Archive for November, 2009

Milton Bradley Wins Dubious Distinction

Milton Bradley Wins Dubious Distinction

It’s award season in MLB, and the disappointing Chicago Cubs didn’t figure to get much recognition. Except the bad kind. Milton Bradley was named the Least Valuable Player in the[Read More…]

by November 23, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
You Can Probably Let Go of Your Butts: Halladay to Cubs Not Likely

You Can Probably Let Go of Your Butts: Halladay to Cubs Not Likely

I mean, we all realized this, didn’t we? Though the Toronto Blue Jays are shopping ace Roy Halladay this winter, and although they contacted the Cubs, specifically, about making a[Read More…]

by November 22, 2009 Chicago Cubs Rumors

Rule V Draft Primer: Cubs Add 5 to 40-Man Roster

Rule V Draft Primer: Cubs Add 5 to 40-Man Roster

Early December marks the arrival Major League Baseball’s other draft, commonly known as the Rule V draft. The gist: unlike THE draft, this one makes players on other teams available[Read More…]

Hold Onto Your Butts: The Chicago Cubs and Roy Halladay

In case I haven’t banged the drum loudly enough, the Chicago Cubs could stand to add a starting pitcher. Ted Lilly’s return in 2010 will be delayed, and his performance[Read More…]

by November 20, 2009 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Obsessive Bradley Trade Watch: The Rays Are the Favorite

Obsessive Bradley Trade Watch: The Rays Are the Favorite

According to Bob Nightengale of USA Today, the Tampa Bay Rays are now the heavy favorite to swing a deal for Chicago Cubs outfielder Milton Bradley. You’ll recall, the en[Read More…]

by November 20, 2009 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Carlos Marmol Loves Pedro Martinez, But the Cubs Don’t

Carlos Marmol Loves Pedro Martinez, But the Cubs Don’t

Even though the Chicago Cubs probably should be in the market for some starting pitching depth, they are not. The relative virtue of such a decision, I will leave to[Read More…]

by November 20, 2009 Chicago Cubs Rumors

Cubs Sign John Grabow to Another Two Years

The deal hasn’t officially been announced yet, but it’s expected to be two years and $7.5 million. Hopefully Grabow turned a corner last year (as so many players do in[Read More…]

by November 20, 2009 Chicago Cubs News

Aaron Heilman, We Hardly Liked Ye: Heilman Traded to Diamondbacks for Prospects

The Chicago Cubs bullpen was set to become crowded with the imminent elevation of the Esmailin Caridads, Blake Parkers, Jon Gaubs, and Jeff Stevens of the Cubs’ system. Thus, that[Read More…]

by November 19, 2009 Chicago Cubs Transactions
Don’t Cry, But Mark DeRosa Isn’t Coming Back

Don’t Cry, But Mark DeRosa Isn’t Coming Back

For those Chicago Cubs fans holding out hope that the team would take interest in signing free agent Mark DeRosa – you’re going to have to get used to disappointment.[Read More…]

by November 19, 2009 Chicago Cubs Rumors
John Grabow is About to Get Paid

John Grabow is About to Get Paid

The Chicago Cubs are on the verge of doing what they do so well in the Jim Hendry era: resigning the players they want to keep. Unfortunately, they’re also on[Read More…]

by November 19, 2009 Chicago Cubs Rumors

The Chicago Cubs 2010 Spring Training Schedule

The Chicago Cubs 2010 Spring Training Schedule

The Chicago Cubs just released their 2010 Spring Training schedule. And, well, here it is: March 4 vs. Oakland Athletics March 5 vs. Arizona Diamondbacks March 6 vs. Chicago White[Read More…]

by November 19, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Obsessive Bradley Trade Watch: Milton to the Braves for Derek Lowe?

Obsessive Bradley Trade Watch: Milton to the Braves for Derek Lowe?

Here at Bleacher Nation, we consider it our duty to report any and all rumors involving the Chicago Cubs, no matter how unlikely. Frankly, that’s how we get involved in[Read More…]

OMGranderson Watch: The Cubs Would Be Nuts Not to Trade Starlin Castro for Curtis Granderson

OMGranderson Watch: The Cubs Would Be Nuts Not to Trade Starlin Castro for Curtis Granderson

The Chicago Cubs are finally in a place, prospect-wise, where they can pick and choose what prospects they will consider trading for a clear upgrade on the big league club.[Read More…]

Obsessive Bradley Trade Watch: Eric Byrnes is Popping Up Again

Obsessive Bradley Trade Watch: Eric Byrnes is Popping Up Again

Increasingly, Milton Bradley trade rumors center on bad contracts coming back to the Chicago Cubs as opposed to the Cubs eating a bunch of Bradley’s contract. That is both good[Read More…]

by November 17, 2009 Chicago Cubs Rumors

The Chicago Cubs’ Top Ten Prospects

As the Arizona Fall League winds down and the minor league season officially closes up show, it’s time to talk about Chicago Cubs prospects. Baseball America is out with its[Read More…]

by November 17, 2009 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects