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Archive for January, 2009

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

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…]

by January 20, 2009 Analysis and Commentary, Chicago Cubs News

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