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BREAKING: Bummer Dude, Cubs Sign Marlon Byrd

The Chicago Cubs are set to sign Marlon Byrd to a three-year, $15 million contract today. He’ll start in center field next year, and then he’ll make us miserable for[Read More...]

by December 31, 2009 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Transactions
How Do You Solve a Rumor ’bout Zambrano?

How Do You Solve a Rumor ’bout Zambrano?

Is he or isn’t he? That’s what the Cublogoverse is trying to figure out today about Chicago Cubs’ ace (yes, he is an ace) Carlos Zambrano’s availability. A few days[Read More...]

by December 31, 2009 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Fiddle Sticks: Cardinals Close to Re-Signing Matt Holliday

Fiddle Sticks: Cardinals Close to Re-Signing Matt Holliday

With Mark DeRosa leaving and Joel Pineiro set to leave, the St. Louis Cardinals were poised to be significantly worse (on paper) in 2010 than they were at the close[Read More...]

by December 31, 2009 MLB News and Rumors

The 2010 Chicago Cubs Top 20 Prospects

Ah, it’s that time of year: prospect list mania! Minor league guru John Sickels has offered his top 20 list of Chicago Cubs prospects, which we’ll reproduce here. But we[Read More...]

by December 31, 2009 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
How About Angel Pagan Coming Back to the Cubs?

How About Angel Pagan Coming Back to the Cubs?

When the New York Mets signed Jason Bay on Tuesday, they conceivably shrunk the outfield market for the Chicago Cubs (by making Jacoby Ellsbury slightly less likely to be traded).[Read More...]

by December 31, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
The Cubs Are Talking to Ben Sheets

The Cubs Are Talking to Ben Sheets

Much like the rumor that the Chicago Cubs are pursuing starting pitcher Joel Piniero (Buster Olney even had the Cubs as the “leader” at one point), there is a rumor[Read More...]

by December 30, 2009 Analysis and Commentary, Chicago Cubs News
No Threeway Trade Between Cubs, Red Sox, and Padres – For Now

No Threeway Trade Between Cubs, Red Sox, and Padres – For Now

Rumors swirled Monday and yesterday that the Chicago Cubs, Boston Red Sox, and San Diego Padres were discussing a trade that would see the Cubs net, among other possibilities, Jacoby[Read More...]

by December 30, 2009 Chicago Cubs Rumors

Jason Bay to the Mets

Mini-update, as it relates to the Chicago Cubs: With Bay going to the New York Mets, that’s one fewer outfielder who could take a spot in the Boston Red Sox[Read More...]

by December 29, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Jim Hendry Hearts Relievers: Cubs Are Looking at Jose Contreras

Jim Hendry Hearts Relievers: Cubs Are Looking at Jose Contreras

Jim Hendry’s never-ending quest to add a “veteran” “right-handed” arm to the bullpen has turned toward the lower cost end of the spectrum, which is a good thing. Hendry —[Read More...]

by December 29, 2009 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Cubs Talking Outfielder Trade with the Colorado Rockies

Cubs Talking Outfielder Trade with the Colorado Rockies

The Chicago Cubs are looking to fill some holes in the outfield, of which there are currently two: center field and primary reserve. Free agent Cub Reed Johnson could fill[Read More...]

by December 29, 2009 Chicago Cubs Rumors
In Case You Were Hoping for Mark DeRosa

In Case You Were Hoping for Mark DeRosa

You can stop hoping. And you probably shouldn’t have been hoping in the first place; not because Mark DeRosa is not a fine player, but instead because the Cubs haven’t[Read More...]

by December 29, 2009 MLB News and Rumors
Wait, So Carlos Zambrano is Available After All?

Wait, So Carlos Zambrano is Available After All?

After some very clear indications that the Chicago Cubs were not really listening to offers on Carlos Zambrano, Si’s Jon Heyman threw a wrench into things with this tweet: before[Read More...]

by December 29, 2009 Analysis and Commentary, Chicago Cubs Rumors
In Case You Needed a Kick in the Crotch: Cubs Playoff Disasters of the 2000s

In Case You Needed a Kick in the Crotch: Cubs Playoff Disasters of the 2000s

This may come as something of a surprise, but the 2000s were not kind to the Chicago Cubs. Sure, they were more competitive in this decade than any of the[Read More...]

by December 28, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
New Centerfield Names Emerging: Damon, Ellsbury, Perez

New Centerfield Names Emerging: Damon, Ellsbury, Perez

The Chicago Cubs continue to search for a new center fielder following the unceremonious dumping of Milton Bradley a few weeks ago. The most likely candidates come from the ugly[Read More...]

by December 28, 2009 Chicago Cubs Rumors

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