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Obsessive Bradley Trade Watch: Milton Going to an AL Team Tonight? UPDATED x2

According to Gordon Wittenmyer’s Twitter, the Cubs may be on the verge of trading Milton Bradley to a “surprise” AL team tonight. Various rumors have linked Bradley to the Rays, Rangers,[Read More…]

by December 8, 2009 Chicago Cubs Rumors

OMGranderson Watch: Time of Death, 2:30pm EST

Various reports indicate that the mega-blockbuster (but hoping it wouldn’t happen) three-way trade between the New York Yankees, Arizona Diamondbacks, and Detroit Tigers, which will see the Yankees wind up[Read More…]

by December 8, 2009 Chicago Cubs News

OMGranderson: Cubs Out of It for Curtis Granderson?

File this one under please-be-untrue: Today’s reports indicate that the Detroit Tigers have demanded that they receive a studly, ready-to-go center field prospect in any deal they would make for[Read More…]

by December 8, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
OMGranderson: Cubs Still Pursuing Granderson, but Tigers’ Demands are Crazy High

OMGranderson: Cubs Still Pursuing Granderson, but Tigers’ Demands are Crazy High

The good news is that, despite the Chicago Cubs’ hot pursuit of Mike Cameron/Marlon Byrd/Rick Ankiel, the team is still looking at Curtis Granderson if the Tigers are willing to[Read More…]

by December 8, 2009 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Cubs Probably Aren’t Getting Heath Bell

Cubs Probably Aren’t Getting Heath Bell

Jim Hendry has said that the Chicago Cubs are looking for another reliever, preferably a veteran righty. As horrible an idea as we’ve repeatedly said this is, we don’t really[Read More…]

by December 8, 2009 Chicago Cubs Rumors
The Cublogoverse is Tweeting Dawson to the Hall

The Cublogoverse is Tweeting Dawson to the Hall

The good guys at Cubscast have put together a Twitter campaign to show public support for Andre Dawson’s Hall of Fame candidacy. And hey, sports writers uses Twitter like whoa,[Read More…]

by December 8, 2009 Cublogoverse
Obsessive Bradley Trade Watch: Up to Four Teams Interested

Obsessive Bradley Trade Watch: Up to Four Teams Interested

Although sending Milton Bradley to Tampa for Pat Burrell remains the far most likely scenario, the Chicago Cubs are working to increase the possible destinations for Bradley. Meanwhile, the Cubs[Read More…]

by December 8, 2009 Chicago Cubs Rumors

Obsessive Bradley Trade Watch: Bradley to the Royals for Gil Meche?

These things are flying fast and loose. Last night, per Bruce Levine, Cubs officials met with the Kansas City Royals about a potential Milton Bradley/Gil Meche swap. You’ll recall: (1)[Read More…]

by December 8, 2009 Chicago Cubs News

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…]

by December 5, 2009 Analysis and Commentary, MLB News and Rumors

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