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Archive for November, 2009

OMGranderson AND Obsessive Bradley Trade Watch: Resolution at the Winter Meetings?

OMGranderson AND Obsessive Bradley Trade Watch: Resolution at the Winter Meetings?

The Chicago Cubs want to trade Milton Bradley. The Chicago Cubs want Curtis Granderson. The Detroit Tigers are shopping Curtis Granderson. These are the things that we know, and most[Read More...]

by November 30, 2009 Analysis and Commentary, Chicago Cubs Rumors
Cubs Looking at Another Expensive Reliever, Because, You Know, That Makes Sense

Cubs Looking at Another Expensive Reliever, Because, You Know, That Makes Sense

As if signing reliever John Grabow to a two year $7 million contract was not enough indignity for a team approaching its budget limitations and with needs in the infield,[Read More...]

by November 30, 2009 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Tuesday is the Arbitration Deadline – Cubs Plan No Offers

Tuesday is the Arbitration Deadline – Cubs Plan No Offers

Tuesday is the deadline for Major League teams to offer arbitration to their free agents. If the player accepts, he will get a one-year contract at a rate determined by[Read More...]

by November 30, 2009 Analysis and Commentary, Chicago Cubs News
Obsessive Bradley Trade Watch: Yup, It All Depends on Milton

Obsessive Bradley Trade Watch: Yup, It All Depends on Milton

In case there was ever any doubt, the Chicago Cubs’ offseason is being held hostage by Milton Bradley. Until the Cubs figure out what to do with him, they can’t[Read More...]

by November 29, 2009 Chicago Cubs Rumors

Breaking: Bud Selig’s Reign of Meh to End in 2012

Per ESPN’s bottom line, Major League Baseball Commissioner/noted curmudgeon Bud Selid will finally give up his post after the 2012 season. Perhaps then MLB can finally stop losing ground to[Read More...]

by November 28, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Andre Dawson Should Make the Hall of Fame This Time Around

Andre Dawson Should Make the Hall of Fame This Time Around

Andre Dawson holds a special place in the hearts and minds of Cubs fans, even though he spent just six of his 21 seasons in Chicago. His 1987 season was[Read More...]

by November 28, 2009 Analysis and Commentary, Chicago Cubs News

Chicago Cubs Are Over the Freaking Moon with Starlin Castro

It’s no secret that the Chicago Cubs love Starlin Castro, a 19 year old shortstop who was signed outside the draft a few years ago. But they apparently think they’ve[Read More...]

OMGranderson: Starlin Castro is Absolutely Untouchable

OMGranderson: Starlin Castro is Absolutely Untouchable

The good news is the Chicago Cubs are finally taking the development of positional prospects very seriously. The bad news is it could prevent the Cubs from getting a player[Read More...]

by November 26, 2009 Chicago Cubs Rumors
The Minnesota Twins Want Rich Harden

The Minnesota Twins Want Rich Harden

The market for free agent pitcher Rich Harden is starting to take shape, which is of great interest to the Chicago Cubs, even if they have no intention on re-signing[Read More...]

by November 25, 2009 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
Derrek Lee is the NL MVP – Other Than Those Eight Guys

Derrek Lee is the NL MVP – Other Than Those Eight Guys

Derrek Lee was probably the MVP of the Chicago Cubs this year, but apparently being the sexiest pregnant stripper in the club doesn’t catapult you into the upper strata of[Read More...]

by November 25, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Obsessive Bradley Trade Watch: Rays Not Absolutely Crazy About Bradley

Obsessive Bradley Trade Watch: Rays Not Absolutely Crazy About Bradley

In case it needed stating explicitly, the Tampa Bay Rays are not exactly making Milton Bradley their offseason priority. They’ll take him if the Cubs eat enough money, but they[Read More...]

by November 25, 2009 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Chicago Cubs Still Considering Summering in Naples

Chicago Cubs Still Considering Summering in Naples

Despite the best efforts of every man, woman, and child in Mesa, Arizona, the Chicago Cubs are still considering their Spring Training options. Chicago Cubs Chairman Tom Ricketts is planning[Read More...]

by November 24, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
OMGranderson Watch: Granderson is a Perfect Fit for the Cubs

OMGranderson Watch: Granderson is a Perfect Fit for the Cubs

Or so says the Chicago Tribune’s Rick Morrissey: The Tigers center fielder is a wonderful baseball player, and the Cubs should pursue a trade for him with the relentlessness of[Read More...]

by November 24, 2009 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Obsessive Bradley Trade Watch: Four to Six Teams Interested

Obsessive Bradley Trade Watch: Four to Six Teams Interested

Many pundits would have been surprised weeks ago if you’d told them then that Milton Bradley would still be a Cub now. But so it is. And unfortunately, so much[Read More...]

by November 23, 2009 Chicago Cubs Rumors

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