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Archive for January, 2009

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
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

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