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Starlin Castro Reportedly Came in for Questioning Regarding D.R. Shooting (UPDATES)

Starlin Castro Reportedly Came in for Questioning Regarding D.R. Shooting (UPDATES)

Castro does not, however, appear to be a suspect.

by December 27, 2014 Chicago Cubs News
Remembering Brandon Webb and Thinking About Kyle Hendricks and Other Bullets

Remembering Brandon Webb and Thinking About Kyle Hendricks and Other Bullets

Not that you should hope on Hendricks to be the next Webb, but the latter’s story makes for an interesting reminder.

The Relationship Between Pitching Styles and Defense and Other Bullets

The Relationship Between Pitching Styles and Defense and Other Bullets

Understanding the importance of defense is one thing, but understanding how the defense will perform relative to the kinds of pitchers it plays behind is another.

by December 26, 2014 Analysis and Commentary, Chicago Cubs News
Waving Goodbye to Waiver Claims and Other Bullets

Waving Goodbye to Waiver Claims and Other Bullets

Gone as quickly as they arrived. Also: the cat is waving. Can you tell?

The David Ross Signing is Officially Official

The David Ross Signing is Officially Official

With space on the 40-man roster, the Cubs could now make things official.

by December 23, 2014 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Transactions
Cubs Claim Lefty Mike Kickham, Lose Peterson and Lavarnway

Cubs Claim Lefty Mike Kickham, Lose Peterson and Lavarnway

A flurry of waiver moves.

by December 23, 2014 Chicago Cubs News
Could Cubs Be Getting a Substantial Rate Increase in the ABC TV Rights Deal?

Could Cubs Be Getting a Substantial Rate Increase in the ABC TV Rights Deal?

One pundit suggests the value of the games is $750,000 per, which would triple what the Cubs were getting previously.

by December 23, 2014 Chicago Cubs News
The Pirates Got Kang and Other Bullets

The Pirates Got Kang and Other Bullets

What exactly did the Pirates – who don’t really need an infielder – get for themselves? Should we be bummed or nervous?

by December 23, 2014 Chicago Cubs News, MLB News and Rumors
The Incentives in Jason Motte’s Contract Kick in if He’s the Closer for Most of the Year

The Incentives in Jason Motte’s Contract Kick in if He’s the Closer for Most of the Year

Just something small to note about the contract for the Cubs’ newest reliever.

by December 22, 2014 Chicago Cubs News
Logan Watkins and Donn Roach Outrighted to AAA Iowa

Logan Watkins and Donn Roach Outrighted to AAA Iowa

The Cubs get to keep Watkins and Roach for now after adding Ryan Lavarnway and Shane Peterson last week.

The Travels of the Week and Other Bullets

The Travels of the Week and Other Bullets

In and out a bit over the next couple days. Love for the Cubs’ farm system should ease the blow.

Recapping the Weekend: Crazy Friday Activity, Rumors Follow

Recapping the Weekend: Crazy Friday Activity, Rumors Follow

Saturday and Sunday weren’t nearly as crazy as Friday was. Did you miss any of it?

Pitch Framing Analysis Really Isn’t That Complicated and Other Bullets

Pitch Framing Analysis Really Isn’t That Complicated and Other Bullets

With a couple of top framers in the fold, yes, you can expect to hear about this a lot in 2015.

by December 21, 2014 Chicago Cubs News
Javier Baez and Arismendy Alcantara Are Crushing Postseason Ball and Other Bullets

Javier Baez and Arismendy Alcantara Are Crushing Postseason Ball and Other Bullets

Not that you can take too much from it, but crushing is always better than scuffling.

Cubs Claim Shane Peterson and Ryan Lavarnway, DFA Logan Watkins and Donn Roach

Cubs Claim Shane Peterson and Ryan Lavarnway, DFA Logan Watkins and Donn Roach

Lavarnway, 27, has always had a quality bat, but has never broken through.

The Jason Motte Signing is Now Officially Official

The Jason Motte Signing is Now Officially Official

Motte comes with big upside, and the ability to stabilize a young bullpen. If he’s healthy.

by December 19, 2014 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Transactions

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