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Archive for December, 2009

Obsess No More: Bradley Traded to Mariners

Quick update: the unfortunate trade is now official. Today, the Chicago Cubs traded Milton Bradley to the Seattle Mariners for “pitcher” Carlos Silva and $9 million. Silva makes about $3[Read More…]

by December 18, 2009 Chicago Cubs News

Oh Crap: Source Indicates Milton Bradley for Carlos Silva is

Hold on to your butts. According to the Seattle Times’ Larry Stone, the Chicago Cubs are planning to send Milton Bradley to the Seattle Mariners today for pitcher Carlos Silva.[Read More…]

by December 18, 2009 Chicago Cubs News

Obsessive Bradley Trade Watch: Rumors of Bradley to Seattle Mariners

File this under “Oh Please Dear Baby Jesus No.” We heard rumors of Milton Bradley heading off to Seattle for “pitcher” Carlos Silva a few weeks ago. Mercifully, those rumors[Read More…]

by December 18, 2009 Chicago Cubs News

Minor League Staffs Announced

We already knew that Ryne Sandberg was being promoted to manage the AAA Iowa Cubs, but now the rest of the minor league system teams’ staffs have been announced. Among[Read More…]

by December 18, 2009 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
Obsessive Bradley Trade Watch: Cubs Doing Great Job of Keeping Things Under Hat – Not

Obsessive Bradley Trade Watch: Cubs Doing Great Job of Keeping Things Under Hat – Not

Remember when people used to say “not”? That was sweet. So, if you were trying to sell your car, there were only a few potential buyers for the car, what[Read More…]

by December 18, 2009 Analysis and Commentary, Chicago Cubs Rumors
Chicago Cubs Looking at Kelvim Escobar

Chicago Cubs Looking at Kelvim Escobar

When it comes to pitchers, Chicago Cubs general manager Jim Hendry has shown a penchant for loving two things: middle relievers and reclamation projects. So when an opportunity to combine[Read More…]

by December 17, 2009 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Cubs Sign Undrafted Free Agent Derek Helenihi

Cubs Sign Undrafted Free Agent Derek Helenihi

The Cubs made a move! Details? Bah. Don’t worry about that. Ok, if you must: the Chicago Cubs have signed former LSU third baseman Derek Helenihi to a minor league[Read More…]

Marlon Byrd? Get Excited!

Marlon Byrd? Get Excited!

Now that Mike Cameron is off the board, the Chicago Cubs will turn their attention to filling the hole in center field (a hole that doesn’t exist yet) by way[Read More…]

by December 16, 2009 Analysis and Commentary, Chicago Cubs Rumors
Cubs on Hand to Scout Aroldis Chapman

Cubs on Hand to Scout Aroldis Chapman

The Chicago Cubs were among approximately one thousand teams on hand to scout Cuban hurler Aroldis Chapman yesterday. Chapman, 21, recently defected from the socialist paradise down south, and is[Read More…]

by December 16, 2009 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors
Go Skating at Wrigley

Go Skating at Wrigley

On Saturday, an ice skating rink will open up just across from Wrigley Field. You can go skating there. It will be neat. The Rink at Wrigley will open to[Read More…]

by December 16, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Are the Chicago Cubs the Front-Runner for Joel Pineiro?

Are the Chicago Cubs the Front-Runner for Joel Pineiro?

Despite public statements from the Chicago Cubs’ front office that they are not pursuing a starting pitcher this off-season (though they clearly should be), there has been an undercurrent of[Read More…]

by December 15, 2009 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Ron Santo Will Stay in the Booth

Ron Santo Will Stay in the Booth

Ron Santo will stay on with the Chicago Cubs for another three years, which is just swell. It’s hard to find another more excitable color man in baseball. Santo has[Read More…]

by December 15, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Obsessive Bradley Trade Watch: Once Again, Trade is Imminent

Obsessive Bradley Trade Watch: Once Again, Trade is Imminent

Writers have become wise, and have ditched the use of the term “imminent” when discussing a potential Milton Bradley trade – but the most recent report from Bruce Levine might as[Read More…]

by December 15, 2009 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Laughing Because it isn’t the Cubs: Another Cardinals DUI

Laughing Because it isn’t the Cubs: Another Cardinals DUI

There seems to be an extracurricular theme in St. Louis. St. Louis Cardinals third baseman David Freese was arrested over the weekend on suspicion of driving while intoxicated, the fourth[Read More…]

by December 15, 2009 MLB News and Rumors
Mike Cameron is Set to Sign Two-Year Deal with Red Sox

Mike Cameron is Set to Sign Two-Year Deal with Red Sox

Mike Cameron will not be the Chicago Cubs’ next center fielder. The Boston Red Sox have reached a tentative agreement on a two-year deal with free agent outfielder Mike Cameron,[Read More…]

by December 15, 2009 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors

Mike Cameron is in “Serious” Talks with Boston Red Sox

So much for the inability to move Milton Bradley not being a hurdle to the Chicago Cubs having a successful off-season. The most realistic and acceptable free agent center field[Read More…]

by December 14, 2009 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors

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