the Big League DL with Sore Triceps Now

So, Neil Ramirez is on the Big League DL with Sore Triceps Now

No option to AAA Iowa. The injury is not believed to be serious.

by July 30, 2014 Chicago Cubs News
The Cubs Are Saving $500,000 on Darwin Barney and Other Bullets

The Cubs Are Saving $500,000 on Darwin Barney and Other Bullets

That means the Cubs are chipping in about $300,000. Enough to buy a meaningful prospect?

by July 29, 2014 Chicago Cubs News
Will All of the Losing Be Worth It? And Other Bullets

Will All of the Losing Be Worth It? And Other Bullets

What typically happens to teams after five years of lots of losing? Good stuff, actually. Does that save the five years of losing, though?

Another Busy Weekend: Cardinals, Castillo, Russell, Arrieta, More

Another Busy Weekend: Cardinals, Castillo, Russell, Arrieta, More

It was another busy weekend, as you might expect for the last weekend in July.

by July 28, 2014 Chicago Cubs News
“Bad” Jake Arrieta is Pretty Damn Good and Other Bullets

“Bad” Jake Arrieta is Pretty Damn Good and Other Bullets

Arrieta didn’t have his best stuff or command yesterday, and yet he still managed a great outing.

by July 27, 2014 Chicago Cubs News
Blake Parker to Chicago, Neil Ramirez to Iowa

Blake Parker to Chicago, Neil Ramirez to Iowa

The Cubs’ top setup arm will get a little respite at AAA.

It’s Hall of Fame Weekend and Changes Are Coming and Other Bullets

It’s Hall of Fame Weekend and Changes Are Coming and Other Bullets

It’ll now be a little harder to be voted in. Also: Rizzo and Castro leading, Olt trying, Sweeney lucking, games slowing, and more.

Obsessive Wrigley Renovation Watch: Politics and Money

Obsessive Wrigley Renovation Watch: Politics and Money

No word yet on a compromise with the rooftops following the seven-sign approval.

by July 25, 2014 Chicago Cubs News
It’s Official: You’ve Made Me Wear This Hat for the Blogathon and Other Bullets

It’s Official: You’ve Made Me Wear This Hat for the Blogathon and Other Bullets

37 hours straight is tough enough. Doing it all in this hat? Well … thanks for giving to Make-A-Wish.

by July 25, 2014 Chicago Cubs News
Theo Epstein Speaks: Trades Left, Currencies of Baseball, Soler, Almora, Roster Management

Theo Epstein Speaks: Trades Left, Currencies of Baseball, Soler, Almora, Roster Management

The Cubs’ President of Baseball Operations doesn’t want any medals just yet.

Javier Baez and Jorge Soler in September? And Other Bullets

Javier Baez and Jorge Soler in September? And Other Bullets

It’s an important set of questions: what’s best for these two players, and what’s best for the organization?

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