Archive for January, 2009
When it came out that Rangers shortstop Michael Young wanted out of Arlington, it was only natural that the fanbase of every team in MLB with a questionable or shaky[Read More…]
I’ve yet to read any credible and/or detailed report regarding the Chicago Cubs and free agent pitcher Derek Lowe. Additionally, for a variety of reasons, the Cubs don’t make a[Read More…]
As expected/predicted, bidding on the Cubs among the three finalists will continue this week. Tribune Co., owner of the Chicago Cubs as well as the Chicago Tribune, was pushing prospective[Read More…]
It avoids arbitration with the studly closer, but dang. Isn’t that like 15-20% of the Houston Astros’ projected 2009 payroll? Relievers don’t have the best track record in arbitration, so[Read More…]
So that mystery report from a blog I’ve never heard of, citing a source I’ve never heard of, turned out to be bunk. I, for one, am absolutely shocked. Cubs[Read More…]
According to the voters, at least. Rickey Henderson (duh) and Jim Rice (…but not Dawson?) get the nod this year. Dawson, who was on the Hall of Fame ballot for[Read More…]
A lot of buzz late last night and this morning throughout the Cublogoverse about a single post on a “Japanese Baseball Blog” that I’ve never heard of. That post, citing[Read More…]
Obsessive Peavywatch has entered it’s 8th week, and the focus has shifted from rumors about a Peavy trade, itself, to rumors about the future of the San Diego Padres. For,[Read More…]
For explanation, see this post.
Bruce Levine mentioned on his ESPN radio show that the Cubs are showing some interesting in the Mariners’ Aaron Heilman – a swing starter type whom the Cubs have pursued[Read More…]
You are predictably and understandably thinking, “wtf.” Even if you’ve had the good fortune to stumble upon the brilliance that is Garfield minus Garfield, you’re equally likely to be thinking,[Read More…]
It has long been the position of this humble writer that the bankruptcy of the Tribune Company would not have any impact on the sale of the Chicago Cubs –[Read More…]
This week was an exciting one in the Cublogoverse for one reason, and one reason only: the Cubs signed blog material gold, Milton Bradley. So let’s take a tour around[Read More…]
The Sun Times gets the scoop on the particulars of the Milton Bradley signing. The most encouraging part is the protection at the back end of the deal if Bradley[Read More…]
Forget the fact that this hasn’t been reported *anywhere.* Forget the fact that Andy Pettitte just rejected a $10 million offer from the Yankees, and the Cubs were feverishly having[Read More…]
Of the three pitchers the Cubs received for Mark DeRosa, A-baller Chris Archer is perhaps the most interesting. He’s still just a kid – drafted out of high school in[Read More…]
The scuttlebutt for weeks has been that a real run at Jake Peavy would have to wait until the Tribune Company selects the “winning” bidder in the sweepstakes to buy[Read More…]
We’ve all heard the greatest concern when it comes to Milton Bradley (well, except for that whole “potentially crazy” thing, but the Cubs have dealt with it admirably for the[Read More…]
It’s been about a week since San Diego Padres General Manager Kevin Towers declared that even if they started discussing a Jake Peavy trade with another team again, they would[Read More…]
Lots of Cubs prospects playing in various winter leagues, which have recently wrapped up. For those of you into those kind of things, the good guys at Northside Baseball put[Read More…]
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