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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…]

by January 6, 2010 Analysis and Commentary, MLB News and Rumors
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
The Cubs Have One of the Minor League Baseball Pitchers of the Year

The Cubs Have One of the Minor League Baseball Pitchers of the Year

If you’re looking for feathers in the collective Chicago Cubs’ caps, this year was not particularly featherly. But one of the team’s prospects stepped up and took home an individual[Read More…]

by January 3, 2010 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
The 2009 Chicago Cubs: Recalling Those “Worst Case Scenarios”

The 2009 Chicago Cubs: Recalling Those “Worst Case Scenarios”

Oh those Chicago Cubs. They are, as always, predictably unpredictable – with the exception that they are predictably disappointing. Now, with the advent of 2010, we can finally reflect dispassionately[Read More…]

by January 1, 2010 Analysis and Commentary

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