Archive for January, 2010

Whew: Jose Contreras Ain’t a Cub

Whew: Jose Contreras Ain’t a Cub

Some folks around the Cublogoverse are pretty excited that Jose Contreras has not landed on the Chicago Cubs. I was fairly ambivalent about the prospect of landing Contreras, thinking that[Read More…]

by January 24, 2010 MLB News and Rumors
A Couple of Minor League Deals for the Cubs

A Couple of Minor League Deals for the Cubs

Apologies to recently re-signed minor league veterans Mark Johnson and Scott “John” McClain. They were signed to minor-league deals earlier this week, and we were remiss in reporting it. Each[Read More…]

by January 24, 2010 Chicago Cubs Transactions
Ferguson Jenkins: Badass

Ferguson Jenkins: Badass

Everyone’s got an opinion on former slugger Mark McGwire’s recent admission that he used steroids during his playing career. For a variety of reasons, the “admission” was deficient, and a[Read More…]

by January 23, 2010 Chicago Cubs News

So, Florida’s Still Got a Shot for Cubs Spring Training

Despite reports earlier this week that the Chicago Cubs had decided to remain in Mesa, Arizona for Spring Training, pending a city vote on Monday, things may not actually be[Read More…]

by January 23, 2010 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors
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