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Archive for January, 2010

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
Piniella Says the Chicago Cubs Are Getting a “Good” Fourth Outfielder and “Good” Reliever

Piniella Says the Chicago Cubs Are Getting a “Good” Fourth Outfielder and “Good” Reliever

In case it wasn’t clear already: the Chicago Cubs do not plan to make many more moves this offseason. Disappointing as it may be, there are no more stars in[Read More…]

by January 19, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Cubs Now Actually Talking to Jermaine Dye

Cubs Now Actually Talking to Jermaine Dye

Depending on how you interpret the prior reports of the Chicago Cubs’ interest in Jermaine Dye to serve as their fourth outfielder/platoon-mate for Kosuke Fukudome, this may or may not[Read More…]

by January 18, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors

The 2010 Chicago Cubs Batting Order is Largely Set

Without too many moving parts from last year to this, the batting order for the Chicago Cubs is not as prone to questioning as it has been in years past.[Read More…]

by January 18, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Time for a Grain of Salt: Ben Sheets “All But Signed by the Chicago Cubs”

Time for a Grain of Salt: Ben Sheets “All But Signed by the Chicago Cubs”

Occasionally, you stumble across a rumor that knocks you on your backside. Sometimes, the rumor is nothing more than a single statement – one that you hadn’t seen anywhere else.[Read More…]

by January 18, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Tom Ricketts Hearts Jim Hendry

Tom Ricketts Hearts Jim Hendry

General Manager Jim Hendry has presided over an unprecedented – in modern times – era of success for the Chicago Cubs. So you’d think that fans would be satisfied, and[Read More…]

by January 17, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
The Cubs Lost in 2009 Because They Were Fat – Now They’re Not

The Cubs Lost in 2009 Because They Were Fat – Now They’re Not

Conditioning in baseball is a funny thing. For every athletic freak, there are plenty of David Wells and Cecil Fielders out there who don’t really need to do the whole[Read More…]

by January 16, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Jim Hendry Hearts Relievers: Cubs Remain Interested in Kiko Calero

Jim Hendry Hearts Relievers: Cubs Remain Interested in Kiko Calero

Chicago Cubs general manager Jim Hendry continues his search for a right-handed veteran reliever, and one name that has popped up from time to time is Kiko Calero. It’s popping[Read More…]

by January 15, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Eric Byrnes for Cubs’ Fourth Outfielder?

Eric Byrnes for Cubs’ Fourth Outfielder?

Chicago Cubs general manager Jim Hendry has long had an affection for Eric Byrnes, despite his having fallen off a cliff in recent years. So with the Arizona Diamondbacks in[Read More…]

by January 15, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Cubs Are Interested in Jermaine Dye

Cubs Are Interested in Jermaine Dye

A new name has entered the Chicago Cubs fourth outfielder dialog: Jermaine Dye. Long believed to be seeking a starting gig, it’s possible that Dye would accept a reserve role[Read More…]

by January 15, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors

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