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Archive for January, 2010

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
Lou Piniella is a “Legend”

Lou Piniella is a “Legend”

Chicago Cubs manager Lou Piniella will be presented with the Thurman Munson award, along with four other honorees, on February 2 in New York. The AHRC New York City Foundation[Read More…]

by January 8, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Jason Frasor for Angel Guzman?

Jason Frasor for Angel Guzman?

Chicago Cubs general manager Jim Hendry continues his quest for a veteran, right-handed reliever for the bullpen. But is he getting ready to rob Peter to pay Paul? After confirming[Read More…]

by January 7, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Cubs Will Decide on Spring Training Location Soon – Mesa Could Give a Clue

Cubs Will Decide on Spring Training Location Soon – Mesa Could Give a Clue

The Chicago Cubs are expected to decide whether to remain in Mesa, AZ for Spring Training beyond 2011, or to move to Naples, FL, by the end of January. But[Read More…]

by January 7, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
So is the HOF Hawk a Cub or an Expo?

So is the HOF Hawk a Cub or an Expo?

In the modern era, where players move around from team to team with regularity, the discussion of which cap a player will wear when he enters the Hall of Fame[Read More…]

by January 7, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Andre Dawson: Hall of Famer

Andre Dawson: Hall of Famer

Andre Dawson belongs in the Hall of Fame, and soon he shall be there. Today, Dawson gained admission to the holy of baseball holies, receiving 77.9% of the vote (he[Read More…]

by January 6, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Matt Holliday Got Paid – So is it a Good Deal for the Cards? The Cubs?

Matt Holliday Got Paid – So is it a Good Deal for the Cards? The Cubs?

Two weeks ago, it looked like the St. Louis Cardinals were going to lose Mark DeRosa, Joel Pineiro, John Smoltz, and Matt Holliday this offseason. Things were looking up for[Read More…]

It’s Hall of Fame Decision Day for Andre Dawson

It’s Hall of Fame Decision Day for Andre Dawson

This year’s Hall of Fame vote will be revealed at 1p.m. CT today, and Andre Dawson should be among those receiving the requisite 75 percent needed for induction. Last year,[Read More…]

by January 6, 2010 Chicago Cubs News

Report: Cardinals Re-Sign Matt Holliday

According to a report from SI, the St. Louis Cardinals have re-signed outfielder Matt Holliday to a massive seven-year, $120 million contract, with a team option for an eighth year.[Read More…]

by January 5, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
If You Were Curious About the Financing of the Chicago Cubs Deal

If You Were Curious About the Financing of the Chicago Cubs Deal

Though it will probably never again come up in the context of operating the franchise, it is interesting to know how the sale of the Chicago Cubs was financed –[Read More…]

by January 5, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Carlos Zambrano Would Accept a Trade to the White Sox?

Carlos Zambrano Would Accept a Trade to the White Sox?

Last week, when rumors of a possible Carlos Zambrano trade bubbled over, Chicago Cubs general manager Jim Hendry came forward with his rebuttal: it wasn’t happening. No, not because the[Read More…]

by January 5, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Neal Cotts is a Pittsburgh Pirate

Neal Cotts is a Pittsburgh Pirate

The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed (now) former Chicago Cubs reliever Neal Cotts to a minor league deal. Cotts is rehabbing from mid-season Tommy John surgery, and was non-tendered by the[Read More…]

by January 5, 2010 MLB News and Rumors
Rosenthal Thinks Ben Sheets Ends Up with the Cubs

Rosenthal Thinks Ben Sheets Ends Up with the Cubs

Wouldn’t it be incredible to be a pundit? Readers hang on your every word – no doubt earned after years of excellent writing and reporting. So I don’t begrudge Ken[Read More…]

by January 4, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Chicago Cubs Considering Jon Garland

Chicago Cubs Considering Jon Garland

With Ted Lilly rehabbing from surgery, with an empty fifth starter spot, and with Randy Wells coming out of nowhere last year, we’ve been saying for months that the 2010[Read More…]

by January 4, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Chicago Cubs Talking Pitcher Trade with Toronto Blue Jays

Chicago Cubs Talking Pitcher Trade with Toronto Blue Jays

The Chicago Cubs continue to look for another reliever and/or a swing pitcher – someone who could fill in at the back end of the rotation if necessary, but who[Read More…]

by January 4, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors
The Cubs Are Caravaning in 2010

The Cubs Are Caravaning in 2010

If your kids are looking for a chance to see some of their favorite Chicago Cubs players and coaches in person … you might have to tell them to be[Read More…]

by January 3, 2010 Chicago Cubs News

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