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Archive for November, 2009

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

John Grabow is a Free Agent

Chicago Cubs reliever John Grabow has officially filed for free agency. The Cubs are trying to sign him to a two year, $7 million (sigh) extension, with an option for[Read More…]

by November 17, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
OMGranderson Watch: The Cubs Have the Prospects to Get Granderson, But Will They Use Them?

OMGranderson Watch: The Cubs Have the Prospects to Get Granderson, But Will They Use Them?

The Watch has officially entered OMG level. In years past, when the Chicago Cubs were in on a big trade target, there was always a huge knock on their chances:[Read More…]

by November 16, 2009 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Center Field Pickens Are Slim

Center Field Pickens Are Slim

If the Chicago Cubs are successful in their plan to move right fielder Milton Bradley, they will slide Kosuke Fukudome back to his natural position, right field. That will leave[Read More…]

by November 16, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Obsessive Curtis Granderson Watch: Cubs Are “Absolutely” Interested

Obsessive Curtis Granderson Watch: Cubs Are “Absolutely” Interested

Well, it’s that time, friends. You were there when it was Jake Peavy. You were there when it was (OMG) Brian Roberts. You were there for the only successful one[Read More…]

by November 15, 2009 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Rich Harden Hates the Cubs?

Rich Harden Hates the Cubs?

An interesting, and very surprising, nugget in an article about Chicago Cubs free agent pitcher Rich Harden possibly heading out to Seattle: It is rumored that Harden doesn’t have much[Read More…]

Friday Notes: Zambrano, Brenly, Riggleman

Editor’s Note: Apologies for the light, late, and (kind of) lame posting today. Massive server issues have had the site down all morning. A few items to keep you afloat[Read More…]

by November 13, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Jim Hendry Plans to Continue Unhealthy Infatuation with Marlon Byrd

Jim Hendry Plans to Continue Unhealthy Infatuation with Marlon Byrd

Here’s a real double kick in the stones. See if you can figure out why: The Rangers’ Marlon Byrd appears to be the Cubs’ primary center field target, and sources[Read More…]

Curtis Granderson is Available, the Chicago Cubs are Drooling

Curtis Granderson is Available, the Chicago Cubs are Drooling

At least I hope so. An anonymous NL executive has said that he was informed Detroit Tigers center fielder Curtis Granderson is being shopped this Winter. Could there be a[Read More…]

by November 12, 2009 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Mike Fontenot is a Super Two, and Might Be Gone

Mike Fontenot is a Super Two, and Might Be Gone

Chicago Cubs second baseman and semi-utility player Mike Fontenot was awarded Super Two status yesterday, which means he is now arbitration eligible. Fontenot had 2 years, 139 days of service[Read More…]

by November 12, 2009 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors
The Cubs May Be Done With Rich Harden, But He Isn’t Done With Them

The Cubs May Be Done With Rich Harden, But He Isn’t Done With Them

For weeks, it has been a foregone conclusion that the Chicago Cubs would not re-sign starting pitcher Rich Harden. Harden has a torn shoulder, which he pitched through adequately this[Read More…]

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