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Archive for February, 2010

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

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…]

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