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Archive for February, 2009

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...]

by February 6, 2009 Analysis and Commentary, Chicago Cubs Rumors
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
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

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