Archive for January, 2009


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