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Obsessive Ted Lilly Trade Watch: Whither Mets and Twins?

Soon after the Philadelphia Phillies bowed out of the Ted Lilly acquisition dance, it appears that the New York Mets and Minnesota Twins may also be heading home alone. The[Read More...]

by July 29, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Obsessive Ted Lilly Trade Watch: Will the Angels Enter the Fray?

Obsessive Ted Lilly Trade Watch: Will the Angels Enter the Fray?

When the Los Angeles Angels acquired Dan Haren from the Diamondbacks, most assumed their pursuit of a starting pitcher was at an end. And they almost certainly would have been[Read More...]

by July 29, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Zambranogate: Teammates and Lou Piniella Looking Forward to Carlos Zambrano’s Return

Zambranogate: Teammates and Lou Piniella Looking Forward to Carlos Zambrano’s Return

Tomorrow, Zambranogate – the obvious and cheesy name I gave to the events and aftermath surrounding Carlos Zambrano’s explosion on his teammates last month – will come to a close,[Read More...]

by July 29, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Obsessive Ted Lilly Trade Watch: Might Have to Cross Phillies Off the List

Obsessive Ted Lilly Trade Watch: Might Have to Cross Phillies Off the List

Late yesterday, a rumor started circulating that the Cubs and Phillies had agreed to swap lefties Ted Lilly and JA Happ, but it seems to have died on the vine.[Read More...]

by July 29, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 1, Astros 8 – July 28, 2010

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 1, Astros 8 – July 28, 2010

I’d seen enough of Bob Howry the day he slipped back on a Cubs jersey, and I’d hazard a guess that, to the extent anyone else disagreed in the past,[Read More...]

by July 28, 2010 Enhanced Box Scores

Obsessive Ted Lilly Trade Watch: Bundle of Rumors

A trio of rumors has popped up on Twitter regarding the Cubs’ efforts to deal Ted Lilly: The market for Lilly has picked up, according to Stark. The Tigers are[Read More...]

by July 28, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors

Jim Hendry: We’ve Tried to Trade Derrek Lee, But He Declines

According to Chicago Cubs General Manager Jim Hendry, the Cubs have entertained offers from both the Angels and the Rangers over the past 10 days, but Derrek Lee has declined[Read More...]

by July 28, 2010 Chicago Cubs News

Obsessive Ted Lilly Trade Watch: Twins Want Ted, But Ted May Not Want Twins

The Minnesota Twins are reaching out to the Chicago Cubs about Ted Lilly and are willing to take on the remaining $4 million of Lilly’s deal, according to Ken Rosenthal. Awesome,[Read More...]

by July 28, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Lukewarm Stove: Cubs Are Ready to Move Carlos Zambrano

Lukewarm Stove: Cubs Are Ready to Move Carlos Zambrano

File this one under “Rumors That Are Obviously True, But Almost Certainly Don’t Matter.” ESPN’s Buster Olney is saying he’s heard that the Chicago Cubs are informing teams they’re ready to[Read More...]

by July 28, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Obsessive Ted Lilly Trade Watch: Scouts A-Plenty Last Night

Obsessive Ted Lilly Trade Watch: Scouts A-Plenty Last Night

If Chicago Cubs starter Ted Lilly is not traded before Saturday’s trade deadline, it won’t be for a lack of visibility. Eight top scouts were on hand to watch Cubs[Read More...]

by July 28, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Lukewarm Stove: Rockies Considering Ryan Theriot

Lukewarm Stove: Rockies Considering Ryan Theriot

A recent swoon has taken the Colorado Rockies from definite contenders to possible sellers. If they decide to stay the course and compete, they might look to add a versatile[Read More...]

by July 28, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors
In News That Isn’t News, Aramis Ramirez Likely to Stay With Cubs

In News That Isn’t News, Aramis Ramirez Likely to Stay With Cubs

Yesterday, the Chicago Cubs online sphere blew up reporting that third baseman Aramis Ramirez was likely to exercise his $14.6 million player option at the end of this year, to[Read More...]

by July 28, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 1, Astros 6 – July 27, 2010

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 1, Astros 6 – July 27, 2010

I can’t emphasize enough how difficult it is to face a Major League lineup – yes, even one as terrible as the Astros – in consecutive starts. That makes what[Read More...]

by July 28, 2010 Enhanced Box Scores
God Shows His Wrath in the Minors, Too: Josh Vitters Breaks His Finger

God Shows His Wrath in the Minors, Too: Josh Vitters Breaks His Finger

Former first round pick, and one of the top Chicago Cubs’ positional prospects, Josh Vitters is likely out for the rest of the 2010 season after breaking the middle finger[Read More...]

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