Archive for October, 2009


Josh Vitters is Getting Better Defensively

Considered the Chicago Cubs’ top positional prospect, and top overall prospect since the moment the team made him the third pick in the 2007 draft, the primary knock on Josh[Read More…]

by October 24, 2009 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
Cubs Interested in Top Cuban Aroldis Chapman

Cubs Interested in Top Cuban Aroldis Chapman

Cuban defector Aroldis Chapman is primed to be this year’s big time international signing for some team. The 21 year old lefty has a lot of teams excited and interested[Read More…]

by October 23, 2009 Chicago Cubs Rumors

Should Cubs Go After Dave Duncan?

Should Cubs Go After Dave Duncan?

Some folks believe Rudy Jaramillo is the best hitting coach in baseball, and he’s now a member of the Chicago Cubs’ coaching staff. Should they now go after the best[Read More…]

by October 23, 2009 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Garfield Minus Garfield Plus Bartman

Garfield Minus Garfield Plus Bartman

If you’re wondering what the heck this is, find an explanation here. After a tough season like this one, it’s easy to wonder what benefit Chicago Cub fandom actually supplies[Read More…]

by October 22, 2009 Cubs Humor
Obsessive Bradley Trade Watch: Holy Crap, There Are Actually a Lot of Suitors

Obsessive Bradley Trade Watch: Holy Crap, There Are Actually a Lot of Suitors

As we watched team after team drop off the list of those we thought made sense for a Milton Bradley trade, our collective optimism that the Chicago Cubs could move[Read More…]

by October 22, 2009 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Jake Fox is Not a Starter – A Statistical Examination

Jake Fox is Not a Starter – A Statistical Examination

On Friday, May 8, the Chicago Cubs were playing the Milwaukee Brewers. It was a nondescript, early season game. In the third inning, Ryan Braun drove a hard grounder down[Read More…]

by October 21, 2009 Analysis and Commentary
OMG! Albert Pujols is Having Elbow Surgery

OMG! Albert Pujols is Having Elbow Surgery

For those of you Cubs’ fans who relish in opponent injuries, stop. Not only because it’s tacky, but also because this isn’t one of those times to relish. The surgery[Read More…]

by October 21, 2009 MLB News and Rumors

Moderately Obsessive Hitting Coach Watch: Rudy Jaramillo is the Guy

The worst kept secret in the universe is no longer a secret: the Chicago Cubs are set to sign former Texas Rangers hitting coach Rudy Jaramillo to a there year[Read More…]

No Brad Hawpe for Right Field

No Brad Hawpe for Right Field

If the Chicago Cubs are ultimately able to move Milton Bradley, they will have to find someone to take over his right field duties (or center field, should Kosuke Fukudome[Read More…]

by October 20, 2009 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Moderately Obsessive Hitting Coach Watch: Rudy Jaramillo is Going to Get Paid

Moderately Obsessive Hitting Coach Watch: Rudy Jaramillo is Going to Get Paid

The Chicago Cubs are on the verge of signing a new hitting coach, Rudy Jaramillo of the Texas Rangers. And they aren’t just going to sign him, they’re going to[Read More…]

by October 20, 2009 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Starlin Castro is a Stud Cubs Prospect

Starlin Castro is a Stud Cubs Prospect

If you follow the Chicago Cubs’ farm system at all, that shortstop Starlin Castro is getting hyped will be no surprise. All he’s done is play excellent defense at the[Read More…]

by October 20, 2009 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects

Matt Holliday Loves New York

Matt Holliday Loves New York

Outfielder Matt Holiday, who provided the spark that shot the St. Louis Cardinals to the top of the NL Central and the postseason, is going to be a very expensive[Read More…]

Rich Harden Has a Suitor

Rich Harden Has a Suitor

The question for the Chicago Cubs when it comes to Rich Harden is whether or not to offer him arbitration. If they knew he was going to be heavily pursued[Read More…]

Neal Cotts is Rehabbing

Neal Cotts is Rehabbing

Neal Cotts has been something of an enigma as a Major League reliever. At times, dominant against everyone; at times, he couldn’t even get lefties out. And then midseason this[Read More…]

by October 18, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Cubs to Spring in Mesa, But Say Goodbye to HoHoKam

Cubs to Spring in Mesa, But Say Goodbye to HoHoKam

There’s no place like hohohome. Unless it’s Hohokam. Oh snap! See what I did there? I’m so freaking witty. The Chicago Cubs, rumored to be leaving Mesa, Arizona to begin[Read More…]

by October 17, 2009 Chicago Cubs News