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Archive for January, 2009

Ok, So Maybe Rich Hill is Going to the Mariners

Ok, So Maybe Rich Hill is Going to the Mariners

Fresh on the heels of a Baltimore Sun article that Rich Hill to the O’s was a near done-deal, it seems the Mariners are trying to pry the troubled lefty[Read More…]

by January 31, 2009 Chicago Cubs Rumors
The Cublogoverse is MONEY GRAB!

The Cublogoverse is MONEY GRAB!

Flipping through my headlines the other day, I came across this peach from Inside the Ivy: If the inauguration of Barack Obama as the nation’s 44th president is a precursor[Read More…]

by January 31, 2009 Cublogoverse

Paul Bako is a Chicago Cub (For Ril, Again)

Bako or “The” Bako has been the Cubs’ primary backup catcher target since Henry Blanco bolted for San Diego – actually, Bako was the target in lieu of Blanco, hence[Read More…]

by January 30, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
The St. Louis Cardinals’ Offseason is Disappointing, Testy

The St. Louis Cardinals’ Offseason is Disappointing, Testy

Quick – name the Cardinals’ big off-season move. Stumped? Hint: Fast Times at Ridgemont High. Yup. Khalil Greene. (unless they’re able to make the highly unlikely, but highly terrifying Manny[Read More…]

by January 30, 2009 MLB News and Rumors
Milton Bradley’s Deal is Technically Only for 2 Years and $20 mill

Milton Bradley’s Deal is Technically Only for 2 Years and $20 mill

That’s because the third year is kind of an option. Word floated around when Bradley was signed that there was “protection on the back-end” of the deal for the Cubs[Read More…]

by January 30, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Rich Hill About to Be the Next Oriole Castaway

Rich Hill About to Be the Next Oriole Castaway

How many players that the Cubs desperately don’t want can they possibly pawn off on the Orioles? The Orioles and Chicago Cubs are again involved in trade talks, this time[Read More…]

by January 30, 2009 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Holy Scary Balls, Batman: Manny Ramirez to the Cardinals?

Holy Scary Balls, Batman: Manny Ramirez to the Cardinals?

Apparently Albert Pujols is pushing the Cardinals to sign the only right-handed hitter in the game who might be more scary than he is: Manny Ramirez. “I speak with Manny[Read More…]

by January 29, 2009 MLB News and Rumors
The Cublogoverse is Movin’ on Up

The Cublogoverse is Movin’ on Up

Recently, our friends at Wrigleyville23 got the call up the big leagues. Well, the call up to somewhere anyway. They were tapped to become the Chicago Cubs blog for MVN,[Read More…]

by January 29, 2009 Cublogoverse
Canada is Mad at Ryan Dempster

Canada is Mad at Ryan Dempster

The World Baseball Classic rosters were finalized last week, and a few of the Chicago Cubs who had previously been rumored playing were not to be found. One of whom[Read More…]

by January 29, 2009 Chicago Cubs News

The Cubs Will Go With 12 Pitchers

In case anyone had illusions of the Cubs going back to 11 pitchers as they did a few years ago, Lou Piniella has put that to rest: Talked with Lou[Read More…]

by January 29, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Cubs Still Looking at Randy Wolf and Braden Looper?

Cubs Still Looking at Randy Wolf and Braden Looper?

Even after the acquisition of could-be-starter Aaron Heilman, the Chicago Cubs are reportedly still considering free agents Randy Wolf and Braden Looper. Obviously they would be in lieu of Jake[Read More…]

by January 29, 2009 Chicago Cubs Rumors

And Now It Looks Like Aaron Heilman is Officially a Cub

As I said before, I expected the pitcher included to be from the crew of ML reliever types, but, um… The Chicago Cubs have acquired pitcher Aaron Heilman from the[Read More…]

by January 28, 2009 Chicago Cubs Transactions
Aaron Heilman is Almost a Cub

Aaron Heilman is Almost a Cub

Bruce Levine is apparently telling folks that the long-rumored Ronny Cedeno for Aaron Heilman swap is going down. Probably will cost more than just Cedeno, though. According to ESPN Radio’s[Read More…]

by January 28, 2009 Chicago Cubs Rumors
The Cublogoverse is All About Parody

The Cublogoverse is All About Parody

There was a time when only the Onion wrote parody articles. Then came The Heckler. Then came The Cubs Brickyard. And now Bleed Cubbie Blue has entered the fray. Some[Read More…]

by January 28, 2009 Cublogoverse, Cubs Humor
I Really Want to Like President Obama, But They’re Making It So Hard

I Really Want to Like President Obama, But They’re Making It So Hard

I have nothing against President Obama’s agenda as of yet. But I do have one serious problem with President Obama. And it’s about to get worse. The White Sox are[Read More…]

by January 28, 2009 MLB News and Rumors
Obessessive Peavywatch: There is “Nothing to” the Jake Peavy Rumors?

Obessessive Peavywatch: There is “Nothing to” the Jake Peavy Rumors?

Chicago Cubs assistant GM Randy Bush was on XM radio recently, apparently attempted to dispel some of the Cubs-getting-Peavy rumors. We have come to expect such things from the Cubs[Read More…]

by January 28, 2009 Chicago Cubs Rumors

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