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Archive for January, 2009

New Ownerwatch: Winner Announced THIS Week (Ricketts?)

Probably. Maybe. I’m sure this is way different than when they said the same thing a couple weeks ago. After a nearly two-year process, Sam Zell and Tribune Co. plan[Read More...]

by January 17, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
The Cublogoverse is Conventioning

The Cublogoverse is Conventioning

The Cubs Convention is underway, and the Cublogoverse is all a-twitter with tidbits from the event. The most terrifying goes first. Kaplan then brought up the inevitable question….Who’s going to[Read More...]

by January 17, 2009 Chicago Cubs News, Cublogoverse
St. Louis Cardinals May Pursue Jon Garland, Other Free Agent Starters

St. Louis Cardinals May Pursue Jon Garland, Other Free Agent Starters

Given that the Cardinals seem to have only four starting pitchers set for 2009 (Adam Wainwright, Kyle Lohse, Todd Wellemeyer, Joel Piniero), I suppose this was only a matter of[Read More...]

by January 17, 2009 MLB News and Rumors
The Houston Astros are Likely Finished with the Off-Season, Regular Season

The Houston Astros are Likely Finished with the Off-Season, Regular Season

Much like the Milwaukee Brewers, the Houston Astros now look to be done adding anything to their team for the off-season. And they may very well be the worst nine-figure[Read More...]

by January 16, 2009 MLB News and Rumors

Obessive Peavywatch: Will they, won’t they?

A throwaway line from the Rocky Mountain News suggests that the Cubs will, not might, resume talks with the San Diego Padres about Jake Peavy when the new owner is[Read More...]

by January 16, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Ronny Cedeno Gets Paid

Ronny Cedeno Gets Paid

No arbitration for Ronny Cedeno – no surprise there. The Cubs avoided arbitration with infielder Ronny Cedeno, agreeing to a one-year, $822,000 deal. Cedeno, once considered the Cubs’ future at[Read More...]

by January 16, 2009 Chicago Cubs Transactions
The Cubs Convention is Super

The Cubs Convention is Super

It’s almost here! Squeals of excitement! The Cubs Convention is this weekend, and although I’ve never been, I imagine it to be like the scene in Charlie in the Chocolate[Read More...]

by January 16, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
The Cubs Are So Very Taguchi

The Cubs Are So Very Taguchi

Maybe the Cubs are turning Japanese, turning Japanese, I really think so. The Chicago Cubs have signed outfielder So Taguchi to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring[Read More...]

by January 16, 2009 Chicago Cubs Transactions

Shock! Michael Young Will Not be a Chicago Cub

Despite earlier noted ridiculous speculation, not only will Michael Young not be traded to the Cubs for Alfonso Soriano, he’s not going to be traded at all. Can you believe[Read More...]

by January 16, 2009 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors

Obsessive Peavywatch: Padres Sign David Eckstein

If the Padres also add Omar Vizquel, as has been speculated, the ability of the Cubs to shuffle off “serviceable” major league pieces like Ronny Cedeno in a deal for[Read More...]

by January 15, 2009 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
The Brewers Are Unlikely to Add Anyone Else

The Brewers Are Unlikely to Add Anyone Else

With an off-season highlighted by banner moves such as signing 57-year-old closer Trevor Hoffman and getting a single second-round pick for CC Sabathia, one would expect the Brewers to continue[Read More...]

by January 15, 2009 MLB News and Rumors

Chicago Cubs Payroll Will Be Higher than Last Year

At least according to ESPN and Jim Hendry. Cubs general manager Jim Hendry has been busy this offseason and he expects the team’s 2009 payroll to be a bit higher[Read More...]

by January 15, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Why the Hall of Fame Voting Sucks

Why the Hall of Fame Voting Sucks

No, I’m not going to rant about the fact that Rickey Henderson didn’t get more than 95% of the vote (though that is quite stupid). No, I’m not going to[Read More...]

by January 15, 2009 Analysis and Commentary

Cubs Caravan Juicy Nuggets (eww)

Bruce Miles drops some knowledge on us from this year’s Cubs Caravan, and Carrie Muskat does the same, and here’s the ultramega shorthand: Carlos Marmol and Kevin Gregg are the[Read More...]

by January 15, 2009 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors

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