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Tom Ricketts Gives Jim Hendry a Vote of Confidence – Sort of

Tom Ricketts Gives Jim Hendry a Vote of Confidence – Sort of

The Chicago Cubs stand a miserable 39-50 at the pseudo midpoint of the season with almost no┬ámathematical┬áchance of making the playoffs. Their payroll – more than $146 million – is[Read More…]

by July 13, 2010 Chicago Cubs News

Just How Bad Has the Cubs’ Offense Been?

Thanks to Carrie Muskat for collecting the following numbers: Atlanta: 40-12 San Diego: 42-5 NY Yankees: 44-2 Cubs: 26-19 Tampa Bay: 35-10 St. Louis: 33-11 San Francisco: 31-12 Seattle: 30-13[Read More…]

by July 12, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Lukewarm Stove: Rockies Looking at Ryan Theriot?

Lukewarm Stove: Rockies Looking at Ryan Theriot?

The Chicago Cubs, even if they weren’t sellers, would probably be looking to move an infielder. They’ve got three guys rotating at second base – Ryan Theriot, Mike Fontenot, and[Read More…]

by July 12, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Lukewarm Stove: Giants Want Tom Gorzelanny, Probably Don’t Want Ryan Theriot

Lukewarm Stove: Giants Want Tom Gorzelanny, Probably Don’t Want Ryan Theriot

The San Francisco Giants are in a battle out West, and are falling slowly out of the race. Thus, they’re looking to shore up their team as baseball heads into[Read More…]

by July 12, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 0, Dodgers 7 – July 11, 2010

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 0, Dodgers 7 – July 11, 2010

A fitting end to the first half – though I guess typically, the starting pitching was much better. At least there was some excitement in the form of an ejection[Read More…]

by July 12, 2010 Enhanced Box Scores
Lukewarm Stove: Mets May Want Lilly, but Can’t Add Payroll

Lukewarm Stove: Mets May Want Lilly, but Can’t Add Payroll

While the New York Mets remain a possible destination for Chicago Cubs pitcher Ted Lilly, they might not be able to take on much, if any, of his remaining $5[Read More…]

by July 11, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Lukewarm Stove: Cubs Continue to Shop Kosuke Fukudome

Lukewarm Stove: Cubs Continue to Shop Kosuke Fukudome

A reminder for newer readers: the Lukewarm Stove, as the name suggests, features Chicago Cubs rumors that are either very thin in terms of detail, or very thin in terms[Read More…]

by July 11, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Jim Hendry All But Confirms that the Cubs Will Be Sellers

Jim Hendry All But Confirms that the Cubs Will Be Sellers

As if there were any doubt that the Chicago Cubs – if they make trades at all – will be sellers this year, General Manager Jim Hendry has effectively removed[Read More…]

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 7, Dodgers 3 – July 10, 2010

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 7, Dodgers 3 – July 10, 2010

Geovany Soto continues to rake (from the 8-hole), and he’s starting to make me wonder why he wasn’t included in the All-Star snub discussion, let alone the actual All-Star discussion.[Read More…]

by July 11, 2010 Enhanced Box Scores

Ted Lilly to the New York Mets?

Now that Cliff Lee is off the trade market, Chicago Cubs starter Ted Lilly becomes the best available lefty starting pitcher on the market, and remains one of the best[Read More…]

by July 10, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors

Texas Rangers Have “Strong Interest” in Xavier Nady

Despite going balls to the wall in their acquisition of Cliff Lee late yesterday, the Texas Rangers apparently aren’t done making moves. They might like to add a first baseman[Read More…]

by July 10, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 7, Dodgers 9 – July 9, 2010

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 7, Dodgers 9 – July 9, 2010

Marlon Byrd raked, and Aramis Ramirez continues to be on fire, but there’s really only one story from this one – and it’s unfortunate.

by July 10, 2010 Enhanced Box Scores
Is the Trade Market for Carlos Zambrano Going to Shape Up?

Is the Trade Market for Carlos Zambrano Going to Shape Up?

One of the many pieces the Chicago Cubs would no doubt like to move is currently-restricted pitcher Carlos Zambrano. Still away from the team while he receives anger management treatment[Read More…]

by July 9, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors
More Vague Assertions About the Chicago Cubs Making Trades

More Vague Assertions About the Chicago Cubs Making Trades

Don’t get me wrong, I love any rumor tidbits I can get. But so far, while we’ve learned that the Chicago Cubs are very likely to be sellers, we’ve not[Read More…]

by July 9, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 2, Dodgers 3 – July 8, 2010

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 2, Dodgers 3 – July 8, 2010

Well, I guess the Cubs aren’t going to win out for the rest of the season. Randy Wells had a nice outing, but Clayton Kershaw was just a bit better.[Read More…]

by July 9, 2010 Enhanced Box Scores
Chicago Cubs are “Getting More Serious” About Making Trades

Chicago Cubs are “Getting More Serious” About Making Trades

Assuming that the recent three-game sweep of the woeful Diamondbacks does not convince the Chicago Cubs’ brass that the team is magically delicious again, the Cubs will be looking to[Read More…]

by July 8, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors

Mitch Atkins to Chicago, Brian Schlitter to DL

Brian Schlitter is the latest Chicago Cub to come down with bad-performance-itis. I kid (sort of), but following his disastrous outing on Friday against the Reds, the Cubs discovered that[Read More…]

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 8, Diamondbacks 3 – July 7, 2010

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 8, Diamondbacks 3 – July 7, 2010

Did the Cubs actually just sweep a team? And did they do so by virtue of an offensive asplosion? Wha? Aramis Ramirez continued his mini hot streak (we’ll take it),[Read More…]

by July 8, 2010 Enhanced Box Scores

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