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Archive for January, 2010

Reed Johnson is Headed to the Dodgers

Once the Chicago Cubs signed Xavier Nady, the writing was on the wall with respect to free agent outfielder Reed Johnson. And now, according to Ken Rosenthal, Johnson is being targeted hard[Read More…]

by January 31, 2010 MLB News and Rumors
Mark Prior is Still Coming Back

Mark Prior is Still Coming Back

Eventually, for it to be called a comeback, you have to, you know, come back. Just because you haven’t heard Mark Prior’s name in a while — like possibly since[Read More…]

by January 31, 2010 MLB News and Rumors
Xavier Nady Passes Physical, But Might Not Be Ready for Start of Season

Xavier Nady Passes Physical, But Might Not Be Ready for Start of Season

Xavier Nady, whom the Chicago Cubs signed earlier this week, passed his physical yesterday, and officially inked his one year, $3.3 million deal with the Cubs. The physical, typical for[Read More…]

by January 30, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
You Are Cleared to Resume Hating Jim Edmonds

You Are Cleared to Resume Hating Jim Edmonds

Remember when Jim Edmonds was a star for the St. Louis Cardinals? Grr. We hated that guy. He was so … douchey. And so … cocky. When Carlos Zambrano threw[Read More…]

by January 29, 2010 MLB News and Rumors
Baseball Prospectus Projects the 2010 Cubs to Suck

Baseball Prospectus Projects the 2010 Cubs to Suck

We’re coming up on Spring Training, which means it’s time to start prognosticating. For us here at Bleacher Nation, it means our series of posts about why each team in[Read More…]

Is the Cubs’ Farm System Finally Good?

Is the Cubs’ Farm System Finally Good?

Since the days that Mark Prior emerged as the top prospect in all of baseball (those days didn’t last long, since Prior made his Major League debut so soon after[Read More…]

by January 29, 2010 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
Eric Byrnes Hearts the Chicago Cubs

Eric Byrnes Hearts the Chicago Cubs

The Arizona Diamondbacks designated highly-compensated but under-producing outfielder Eric Byrnes for assignment two weeks ago. Soon, he’ll be a free agent who can be signed for the Major League minimum,[Read More…]

by January 28, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Reliever Joe Nelson Wants to Be a Chicago Cub

Reliever Joe Nelson Wants to Be a Chicago Cub

The Chicago Cubs continue to look for a reliever, but maybe they should just let the reliever come to them. Free-agent pitcher Joe Nelson, who has made 101 appearances over[Read More…]

by January 28, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Cubs Officially Decide to Remain in Mesa

Cubs Officially Decide to Remain in Mesa

It was reported last week that the Chicago Cubs had elected to remain in Mesa, Arizona for Spring Training, pending approval by the city of a vast new outlay of[Read More…]

by January 28, 2010 Chicago Cubs News

Cubs and Sean Marshall Avoid Arbitration

Unsurprisingly, given they were only a few hundred thousand bucks apart ($1.175 mill versus $800k), today the Chicago Cubs signed Sean Marshall to a one-year deal, thus avoiding arbitration. UPDATE:[Read More…]

The Chicago Cubs Will Scout Noah Lowry

The Chicago Cubs Will Scout Noah Lowry

The Cubs continue to search for low risk pitching options, and now will scout former San Francisco Giant starter Noah Lowry. The soft-tossing lefty always gave the Cubs fits, but hasn’t[Read More…]

by January 27, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors
After a Physical, Xavier Nady Will Be a Chicago Cub

After a Physical, Xavier Nady Will Be a Chicago Cub

Yesterday, the Chicago Cubs agreed to terms with outfielder Xavier Nady on a one-year, $3.3 million deal, which also offers some $2 million in incentives for games played. Nady, 31,[Read More…]

Bummer, Dude: Andre Dawson Will Enter Hall as Expo

I don’t think any of us should be totally surprised, but it’s still fairly disappointing to learn that Andre Dawson will not be a Chicago Cub in the Hall of[Read More…]

by January 27, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Details on the Chad Tracy Signing

Details on the Chad Tracy Signing

The Chicago Cubs will announce today that they’ve signed Chad Tracy to a minor league contract, which we already knew yesterday. But now we’ve got some of the particulars on[Read More…]

We’re All Screwed: The Cardinals Sign Rich Hill

We’re All Screwed: The Cardinals Sign Rich Hill

Remember when Rich Hill was the next big thing with the Chicago Cubs? Remember when he lost his confidence and the Cubs abruptly demoted him just months after he had[Read More…]

by January 27, 2010 MLB News and Rumors
Chicago Cubs Are About to Sign Chad Tracy

Chicago Cubs Are About to Sign Chad Tracy

The Chicago Cubs will be adding to their infield depth – at least theoretically – as soon as tomorrow, when they will announce they’ve signed Chad Tracy to a minor league[Read More…]

Report: Chicago Cubs Sign Xavier Nady

Word this morning was that Xavier Nady was the Chicago Cubs’ top choice to serve as fourth outfielder, and according to Tim Brown on Twitter, the Cubs have landed him. No details[Read More…]

by January 26, 2010 Chicago Cubs News

Report: Ben Sheets Signs with Oakland

According to various reports – including CBS Sports and a multitude of Tweets – the Oakland A’s have ponied up to land free agent starting pitcher Ben Sheets, and will[Read More…]

by January 26, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Huzzah! Ben Sheets is Negotiating with the Cubs! Er, and a Bunch of Other Teams

Huzzah! Ben Sheets is Negotiating with the Cubs! Er, and a Bunch of Other Teams

Even though the Chicago Cubs have placed Ben Sheets on the back burner while they search for a fourth outfielder and reliever, the back burner is apparently not too far[Read More…]

by January 26, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Cubs Reportedly Prefer Chan Ho Park to Kiko Calero

Cubs Reportedly Prefer Chan Ho Park to Kiko Calero

Late last week, the Chicago Cubs reportedly entered negotiations with reliever Kiko Calero to fill the “need” for another right-handed, late-inning reliever. For whatever reason, those talks have cooled –[Read More…]

by January 26, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors

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