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Today is the Positional Reporting Date for Spring Training

By the end of the day, all of the Chicago Cubs invited to Spring Training will be in camp, preparing for the first full-squad practice tomorrow. Of course, the date[Read More…]

by February 22, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Here’s Something Scary: Carlos Silva Was Really Trying in Seattle

Here’s Something Scary: Carlos Silva Was Really Trying in Seattle

Whenever the Chicago Cubs bring a reclamation project on board, there are certain things that can inspire optimism. The guy was playing through pain or with a lingering injury the[Read More…]

BREAKING: Cubs Win Theriot Arbitration

It may be a pyrrhic victory, but the Chicago Cubs have prevailed in arbitration with shortstop Ryan Theriot. The first-time arbitration eligible Theriot had requested $3.4 million, but will instead[Read More…]

by February 20, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Exhale: MRI Reveals No Serious Problems for Ted Lilly

Exhale: MRI Reveals No Serious Problems for Ted Lilly

We learned on Thursday that Ted Lilly had experienced pain in his right knee when trying to start throwing in Spring camp. He went for an MRI yesterday, and we[Read More…]

by February 20, 2010 Chicago Cubs News

Ryan Theriot and the Cubs Have Arbitrated

This morning, the Chicago Cubs and their starting shortstop Ryan Theriot had their fight, according to a tweet from Carrie Muskat. The two sides engaged in an arbitration hearing that[Read More…]

by February 19, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Carlos Silva is Out of Shape, You Say? Outstanding!

Carlos Silva is Out of Shape, You Say? Outstanding!

When you sign a big time contract – let’s say, 4 years and $40 million – I can understand complacency kicking in. After all, you’re set for life, and in[Read More…]

by February 19, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Want to Meet the Ricketts Family?

Want to Meet the Ricketts Family?

If you’re one of the few people who didn’t participate in the Chicago Cubs scalping pre-sale opportunity on Monday, single game tickets go on sale today. And while you’re waiting[Read More…]

by February 19, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
God’s Wrath Watch: Ted Lilly’s Knee Feeling Owwy

God’s Wrath Watch: Ted Lilly’s Knee Feeling Owwy

Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Ted Lilly had knee surgery last summer to clear up some minor issues. So the fact that, when he threw for the first time in several[Read More…]

by February 19, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Chan Ho Park is Still a Possibility for the Cubs

Chan Ho Park is Still a Possibility for the Cubs

The Chicago Cubs are, for the most part, done making moves this offseason, but General Manager Jim Hendry has acknowledged that the team wouldn’t mind doing some tweaking, particularly in[Read More…]

by February 18, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Surprise! Angel Guzman Had Surgery

Surprise! Angel Guzman Had Surgery

Angel Guzman has never been a model of health in his time with the Chicago Cubs. But at least we knew about it. Now, the guy is having surgeries that[Read More…]

by February 18, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Ted Lilly Wants to Be Back By Opening Day

Ted Lilly Wants to Be Back By Opening Day

Chicago Cubs Manager Lou Piniella expects pitcher Ted Lilly to be back from shoulder surgery by May 1. Chicago Cubs General Manager Jim Hendry expects pitcher Ted Lilly to be[Read More…]

by February 18, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Cubs Make Huge International Splash – Sign Korean Youngster

Cubs Make Huge International Splash – Sign Korean Youngster

The Chicago Cubs continue to dominate the Far East international free agent market. Going back to the days of Hee Seop Choi, the Cubs have clearly made inroads in South[Read More…]

Bud Selig Hates the Chicago Cubs

Bud Selig Hates the Chicago Cubs

Add Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig to the growing list of constituents who oppose the “Cubs Tax,” which would apply a small surcharge to all Cactus League tickets in[Read More…]

by February 18, 2010 Chicago Cubs News

Theriot Arbitration: Friday or Saturday

Baseball’s arbitration hearings are scheduled through Saturday, and the Cubs have confirmed that the plan, at present, is for the team and Ryan Theriot to arbitrate on Friday or Saturday[Read More…]

by February 17, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Geovany Soto is in Better Shape, Not on Drugs

Geovany Soto is in Better Shape, Not on Drugs

It seems like eons ago that Geovany Soto broke out, and then took home the National League Rookie of the Year award. So terrible was his 2009 campaign that it[Read More…]

by February 17, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
On Ryan Theriot, No News is Bad News

On Ryan Theriot, No News is Bad News

There is still nothing to report with respect to the looming arbitration between the Chicago Cubs and shortstop Ryan Theriot. And with nothing to report, the chances that the arbitration[Read More…]

by February 17, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Pitchers and Catchers Report Today – Except a Bunch Already Have

Pitchers and Catchers Report Today – Except a Bunch Already Have

If you’re of the kind who likes to designate a day before Opening Day as the start to the 2010 season, today is probably that day. Today is the official[Read More…]

by February 17, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Jeff Samardzija Really Wants to Start for the Cubs

Jeff Samardzija Really Wants to Start for the Cubs

Jeff Samardzija came to the Chicago Cubs on a major league contract when he was drafted a few years ago. That means that he came with big expectations. And although[Read More…]

by February 16, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Spring Training Participants

Spring Training Participants

Here’s a helpful recap of the players participating in Spring Training with the Chicago Cubs this year – pitchers and catchers report this week. Thanks to┬áBruce Miles for putting this[Read More…]

by February 16, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
No Mark Mulder for the Cubs – Or Anyone Else

No Mark Mulder for the Cubs – Or Anyone Else

There was a brief period of time where the Chicago Cubs were connected to potential reclamation project Mark Mulder, but it seems like that won’t be happening. TMJ4 in Milwaukee[Read More…]

by February 15, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors

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