Archive for October, 2009
As long-expected, today the Chicago Cubs filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection as a part of the sale of the team to Tom Ricketts. Though the move was reported months[Read More…]
If the Chicago Cubs are successful in their efforts to move Milton Bradley, it will leave a hole in right field that could be filled internally – by sliding Kosuke[Read More…]
For more than a decade, the St. Louis Cardinals have gone as their manager has gone. Say what you will about Tony LaRussa, but the man can manage a baseball[Read More…]
Schadenfreude – (n.) satisfaction or pleasure felt at someone else’s misfortune. Last year at this time, Chicago Cubs fans were trying to divine meaning from disappointment. From disaster. From a[Read More…]
Jeff Samardzija, a candidate to join the Chicago Cubs’ rotation next year, is headed off to Mexico to play winter ball. The Cubs are hoping he can continue to develop,[Read More…]
The Trade Zambrano meme is going to keep popping up this offseason, not matter how unrealistic or how crappy an idea it is. And now, a leading Chicago sports writer[Read More…]
Chicago Cubs broadcaster Bob Brenly has grown on Cubs fans – well, me anyway – and just as he has, he’s talking about leaving the broadcast booth for the dugout.[Read More…]
Priority one this offseason for Chicago Cubs general manager Jim Hendry is dumping Milton Bradley, and trying to eat as little salary as possible in the process. Always easier when[Read More…]
The Chicago Cubs are not expected to re-sign free agent starting pitcher Rich Harden. Thus, his “type” status as a free agent becomes of relative importance to the team. A[Read More…]
We somehow missed this quote last week regarding the Kansas City Royals’ interest in grousy Chicago Cubs outfielder Milton Bradley. And it ain’t good. Royals officials dismiss — in strong[Read More…]
If a picture says a thousand words, here are 9,000 words about the Milton Bradley signing. Enjoy.
Reliever John Grabow, whom the Chicago Cubs acquired midseason, has said openly that he’d like to return to the Cubs next year. The Cubs, in turn, would like to have[Read More…]
We all knew that Chicago Cubs first baseman Derrek Lee had a killer September. But now we have proof: he was named the National League Player of the Month. Sweet.[Read More…]
The full press release stating that Major League Baseball has officially approved the sale of the Chicago Cubs to Tom Ricketts is below. He will assume day-to-day control by the[Read More…]
The Chicago Cubs sported a healthy $140 million payroll this year, and although it didn’t really help the Cubs win anything, it did give fans continued high hopes – including[Read More…]
One of the most celebrated Chicago Cubs of the last half century, Ryne Sandberg has not been doing what most retired Hall of Famers do. He’s not drinking Dom while[Read More…]
The 2010 Major League Baseball draft order is out, pending changes due to free agency signings, and the Chicago Cubs come in at 16th. That the Cubs are 16th and[Read More…]
It is officially the offseason, at least as far as the Chicago Cubs are concerned. And with the offseason comes all kinds of unsolicited advice on what moves the Cubs[Read More…]
Just a day after we learned that the San Diego Padres may be exiting the Milton Bradley (*sarcastic laugh*) sweepstakes, another possible landing spot looks to be not so possible.[Read More…]
The Chicago Cubs made a midseason switch from Gerald Perry to Von Joshua as hitting coach, in the hopes it would spark the beleaguered offseason. It did not. And now[Read More…]
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