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Archive for January, 2009

Lukewarm Stove: Alfonso Soriano to the Rangers for Michael Young?

Lukewarm Stove: Alfonso Soriano to the Rangers for Michael Young?

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…]

by January 13, 2009 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Lukewarm Stove: Cubs Are Looking at Derek Lowe?

Lukewarm Stove: Cubs Are Looking at Derek Lowe?

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…]

by January 13, 2009 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Cubs Ownerwatch: Bidding Still Ongoing

Cubs Ownerwatch: Bidding Still Ongoing

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…]

by January 13, 2009 Chicago Cubs News

Astros Sign Jose Valverde for $8 Million

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…]

by January 12, 2009 MLB News and Rumors

Just Kidding About Turning Japanese

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…]

by January 12, 2009 Chicago Cubs News

Andre Dawson is not a Hall of Famer

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…]

by January 12, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
The Cublogoverse is Turning Japanese, Turning Japanese, I Really Think So

The Cublogoverse is Turning Japanese, Turning Japanese, I Really Think So

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…]

by January 12, 2009 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Obsessive Peavywatch: Padres Financial Details Reveal Likelihood of Moving Peavy

Obsessive Peavywatch: Padres Financial Details Reveal Likelihood of Moving Peavy

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…]

by January 12, 2009 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Garfield minus Garfield plus Sox

Garfield minus Garfield plus Sox

For explanation, see this post.

by January 11, 2009 Cubs Humor
Ronny Cedeno to the Mariners for Aaron Heilman?

Ronny Cedeno to the Mariners for Aaron Heilman?

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…]

by January 10, 2009 Chicago Cubs Rumors
A Word on Garfield minus Garfield and My Attempts at Humor

A Word on Garfield minus Garfield and My Attempts at Humor

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…]

by January 10, 2009 Cubs Humor
The Tribune’s Bankruptcy Causing Cubs Sale Problems?

The Tribune’s Bankruptcy Causing Cubs Sale Problems?

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…]

by January 9, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
The Cublogoverse is Playing Monopoly

The Cublogoverse is Playing Monopoly

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…]

by January 9, 2009 Cublogoverse
Details of Bradley’s Contract Coming Out

Details of Bradley’s Contract Coming Out

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…]

by January 9, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Cubs Pursuing Andy Pettitte?

Cubs Pursuing Andy Pettitte?

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…]

by January 9, 2009 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Chris Archer is Loved at Home

Chris Archer is Loved at Home

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…]

by January 9, 2009 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Transactions

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