Archive for 2009


New Centerfield Names Emerging: Damon, Ellsbury, Perez

New Centerfield Names Emerging: Damon, Ellsbury, Perez

The Chicago Cubs continue to search for a new center fielder following the unceremonious dumping of Milton Bradley a few weeks ago. The most likely candidates come from the ugly[Read More…]

by December 28, 2009 Chicago Cubs Rumors
The Yankees Are Looking at Reed Johnson

The Yankees Are Looking at Reed Johnson

As the center field options continue to dwindle for the Chicago Cubs, one presumed back-up option might be heading out the window. We all keep saying that if the Marlon[Read More…]


Merry Christmas, You Filthy Animals

Merry Christmas, You Filthy Animals

‘Twas the day before Christmas, and all through the blog, not a rumor was stirring, not even one about freaking Jake Peavy or Brian Roberts. The stockings were hung by[Read More…]

by December 24, 2009 Cubs Humor
Always a Bridesmaid – Capps Chooses Nats

Always a Bridesmaid – Capps Chooses Nats

In the wee hours of the morning, reliever Matt Capps made his decision: he signed a one-year deal with the Washington Nationals. Looks like he’s getting a $3.5 million base[Read More…]

by December 24, 2009 Chicago Cubs News, MLB News and Rumors

Capps Decision Looming – He’s Leaning Toward the Nats

Matt Capps’ agent has stated that the pitcher’s decision is forthcoming this evening, and there are various reports that he’s leaning toward the Nationals because they are offering an opportunity[Read More…]

by December 23, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Marlon Byrd is Asking for Too Much

Marlon Byrd is Asking for Too Much

It’s no secret that – for better or WORSE – the Chicago Cubs’ top target to fill the void in center field is Marlon Byrd. But there hasn’t been a[Read More…]

by December 23, 2009 Chicago Cubs Rumors

Matt Capps is Expected to Decide Between Cubs and Nationals Today

Matt Capps is Expected to Decide Between Cubs and Nationals Today

Multiple reports suggest that free agent reliever, and current Chicago Cubs top target, Matt Capps will be deciding between contract offers from the Cubs and the Washington Nationals later today.[Read More…]

by December 23, 2009 Chicago Cubs Rumors

In Case You Were Hoping for Melky Cabrera

You can forget it. Reports indicate that today, Melky Cabrera and some other youngsters will be traded to the Atlanta Braves for pitchers Javier Vazquez and Boone Logan. The Braves[Read More…]

by December 22, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
A Far Better Bradley Trade That Never Was

A Far Better Bradley Trade That Never Was

It may shock you, but trading Milton Bradley for “pitcher” Carlos Silva was not the Chicago Cubs’ idea of the perfect trade. The Cubs actually almost participated in a four-team[Read More…]

by December 22, 2009 Chicago Cubs Rumors

Matt Capps is Gonna Get Paid

Matt Capps is Gonna Get Paid

Reliever Matt Capps, who had an ERA approaching 6 last year, has drawn a tremendous amount of attention this offseason following his non-tender by the Pittsburgh Pirates. Among the interested[Read More…]

by December 22, 2009 Chicago Cubs Rumors
OMG Carlos Zambrano to the Yankees?? Chillax

OMG Carlos Zambrano to the Yankees?? Chillax

For the briefest of moments today, the Cublogoverse was gripped by the following rumor: With his everyday lineup for 2010 set, Cashman has turned attention to the rotation, and will[Read More…]

by December 21, 2009 Chicago Cubs Rumors
The End of the Milton Bradley Era: A Portrait of the Player as a Young Man

The End of the Milton Bradley Era: A Portrait of the Player as a Young Man

There’s a story about Milton Bradley as a young man that pops up from time to time. When Bradley was hitting his stride, and dominating his high school league, scouts[Read More…]

All Kinds of Chicago Cubs Outfield Rumors

All Kinds of Chicago Cubs Outfield Rumors

The Chicago Cubs now officially and actually have a hole in their outfield following the trade of right fielder Milton Bradley. But who’s worried, what with so many quality free[Read More…]

by December 21, 2009 Chicago Cubs Rumors