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Archive for February, 2009

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 Cublogoverse
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

In Case You Were Worried the Cubs Would Sign Randy Wolf

Fear not, good ye citizens of, um, yore. The Dodgers done tooked him off the market. Randy Wolf, whose first go-round with the Dodgers ended after 18 starts and shoulder[Read More…]

by February 6, 2009 MLB News and Rumors
Nomar Back to the Cubs?

Nomar Back to the Cubs?

The Chicago Cubs are still looking for a 25th man to round out their roster. Right now, four of the five bench spots look relatively locked up in the form[Read More…]

My Powers of Analysis Are Spectacular: Ben Sheets IS Broken

My Powers of Analysis Are Spectacular: Ben Sheets IS Broken

About 10 days ago, I took note of the extreme lack of interest in pitcher Ben Sheets this offseason. Considering that fact and the Texas Rangers backing off their pursuit[Read More…]

by February 6, 2009 MLB News and Rumors
Lou Piniella Retiring After This Season?

Lou Piniella Retiring After This Season?

Chi-Ball blog is reporting that, “according to MLB sources,” Lou Piniella is strongly considering retiring after this season. The source claims Piniella has grown weary of the day-to-day operations of[Read More…]

by February 6, 2009 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Cubs Pick Up a Minor League Catcher

Cubs Pick Up a Minor League Catcher

The Chicago Cubs have purchased the contract of catcher Shawn McGill from the independent Lincoln Saltdogs (heck of  name). McGill batted .299 with nine home runs, 43 RBI and 82[Read More…]

by February 5, 2009 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects

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