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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…]

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

Rudy Jaramillo is Made of Magic

Rudy Jaramillo is Made of Magic

The Chicago Cubs’ new hitting coach, Rudy Jaramillo, was the biggest addition the Cubs made all offseason. That’s according to the guy who was supposed to be the biggest addition[Read More…]

by February 12, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Want to Get Chicago Cubs Single Game Tickets Before They Go on Sale February 19?

Want to Get Chicago Cubs Single Game Tickets Before They Go on Sale February 19?

No, I’m not going to give them to you. But the Chicago Cubs are having a pre-sale starting February 15, where, if you pay a premium, you can get single[Read More…]

by February 12, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Welcome to the Lead-Off Debate, Redux

Welcome to the Lead-Off Debate, Redux

For three years, the Chicago Cubs batting order has been a particularly contentious source of debate, with the placement of outfielder Alfonso Soriano dominating the discussion. He came to the[Read More…]

by February 11, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Ryan Dempster and His Daughter Are Doing Much Better This Year

Ryan Dempster and His Daughter Are Doing Much Better This Year

Last year, Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Ryan Dempster welcomed a daughter into the world. Riley Dempster was a light in his life and an obvious blessing, but she suffered from[Read More…]

by February 11, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
The Butt of a Joke

The Butt of a Joke

The Maple Street Press puts out a Cubs Annual every year, and 2010 is no different. Well, maybe it’s a little different. Oh Derrek Lee. Why couldn’t you have been[Read More…]

by February 10, 2010 Cubs Humor
Could Ted Lilly Be Back Sooner Than Expected?

Could Ted Lilly Be Back Sooner Than Expected?

Started two months ago, all we’ve heard about Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Ted Lilly is that he won’t be ready to go until May, at the earliest. Lilly had shoulder[Read More…]

by February 10, 2010 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors
Jim Hendry Apparently Comfortable with Arbitration for Ryan Theriot

Jim Hendry Apparently Comfortable with Arbitration for Ryan Theriot

Although it has been an informal policy of the Chicago Cubs not to take players to arbitration – something they haven’t done in 17 years – every day it seems[Read More…]

by February 10, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
The Other Cactus League Teams Are Seriously Pissed About the Cubs Tax

The Other Cactus League Teams Are Seriously Pissed About the Cubs Tax

In order to construct a new stadium and new facilities for the Chicago Cubs, to keep the team’s Spring Training in Arizona, the city of Mesa has reached out to[Read More…]

by February 10, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Cubs Still Looking at Relievers, but Probably Not Kiko Calero

Cubs Still Looking at Relievers, but Probably Not Kiko Calero

Although Chicago Cubs general manager Jim Hendry has gone back and forth on whether or not the Cubs are done making moves this offseason, he waivers the most when asked[Read More…]

by February 9, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Chicago Cubs Single Game Tickets Go on Sale on February 19

Chicago Cubs Single Game Tickets Go on Sale on February 19

Clear your schedules, and get your clicking finger prepped: single game tickets for the Chicago Cubs are going on sale in just ten days on February 19. Some details from┬ácubs.com[Read More…]

by February 9, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Lou Piniella Hearts Mark McGwire?

Lou Piniella Hearts Mark McGwire?

Chicago Cubs manager Lou Piniella is duty-bound to hate all things St. Louis Cardinals, but given his amicable relationship with Cardinals manager Tony LaRussa, it’s clear that Piniella doesn’t take[Read More…]

by February 9, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Garfield Minus Garfield Plus Theriot

Garfield Minus Garfield Plus Theriot

In honor of the Chicago Cubs and Ryan Theriot getting ready to square off in arbitration, we offer a very special Garfield Minus Garfield Plus. Jon is as confused and[Read More…]

by February 8, 2010 Cubs Humor
Jerry Reinsdorf and the Mayor of Mesa Are Probably Not Friends

Jerry Reinsdorf and the Mayor of Mesa Are Probably Not Friends

Jerry Reinsdorf, the owner of the Chicago White Sox, recently voiced his opposition to a decision being made by the state legislature in Arizona to help fund the Chicago Cubs’[Read More…]

by February 8, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Is Tom Ricketts Laying the Foundation for Jim Hendry’s Dismissal?

Is Tom Ricketts Laying the Foundation for Jim Hendry’s Dismissal?

One of the most heavily debated topics in the Chicago Cubs’ space for the last two years is how effective general manager Jim Hendry has been. I will not go[Read More…]

by February 8, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Carlos Zambrano is in Shape, and in Arizona

Carlos Zambrano is in Shape, and in Arizona

Pitchers and catchers report to Mesa, Arizona in 10 days, but that doesn’t stop them from showing up early if they’re so inclined. And Carlos Zambrano is so inclined. And[Read More…]

by February 7, 2010 Chicago Cubs News

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