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Archive for January, 2010

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

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...]

by January 12, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors

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...]

by January 11, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
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...]

by January 10, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors

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