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Archive for November, 2009

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
Offseason Issues Not Named Milton

Offseason Issues Not Named Milton

Obviously moving outfielder Milton Bradley is the Chicago Cubs’ top offseason priority. You might even say, it’s an obsessive priority (ha – self referential!). But we all know there are[Read More…]

Obsessive Bradley Trade Watch: Bradley to the Blue Jays for Roy Freaking Halladay?

Obsessive Bradley Trade Watch: Bradley to the Blue Jays for Roy Freaking Halladay?

In the hot stove season, you will be confronted with many rumors. Many are plausible, many are not. Many lead to movement, many do not. You will have to judge[Read More…]

by November 9, 2009 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Cubs to Make an Offer to Mark DeRosa?

Cubs to Make an Offer to Mark DeRosa?

The Chicago Cubs will be looking for a few pieces this offseason, but a utility player is not expected to be one of them. So what is this quote all[Read More…]

by November 8, 2009 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Starlin Castro and Blake Parker are Rising Stars

Starlin Castro and Blake Parker are Rising Stars

The Arizona Fall League’s Rising Stars game was played yesterday – think of it as an All Star game, with the players selected out of a crop of very good[Read More…]

by November 8, 2009 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects

Has Jim Hendry’s Passion for Austin Kearns Abated? We’ll Find Out

One of the worst kept secrets of Jim Hendry’s tenure as the general manager of the Chicago Cubs is his lust for outfielder Austin Kearns. Hendry repeatedly – and publicly[Read More…]

Rich Harden and Reed Johnson are Free Agents

Rich Harden and Reed Johnson are Free Agents

It certainly didn’t take long for Chicago Cubs pitcher Rich Harden and reserve outfielder Reed Johnson to file for free agency. Thursday, the day after the World Series concluded, was[Read More…]

by November 6, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Cubs Free Agent Classifications Are Now Official

Cubs Free Agent Classifications Are Now Official

The free agency classifications are out, and there are no surprises. Relievers John Grabow and Kevin Gregg are Type A free agents (first round compensation) and Rich Harden is a[Read More…]

by November 6, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
One Fewer Outfield Option: Jeremy Hermida to Red Sox

One Fewer Outfield Option: Jeremy Hermida to Red Sox

Apparently having your name attached to the Chicago Cubs as a possible offseason target is the kiss of death. First, Mark Teahen was dealt from the Kansas City Royals to[Read More…]

Mark Teahen to Chicago White Sox

Don’t you hate when people do those misleading headlines? I can’t freaking stand it. So I refuse, even though this was a prime opportunity, given the Chicago Cubs previous involvement[Read More…]

by November 5, 2009 Chicago Cubs News

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