Archive for January, 2010


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

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…]