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Chicago Cubs Considering Next Hitting Coach

Chicago Cubs Considering Next Hitting Coach

The first rumor about a possible hitting coach replacement involves Texas Rangers’ coach Rudy Jaramillo. The Chicago Cubs let their hitting coach, Von Joshua, return to AAA Iowa. Joshua, himself,[Read More...]

by October 14, 2009 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Cubs Sale Gets Second Bankruptcy Approval

Cubs Sale Gets Second Bankruptcy Approval

I love how all of the news late yesterday was some variation of “Chicago Cubs sale gets bankruptcy approval.” Hoo-ray! Er, wait. Didn’t that already happen, like, a month ago?[Read More...]

by October 14, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Obsessive Bradley Trade Watch: Folks Are Getting a Little Bit Crazy About This Potential Bradley/Burrell Swap

Obsessive Bradley Trade Watch: Folks Are Getting a Little Bit Crazy About This Potential Bradley/Burrell Swap

The hottest rumor relating to the planned trade of Milton Bradley has him going to the Tampa Bay Rays for Pat Burrell in a classic bad contract swap. The main[Read More...]

by October 13, 2009 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Chicago Cubs Top Prospects Start Fall League Today

Chicago Cubs Top Prospects Start Fall League Today

The Arizona Fall League – a post-regular-season league for minor leaguers, noteworthy for typically hosting several top prospects – kicks off today in, um, well, Arizona. This year, the Cubs[Read More...]

by October 13, 2009 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects

OMG! The Chicago Cubs Are Bankrupt! No, Not Really

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...]

by October 12, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
How About Jason Bay for Chicago Cubs Right Fielder

How About Jason Bay for Chicago Cubs Right Fielder

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...]

by October 12, 2009 Chicago Cubs Rumors
LaRussa to Leave St. Louis?

LaRussa to Leave St. Louis?

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...]

by October 12, 2009 MLB News and Rumors
The Cardinals’ Playoff Disaster, and a Cubs Fan’s Self-Conscious Joy

The Cardinals’ Playoff Disaster, and a Cubs Fan’s Self-Conscious Joy

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...]

by October 11, 2009 Analysis and Commentary

Jeff Samardzija to Mexico

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 Cubs Should Trade Zambrano Says Wittenmyer

The Cubs Should Trade Zambrano Says Wittenmyer

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...]

by October 9, 2009 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors
Bob Brenly Wants to Manage – Maybe the Cubs, Maybe Elsewhere

Bob Brenly Wants to Manage – Maybe the Cubs, Maybe Elsewhere

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...]

by October 9, 2009 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors
Obsessive Bradley Trade Watch: Enter the Tampa Bay Rays – And Pat Burrell

Obsessive Bradley Trade Watch: Enter the Tampa Bay Rays – And Pat Burrell

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...]

by October 8, 2009 Analysis and Commentary, Chicago Cubs Rumors

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