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Archive for April, 2009

Angel Guzman Drawing More Interest Than Chad Gaudin

Angel Guzman Drawing More Interest Than Chad Gaudin

The Chicago Cubs are going to have to move at least one of the four pitchers competing for two bullpen spots, and the two likely candidates for moving are Chad[Read More…]

by April 4, 2009 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Welcome Back Under Armour!

Welcome Back Under Armour!

Click. Clack. The Under Armour logos will be back on the outfield doors at Wrigley Field. The Cubs announced Tuesday they have agreed to continue their partnership with Under Armour,[Read More…]

by April 4, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
The End of Spring Training Battlewatch: Why the Cubs/Yankees Series Isn’t Meaningless

The End of Spring Training Battlewatch: Why the Cubs/Yankees Series Isn’t Meaningless

As you know by now, the Chicago Cubs are helping open up the new Yankee Stadium – $1.5 billion worth of ill-timed lavishness – with a couple exhibition games. Yesterday[Read More…]

The 2009 Chicago Cubs: Preparing for the Worst Case Scenarios

The 2009 Chicago Cubs: Preparing for the Worst Case Scenarios

Readers repeatedly asked me if I was going to write a “Why the 2009 Chicago Cubs Will Suck” article, as I had for the rest of the N.L. Central. My[Read More…]

by April 3, 2009 Analysis and Commentary
Yeah, So the Cubs Aren’t Getting Donald Veal Back

Yeah, So the Cubs Aren’t Getting Donald Veal Back

Former top Chicago Cubs prospect Donald Veal fell a bit off the top prospect wagon in 2008 – so much so that, when it was time to decide whom to[Read More…]

If You Want a “Serious” Season Preview

If You Want a “Serious” Season Preview

As I mentioned, while creating our excellent series of “Why X Team Will Suck” articles, we aren’t that big on creating full-blown, series team previews. Usually, they’re not well done,[Read More…]

Bullpen Battlewatch: No One Stepping Up

The four men competing for the last two bullpen spots are running out of time to dazzle – and none are stepping up to the… er, rubber. Two pitched yesterday,[Read More…]

The Rockies Have Eye on Chad Gaudin, Are Apparently Blind

The Rockies Have Eye on Chad Gaudin, Are Apparently Blind

Kidding, naturally. Chad Gaudin has been a successful major league pitcher for several years, so there is going to be interest. The first nibbles appear to be from the Colorado[Read More…]

by April 2, 2009 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Cubs Looking at Mike Lamb?

Cubs Looking at Mike Lamb?

Though the Chicago Cubs are currently set to begin the regular season with just one backup infielder on the roster (Aaron Miles), I have repeatedly contended that the team will[Read More…]

by April 2, 2009 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Cubs Trade Away Another Great Name

Cubs Trade Away Another Great Name

The Chicago Cubs have traded pitching prospect Rocky Roquet to the Oakland A’s for a PTBNL. Breathe. Breathe. NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOoooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!! Roquet joined the Cubs in 2006 as a non-drafted free agent[Read More…]

The Bullpen Will Be Settled This Weekend, and No One Is Going on Waivers

The Bullpen Will Be Settled This Weekend, and No One Is Going on Waivers

Chad Fox is no longer in the running for a bullpen spot after being told he’ll start the season at AAA Iowa, so it’s down to a competition between Jeff[Read More…]

Yeah, So Not So Much on the Jeff Keppinger Thing

Yeah, So Not So Much on the Jeff Keppinger Thing

I was just kidding about Jeff Keppinger as a back-up infielder for the Chicago Cubs – he just got dealt to the Houston Astros for a PTBNL. Which is actually[Read More…]

by April 1, 2009 MLB News and Rumors
Sean Marshall’s Grasp on the Fifth Starter Spot Already Shaky

Sean Marshall’s Grasp on the Fifth Starter Spot Already Shaky

It wasn’t but a week ago that Sean Marshall officially claimed the fifth starter spot in the Cubs rotation, but after back-to-back poor outings, his claim seems a little less[Read More…]

by April 1, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Lou Piniella Has Advice for Carlos Marmol: Get Over It, Kid

Lou Piniella Has Advice for Carlos Marmol: Get Over It, Kid

After making the simultaneously difficult and easy decision to name Kevin Gregg the team’s closer over Carlos Marmol, Chicago Cubs manager Lou Piniella is going to have to deal with[Read More…]

by April 1, 2009 Chicago Cubs News

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