Archive for February, 2010

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…]


So, Why Didn’t the Cubs Consider Felipe Lopez?

So, Why Didn’t the Cubs Consider Felipe Lopez?

The Chicago Cubs are done making any major moves this offseason, and therefore, are apparently going to head into the 2010 season with a Mike Fontenot/Jeff Baker platoon at second[Read More…]

Lou Piniella and Jim Hendry Clearly Disagree About Ted Lilly’s Return Date

Lou Piniella and Jim Hendry Clearly Disagree About Ted Lilly’s Return Date

Chicago Cubs starter Ted Lilly is recovering from shoulder surgery, and he should be ready to go pretty soon after the season starts. Or not. But maybe. Or not. It[Read More…]

by February 15, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Starlin Castro Doesn’t Really Have a Chance to Make the Cubs Out of Spring Training?

Starlin Castro Doesn’t Really Have a Chance to Make the Cubs Out of Spring Training?

Shortstop Starlin Castro has seen a meteoric rise in the ranks of Chicago Cubs prospects since he tore up the Arizona Fall League late last year. Just 19 – he’ll[Read More…]

by February 14, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Corey Hart Wins the First Arbitration, Does it Portend Trouble for the Cubs?

Corey Hart Wins the First Arbitration, Does it Portend Trouble for the Cubs?

The Milwaukee Brewers and Corey Hart engaged in the offseason’s first arbitration this week, and the decision came back yesterday: victory for Hart, who’d requested $4.8 million, which was $650k[Read More…]

by February 13, 2010 Chicago Cubs News, MLB News and Rumors
Jim Hendry is All Kinds of Reactionary

Jim Hendry is All Kinds of Reactionary

I suspect that if Jim Hendry were an avid investor in the stock market, he probably wouldn’t have too much success. You see, in the market, you have to anticipate[Read More…]