Archive for January, 2009


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

Lukewarm Stove: Juan Uribe’s Next Shooting… As a Cub?

Former Chicago White Sock/Dominican Republic shooter Juan Uribe has been linked to the Cubs as a possible 25th man by Bruce Levine this morning. Uribe is as versatile as Rich[Read More…]

by January 24, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Lukewarm Stove: Cubs Discussing Randy Wolf and Braden Looper

Lukewarm Stove: Cubs Discussing Randy Wolf and Braden Looper

In case the Cubs aren’t able to land Jake Peavy, they are apparently laying back-up plan groundwork. These are names we’ve heard before, but this is the first time we’ve[Read More…]

by January 24, 2009 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Obsessive Peavywatch: What Would Ricketts Do?

Obsessive Peavywatch: What Would Ricketts Do?

Now that the next owner of the Chicago Cubs has been named – subject, of course, to a few perfunctory approvals and the actual negotiation of a purchase price –[Read More…]

by January 24, 2009 Chicago Cubs Rumors

Chicago Cubs Batting Stances

This video of a guy impersonating various Chicago Cubs players’ batting stances has been making its rounds in the Cublogoverse, and it so thoroughly made me chuckle that I had[Read More…]

by January 23, 2009 Cubs Humor

Non-Roster Invitations to Spring Training Are Plentiful

The Cubs have invited 21 non-roster types to Spring Training this year, including some familiar names. None are actually expected to make the team, of course. Besides Stanton and Fox,[Read More…]

by January 23, 2009 Chicago Cubs Transactions

Dusty Baker Still Hates to Clog Up the Bases

If there is anything at all that pleases me with regards to former Chicago Cubs manager Dusty Baker, it’s the fact that he remained in the National League Central, and[Read More…]

by January 23, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
The Sporting News Says the Cubs Have Had a Bad Offseason, Don’t Need Peavy

The Sporting News Says the Cubs Have Had a Bad Offseason, Don’t Need Peavy

While I appreciate the difficulty a “general” sports media source may have in covering every single team in every single sport with the same depth that a blog dedicated to[Read More…]

by January 23, 2009 Analysis and Commentary

New Ownerwatch: It’s Ricketts!… Kind of

New Ownerwatch: It’s Ricketts!… Kind of

Is the ridiculous drama of selecting the guy that gets the privilege of TRYING to become the next Chicago Cubs owner finally over? Tribune Co’s creditors favor the bid of[Read More…]

by January 22, 2009 Chicago Cubs News

More Than You Ever Wanted to Know About a Guy Who Won’t Make the Cubs

NPB Tracker – which is actually a pretty solid blog about Japanese baseball – put together a thorough profile on Ken Kadokura, the Cubs’ turning-Japanese-turning-Japanese minor league signee. Given the[Read More…]

by January 22, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Garrett Olson and Henry Williamson are Cubs

Garrett Olson and Henry Williamson are Cubs

A couple of new faces showed up on the Cubs’ doorstep yesterday in exchange for outfield Felix Pie – you know, the guy that the whole world knew the Cubs[Read More…]

by January 22, 2009 Analysis and Commentary
Obsessive Peavywatch: “Cubs gets pitcher sought by Padres”

Obsessive Peavywatch: “Cubs gets pitcher sought by Padres”

Grammatically flunktastic headline aside, here’s an interesting take on the Pie/Olson trade from the Padres’ perspective. Does that mean a Peavy trade is more likely now? That’s overstating things, but[Read More…]

by January 22, 2009 Chicago Cubs Rumors