Archive for February, 2009


Adam Dunn is a Washington National

I done told you he wasn’t going to be an Astro. The Nationals have reached preliminary agreement with free agent Adam Dunn on a two-year, $20 million deal, according to[Read More…]

by February 11, 2009 MLB News and Rumors
You Know Who’s a Pretty Awesome Guy? Jeff Samardzija

You Know Who’s a Pretty Awesome Guy? Jeff Samardzija

Jeff Samardzija, who hasn’t even yet started raking in the serious big league bucks (though he does have a major league contract), is already giving some of his salary back.[Read More…]

by February 11, 2009 Chicago Cubs News

Miguel Tejada Is Going to Jail – Maybe

Miguel Tejada Is Going to Jail – Maybe

Houston Astros shortstop Miguel Tejada has been charged with lying to congressional investigators about the use of performance-enhancing drugs in a baseball a few years ago. This has been in[Read More…]

by February 11, 2009 MLB News and Rumors
Behind the Scenes Details of the Heilman Trade Revealed

Behind the Scenes Details of the Heilman Trade Revealed

The offseason has been an active – sometimes painfully so – one for the Chicago Cubs. The most recent, and for some the most perplexing, major move was the trade[Read More…]

Braden Looper is Almost a Brewer

Braden Looper is Almost a Brewer

Looks like Brewers’ general manager Doug Melvin was full of it when he proclaimed just last week that the team was all set, and wouldn’t be making any more moves.[Read More…]

by February 10, 2009 MLB News and Rumors
Adam Kennedy is Not a Cardinal Anymore

Adam Kennedy is Not a Cardinal Anymore

A lot of NL Central transaction news today. It all affects the Cubs, so we’ll keep bringing it. The Cardinals dumped second baseman Adam Kennedy yesterday, and will look for[Read More…]

by February 10, 2009 MLB News and Rumors
Rich Aurilia is a Giant – Not the Size, the Team

Rich Aurilia is a Giant – Not the Size, the Team

One more 25th man option goes out the window. Free-agent infielder Rich Aurilia will return to the Giants on a minor-league contract, according to a major-league source. Aurilia, 37, chose[Read More…]

by February 10, 2009 MLB News and Rumors

Adam Dunn Ain’t Gonna Be An Astro

Adam Dunn Ain’t Gonna Be An Astro

There was a minor rumor – a rumorette, if you will – making the rounds this weekend that the Astros were going to make a run at hulking beast Adam[Read More…]

by February 10, 2009 MLB News and Rumors
Reed Johnson is One of the Top Athletes in Chicago… Who Show Up to Award Ceremonies

Reed Johnson is One of the Top Athletes in Chicago… Who Show Up to Award Ceremonies

Tonight, Chicago Cubs reserve outfielder Reed Johnson will be honored at the 21st annual Comcast SportsNet Sports Awards dinner as one of the top athletes in Chicago. I’m not trying[Read More…]

by February 9, 2009 Chicago Cubs News

Ok, So Maybe Carlos Marmol and Aramis Ramirez are Playing in the World Baseball Classic

I hope this is simply a matter of Carrie Muskat being behind the ball on her information, but in a Cubs.com article, posted today, she proclaims that Carlos Marmol and[Read More…]

by February 9, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Orlando Hudson to the Cubs?

Orlando Hudson to the Cubs?

There was a thinly-veiled rumor out of Boston (?) yesterday about surprisingly-yet-unsigned second baseman, Orlando Hudson. And that rumor is that the Cubs are one of only three teams looking[Read More…]

by February 9, 2009 Chicago Cubs Rumors

Rich Aurilia is Gonna Come Cheap

Rich Aurilia is Gonna Come Cheap

It can’t be a surprise in an offseason where guys like Adam Dunn and Bobby Abreu can’t find work, but in case you were wondering about the price tag on[Read More…]

Rejoice! The Muskat Mailbag Has Returned!

Rejoice! The Muskat Mailbag Has Returned!

Some time ago, the Chicago Cubs beat reporter for Cubs.com, Carrie Muskat, announced that she would be discontinuing her wildly popular “Mailbag” – wherein readers could send in questions for[Read More…]

by February 8, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Oh SNAP! Alex Rodriguez Tested Positive for Steroids!

Oh SNAP! Alex Rodriguez Tested Positive for Steroids!

Totally unrelated to the Cubs, but this is HUGE news. Sports Illustrated is reporting that Alex Rodriguez tested positive for anabolic steroids in 2003, his last season with the Rangers.[Read More…]

by February 7, 2009 MLB News and Rumors
The Cubs Will Be Fine Without Mark DeRosa

The Cubs Will Be Fine Without Mark DeRosa

You can’t go to too many corners of the Cublogoverse these days without reading some angry diatribe about the Mark DeRosa trade. In late December, DeRosa was traded to the[Read More…]

by February 7, 2009 Analysis and Commentary