Category: Chicago Cubs

Cubs Bargain Shopping

Cubs Bargain Shopping
I probably should take the time to tag every single player who switched teams this offseason, but that would be ludicrous and a bit of a time-waster, so I’m gonna just link you to MLBTR’s Week in Review and leave it at that.  Among the transactions, of course, were the following: Jason Hammel came back... Read more »

Cubs TV (UPDATE: ABC deal official)

Cubs TV (UPDATE: ABC deal official)
You may recall once upon a time that the Chicago Cubs opted out of their television contract with WGN…now they might get back together: The Cubs opted out of an agreement with WGN-TV last year, freeing up about 70 TV games beginning next season, ostensibly ending a relationship which dates to 1948. The move enabled... Read more »

Cubs, Being, Cubs

Cubs, Being, Cubs
I was still in school waiting for the day (and the week) to end when I saw Lana tweet something funny that probably would have been offensive for Chicago Cubs fans with no sense of humor.  I had to respond…   “@Lana: didn’t realize “cubs being cubs” was a stat RT @BrianEJ: @Lana so pic.twitter.com/ZUUZzUgQRI”... Read more »
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How you spend your money is none of my business

How you spend your money is none of my business
I had gone to sleep by then, but Anno was up in the middle of the night and caught the news that the Chicago Cubs had indeed signed Jon Lester.  John at Cubs Den never sleeps so he has some additional details: Per multiple reports, the Cubs have signed Jon Lester for 6 yrs/$155M.  David Kaplan reports... Read more »

The Chicago Cubs Sign Jon Lester (Official)

The Chicago Cubs Sign Jon Lester (Official)
The move you have been waiting all off season for has finally happened, and I am not talking about the trade the Chicago Cubs made for Miguel Montero.  As teams continued to drop out of the running through the night, the Cubs stayed alive, vanquishing the Boston Red Sox, and signed their top target Jon... Read more »

Getting ready for a Montero/Castillo platoon

Getting ready for a Montero/Castillo platoon
While sifting through all the news about Jon Lester, we also learned that the Cubs are in trade talks with the Arizona Diamondbacks about one Miguel Montero: The return for Montero wouldn’t be big, reports Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports (twotweets). The DBacks would receive low level prospects with the Cubs assuming most or all... Read more »
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Something Something Jon Lester

Something Something Jon Lester
So are you eager to hear Jon Lester‘s decision? Tough luck…we’ll have to wait just a bit more:   interested parties believe the eagerly awaited lester call could come as early as tomorrow #redsox #cubs #SFGiants #dodgers — Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) December 8, 2014 Now there’s some sort of good news on that front: Sources:... Read more »

Jason Hammel's Coming (Back) to Town (UPDATES: Contract details)

Jason Hammel's Coming (Back) to Town (UPDATES: Contract details)
The news came last night while most of us were slumbering, but here during one of my prep periods, I am able to summarize the news of Jason Hammel‘s potential return to the Chicago Cubs: Hammel signed last year for $6 million over one year but was expected to get a multiyear deal this year.... Read more »

Saturday "Morning" Cubs Thinks

Saturday "Morning" Cubs Thinks
Technically, anything before noon is “morning” so this will have to do.  I’ve been very tired slogging through this first semester of teaching and it shows:   Crud, I must be tired. Saw the word “apology” and thought, “isn’t the study of primates called something else?” — Rice Cube (@CubicSnarkonia) December 6, 2014   Anyway,... Read more »
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Jon Lester will learn to crochet before he decides on a team

Jon Lester will learn to crochet before he decides on a team
In between teaching (finals are coming up) and the lack of news (other than the Chicago Cubs basically giving the rooftops the finger again), and Dabs actually blogging for the first time in OMG I LOST COUNT, we’re still no closer to seeing who will win the epic poker game between the Cubs and the... Read more »