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Archive for December, 2009

Always a Bridesmaid – Capps Chooses Nats

Always a Bridesmaid – Capps Chooses Nats

In the wee hours of the morning, reliever Matt Capps made his decision: he signed a one-year deal with the Washington Nationals. Looks like he’s getting a $3.5 million base[Read More…]

by December 24, 2009 Chicago Cubs News, MLB News and Rumors

Capps Decision Looming – He’s Leaning Toward the Nats

Matt Capps’ agent has stated that the pitcher’s decision is forthcoming this evening, and there are various reports that he’s leaning toward the Nationals because they are offering an opportunity[Read More…]

by December 23, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Marlon Byrd is Asking for Too Much

Marlon Byrd is Asking for Too Much

It’s no secret that – for better or WORSE – the Chicago Cubs’ top target to fill the void in center field is Marlon Byrd. But there hasn’t been a[Read More…]

by December 23, 2009 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Matt Capps is Expected to Decide Between Cubs and Nationals Today

Matt Capps is Expected to Decide Between Cubs and Nationals Today

Multiple reports suggest that free agent reliever, and current Chicago Cubs top target, Matt Capps will be deciding between contract offers from the Cubs and the Washington Nationals later today.[Read More…]

by December 23, 2009 Chicago Cubs Rumors

In Case You Were Hoping for Melky Cabrera

You can forget it. Reports indicate that today, Melky Cabrera and some other youngsters will be traded to the Atlanta Braves for pitchers Javier Vazquez and Boone Logan. The Braves[Read More…]

by December 22, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
A Far Better Bradley Trade That Never Was

A Far Better Bradley Trade That Never Was

It may shock you, but trading Milton Bradley for “pitcher” Carlos Silva was not the Chicago Cubs’ idea of the perfect trade. The Cubs actually almost participated in a four-team[Read More…]

by December 22, 2009 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Matt Capps is Gonna Get Paid

Matt Capps is Gonna Get Paid

Reliever Matt Capps, who had an ERA approaching 6 last year, has drawn a tremendous amount of attention this offseason following his non-tender by the Pittsburgh Pirates. Among the interested[Read More…]

by December 22, 2009 Chicago Cubs Rumors
OMG Carlos Zambrano to the Yankees?? Chillax

OMG Carlos Zambrano to the Yankees?? Chillax

For the briefest of moments today, the Cublogoverse was gripped by the following rumor: With his everyday lineup for 2010 set, Cashman has turned attention to the rotation, and will[Read More…]

by December 21, 2009 Chicago Cubs Rumors
The End of the Milton Bradley Era: A Portrait of the Player as a Young Man

The End of the Milton Bradley Era: A Portrait of the Player as a Young Man

There’s a story about Milton Bradley as a young man that pops up from time to time. When Bradley was hitting his stride, and dominating his high school league, scouts[Read More…]

by December 21, 2009 Analysis and Commentary, Chicago Cubs News
All Kinds of Chicago Cubs Outfield Rumors

All Kinds of Chicago Cubs Outfield Rumors

The Chicago Cubs now officially and actually have a hole in their outfield following the trade of right fielder Milton Bradley. But who’s worried, what with so many quality free[Read More…]

by December 21, 2009 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Jim Hendry Hearts Relievers: Cubs Are Finalist for Capps

Jim Hendry Hearts Relievers: Cubs Are Finalist for Capps

After finally trading Milton Bradley, Jim Hendry can turn his focus to the clear, singular problem with this team: the lack of middle relief. Um. Guh? Matt Capps is the[Read More…]

by December 21, 2009 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Carlos Silva is a Chicago Cub

Carlos Silva is a Chicago Cub

Like it or lump it, Carlos Silva is now a member of the Chicago Cubs. And because of his profoundly awful performance the last two years, and egregious contract over[Read More…]

by December 20, 2009 Analysis and Commentary

In Case You Were Hoping for Coco Crisp

Which would be kind of weird (sure, great defense, but won’t hit worth a lick), you can stop hoping. Confirmed: Oakland is closing in on a deal with outfielder Coco[Read More…]

by December 20, 2009 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
Rangers Reporter Says Cubs Are Close to Signing Marlon Byrd

Rangers Reporter Says Cubs Are Close to Signing Marlon Byrd

I can’t vouch for the veracity of this, but Evan Grant, who runs the Texas Rangers blog for the Dallas News, says that the Chicago Cubs are close to signing[Read More…]

by December 19, 2009 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Garfield Minus Garfield Plus Milton

Garfield Minus Garfield Plus Milton

In honor of Milton Bradley’s unceremonious departure from Chicago, we offer a very special Garfield Minus Garfield Plus. It’s as though it was made for Milton Bradley. And if you’re[Read More…]

by December 19, 2009 Cubs Humor
Jim Hendry’s Public Mea Culpa for All Things Bradley

Jim Hendry’s Public Mea Culpa for All Things Bradley

Following today’s abysmal trade of Milton Bradley to the Seattle Mariners for Carlos Silva and cash, Chicago Cubs General Manager Jim Hendry offered a statement about the trade, about Bradley,[Read More…]

by December 18, 2009 Chicago Cubs News

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