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Archive for November, 2009

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…]

by November 7, 2009 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
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…]

by November 6, 2009 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors

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
Actually, Ted Lilly Might Not Start Throwing Until March

Actually, Ted Lilly Might Not Start Throwing Until March

Updating a previous item, where it was thought that Chicago Cubs pitcher, coming off minor shoulder surgery, would begin throwing again in January – uh, he might not. Now, he’s[Read More…]

by November 5, 2009 Chicago Cubs News

Some Team Wins Some Series

Apparently there is still baseball going on, and some team won some kind of contest last night. It seems to be a big deal to some people. Frankly, I have[Read More…]

by November 5, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Want to Go to the 2010 Cubs Convention? Act Fast! – Too Late!

Want to Go to the 2010 Cubs Convention? Act Fast! – Too Late!

I hope you weren’t planning on taking your time in purchasing passes for the 2010 Cubs Convention. The remaining passes for the 2010 Cubs Convention sold out in 15 minutes[Read More…]

by November 5, 2009 Chicago Cubs News

Surprise: Ted Lilly Has Shoulder Surgery

Well this sort of came out of nowhere: Chicago Cubs pitcher Ted Lilly had arthroscopic shoulder surgery (layman: diggin’ around in there) and debridement (layman: cleanin’ stuff up) yesterday. Some[Read More…]

by November 4, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Chicago Cubs Rumors Out the Wazoo

Chicago Cubs Rumors Out the Wazoo

There are so many Chicago Cubs rumors to report in this post that you are hereby forewarned about the semi-stream of consciousness that will follow. ESPNChicago’s Bruce Levine recently held[Read More…]

by November 4, 2009 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Starlin Castro is on Fire – Literally – Ok, Not Literally

Starlin Castro is on Fire – Literally – Ok, Not Literally

At this time last year, shortstop Starlin Castro was considered a solid, but by no means studly, Chicago Cubs prospect. At present, it’s hard not to consider him the top[Read More…]

by November 4, 2009 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
Cubs Not in on Studly Cuban Aroldis Chapman

Cubs Not in on Studly Cuban Aroldis Chapman

If you were hoping the Cubs would go after studly, young lefty Aroldis Chapman out of Cuba, you can stop. The likely top prize on the free agent market this[Read More…]

by November 4, 2009 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Random Chicago Cubs Rumors: Power, Speed, Outfielder, Infielder, and Akinori Iwamura

Random Chicago Cubs Rumors: Power, Speed, Outfielder, Infielder, and Akinori Iwamura

Today marks the beginning of the Chicago Cubs’ organizational meetings in Arizona, which will last through Friday. The club will draw up plans for the offseason, and try to figure[Read More…]

by November 3, 2009 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Obsessive Bradley Trade Watch: Re-Enter the Rangers

Obsessive Bradley Trade Watch: Re-Enter the Rangers

Just a few weeks ago, the beat writer for the Texas Rangers had some very strong words for those who suggested the Rangers may have some interest in bringing back[Read More…]

by November 3, 2009 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Cubs May Give John Grabow Two-Year Deal, Continue Streak of Reliever Obsession

Cubs May Give John Grabow Two-Year Deal, Continue Streak of Reliever Obsession

From the dawn of time – or the Jim Hendry era – the Chicago Cubs have been obsessed with signing aging middle relievers and set-up men to multi-year, multi-million dollar[Read More…]

by November 3, 2009 Chicago Cubs Rumors

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