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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
Much Like the Astros, the Brewers are “All Set”

Much Like the Astros, the Brewers are “All Set”

Another off-season NL Central player bites the dust, it seems. “We’re pretty far down the road of building our ballclub,” general manager Doug Melvin said. “But it’s still going to[Read More...]

by January 28, 2009 MLB News and Rumors

Carlos Marmol is NOT Pitching in the World Baseball Classic

A couple of days ago, Peter Gammons wrote a scathing article about Carlos Marmol pitching in the Dominican Winter League playoffs, and then the World Baseball Classic, and then in[Read More...]

by January 27, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
The Cubs Have Two Closers

The Cubs Have Two Closers

The prevailing wisdom is that Carlos Marmol will take over as the Cubs’ closer this year, based on the fact that he is a large-eared super-bad-ass-master on the mound. But,[Read More...]

by January 27, 2009 Chicago Cubs News

Are the Brewers Adding to Their Rotation?

There’s a rumor floating around the ‘nets that the Milwaukee Brewers are looking to add a free agent starting pitcher to their rotation to replace Ben Sheets (whom we’ve said[Read More...]

by January 27, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Mark McGwire Used Steroids… Probably

Mark McGwire Used Steroids… Probably

The news broke late last week that Mark McGwire’s brother is trying to publish a book that discloses Mark used steroids, which would be a shock on the order the[Read More...]

by January 27, 2009 MLB News and Rumors
Obsessive Peavywatch: MLB.com Catches Up With the Rest of the Class

Obsessive Peavywatch: MLB.com Catches Up With the Rest of the Class

Holy crubblebucket!!! Did you know that once the Chicago Cubs’ sale is finalized, the Cubs might re-engage the Padres in trade talks about pitcher Jake Peavy? That is totally brand[Read More...]

by January 27, 2009 Chicago Cubs Rumors
How the Cubs Can Trade Sean Marshall AND Garrett Olson and Still Have Two Great Swingmen

How the Cubs Can Trade Sean Marshall AND Garrett Olson and Still Have Two Great Swingmen

The most recent rumors regarding the possible (read: desperately hoped for) Jake Peavy trade have the Cubs potentially parting with a group of players that includes both Sean Marshall and[Read More...]

by January 27, 2009 Analysis and Commentary, Chicago Cubs Rumors

The Chicago Cubs Were Really, Really Good Last Year

We all know that the Cubs were pretty solid in the regular season last year. Oh, who are we to be modest – the Cubs ended up best in the[Read More...]

by January 26, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Astros Are All Set Without Andy Pettitte – Team Clearly Does Not Understand What “All Set” Means

Astros Are All Set Without Andy Pettitte – Team Clearly Does Not Understand What “All Set” Means

The Houston Astros have been virtually non-existent this off-season, and apparently their loudest move is going to be swearing off any kind of loud move. McLane also addressed the possibility[Read More...]

by January 26, 2009 MLB News and Rumors
New Ownerwatch: The Tribune’s Bankruptcy Court Will Review the Cubs’ Sale

New Ownerwatch: The Tribune’s Bankruptcy Court Will Review the Cubs’ Sale

There’s been a lot of erroneous information flying around in the last few days about the Cubs sale taking place outside the purview of the bankruptcy court that is  handling[Read More...]

by January 26, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Ben Sheets is Obviously Broken

Ben Sheets is Obviously Broken

For the Cubs’ primary rival in the NL Central (probably?), pitcher Ben Sheets’ rejection of the Brewers’ offer of arbitration may have been the best thing to happen to them[Read More...]

by January 25, 2009 MLB News and Rumors
Obsessive Peavywatch: The Padres Want Everyone

Obsessive Peavywatch: The Padres Want Everyone

Goat Riders say they recently heard a report on XM radio regarding a Cubs trade for Jake Peavy. The rumored bounty it would take to land the Padres ace are[Read More...]

by January 25, 2009 Chicago Cubs Rumors

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