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Archive for January, 2009

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

New Ownerwatch: A Winner Has Been Selected

The Chicago Cubs are one step closer to having a new owner. Tribune Co. executives have chosen a favorite among three bids for the Chicago Cubs and have given that[Read More…]

by January 22, 2009 Chicago Cubs News

The Chicago Cubs Aren’t Worth $1 Billion

An interesting read from Forbes suggests, based almost entirely on Mark Cuban’s previously-discussed blog post about dropping out of the Cubs bidding process (due in large part to an inability[Read More…]

by January 21, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Obsessive Peavywatch: Padres CEO Expects Jake Peavy to Remain with Padres

Obsessive Peavywatch: Padres CEO Expects Jake Peavy to Remain with Padres

Padres CEO Sandy Alderson has some thoughts on the Jake Peavy trade situation, and they ain’t great. Alderson and General Manager Kevin Towers had said the club might announce in[Read More…]

by January 21, 2009 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Obsessive Peavywatch: Including Jeff Samardzija Would Do the Trick?

Obsessive Peavywatch: Including Jeff Samardzija Would Do the Trick?

Many names have been thrown around throughout the course of our Obsessive Peavywatch coverage: Garrett Olson, Ronny Cedeno, Josh Vitters, Dr. Spock. One that we haven’t heard in several months[Read More…]

by January 21, 2009 Chicago Cubs Rumors
The Cublogoverse is Disappointed

The Cublogoverse is Disappointed

Necessary background: Hire Jim Essian is an excellent blog. Of all the Cubs blogs of which I’m secretly jealous, HJE is probably at the top. Except for The Cubs Brickyard[Read More…]

by January 21, 2009 Cublogoverse

Michael Wuertz Gets Paid

Arbitration cases are all wrapped up now that Wuertz gets a $1.1 million deal for 2009. He’s not guaranteed a spot in the pen this year, so in that regard,[Read More…]

by January 20, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
The Cubs Are World Baseball Classic’ing

The Cubs Are World Baseball Classic’ing

As many as 18 Chicago Cubs could participate in the World Baseball Classic coming up in early March. The rosters were released yesterday. Marmol and Ramirez are both on the[Read More…]

by January 20, 2009 Chicago Cubs News

Prince Fielder is a Brewer, Fat

Though rumors about Prince Fielder being dealt by the Milwaukee Brewers have been buzzing for weeks, they can largely be put to bed. So says general manager Doug Melvin, who[Read More…]

by January 20, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Alfonso Soriano is Still the Cubs’ Leadoff Hitter

Alfonso Soriano is Still the Cubs’ Leadoff Hitter

This is only the beginning. The top of the lineup will continue to be a discussion throughout the offseason, and yes, the regular season. Naturally, Lou Piniella and Jim Hendry[Read More…]

OMG Brian Roberts and Peavywatch Rumors in the SAME Article!

OMG Brian Roberts and Peavywatch Rumors in the SAME Article!

This weekend’s trade with the Baltimore Orioles for two pitchers, one of whom the San Diego Padres had previously inquired about, was bound to stir up some Peavywatch. But… OMG[Read More…]

by January 20, 2009 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Cubs Sign a Japanese Reliever (turning Japanese, turning Japanese, I really think so)

Cubs Sign a Japanese Reliever (turning Japanese, turning Japanese, I really think so)

It’s a minor league deal for Ken Kadokura. If nothing else, Kosuke Fukudome is going to have plenty of friends in Spring Training this year, and I actually don’t mean[Read More…]

by January 19, 2009 Chicago Cubs Transactions
Moor (get it?) About the Padres Sale

Moor (get it?) About the Padres Sale

I have no doubt that soon-to-be-new-part Padres owner Jeff Moorad looks at the team as an investment. He’s been quoted as saying as much, if in a round-about way. With[Read More…]

by January 19, 2009 MLB News and Rumors
Kevin Gregg Gets Paid

Kevin Gregg Gets Paid

As the Cubs have always done, they wrapped a one-year deal for Kevin Gregg before his case went to arbitration. Cubs agreed to terms with RHP Kevin Gregg on a[Read More…]

by January 19, 2009 Chicago Cubs Transactions
Rich Harden Has a Tear in his Shoulder Joint, the Earth is Round

Rich Harden Has a Tear in his Shoulder Joint, the Earth is Round

It was obvious to everyone that something was wrong with Rich Harden last year, beyond a little bit of shoulder tendinitis. So when it was officially revealed that Harden had[Read More…]

Felix Pie is an Oriole

We all knew this was coming. Let’s just be glad Jim Hendry was able to trade Pie long before Spring Training when everyone in the world KNEW the Cubs had[Read More…]

by January 18, 2009 Chicago Cubs Transactions

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