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The Chicago Cubs Have Talked to the Boston Red Sox About Trading Kosuke Fukudome

The Chicago Cubs Have Talked to the Boston Red Sox About Trading Kosuke Fukudome

Knowing that Tyler Colvin is set to take over as an almost full-time starter in right field, and that Xavier Nady is to be the team’s primary back up outfielder,[Read More…]

by June 18, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Chicago Cubs Sign Top Draft Pick Hayden Simpson – Probably

Chicago Cubs Sign Top Draft Pick Hayden Simpson – Probably

When the Chicago Cubs shocked the world with their first round pick in the 2010 Draft, taking 191st ranked prospect Hayden Simpson, most expected that it meant at least one[Read More…]

Aramis Ramirez is a Minor Leaguer

Aramis Ramirez is a Minor Leaguer

Chicago Cubs third baseman Aramis Ramirez will play for A ball Peoria this weekend as he rehabs from a bruised thumb, and could be back as soon as Wednesday. Chicago[Read More…]

by June 18, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Enhanced Box Score: Athletics 2, Cubs 3 – June 17, 2010

Enhanced Box Score: Athletics 2, Cubs 3 – June 17, 2010

The Randy Wells performance and the late inning heroics were sufficiently awesome to overcome the bitter taste of what appeared to be a still-struggling offense. It’s the first series win[Read More…]

by June 17, 2010 Enhanced Box Scores
Bob Brenly Rips Derrek Lee

Bob Brenly Rips Derrek Lee

Derrek Lee – who had a great game last night – was absolutely brutal on Tuesday. In that game, he was hitless, and made two errors that led to three[Read More…]

by June 17, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Cubs Have Signed Some Draftees

Cubs Have Signed Some Draftees

The Chicago Cubs have signed a handful of players from this year’s draft: Round 4: LHP Hunter Ackerman Round 8: LHP Cameron Greathouse Round 10: RHP Aaron Kurcz Round 11: LHP Eric[Read More…]

Chicago Cubs Get Statty

Chicago Cubs Get Statty

The Chicago Cubs have long been a notoriously “scout” sided organization. Statistical analysis no doubt had its place, but its place was probably somewhere in the back of the room[Read More…]

by June 17, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Enhanced Box Score: Athletics 2, Cubs 6 – June 16, 2010

Enhanced Box Score: Athletics 2, Cubs 6 – June 16, 2010

The win was good and solid – good hitting all around, great pitching – but I refuse to take much pleasure in it until the Cubs actually win a series.[Read More…]

by June 17, 2010 Enhanced Box Scores
Aramis Ramirez Takes Batting Practice

Aramis Ramirez Takes Batting Practice

Chicago Cubs third baseman Aramis Ramirez has been on the disabled list for a week, in part due to terrible play, but also in part due to a bone bruise[Read More…]

by June 16, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
At Least Kosuke Fukudome is Trying to Improve

At Least Kosuke Fukudome is Trying to Improve

Kosuke Fukudome has been sliding terribly. This, we all know. But at least he’s trying to work with coaches and instructors to turn things around – in fact, he’s bringing[Read More…]

by June 16, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Ryne Sandberg Would Consider Managing Orioles

Ryne Sandberg Would Consider Managing Orioles

Iowa Cubs manager Ryne Sandberg is a rising star – insofar as managers can be rising stars – in the Cubs’ system. How much of that is due to his[Read More…]

by June 16, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Enhanced Box Score: Athletics 9, Cubs 5 – June 15, 2010

Enhanced Box Score: Athletics 9, Cubs 5 – June 15, 2010

It’s been rare, but occasionally, the defense has been to blame this year. Last night, it wasn’t the bats or the pitchers that cost the Cubs the game, it was[Read More…]

by June 16, 2010 Enhanced Box Scores

Hooray! John Grabow is Back! And Healed!

Mitch Atkins, we hardly knew ye. No, seriously. John Grabow was activated from the disabled list Tuesday and Mitch Atkins optioned to Triple-A Iowa. Grabow had been sidelined since May[Read More…]

Will Ryan Theriot Be Shopped This Year?

Will Ryan Theriot Be Shopped This Year?

If the Chicago Cubs continue falling out of contention, you know as well as I do that we will daily be bombarded with rumors/ideas/suggestions about which players the Cubs should[Read More…]

by June 15, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors
The Chicago Cubs Can Officially Trade Xavier Nady – And They Probably Will

The Chicago Cubs Can Officially Trade Xavier Nady – And They Probably Will

As of today, June 15, MLB teams are free to trade guys they signed in the offseason as free agents. That means that, as far as the Cubs are concerned,[Read More…]

by June 15, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors
The Cubs Should Dump Kosuke Fukudome

The Cubs Should Dump Kosuke Fukudome

Although I’ve been saying it since late 2008 (after vociferously opposing his signing in the first place), others are jumping on the bandwagon that Kosuke Fukudome needs to go –[Read More…]

by June 15, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Ken Rosenthal Says Ted Lilly is the Logical Player to Trade

Ken Rosenthal Says Ted Lilly is the Logical Player to Trade

Following his 8 innings of no-hit ball last night, which lowered his ERA to 2.90 and his WHIP to 0.995, Chicago Cubs starter Ted Lilly’s value is probably at its[Read More…]

by June 14, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Tyler Colvin is Finally a Starter?

Tyler Colvin is Finally a Starter?

Coming out of Spring Training, the Chicago Cubs looked like they had five capable outfielders – a nice problem to have. Manager Lou Piniella vowed that youngster Tyler Colvin, who[Read More…]

by June 14, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Enhanced Box Score: White Sox 0, Cubs 1 – June 13, 2010

Enhanced Box Score: White Sox 0, Cubs 1 – June 13, 2010

All it took to finally get Ted Lilly a win was a no-hitter into the 9th inning. The Cubs have scored a total of seven runs in Lilly’s last five[Read More…]

by June 14, 2010 Enhanced Box Scores
Enhanced Box Score: White Sox 2, Cubs 1 – June 12, 2010

Enhanced Box Score: White Sox 2, Cubs 1 – June 12, 2010

Can you feel the Crosstown Cup slipping away? I, for one, am devastated. Another lifeless, pathetic effort from the Cubs’ increasingly aged offense. At least Ryan Theriot is heating up. Still,[Read More…]

by June 13, 2010 Enhanced Box Scores

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