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Cubs on Hand to Scout Aroldis Chapman

Cubs on Hand to Scout Aroldis Chapman

The Chicago Cubs were among approximately one thousand teams on hand to scout Cuban hurler Aroldis Chapman yesterday. Chapman, 21, recently defected from the socialist paradise down south, and is[Read More…]

by December 16, 2009 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors
Go Skating at Wrigley

Go Skating at Wrigley

On Saturday, an ice skating rink will open up just across from Wrigley Field. You can go skating there. It will be neat. The Rink at Wrigley will open to[Read More…]

by December 16, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Are the Chicago Cubs the Front-Runner for Joel Pineiro?

Are the Chicago Cubs the Front-Runner for Joel Pineiro?

Despite public statements from the Chicago Cubs’ front office that they are not pursuing a starting pitcher this off-season (though they clearly should be), there has been an undercurrent of[Read More…]

by December 15, 2009 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Ron Santo Will Stay in the Booth

Ron Santo Will Stay in the Booth

Ron Santo will stay on with the Chicago Cubs for another three years, which is just swell. It’s hard to find another more excitable color man in baseball. Santo has[Read More…]

by December 15, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Obsessive Bradley Trade Watch: Once Again, Trade is Imminent

Obsessive Bradley Trade Watch: Once Again, Trade is Imminent

Writers have become wise, and have ditched the use of the term “imminent” when discussing a potential Milton Bradley trade – but the most recent report from┬áBruce Levine might as[Read More…]

by December 15, 2009 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Laughing Because it isn’t the Cubs: Another Cardinals DUI

Laughing Because it isn’t the Cubs: Another Cardinals DUI

There seems to be an extracurricular theme in St. Louis. St. Louis Cardinals third baseman David Freese was arrested over the weekend on suspicion of driving while intoxicated, the fourth[Read More…]

by December 15, 2009 MLB News and Rumors
Mike Cameron is Set to Sign Two-Year Deal with Red Sox

Mike Cameron is Set to Sign Two-Year Deal with Red Sox

Mike Cameron will not be the Chicago Cubs’ next center fielder. The Boston Red Sox have reached a tentative agreement on a two-year deal with free agent outfielder Mike Cameron,[Read More…]

by December 15, 2009 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors

Mike Cameron is in “Serious” Talks with Boston Red Sox

So much for the inability to move Milton Bradley not being a hurdle to the Chicago Cubs having a successful off-season. The most realistic and acceptable free agent center field[Read More…]

by December 14, 2009 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors

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

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