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Archive for December, 2009

Obsessive Bradley Trade Watch: Mini Update

Joel Sherman of the New York Post has tweeted that, if the Cubs are able to swing a Milton Bradley / Pat Burrell swap, the Mets are interested in a[Read More…]

by December 7, 2009 Chicago Cubs News

Ryne Sandberg Gets Promoted

If minor league managing is anything like being a minor league prospect, Ryne Sandberg is pretty close to getting a call-up to the Majors. The Cubs Hall of Famer will[Read More…]

by December 7, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Obsessive Bradley Trade Watch: Rays Want Him, Rangers Might, Neither Wants to Pay

Obsessive Bradley Trade Watch: Rays Want Him, Rangers Might, Neither Wants to Pay

The Texas Rangers and Tampa Bay Rays have emerged as the clear cut favorites to land Milton Bradley from the Chicago Cubs. But neither team is too keen on paying[Read More…]

by December 7, 2009 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Good Games to be More Expensive at Wrigley Next Year

Good Games to be More Expensive at Wrigley Next Year

So, new owner Tom Ricketts hasn’t wasted time in cashing in on the golden calf that is Chicago Cubs fan attendance. The team has instituted some serious hikes on ticket[Read More…]

by December 7, 2009 Chicago Cubs News

This Week’s Winter Meetings: A Rundown of the Chicago Cubs Rumors to Be Explored

Baseball’s Winter Meetings are this week, and executives from all over will gather in Indianapolis to wheel, deal, discuss, and plan for 2010. And the Chicago Cubs are no different.[Read More…]

by December 7, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
*Screeching Tire Sound* – Lou Piniella May NOT Retire After This Year?

*Screeching Tire Sound* – Lou Piniella May NOT Retire After This Year?

It has long been assumed, and indeed confirmed by the man himself, that Chicago Cubs Manager Lou Piniella would be hanging up his clipboard after 2010, the final year of[Read More…]

by December 6, 2009 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors

Obsessive Bradley Trade Watch: Things Could Be Going Down Soon

As we’ve said, Milton Bradley is expected to be traded this week at the Winter Meetings, which begin on Monday. But it could be happening sooner, along with a signing:[Read More…]

by December 5, 2009 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Chone Figgins About to Sign Huge Contract with Mariners

Chone Figgins About to Sign Huge Contract with Mariners

The Chicago Cubs may have dodged a bullet. Yes, I’m comparing the failure to sign a quality player like Chone Figgins to avoiding being shot. Figgins is about to get[Read More…]

Cubs After Vicente Padilla?

Cubs After Vicente Padilla?

Here’s about as bare bones as a rumor gets: the Cubs are looking to sign Vicente Padilla. That’s it. That’s all I got on the details. La Prensa in Nicaragua[Read More…]

by December 4, 2009 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Oh Thank Jeebus – Braves Sign Saito

Oh Thank Jeebus – Braves Sign Saito

Last week, rumors swirled that the Chicago Cubs were considering signing near-40-year-old reliever Takashi Saito. The Cubs bullpen, already crowded, simply didn’t need another expensive option – the ghosts of[Read More…]

by December 4, 2009 Chicago Cubs News, MLB News and Rumors
Jeff Gray, Ronny Morla, and Matt Spencer Are Chicago Cubs

Jeff Gray, Ronny Morla, and Matt Spencer Are Chicago Cubs

Welcome to the three news members of the Chicago Cubs organization, acquired yesterday for Jake Fox, Aaron Miles, and $1 million of wheel-greasing: reliever Jeff Gray, and prospects Ronny Morla[Read More…]

BREAKING: Cubs Trade Jake Fox and Aaron Miles to Oakland A’s

The Chicago Cubs just traded utility players Jake Fox and Aaron Miles (that’s pretty much the only way you would ever hear them listed with the same descriptor) to the[Read More…]

by December 3, 2009 Chicago Cubs Transactions
Chicago Cubs are Shopping Aaron Miles, May Shop Jake Fox

Chicago Cubs are Shopping Aaron Miles, May Shop Jake Fox

We’ve heard plenty this offseason about the Chicago Cubs’ targets, but very little about current Cubs headed out the door. Two of the players that make sense as trade bait[Read More…]

by December 3, 2009 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Obsessive Bradley Trade Watch: Familiar Names, Burrell and Castillo, Continue to Swirl

Obsessive Bradley Trade Watch: Familiar Names, Burrell and Castillo, Continue to Swirl

There’s been so much smoke surrounding the Chicago Cubs’ efforts to swing a deal with Tampa Bay involving Milton Bradley and Pat Burrell that we’re all choking on it. Still[Read More…]

by December 3, 2009 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Bruce Miles Defends the Harden Arbitration Decision – and Fails

Bruce Miles Defends the Harden Arbitration Decision – and Fails

The Chicago Cubs’ decision yesterday to not offer arbitration to pitcher Rich Harden has been the subject of much hand wringing. We’ve been no exception. So it is a credit[Read More…]

by December 2, 2009 Analysis and Commentary
Florida Putting on Full Court Press for Cubs

Florida Putting on Full Court Press for Cubs

So, the state of Florida REALLY wants the Cubs to spring with them. So much so, that they’ve dispatched the governor, Charlie Crist, to help secure the team. Crist met[Read More…]

by December 2, 2009 Chicago Cubs News

No Surprise: Cubs Don’t Offer Arbitration to Harden, Others

As we noted yesterday, the Chicago Cubs were not expected to offer arbitration to any of their free agents – including pitchers Rich Harden and Kevin Gregg, and outfielder Reed[Read More…]

by December 1, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Mr. Ricketts Goes to Florida

Mr. Ricketts Goes to Florida

Chicago Cubs owner Tom Ricketts is still trying to decide the Cubs’ Spring Training future, and he’s headed to Florida for the second time to discuss possible training sites, should[Read More…]

by December 1, 2009 Chicago Cubs News

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