Archive for January, 2010


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

Cubs Considering Free Agent Outfielder Options: Reed Johnson and Xavier Nady

Cubs Considering Free Agent Outfielder Options: Reed Johnson and Xavier Nady

A day after hearing that the Chicago Cubs were most likely to find their fourth outfielder via trade, rumors are circulating about two free agent outfielders. Of course, one of[Read More…]

by January 14, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Chicago Cubs’ Non-Roster Invitations to Spring Training Have Gone Out

Chicago Cubs’ Non-Roster Invitations to Spring Training Have Gone Out

The Chicago Cubs have finalized their non-roster (i.e., not on the 40-man roster) invitee list for this year’s Spring Training. The list is an even mix of career minor leaguers[Read More…]

So Maybe Sheets is only a Pipe Dream

So Maybe Sheets is only a Pipe Dream

Yesterday, the Tribune reported that the Chicago Cubs were very interested in free agent pitcher Ben Sheets and suggested that his asking price had dropped from $10 to 12 million[Read More…]

by January 13, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Cubs Still Looking for a Backup Outfielder and Another Reliever

Cubs Still Looking for a Backup Outfielder and Another Reliever

As expected, the Chicago Cubs continue to pursue a true fourth outfielder (poor Sam Fuld) as well as a veteran reliever (Jim Hendry loves ’em). The Cubs hope to land[Read More…]

by January 13, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors