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Archive for October, 2009

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
Rich Harden is Probably Going to be a Type B Free Agent – And What it Means for the Cubs

Rich Harden is Probably Going to be a Type B Free Agent – And What it Means for the Cubs

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...]

Obsessive Bradley Trade Watch: Royals Not an Option Either?

Obsessive Bradley Trade Watch: Royals Not an Option Either?

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...]

by October 8, 2009 Chicago Cubs Rumors
The Milton Bradley Signing: Nine Humorous Pictures

The Milton Bradley Signing: Nine Humorous Pictures

If a picture says a thousand words, here are 9,000 words about the Milton Bradley signing. Enjoy.

by October 7, 2009 Cubs Humor
Grabow Back, Fox and Fontenot Gone?

Grabow Back, Fox and Fontenot Gone?

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...]

by October 7, 2009 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Derrek Lee Was the Player of September – Officially

Derrek Lee Was the Player of September – Officially

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...]

by October 7, 2009 Chicago Cubs News

Obsessive New Owner Watch: It is Done

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...]

by October 6, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Cubs Payroll May Drop Next Year

Cubs Payroll May Drop Next Year

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...]

by October 6, 2009 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors
Ryne Sandberg Wants to Manage the Cubs in 2011, Likely Won’t Be Hitting Coach in 2010

Ryne Sandberg Wants to Manage the Cubs in 2011, Likely Won’t Be Hitting Coach in 2010

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...]

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