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Tom Ricketts Media Blitz

Tom Ricketts Media Blitz

Tom Ricketts (ok, well, it’s actually the whole Ricketts family, but Tom is the face, and will henceforth be the proxy owner of the Cubs for all purposes hereafter in[Read More...]

by October 31, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Geovany Soto Will Be in Better Shape Next Year if He Can Lay Off the Pidgeon Peas

Geovany Soto Will Be in Better Shape Next Year if He Can Lay Off the Pidgeon Peas

As documented in these here pages, Geovany Soto attributed his Rookie of the Year 2008 campaign to a strict offseason workout and diet regimen, as developed by former Cubs pitcher[Read More...]

by October 30, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Koyie Hill is an Awesome Guy

Koyie Hill is an Awesome Guy

Chicago Cubs catcher Koyie Hill stepped up for the team this year when Geovany Soto struggled and got hurt. No, Hill didn’t replace Soto’s 2008 production, but he gave the[Read More...]

by October 30, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Chicago Cubs Working the Phones in Tampa and Toronto

Chicago Cubs Working the Phones in Tampa and Toronto

The big move on the horizon for the Chicago Cubs is obviously dumping Milton Bradley. But that isn’t necessarily the sole focus of the Cubs’ offseason, and General Manager Jim[Read More...]

by October 29, 2009 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Please God Not Gary Matthews, Jr.

Please God Not Gary Matthews, Jr.

Anaheim Angels outfielder (and former Cub) Gary Matthews, Jr., recipient of one of the most unwise contracts in recent years, has become inexplicably disgruntled. He is frustrated with a lack[Read More...]

by October 29, 2009 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
Payroll May Increase Slightly, But Might Not Include Any New Big Names

Payroll May Increase Slightly, But Might Not Include Any New Big Names

The Chicago Cubs sported a very healthy $140 million(ish) payroll in 2009 – good enough to top the Senior Circuit (with the New York Mets having about the same payroll).[Read More...]

by October 28, 2009 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors
Cubs Prospect Kyler Burke Had Himself a Swell Year

Cubs Prospect Kyler Burke Had Himself a Swell Year

The Chicago Cubs acquired a moderately nondescript outfielder from the San Diego Padres in the summer of 2007 when they unburdened themselves of uniballing, Zambrano-fighting catcher, Michael Barrett. That outfielder,[Read More...]

by October 28, 2009 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects

Obsessive New Ownerwatch: Ricketts Officially Owner, Obsession Over

In case you hadn’t heard, Tom Ricketts officially took over as the owner of the Chicago Cubs today. Let a new era of peace and prosperity enter Cubdom. Oh, and[Read More...]

by October 27, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Obsessive Bradley Trade Watch: Not the Mets

Obsessive Bradley Trade Watch: Not the Mets

It was reported last week that the number of suitors for Milton Bradley this Winter would be “shocking.” That was quite a relief, because up to that point, all we’d[Read More...]

by October 27, 2009 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Chicago Cubs Probably Staying in Mesa

Chicago Cubs Probably Staying in Mesa

There has been a great deal of talk about the Chicago Cubs heading to Florida for Spring Training starting in 2012, but in the end, it may be just talk.[Read More...]

by October 27, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Kerry Wood Confirms Racist Mail Rumors

Kerry Wood Confirms Racist Mail Rumors

During the Dusty Baker era, several Chicago Cubs players – and Baker, himself – obliquely suggested they were the victim of racist vitriol in Chicago. And it was not as[Read More...]

by October 27, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Obsessive Bradley Trade Watch: Milton Bradley to the Tigers for Jeremy Bonderman?

Obsessive Bradley Trade Watch: Milton Bradley to the Tigers for Jeremy Bonderman?

As the post-season winds down, the Milton Bradley rumors will continue to intensify. The Chicago Cubs, no doubt, want to move him before the meaty part of the free agent[Read More...]

by October 26, 2009 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Tony LaRussa Back to Cards, Mark McGwire to Juice Up the Bats

Tony LaRussa Back to Cards, Mark McGwire to Juice Up the Bats

After reading the tea leaves, we predicted yesterday that Tony LaRussa would return to the St. Louis Cardinals on a one-year deal, and despite rumors swirling at the time that[Read More...]

by October 26, 2009 MLB News and Rumors

Tony LaRussa Will Probably Manage the Cardinals Next Year

St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony LaRussa’s contract is up in a week, and he still hasn’t decided whether or not he wants to come back to the team next year.[Read More...]

by October 25, 2009 MLB News and Rumors

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