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Archive for January, 2009

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
Lukewarm Stove: Cubs Looking at Rich Aurilia (oooh!)

Lukewarm Stove: Cubs Looking at Rich Aurilia (oooh!)

No, not every rumor is sexy. The Cubs have spoken to Rich Aurilia’s agent and may offer Aurilia a one-year deal to take Cedeno’s spot and back up Aramis Ramirez[Read More…]

by January 15, 2009 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Lukewarm Stove: Cubs Considering Randy Wolf

Lukewarm Stove: Cubs Considering Randy Wolf

I have speculated ever since it became clear that Jason Marquis was on the way out the door that among the options Jim Hendry would consider to round out the[Read More…]

by January 14, 2009 Chicago Cubs Rumors

Tangential Peavywatch: The Padres Don’t Need Ronny Cedeno

The prevailing wisdom has been that *IF* the Cubs traded for Jake Peavy, shortstop Ronny Cedeno would be included, as the Padres are currently set to start Luis Rodriguez at[Read More…]

by January 14, 2009 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
The Bumpy Cubs Sale Road

The Bumpy Cubs Sale Road

Forbes had a nice writeup late last week on the sale of the Chicago Cubs. As we’ve mentioned here before, with the Tribune Company in bankruptcy, the bankruptcy court is[Read More…]

by January 14, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Mark Prior is a Minor Leaguer

Mark Prior is a Minor Leaguer

Oh how the mighty “employee” has fallen. I’m sorry if it sounds like I’m relishing in it. I’m not saying I’m not. I just don’t want to sound like it.[Read More…]

by January 14, 2009 MLB News and Rumors

Lukewarm Stove: Another Suggestion of Michael Young to the Cubs

Yesterday, we noted one writer’s proposed Michael Young for Alfonso Soriano swap (and the associated ridiculososity of such a proposal), and sure enough, the idea of Michael Young to the[Read More…]

by January 14, 2009 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Cubs Caravan Coming Cwickley

Cubs Caravan Coming Cwickley

The Cubs Caravan – I picture them all crammed into an RV, complaining out who stuck their finger in the peanut butter – is a fun way to meet/see/interact with[Read More…]

by January 14, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
The Cublogoverse is Getting Political

The Cublogoverse is Getting Political

In case you haven’t figured it out, the Cublogoverse is a very political place. X blog doesn’t like Y blog, who is e-friends with Z blog, so Z blog launches[Read More…]

by January 13, 2009 Cublogoverse

Just Kidding About Derek Lowe

Strike against me, MLBTradeRumors, and Baseball Prospectus on that one. Well, sort of. None of said he was going to the Cubs. I was merely reporting that MLBTradeRumors was reporting[Read More…]

by January 13, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Milton Bradley Gets Injured From Time to Time

Milton Bradley Gets Injured From Time to Time

We’ve all heard it about Milton Bradley: He’s an injury waiting to happen. Maybe that’s true. Thanks to our good friend, Andy, at Sons of Ivy, here’s a complete year-by-year[Read More…]

by January 13, 2009 Analysis and Commentary

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