Archive for November, 2009

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…]


Cubs Looking at Marlon Byrd and Mike Cameron

Cubs Looking at Marlon Byrd and Mike Cameron

Assuming the Chicago Cubs are able to move Milton Bradley, the plan is to slide Kosuke Fukudome back to right field, and fill the void in center field via free[Read More…]

by November 11, 2009 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Obsessive Bradley Trade Watch: More Milton Bradley Rumors Than You Can Shake a Stick At

Obsessive Bradley Trade Watch: More Milton Bradley Rumors Than You Can Shake a Stick At

There was an explosion of Milton Bradley trade rumors in the last 24 hours – and there were already a bundle. So we’re just going to have to do this[Read More…]

by November 11, 2009 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Jim Hendry Carefully Leaving Door Open to Keeping Milton Bradley

Jim Hendry Carefully Leaving Door Open to Keeping Milton Bradley

That the Chicago Cubs are looking to dump Milton Bradley as their first move of the offseason should be no surprise to anyone. After the troubled, and troubling, outfielder ripped[Read More…]

by November 10, 2009 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors
Obsessive Bradley Trade Watch: How About Luis Castillo?

Obsessive Bradley Trade Watch: How About Luis Castillo?

A new day and a new Milton Bradley trade rumor. Today’s version has the Chicago Cubs dealing Milton Bradley to the Blue Jays, who would send Lyle Overbay to the[Read More…]

by November 10, 2009 Chicago Cubs Rumors

Kevin Gregg is a Free Agent

Kevin Gregg has officially filed for free agency. The Chicago Cubs are not expected to re-sign him, or even offer him arbitration despite his Type A designation. Carlos Marmol is[Read More…]

by November 10, 2009 Chicago Cubs News