LOL.. Yeah, I didn't even realize how old both those signings were. Appreciate the kind words though Yags- I'm always looking for news to keep everyone informed around here.
You bet. And happy holidays to you as well.
In case you or anyone else wants to bypass relying on some of the Cubs bloggers, there are two slightly more direct sources where you can get the information.
Baseball America posts weekly MiLB transactions for every team, usually on what seems to be the following Wednesday or Thursday.
Also, the Cubs maintain their own transaction page, which they update what seems retroactively, but is probably done only after a player has signed a contract, passed a physical, and the papers have been approved by the league.
These two, as far as I know, are what most other sites use as a reference.
It helps the old, "when the heck did we get this guy?" when someone comes out of nowhere and plays well enough to earn a roster spot out of ST. Considering most of our discussion is done inside a relatively few number of threads, these arent really clogging up the message board.