Archive for January, 2010

Jeff Kennard is a Chicago Cub

According to Baseball America‘s minor league transactions, the Chicago Cubs have signed reliever Jeff Kennard to a minor league deal. It’s unclear whether the agreement includes an invitation to Spring[Read More…]

Boing: Cubs Actively Pursuing Ben Sheets

Boing: Cubs Actively Pursuing Ben Sheets

For weeks I’ve contended that the Chicago Cubs, rather than focusing on the bullpen, should be looking to pick up another starting pitcher. With Ted Lilly laid up following shoulder[Read More…]

by January 12, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors

Joel Pineiro Might End Up Coming Cheap

Joel Pineiro Might End Up Coming Cheap

The market for starting pitcher Joel Pineiro has been both slow to develop and seemingly thin. It’s hard to figure, given that his tremendous 2009 season was not necessarily an[Read More…]

Angel Guzman’s Brother Shot to Death

Very sad news for the extended Chicago Cubs family: Angel Guzman’s brother died yesterday after he was shot in Venezuela. Daniel Guzman, a drummer for a Venezuelan rock band, was[Read More…]

by January 12, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Greg Maddux is Back with the Chicago Cubs Organization

Greg Maddux is Back with the Chicago Cubs Organization

Today the Chicago Cubs announced that legendary Cubs pitcher Greg Maddux (that’s right, Cubs pitcher) has been hired as a special assistant to general manager Jim Hendry. Let’s hope Maddux[Read More…]

Mark McGwire Used Steroids – In Other News, Kennedy Shot

Mark McGwire Used Steroids – In Other News, Kennedy Shot

By now you’ve no doubt heard that, today, former St. Louis Cardinals slugger – and current hitting coach – admitted that he used steroids during his professional career. What follows[Read More…]

by January 11, 2010 MLB News and Rumors

Ben Sheets is Picky – or Crazy

Ben Sheets is Picky – or Crazy

Starting pitcher Ben Sheets, theoretically recovered from elbow surgery last year, is still looking for a 2010 home. There haven’t been many clues as to where Sheets will ultimately end[Read More…]

Jim Hendry Hearts Relievers: Chicago Cubs are Still Considering Heath Bell

Jim Hendry Hearts Relievers: Chicago Cubs are Still Considering Heath Bell

Chicago Cubs general manager Jim Hendry continues his relentless pursuit of a right-handed reliever. But at least this rumor involves a slightly more dominant type. According to sources, the Cubs[Read More…]

by January 11, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors
2010 Cubs Convention Attendees Finally Announced

2010 Cubs Convention Attendees Finally Announced

The 2010 Cubs Convention attendees list has finally been released, and it features new Cub Marlon Byrd and new Hall of Famer Andre Dawson (I don’t see him going to[Read More…]

by January 11, 2010 Chicago Cubs News

Aroldis Chapman Signs with Mystery NL Team?

Cuban youngster Aroldis Chapman has been attached to a number of teams this winter, including the Chicago Cubs. The Cubs long ago appeared to bow out of the bidding –[Read More…]


Cubs Always Beat White Sox – Um, But Then Go to Jail for It

The Cubs will always be on top in Chicago. Whether it’s in fandom, ticket sales, market share, or general awesomeness, the Cubs are simply better than the White Sox. Oh,[Read More…]

by January 10, 2010 Chicago Cubs News

Bryan LaHair is a Chicago Cub

Today the Chicago Cubs signed first-baseman Bryan LaHair to a minor league deal, and invited him to spring training. LaHair, 27, had spent his entire professional career with Seattle. He[Read More…]

by January 9, 2010 Chicago Cubs Transactions
In Case You Were Worried the Wrigley Field Name Was in Danger

In Case You Were Worried the Wrigley Field Name Was in Danger

Any time a professional sports team changes hands, a little bit of trepidation is understandable. Beyond the ownership, what else might change? With the Chicago Cubs – a team reborn[Read More…]

by January 9, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
The Marlon Byrd Signing: Local Media Woo, National Media Boo

The Marlon Byrd Signing: Local Media Woo, National Media Boo

Now that the Marlon Byrd signing is firmly in the rear view mirror, and we’ve all had plenty of time to process the move, we can reflect and consider just[Read More…]

Party with Len Kasper and Bob Brenly – You Know You Want To

Party with Len Kasper and Bob Brenly – You Know You Want To

If you’re itching to party with obvious party animals Len Kasper and Bob Brenly, here’s your chance: the “Len & Bob Bash” will take place on January 14 at the[Read More…]

by January 8, 2010 Chicago Cubs News