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Archive for December, 2009

Roy Halladay on His Way to the Phillies

According to SI.com, the Blue Jays, Phillies, and Mariners have pulled off a gigantic trade that would see Roy Halladay head to the Phillies, Cliff Lee head to the Mariners,[Read More…]

by December 14, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Obsessive Bradley Trade Watch: The Rays Don’t Sound Like a Team on the Verge

Obsessive Bradley Trade Watch: The Rays Don’t Sound Like a Team on the Verge

The Milton Bradley to Rays trade has seemed like it was on the verge of going down for weeks. And now, subsequent to the Winter Meetings, the Rays appear to[Read More…]

by December 14, 2009 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Jim Hendry Hearts Relievers: Cubs Looking at Matt Capps and Kiko Calero

Jim Hendry Hearts Relievers: Cubs Looking at Matt Capps and Kiko Calero

Despite the insanity of it all, Chicago Cubs general manager Jim Hendry continues his hot pursuit of another reliever to squeeze into the team’s very crowded bullpen. He seems intent[Read More…]

by December 14, 2009 Chicago Cubs Rumors

Cubs Will Tender Contracts to All the Arbitration Eligible Guys

Today is the deadline for teams to tender contracts to their arbitration eligible players, and the Chicago Cubs intend to do so with all of their guys – the lone[Read More…]

by December 12, 2009 Chicago Cubs News

Arismendy Mota is a Chicago Cub

Today the Chicago Cubs executed a pre-planned trade for minor league pitcher Arismendy Mota, selected yesterday by the Washington Nationals in the AAA phase of the Rule 5 draft. The[Read More…]

by December 11, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Jim Hendry is a Glass Half Full Kind of Guy – But Half Full of What?

Jim Hendry is a Glass Half Full Kind of Guy – But Half Full of What?

Despite a wildly disappointing Winter Meetings, which saw the Chicago Cubs accomplish nothing – most notably, Milton Bradley is still a Cub, and pool of interested teams dwindles by the[Read More…]

by December 11, 2009 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors
Cubs Snake Michael Parisi from Cardinals in Rule 5 Draft

Cubs Snake Michael Parisi from Cardinals in Rule 5 Draft

Yesterday the Chicago Cubs selected right-handed pitcher Michael Parisi from the St. Louis Cardinals in the Rule 5 draft. Minor League pitching coordinator Mark Riggins and Cubs scout Mark Servais[Read More…]

Obsessive Milton Bradley Trade Watch: Cubs “Close” to Deal with Rays

Do you have your gigantic grain of salt handy? Good. Bob Nightengale of USA Today has tweeted that the Chicago Cubs are “close” to dealing Milton Bradley to the Tampa[Read More…]

by December 11, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Obsessive Bradley Trade Watch: Imminence and Invention

Obsessive Bradley Trade Watch: Imminence and Invention

Major League Baseball’s winter meetings come to a close today, and yes, Milton Bradley is still a member of the Chicago Cubs. How can this be? This weekend, we were[Read More…]

by December 10, 2009 Chicago Cubs Rumors
The Rule 5 Draft is Today

The Rule 5 Draft is Today

The Rule 5 Draft takes place today, and the Chicago Cubs are expected to consider drafting a player or two. You would have to believe if a solid-looking outfielder were[Read More…]

Cubs Interested in Joel Pineiro

Cubs Interested in Joel Pineiro

Maybe the Chicago Cubs will look for a starting pitcher after all. Tim Brown of Yahoo Sports has tweeted (what is the present perfect tense of “to tweet” – has[Read More…]

by December 10, 2009 Chicago Cubs Rumors

Obsessive Bradley Trade Watch: No Mystery Team?

There are now conflicting reports on whether there is, in fact, a mystery American League team close to landing Milton Bradley from the Chicago Cubs. Gordon Wittenmyer and Paul Sullivan[Read More…]

by December 9, 2009 Chicago Cubs News

Rich Harden is a Texas Ranger

Fresh on the heels of trading Kevin Millwood, the Texas Rangers have signed Cubs castoff Rich Harden. The deal is reportedly a one-year, $7.5 million deal with a $11.5 million[Read More…]

by December 9, 2009 Chicago Cubs News, MLB News and Rumors
Jim Hendry Loves Relievers: Cubs Looking at J.J. Putz

Jim Hendry Loves Relievers: Cubs Looking at J.J. Putz

Apparently, when Jim Hendry traded Aaron Heilman earlier this offseason to the Diamondbacks, it wasn’t purely a salary dump or a dealing from a position of surplus. Silly us, we[Read More…]

by December 9, 2009 Analysis and Commentary, Chicago Cubs Rumors
Obsessive Bradley Trade Watch: Overnight Updating

Obsessive Bradley Trade Watch: Overnight Updating

Yes, Milton Bradley is still a Chicago Cub. For now. In case you missed any of the very swift-moving rumor action from last night, here’s a rundown of how things[Read More…]

by December 9, 2009 Chicago Cubs Rumors

Source: Cubs Not Interested in Melky Cabrera

When the Chicago Cubs lost out on OMG Curtis Granderson, eyes and minds turned to what now appears to be a relatively crowded New York Yankee outfield. But the Cubs[Read More…]

by December 9, 2009 Chicago Cubs Rumors

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