Archive for January, 2009

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
Lukewarm Stove: Adam Wainwright to the Yankees for Robinson Cano?

Lukewarm Stove: Adam Wainwright to the Yankees for Robinson Cano?

Gotta keep tabs on division rivals, and in an offseason where none of the Central teams have made particularly compelling moves, any whiff of a rumor is interesting. The St.[Read More…]

by January 18, 2009 MLB News and Rumors
The Cublogoverse is Over-the-Top Intolerant

The Cublogoverse is Over-the-Top Intolerant

Blog are, by their very nature, a platform for opinion. We’re given the opportunity to tell you not only what we think, but also, we are afforded the ability to[Read More…]

by January 18, 2009 Cublogoverse

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…]