Archive for February, 2010


Remember Joel Guzman?

Remember Joel Guzman?

There was a time when a kid named Joel Guzman was basically the top infield prospect in all of baseball. He was 19, 20 years old, and he had the[Read More…]

A Wrench in the Cubs’ Spring Training Plans

A Wrench in the Cubs’ Spring Training Plans

After an offseason of back and forth, the Chicago Cubs decided two weeks ago to stay in Mesa, Arizona for Spring Training for the foreseeable future. As part of that[Read More…]

by February 6, 2010 Chicago Cubs News

How About Tony LaRussa for Cubs Manager?

How About Tony LaRussa for Cubs Manager?

With Tony LaRussa coming up for free agency soon, and Lou Piniella wavering between retirement and returning in 2011, maybe the Chicago Cubs will consider LaRussa for their next manager[Read More…]

by February 5, 2010 Chicago Cubs News, MLB News and Rumors
The Bad News? No Orlando Hudson. The Good News? No Adam Kennedy.

The Bad News? No Orlando Hudson. The Good News? No Adam Kennedy.

The Chicago Cubs were never really into Orlando Hudson, despite his ability at the top of the order and the fact that he plays the one position that the Cubs[Read More…]

The Chicago Cubs 2010 Television Schedule

The Chicago Cubs have announced their broadcast schedule for the 2010 season, and it will feature the lowest number of games on WGN in a long, long time – just[Read More…]

by February 5, 2010 Chicago Cubs News

Chicago Cubs Avoid Arbitration with Carlos Marmol

As expected, the Cubs have managed to sign closer Carlos Marmol to a one-year deal, avoiding the ugliness of arbitration that lies ahead with respect to the last remaining unsigned[Read More…]

by February 4, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Ryan Theriot and the Cubs Are Gonna Fight

Ryan Theriot and the Cubs Are Gonna Fight

It was a long way coming, but it now appears inevitable: the Chicago Cubs and Ryan Theriot will have to go to arbitration to settle on Theriot’s 2010 salary. The[Read More…]

by February 4, 2010 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors

Kevin Gregg Could Still Impact the Cubs Bullpen

Kevin Gregg Could Still Impact the Cubs Bullpen

No, the Chicago Cubs have not re-signed free agent Kevin Gregg, so you can relax in that regard. The reason Gregg may yet have an impact on the Cubs bullpen[Read More…]

by February 4, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors
The Cubs’ Offseason Sucked

The Cubs’ Offseason Sucked

Sports Illustrated’s Jon Heyman threw together a list of the eight most disappointing offseasons in Major League Baseball this year, and – no surprise – the Chicago Cubs made the[Read More…]

by February 4, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Theriot, Cubs Digging In

Theriot, Cubs Digging In

The Chicago Cubs and shortstop Ryan Theriot are getting ready for the team’s first arbitration hearing in 17 years because the Cubs refuse to come up from their $2.6 million[Read More…]

by February 3, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
The Cubs Are Considering Kris Benson

The Cubs Are Considering Kris Benson

Though the Chicago Cubs are not looking for another starting pitcher – or looking to make any other considerable free agent acquisitions – they’ll continue to monitor guys they can[Read More…]

by February 3, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors

Plenty of Chicago Cubs Rumors Still Swirling

Plenty of Chicago Cubs Rumors Still Swirling

There can be no doubt that the bulk of the offseason movement is behind us – re-signing John Grabow, dumping Milton Bradley, and signing Marlon Byrd and Xavier Nady are[Read More…]

by February 3, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors
The Cublogoverse is Podcasting

The Cublogoverse is Podcasting

Two podcasting notes emanating from two of the best podcasts in the Cublogoverse: Bricks and Ivy Radio is back after an unfortunately extended hiatus. Check out what they’re laying down.[Read More…]

by February 3, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Live Together, Die Alone: LOST and the Chicago Cubs

Live Together, Die Alone: LOST and the Chicago Cubs

“Every man for himself is not going to work. It’s time to start organizing. We need to figure out how we’re going to survive here. Now, I found water. Fresh[Read More…]

by February 2, 2010 Analysis and Commentary
Andrew Cashner Could Wind Up the Cubs Fifth Starter

Andrew Cashner Could Wind Up the Cubs Fifth Starter

At the outset of the 2010 season, the Chicago Cubs will have two holes to fill in their rotation – those left by Ted Lilly, who will be recovering from[Read More…]