Checking in on Cubs Players in Offseason Leagues and Other Bullets
Junior Lake, Arismendy Alcantara, Christian Villanueva, and more. Also: how did Cubs prospects fare in the AFL?
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Flotsam and Jetsam
Miscellaneous thoughts and observations. Given Curt Schilling's views on evolution - I wonder if he thinks it was God's will his video game company went bankrupt too... There's Farmer's Markets where farmers sell their produce. Why not Hunter's M...
San Francisco Giants prospect list progress report
Good morning everyone. An Attack of the Killer Stomach Flu on the Sickels family has delayed completion of the San Francisco Giants prospect list, but I hope to have it completed tomorrow. In the meantime, I thought I would...
For the most part I am in favor of medical marijuana and decriminalizing pot. No worse than alcohol in my book. However, I am kind of glad that the Florida Right to Medical Marijuana Initiative was defeated. Imagine all the old drivers and crazy ...
100 of My Favorite Songs
Today's offering (19) Take Me to Church by Hozier.
Mets Morning News: Pablo Sandoval to sign somewhere soon, Nationals could consider Scherzer
Your Sunday morning dose of Mets and Major League Baseball news, notes, and links.
Meet the Mets
There's not much in the way of Mets news this morning, but the team is obviously
Sunday Bird Droppings
Buck Britton moves on, Manny Machado isn't ruled out as a backup at shortstop, and Marion Barry has passed away. One of these things is not like the others.
Adam LaRoche Joins the White Sox
The Chicago White Sox continued to make news this offseason by adding first baseman Adam LaRoche.
After signing Zach Duke to a three-year deal, the
The 4A Shuffle
It’s that time of year when long time minor leaguers become free agents and teams resign players from this pool to restock depth at the upper levels of minor leagues. The Reds showed last year that they were not adequately stocked at this ...
The Daily CCO: The Return of Hank White and Other Cubs News and Rumors
The Cubs took the first step in announcing Joe Maddon’s coaching staff Saturday when the team confirmed reports Henry Blanco had left Arizona to return to the Cubs. Blanco was a clubhouse leader and fan favorite during his time with the Cubs (2...
Cub Tracks Is Paying For Everything
Starting pitching, leadership qualities, you name it, the Cubs are paying for it. Plus more sales pitches and charities, random thoughts, worst ways to learn your demise, and how to recycle your cardboard boxes in Sunday's Cub Tracks.
Baseball Blogs Weigh In: D'Backs, Upton, Angels
On this date in 2011, the A’s completed a deal that sent pitcher Gio Gonzalez to the Nationals. Soon after, Gonalez agreed to a five-year, $42MM extension that locks him in through 2016 with team options that could extend the deal throug...
Pokey Reese Perseveres: The Baseball Historian’s Notes for the Week of November 23, 2014
Baseball free agency kicked off in high gear with catcher Russell Martin inking a lucrative long-term deal with the Toronto Blue Jays. The signing not only indicates that the Jays are in it to win it in 2015, but that there should be plenty of cas...
Alderson Wanted to Take Citi Field’s Dimensions Out of the Conversation
When asked if moving in the fences at Citi Field was a psychological advantage for his hitters as much as a physical one, Mets GM Sandy Alderson said that one of the goals was getting the park out of the hitter’s heads. “I think so. We are...
Getting to Know the Tribe’s 40-Man Additions
The Cleveland Indians announced on Thursday the addition of five minor league prospects to the organization’s 40-man roster, protecting them from inclusion in the Major League portion of December’s Rule 5 draft. Such moves may seem inconsequ...