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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

Is Naples the Future Cubs Spring Training Site for Realsies?

Rumors are swirling that the Chicago Cubs have decided on their Spring Training future, and the future is Florida. The Cubs likely will leave Mesa, Az. for Naples, Fla., for[Read More...]

by January 14, 2010 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors
The Cubs Will Win This Year Because Marlon Byrd is a Nice Guy

The Cubs Will Win This Year Because Marlon Byrd is a Nice Guy

Get ready to be overloaded with “addition by subtraction” type optimism pieces as we gear up for the 2010 Chicago Cubs season. The Cubs, apparently, are going to win eight[Read More...]

by January 14, 2010 Chicago Cubs News

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