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Archive for February, 2010

Why the 2010 Cincinnati Reds Will Suck

Why the 2010 Cincinnati Reds Will Suck

Editor’s Note: Yes, it’s that time of year again – the time for us to settle back into our protective bubble where the Chicago Cubs are destined for greatness, and[Read More...]

by February 24, 2010 Analysis and Commentary
The Chicago Cubs Will Have the Money to Make Trades at the Deadline

The Chicago Cubs Will Have the Money to Make Trades at the Deadline

Given how many times we’ve heard about this year’s “budget,” and how Chicago Cubs general manager Jim Hendry “does not have the money” to make certain moves, it is reasonable[Read More...]

by February 24, 2010 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors
The Chicago Cubs Have 5 of the Top 100 Prospects

The Chicago Cubs Have 5 of the Top 100 Prospects

The Chicago Cubs’ farm system has really done a 180 in the past two years. Maligned since the days of Prior and Patterson, the Cubs now boast one of the[Read More...]

by February 24, 2010 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
Alfonso Soriano is Still Recovering

Alfonso Soriano is Still Recovering

Chicago Cubs outfielder Alfonso Soriano has been quietly recovering from September knee surgery. He battled with problematic legs all season – or so we were told – culminating in the[Read More...]

by February 23, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Someone’s Gonna Bat Leadoff, But Lou Piniella Doesn’t Know Who

Someone’s Gonna Bat Leadoff, But Lou Piniella Doesn’t Know Who

Most of the Chicago Cubs’ lineup this year is set. We know that Derrek Lee and Aramis Ramirez will hit three and four. We know that Marlon Byrd and Alfonso[Read More...]

by February 23, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Cubs and Theriot Hug It Out

Cubs and Theriot Hug It Out

For the first time in nearly two decades, the Chicago Cubs engaged in arbitration with a player this weekend. The reason they’ve assiduously avoided arbitration hearings is because they can[Read More...]

by February 22, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Might the Cubs Not Use a Platoon at Second Base?

Might the Cubs Not Use a Platoon at Second Base?

We’ve long been assuming that the Chicago Cubs would go with some kind of platoon at second base this year, using Mike Fontenot primarily against righties and Jeff Baker primarily[Read More...]

by February 22, 2010 Chicago Cubs News

No Chan Ho Park for the Cubs, Signs with Yankees

Well, if the Chicago Cubs were looking to use their Ryan Theriot winnings on a reliever, it won’t be Chan Ho Park. The Yankees have signed former Phillies reliever Chan[Read More...]

by February 22, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors

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...]

by February 21, 2010 Analysis and Commentary, Chicago Cubs News

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

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