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The Roster Check Before the Storm

In Commentary And Analysis, Major League Baseball, Minor Leagues, Transactions by Rice Cube96 Comments

The Cubs did make their transactions prior to the nontender deadline, and the 40-man roster is at 37 for the moment: As we said in prior posts and in the latest Dreamcast, there were some very obvious nontender candidates, and it wasn’t too surprising to see the three names on the announcement. As stated in Bastian’s rundown, Vizcaíno was on …

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Do Something!

In Commentary And Analysis, Major League Baseball by Rice Cube24 Comments

I think I want to see another few years of this version of the postseason before I start lobbying for one of AC’s fun ideas to change things up. What I am sure of, at this time, is that the NLCS was a lot of fun to watch. Even if I’ve been a little bored with three-true-outcomes baseball, when the …

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Cubs Winter Meetings Extravaganza

In Commentary And Analysis by myles227 Comments

The Winter Meetings have come and gone and the Cubs look totally different now. A brief recap of all of the transactions: Signings none Trades none Rule 5 Draft, Major League Phase no selection no players selected from Cubs Rule 5 Draft, AAA Phase 8. Blue Jays select David Garner, RHP (Cubs) 19. Indians select Yapson Gomez, LHP (Cubs) 20. …

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Free agents want to play for Cubs

In News And Rumors by dmick8918 Comments

NASHVILLE — Despite 101 losses in 2012, Cubs president Theo Epstein said there is no shortage of free agents who want to be part of the organization. Epstein said free agents “believe in the positive direction that we’re going,” and heard about the clubhouse atmosphere under manager Dale Sveum. “When we express interest, we’ve been hearing back to us, ‘That’s …

Winter Meetings Day 2 Open Thread ***UPDATED***

In News And Rumors by dmick89176 Comments

Carlos Zambrano is convinced he’ll remain a Cub next year. DALLAS — Carlos Zambrano has told friends that after meeting with Cubs President Theo Epstein a few weeks ago in Chicago, he’s convinced he will be able to remain a Cub in 2012. “All the things he wanted to see gone are now gone,” said one friend, referring to former …

What the Cubs have to consider at the Winter Meetings

In News And Rumors by dmick8981 Comments

We haven’t talked a lot about what the Cubs need to do this offseason. When the season ended they were without a GM so it made no sense. After they hired Theo and he assembled his front office it was difficult to know which direction the Cubs may go. There have been indications they’re willing to trade anybody and everybody, …