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Month: May 2009

Alfonso Soriano to Second Base?

Something that would have seemed a ridiculous joke just a week ago now seems like a real possibility: Chicago Cubs manager Lou Piniella is intimating that he may move Alfonso Soriano to second base in order to get Micah Hoffpaiur in the lineup regularly. Manager Lou Piniella said before Thursday’s game that he has one […]

Jake Peavy Says No to White Sox

Jake Peavy rejected his proposed trade to the White Sox earlier today. And there was much rejoicing. The two teams had a deal in place whereby the White Sox would have sent left-handed pitching prospects Aaron Poreda and Clayton Richard plus two more minor leaguers to San Diego for Peavy, but the trade needed Peavy’s […]

MLB Punishment is Fair

If Milton Bradley touches an umpire with one atom’s worth of the brim of his helmet, it’s a two game suspension. If Jermaine Dye throws his helmet and it hits an umpire in the chest, it’s, um, a two game suspension. White Sox right fielder Jermaine Dye received a two-game suspension and was fined an […]

Jake Peavy to Chicago! wait, um, White Sox?

Maybe when Jake Peavy said he really wanted to come to Chicago if he were traded, he didn’t necessarily just mean the North Side. The latest rumor, seemingly spread late Wednesday night, has Peavy coming to the Sox in a trade from the Padres for Aaron Poreda and other top prospects. DailyHerald.com Blogs. A move […]

Obsessive Peavywatch: Tired of It Yet? Too Bad!

You missed it. Admit it. You missed it. The Obsessive Peavywatch is back! New scuttlebutt from Jayson Stark has Jake Peavy possibly on the move, and the Cubs as a very possible destination. The Cubs’ ownership limbo now looks as if it might stretch until Christmas Eve. So who knows whether Cubs GM Jim Hendry […]

Bill Murray Is Going to Own the Cubs

Kind of. Maybe. Hopefully. Soon-to-be Chicago Cubs owner Tom Ricketts is financing his purchase in a number of ways, one of which is soliciting investors to purchase preferred shares. Put your E-Trade account away – the shares will be going for something on the order of $20 to 25 million a pop. Although that may […]

Brewers in First Place, But Hit With Tough Loss

I was tempted, only for a second, to make this a “laughing because it isn’t the Cubs” post, but in light of the plethora of injuries befalling the Cubs this year, I couldn’t bring myself to further tempt fate. The first place Milwaukee Brewers have lost second baseman Rickie Weeks for the rest of the […]

Obsessive Harden Shoulderwatch: Still Feelin’ Fine

When is a non-update an update? When it’s about Rich Harden’s torn and tenuous shoulder. This non-update is here to tell you that he’s still feeling pretty good about the shoulder. “I’m not pitching anywhere near what I’m capable of,” Harden said. “I expect more out of myself. I haven’t been pitching like I want […]

Zambrano Gets Beat Up By Little Kids

Carlos Zambrano’s rehab start in high single A ball did not go flawlessly yesterday. Zambrano tossed 3 2/3 innings for Class A Daytona against Dunedin in a rehab start, giving up 5 hits and 4 runs, walking three and striking out one. Zambrano threw 67 pitches, 42 for strikes. Daily Herald. Zambrano walked the first […]

Carlos Zambrano is a Minor Leaguer Today, Major Leaguer on Friday

Aramis Ramirez may be out until forever, but it looks like Carlos Zambrano will be back soon from his hamstring injury. Carlos Zambrano flew to Florida on Saturday and plans to start Sunday for Class A Daytona in a Florida State League game in Dunedin. “If everything goes well, he will pitch [for the Cubs] […]