Archive for January, 2010


Jeff Baker Wants to Punch Mike Fontenot’s Heart

Jeff Baker Wants to Punch Mike Fontenot’s Heart

Last year, Mike Fontenot was anointed the Chicago Cubs’ starting second baseman out of Spring Training following a 2008 season where he was dominant at the plate in a part-time role. He[Read More…]

by January 22, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Fourth Outfielder Watch: Jonny Gomes is in Love with the Chicago Cubs

Fourth Outfielder Watch: Jonny Gomes is in Love with the Chicago Cubs

Add another name to the list of possible fourth outfielder options for the Chicago Cubs: Jonny Gomes. After raking for the Cincinnati Reds last year, Gomes was non-tendered for fear[Read More…]

by January 22, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors

The Mets and A’s Might Be the Most Agressive in Pursuing Ben Sheets

The Mets and A’s Might Be the Most Agressive in Pursuing Ben Sheets

Free agent starter Ben Sheets threw for several teams including the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday. Fortunately or unfortunately, depending on your perspective, the session was widely well-received. Sheets’ fastball hung[Read More…]

BREAKING: It’s You, Mesa, It Was Always You

The Chicago Cubs have chosen to stay in Mesa, Arizona for Spring Training, according to a report. The Mesa City Council will soon vote on a financial package necessary to support[Read More…]

by January 21, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
The Cubs and Adam Kennedy? Wha?

The Cubs and Adam Kennedy? Wha?

The Chicago Cubs are widely known to be looking for a reserve outfielder and a right-handed reliever. And that’s it. Right? The representative for free agent Adam Kennedy said he[Read More…]

by January 21, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Ben Sheets Looks Good in Throwing Session, Will Throw Again Next Week

Ben Sheets Looks Good in Throwing Session, Will Throw Again Next Week

The Chicago Cubs, along with at least seven other teams, watched free agent pitcher Ben Sheets throw on Tuesday in Louisiana. Apparently, he looked pretty good. The Louisiana native threw[Read More…]

by January 21, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Fourth Outfielder Watch: Cubs Looking at Rocco Baldelli

Fourth Outfielder Watch: Cubs Looking at Rocco Baldelli

It’s almost an obsessive watch, but we’re not quite there yet. Among the candidates for the Chicago Cubs’ fourth outfielder job is former Tampa Bay Ray prospect Rocco Baldelli according[Read More…]

by January 21, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors

No Joel Pineiro for the Cubs – But You Already Knew That

No Joel Pineiro for the Cubs – But You Already Knew That

No, it should not be a surprise that the Chicago Cubs were not players for starting pitcher Joel Pineiro, despite repeated national reports that the Cubs were involved. Buster Olney[Read More…]

by January 21, 2010 MLB News and Rumors
Cubs Are Negotiating with Kiko Calero

Cubs Are Negotiating with Kiko Calero

The Chicago Cubs may be close to landing their veteran right-handed reliever. According to s a source of Jon Morosi’s the Cubs are in negotiations with free agent Kiko Calero.[Read More…]

by January 20, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors
The Unsigned Arbitration Eligible Cubs Exchange Numbers

The Unsigned Arbitration Eligible Cubs Exchange Numbers

While the Chicago Cubs were able to sign just five of their eight arbitration-eligible players yesterday, the team is hopeful it can finalize contracts with the other three before going[Read More…]

Cubs Looking at Mark Mulder

Cubs Looking at Mark Mulder

Hooray! The Chicago Cubs are looking at a starting pitcher! Oh … it’s Mark Mulder? The Cubs, Dodgers and Cardinals are among the teams still monitoring the progress of left-hander[Read More…]

by January 20, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors

Xavier Nady Remains an Option for the Cubs

Xavier Nady Remains an Option for the Cubs

Fortunately, in their search for a fourth outfielder, the Chicago Cubs appear to have many options. Of course, each option is flawed in some respect – otherwise they’d be in[Read More…]

by January 20, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors

Chicago Cubs Agree to Terms with Mike Fontenot, Tom Gorzelanny, Koyie Hill, Angel Guzman and Jeff Baker

Today was the last day for arbitration-eligible players and their teams to exchange their proposed salaries for the upcoming season. Unsurprisingly, it also makes for a very popular day for[Read More…]

by January 19, 2010 Chicago Cubs Transactions
Ted Lilly: Baseball Thrower

Ted Lilly: Baseball Thrower

Ted Lilly’s offseason has been one of surprise and fear. For Cubs fans. When the Chicago Cubs announced that Lilly had undergone a minor shoulder surgery in November, it seemed[Read More…]

by January 19, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
A New Rumored Reliever Target for the Cubs: Luke Gregerson

A New Rumored Reliever Target for the Cubs: Luke Gregerson

As we noted earlier, the Chicago Cubs have two primary directives remaining in the offseason: get a fourth outfielder, and get a veteran reliever. To the latter directive, a new[Read More…]

by January 19, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors