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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
Edwin Jackson Could Be a Nice Addition to the Curtis Granderson Trade

Edwin Jackson Could Be a Nice Addition to the Curtis Granderson Trade

The Chicago Cubs’ primary target this offseason is, and should be, Detroit Tigers’ center fielder Curtis Granderson (you know, assuming the team can dump Milton Bradley, blah, blah, details). But[Read More…]

by December 1, 2009 Chicago Cubs Rumors

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