Archive for November, 2009


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