2012 Cubs Caravan Roster Announced for Peoria Stop

2012 Cubs Caravan Roster Announced for Peoria Stop

A bunch of top Cubs prospects will be in attendance.

Reed Johnson Signing is Official and Other Bullets

Reed Johnson Signing is Official and Other Bullets

The reserve outfielder/diving instructor gets $1.15 million. Carlos Zambrano has been lucky this Winter, Ronald Torreyes is a good prospect, and Carlos Silva heads to Boston.

Obsessive Prince Fielder Watch: The Washington Nationals and the Nature of Rumors

Obsessive Prince Fielder Watch: The Washington Nationals and the Nature of Rumors

The Nationals are either the front-runner for Fielder, or they aren’t even pursuing him. Such is the nature of rumors, and a reminder to us all.

Lukewarm Stove: Crisp, Jackson, Byrd, Soriano, Marmol, Garza

Lukewarm Stove: Crisp, Jackson, Byrd, Soriano, Marmol, Garza

Coco Crisp has decided on a team, but he’s keeping it under his hat. Carlos Marmol has heard the rumors, Edwin Jackson wants big money, and the Cubs might have to move an outfielder.

The Blue Jays and Yankees Are “Out” on Matt Garza?

The Blue Jays and Yankees Are “Out” on Matt Garza?

According to a couple of reports, the Yankees and Blue Jays are finding the Cubs’ asking price on Matt Garza to be awfully steep. Good.

Put Your Hands Up, Drop the Ivy and Other Bullets

Put Your Hands Up, Drop the Ivy and Other Bullets

Run fast if you want Wrigley ivy. Ryan Braun probably won’t win his appeal, the Cubs sign a Mexican youngster, and a new stat can tell just how slow Geovany Soto is.

Facts, Narrative, and a (Non)Reason to Trade Matt Garza

Facts, Narrative, and a (Non)Reason to Trade Matt Garza

There are legitimate reasons for the Chicago Cubs to trade Matt Garza, but a September 21st incident with former manager Mike Quade isn’t one of them.

Obsessive Prince Fielder Watch: Prince Wants to Play for the Chicago Cubs

Obsessive Prince Fielder Watch: Prince Wants to Play for the Chicago Cubs

But does it matter? Are the Cubs even interested, given how their offseason is shaking out?

by January 2, 2012 Chicago Cubs Rumors
“No Favorite” in the Matt Garza Trade Talks

“No Favorite” in the Matt Garza Trade Talks

The Tigers, Blue Jays, Yankees, Red Sox, Marlins, and possibly Rangers all remain involved to some extent.

The Return of Matt Murton? and Other Increasingly Rumory Bullets

The Return of Matt Murton? and Other Increasingly Rumory Bullets

Thunder Matt could return, Yoenis Cespedes could sign, Andre Ethier could be traded (?), and the Cubs could ink a new TV contract (eventually).

More Matt Garza and Prince Fielder Rumors and Other Bullets

More Matt Garza and Prince Fielder Rumors and Other Bullets

On holidays, the Bullets consume the Lukewarm Stove. Matt Garza is attached to the Tigers and Marlins, Prince Fielder is strongly attached to the Cubs, and more Hall of Fame voting.

New Year’s Eve Doesn’t Scuttle the Rumor Mill and Other Bullets

New Year’s Eve Doesn’t Scuttle the Rumor Mill and Other Bullets

Matt Garza rumors continue, Anthony Rizzo remains a target, more details on Albert Pujols’ contract, the Nationals might be targeting Prince Fielder, and it’s been a long, good year at BN.

Chicago Cubs Sign Two Cuban Prospects: Yasiel Balaguert and Carlos Martinez

Chicago Cubs Sign Two Cuban Prospects: Yasiel Balaguert and Carlos Martinez

They aren’t the Cubans you’ve been hearing about, but they could be legitimate prospects.