Just a heads up that you may see fewer posts the next few days as we’re all busy with our families for the holidays. Plus, there just isn’t that much going on right now. The Cubs did make a move today, acquiring left-handed reliever Rex Brothers from the Rockies in exchange for minor league reliever... Read more »
While the stove is still waiting to heat up, the construction crews are working hard at Wrigley…weather permitting. But what are they working on this offseason? The triangle. Or the plaza. Or whatever we’re calling that land between Clark St. and Wrigley Field where they used to have bike parking and a doughnut store. This... Read more »
According to Ben Badler of Baseball America, the Cubs may be favorites for at least one highly-regarded Cuban player. They are reportedly the frontrunner for 16 year old LHP Adrian Morejon. According to Badler, He’s not that big (5-foot-11, 165 pounds), but he showed a good fastball at the time for a 15-year-old lefty (mid-to-upper... Read more »
It’s a typical flyer deal. Cubs signed RHP Drew Rucinski to a minor league deal, according to Baseball America. 0-2, 6.28 in 7 games with Angels in 2014-15. — Mark Gonzales (@MDGonzales) November 23, 2015 Drew Rucinski, a RHP, has a solid FB in the 91-93 mph range (T95), he has a pretty good splitter,... Read more »
David Kaplan was just on ESPN 1000 and gave some shape to the Cubs offseason. Many of what he mentioned meshes with the things we’ve heard here — and as we’ve said in the past many times, Kaplan is as good as any reporter here in Chicago when it comes to accurate rumors. Good stuff... Read more »
Trevor Cahill was a huge success story for the Cubs since this season, especially considering he was picked up off the waiver wire. Cahill began the year with Atlanta and posted an ERA+ of just 51 over 15 appearances, including 3 starts. After Atlanta released him, Cahill signed with the Cubs on August 18 and... Read more »
The first snow is always when baseball season seems so far away, even though the last one ended. Maybe it's because you know there's going to be a lot more snowstorms, and digging out the car sessions, and unshoveled sidewalks, and your quads hurting from trying to stay upright on said sidewalks, before you even get to utter the phrase "pitchers and catchers." And yet this is the time things start popping.
It was at this time that Jim Hendry started his binge with Alfonso Soriano in 2006 (I looked it up, it was nine years ago last Friday). Soon Lilly and DeRosa and seemingly everyone else followed. This brass had Thanksgiving dinner with Curt Schilling (and what conversation that must've been) to convince him to come to Boston and end "The Curse" (TM Dan Shaugnessy). The Winter Meetings are approaching, when a bunch of rumors get tossed out there because everyone happens to be in the same place and I assume are getting drunk together (that's what you do at meetings, right? I don't know, I've never had a real job that involved meetings. I just assume that because they keep happening and why else would they?)...
No great surprise to any of us here, but Anthony Rizzo is a good human being. Rizzo went toy shopping yesterday… I think we may need some more pic.twitter.com/uo0qOE8yD7 — Anthony Rizzo (@ARizzo44) November 20, 2015 and surprised the kids at Lurie Children’s Hospital with a visit from Santa and his elves. Had a great... Read more »
Well, I don’t think we should be surprised at whom the Cubs decided to add to the roster today. The Cubs protected the same 4 players that we predicted they would earlier today. In case you don’t feel like clicking on the link, they are… Willson Contreras, C Jeimer Candelario, 3B Pierce Johnson, P Dan... Read more »
The Cubs and Rangers have made a deal according to Robert Murray… Source: #Cubs and #Rangers have made a trade. Names involved unclear. — Robert Murray (@RobertMurrayBBE) November 20, 2015 …and David Kaplan adds that it is a minor deal involving names most of us won’t know. I’m pretty sure this may be the one... Read more »