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Archive for February, 2010

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...]

by February 12, 2010 Analysis and Commentary, Chicago Cubs News
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 cubs.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

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