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Archive for January, 2010

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...]

by January 8, 2010 Analysis and Commentary, Chicago Cubs News
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...]

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

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