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Archive for October, 2009

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...]

Why the Final Week Rainout and the Last Game Loss Were Blessings

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...]

Ted Lilly Wants Mark DeRosa Back

Ted Lilly Wants Mark DeRosa Back

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...]

by October 5, 2009 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Obsessive Bradley Trade Watch: Exit the Rangers?

Obsessive Bradley Trade Watch: Exit the Rangers?

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...]

by October 5, 2009 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Cubs Give Hitting Coach the Boot

Cubs Give Hitting Coach the Boot

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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