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The Brewers Are All Done This Offseason

The Brewers Are All Done This Offseason

The Brewers have been connected to a few Braden Looper/Randy Wolf rumors here and there, but it’s looking increasingly unlikely that they’ll add anyone else before the season starts. During[Read More…]

by February 5, 2009 MLB News and Rumors
Jeff Samardzija Hates Iowa

Jeff Samardzija Hates Iowa

I can’t think of a Chicago Cubs pitcher who has been more vocal about his desires for the upcoming season than young wide receiver Jeff Samardzija. He’s already said unequivocally[Read More…]

by February 4, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Aramis Ramirez is Out of the WBC

Aramis Ramirez is Out of the WBC

Just caught an ESPNdeportes report that Aramis Ramirez has decided to skip the World Baseball Classic after all. The stated reason? Not wanting to risk injury? Respect for his employer?[Read More…]

by February 4, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Obsessive Peavywatch: Padres Sale Done by Opening Day?

Obsessive Peavywatch: Padres Sale Done by Opening Day?

The anticipated purchase of the San Diego Padres by Jeff Moorad is about to be completed. As in… soon. Under the terms of the agreement, the club said the sale[Read More…]

by February 4, 2009 Chicago Cubs Rumors
The Cubs Won’t Win in 2009 Because They Have Too Many Short White Guys Who Aren’t Champions

The Cubs Won’t Win in 2009 Because They Have Too Many Short White Guys Who Aren’t Champions

Yup. You read that correctly. But you didn’t read it from me. I’m just repeating what ubergenius Kent Sterling (who? – some dude who runs Indianapolis’ ESPN radio station) said[Read More…]

by February 3, 2009 Analysis and Commentary
Obsessive Peavywatch: Spring Training is When it Happens?

Obsessive Peavywatch: Spring Training is When it Happens?

Whether the Cubs will get Jake Peavy is becoming the Ross and Rachel of the 2009 offseason. Will they? Won’t they? And what happened to the monkey? According to league[Read More…]

by February 3, 2009 Chicago Cubs Rumors

Michael Wuertz is an Oakland Athletic

Dumping Rich Hill wasn’t enough today, as the Cubs also have sent reliever Michael Wuertz to the Oakland Athletics for a couple of old non-prospects – outfielder Richie Robnett and[Read More…]

by February 2, 2009 Chicago Cubs Transactions

Rich Hill is Officially an Oriole

So much interest, activity and excitement over a guy who may have been the worst pitcher outside of Rosemont Elementary’s Third Grade Girls Fun Pitch Softball Squad. But anyway, Rich[Read More…]

by February 2, 2009 Chicago Cubs Transactions
Hill to the Orioles this Week or Bust

Hill to the Orioles this Week or Bust

Baltimore Sun writer Peter Schmuck – yup, real name – says he expects Rich Hill to be dealt to the Orioles in the next couple days, otherwise, it won’t happen.[Read More…]

by February 2, 2009 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Steve Stone Spills the Beans at Sons of Ivy

Steve Stone Spills the Beans at Sons of Ivy

One of the good guys at Sons of Ivy had the fortune to run into Steve Stone this weekend, and even got a chance to pump him full of some[Read More…]

by February 2, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Another(!) Team Wants Rich Hill, and Thoughts on “PTBNL”

Another(!) Team Wants Rich Hill, and Thoughts on “PTBNL”

This time it’s the Kansas City Royals (sensing a theme in the teams potentially looking at Hill?), though it’s mostly the local media stumping for Hill. Especially with the Cubs[Read More…]

by February 2, 2009 Chicago Cubs Rumors
The Cublogoverse is Awarding Things

The Cublogoverse is Awarding Things

So Cubscast – an excellent Chicago Cubs podcast – annually shoots out some e-awards for the best Cubs blogs and sites on the ‘net. They take nominations from the world[Read More…]

by February 1, 2009 Cublogoverse
Phil Rogers Thinks the NL Central Sucks

Phil Rogers Thinks the NL Central Sucks

A little bit ago, Phil Rogers gave a bit of a run-down of the moves made (or not made) by the other NL Central teams so far this off-season. And[Read More…]

by February 1, 2009 Chicago Cubs News, MLB News and Rumors

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