1. MLB Trade Rumors: Braves Front-Runners for Ryan Dempster?

    The latest report, courtesy of Ken Rosenthal and FOX Sports, is that the Atlanta Braves may have the inside track on Ryan Dempster now that the Los Angeles Dodgers have cooled on him...

    Eli Greenspan Written by Eli Greenspan about 2 years ago 16,812 reads 11 comments

  2. 10 Bright Spots in Chicago Cubs' Otherwise Gloomy Season

    Even though this isn't the Cubs ' year, there are still lots of things to be happy and optimistic about. From Ryan Dempster to the 2012 draft, things have gone well for the Cubs this year...

    Eli Greenspan Written by Eli Greenspan about 2 years ago 3,954 reads 9 comments

  3. MLB Trade Rumors: 10 Latest Targets the Cubs Could Acquire at the Deadline

    The Cubs are getting into sell-mode and are shopping everyone from Ryan Dempster to Darwin Barney. More than 10 teams are believed to be interested, and the Cubs are having a wholesale...

    Eli Greenspan Written by Eli Greenspan about 2 years ago 11,984 reads 26 comments

  4. Chicago Cubs: Top 10 Prospects for the Month of July

    It's time to re-rank the Cubs ' top prospects for the month of July. A lot has happened over the course of the month, especially with short-season leagues getting under way...

    Eli Greenspan Written by Eli Greenspan about 2 years ago 9,951 reads 28 comments

  5. Chicago Cubs: Midseason Report Cards for All 25 Players

    It's time for the midseason grade reports! The Cubs are currently tied for the worst record in baseball with the free falling Colorado Rockies , who lost a heart-breaker last night to the St...

    Eli Greenspan Written by Eli Greenspan about 2 years ago 4,430 reads 14 comments

  6. Colorado Rockies: Tyler Colvin Needs More Consistent at-Bats

    Former first-round pick Tyler Colvin is having a great year with the Rockies and deserves more regular at-bats this season...

    Eli Greenspan Written by Eli Greenspan about 2 years ago 737 reads 2 comments

  7. Chicago Cubs Would Make a Mistake Not Calling Up Josh Vitters in 2012

    Former first-round pick Josh Vitters is surging down in Triple-A Iowa and could get a chance to take over third base for the Chicago Cubs before the 2012 season wraps. Vitters, who will be 23 in August, is hitting ...

    Eli Greenspan Written by Eli Greenspan about 2 years ago 6,925 reads 54 comments

  8. Chicago Cubs: 5 Possible Roster Moves to Make Room for Anthony Rizzo

    Well, it appears the wait is nearing a close. Several reports and rumors have been circulating throughout the Chicagoland area that Anthony Rizzo will soon be joining the Chicago Cubs ...

    Eli Greenspan Written by Eli Greenspan about 2 years ago 5,294 reads 9 comments

  9. Re-Ranking Chicago Cubs' Top 10 Prospects after the 2012 MLB Draft

    There is always a lot of buzz that surrounds a player following a draft. How will he perform and where will he begin his professional career are the two main questions...

    Eli Greenspan Written by Eli Greenspan about 2 years ago 9,056 reads 34 comments

  10. MLB Rumors: Dempster to Dodgers Would Be a Mistake for Cubs

    The Dodgers are reportedly seriously interested in adding a starting pitcher and are eyeing Ryan Dempster , who the Cubs are shopping...

    Eli Greenspan Written by Eli Greenspan about 2 years ago 6,368 reads 9 comments

  11. Chicago Cubs: Luis Valbuena Could Play His Way into Full-Time Role

    With Ian Stewart heading to the disabled list, the Cubs have purchased the contract of Luis Valbuena, the 26-year-old infielder who will see the majority of starts at third base...

    Eli Greenspan Written by Eli Greenspan about 2 years ago 3,458 reads 8 comments

  12. Why Starlin Castro Will Never Be a True Superstar Without Plate Discipline

    Starlin Castro is a tremendous talent who is just 22 years old. His ability to make contact and get on base has not gone unnoticed, but his poor plate discipline is forcing Cubs ...

    Eli Greenspan Written by Eli Greenspan about 2 years ago 1,590 reads 15 comments

  13. MLB Rumors: Toronto Blue Jays Primed to Be Buyers at the Trade Deadline

    Don't be surprised if the Toronto Blue Jays receive accolades for top organization come the end of 2012...

    Eli Greenspan Written by Eli Greenspan about 2 years ago 74 reads 10 comments

  14. Chicago Cubs: Top 10 Prospects for the Month of June

    It is time to explore the Cubs top prospects for the month of June. This is based on pre-rankings as well as their performance so far this season. Last month, the rankings went as followed: 10...

    Eli Greenspan Written by Eli Greenspan about 2 years ago 5,812 reads 8 comments

  15. Chicago Cubs Make Mistake Not Calling Up Anthony Rizzo for Interleague Play

    I am officially beginning to question some of the recent decisions by the Cubs' front office. Not only have several offseason acquisitions not panned out, most notably Chris Volstad, ...

    Eli Greenspan Written by Eli Greenspan about 2 years ago 2,697 reads 35 comments

  16. Why Alfonso Soriano's Hot May Might Be Enough to Get a Contender Interested

    Alfonso Soriano came into May on the periphery of fantasy relevancy and on the cusp of losing significant playing time in the Cubs lineup. He hit .237 in 20 games in April, with zero home runs and 18 strikeouts to two walks...

    Eli Greenspan Written by Eli Greenspan about 2 years ago 2,983 reads 3 comments

  17. Best and Worst 7th-Inning Stretch Appearances at Wrigley Field

    Singing "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" during the seventh-inning stretch is a tradition pushing 35 years. Coined by broadcaster Harry Caray, it has become a tradition unlike any other in baseball...

    Eli Greenspan Written by Eli Greenspan about 2 years ago 4,661 reads 3 comments

  18. Chicago Cubs Should Call Up Anthony Rizzo, Move Bryan LaHair to the Outfield

    Anthony Rizzo is far and away the most exciting player in the Cubs organization. Rizzo is hitting .353 with 14 home runs, has a .416 OBP in 150 at-bats and is getting hot again, hitting ...

    Eli Greenspan Written by Eli Greenspan about 2 years ago 3,987 reads 13 comments

  19. Chicago Cubs: Why Trading Matt Garza Is a Bad Idea

    The Cubs are currently in last place in the NL Central, seven games back with a 12-18 record. Despite the teams struggles, there are several bright spots throughout the organization that are giving people an excuse to be patient...

    Eli Greenspan Written by Eli Greenspan about 2 years ago 1,575 reads 6 comments

  20. Brett Jackson, Gerardo Concepcion: Who's Hot, Who's Not Top Prospects Part 4

    There's some new faces emerging as we cross over into May and have the fourth installment of Who's Hot, Who's Not Among Cubs top prospects...

    Eli Greenspan Written by Eli Greenspan about 2 years ago 1,963 reads 5 comments

  21. Chicago Cubs: Why Brian LaHair Is Not Just a Flash in the Pan

    At 29 years old, LaHair is way past being considered a prospect, and he has not been enough places to be called a journeyman...

    Eli Greenspan Written by Eli Greenspan about 2 years ago 2,951 reads 10 comments

  22. Chicago Cubs: Top 10 Prospects for the Month of May

    Baseball America published a list of the Cubs' top ten prospects for the 2012 season. Since it has been a month, we are updating that list and will continue to do so every month...

    Eli Greenspan Written by Eli Greenspan about 2 years ago 3,479 reads 9 comments

  23. Chicago Cubs: Who's Hot, Who's Not Among Top Prospects Part 3

    We're back with the 3rd Edition of Who's Hot, Who's Not among the Cubs' top prospects. Cubs' catching prospect Welington Castillo, 25, has been with the Cubs since 2004, and has climbed the ranks of the organization...

    Eli Greenspan Written by Eli Greenspan about 2 years ago 2,727 reads 0 comments

  24. Chicago Cubs: Why Starlin Castro Could Win the Batting Title in 2012

    Starlin Castro is off to the start everyone hoped for and more. He is 24-for-67, which comes out to the tune of a .358 average—the league's third-best average behind Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp and Cardinals shortstop Rafael Furcal...

    Eli Greenspan Written by Eli Greenspan about 2 years ago 1,361 reads 3 comments

  25. Anthony Rizzo, Josh Vitters: Who's Hot, Who's Not Among Cubs Prospects Part 2

    We are running it back with the "Who's Hot, Who's Not" column on the Cubs ' top prospects. It is important to keep an eye on Chicago when considering these guys' options...

    Eli Greenspan Written by Eli Greenspan about over 2 years ago 7,598 reads 10 comments