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Archive for October, 2010

Josh Vitters Hoping to Get Back on Track in AFL

When the Chicago Cubs made high schooler Josh Vitters the third overall pick in the 2007 draft, there was no doubt that they’d made the right choice. Vitters had the[Read More…]

by October 23, 2010 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
Lukewarm Stove: Agent Predicts Adam Dunn’s Contract

Lukewarm Stove: Agent Predicts Adam Dunn’s Contract

Small Adam Dunn update here, but it’s an important one. We’ve got our first data point on what Dunn’s contract could look like: 3 years, $40 million. That’s the guess[Read More…]

by October 22, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors
The Chicago Cubs 2010 Draft Was Probably OK

The Chicago Cubs 2010 Draft Was Probably OK

Baseball America’s Jim Callis recently held a chat to wrap up the regular season and head into the Fall and Winter Ball seasons. He didn’t speak a whole lot about[Read More…]

by October 22, 2010 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
Lukewarm Stove: Random Chicago Cubs Rumors

Lukewarm Stove: Random Chicago Cubs Rumors

The Yankees trail the Rangers 3-2 in the ALCS, and the Phillies trail the Giants 3-1 in the NLCS. And there was much rejoicing. That means the World Series is[Read More…]

by October 21, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Ryne Sandberg Welcome to Return to Iowa, Possible for Cubs’ Bench – But Neither Will Happen

Ryne Sandberg Welcome to Return to Iowa, Possible for Cubs’ Bench – But Neither Will Happen

When Jim Hendry announced the Mike Quade had been selected as the next Chicago Cubs’ manager, he was necessarily ruling out AAA Iowa manager, and Cubs Hall of Famer, Ryne[Read More…]

by October 21, 2010 Analysis and Commentary, Chicago Cubs News

In the End, the Chicago Cubs Did Right by Ryne Sandberg

It wasn’t an easy call yesterday for Jim Hendry. The Chicago Cubs’ General Manager had made his decision, and his gut told him that the next manager for the team[Read More…]

by October 20, 2010 Analysis and Commentary
As Expected, Cubs Players Happy to See Mike Quade Named Manager

As Expected, Cubs Players Happy to See Mike Quade Named Manager

Chicago Cubs players spoke out yesterday, expressing excitement over the selection of interim manager Mike Quade to be the team’s manager in 2011. Quade was given a two-year deal, with[Read More…]

by October 20, 2010 Chicago Cubs News

Obsessive New Manager Watch: It’s Mike Quade

According to multiple reports, today the Chicago Cubs removed the “interim” tag from Mike Quade’s title, and will name him their new manager. We’ll have more details later, but suffice[Read More…]

by October 19, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Lukewarm Stove: Nationals Unlikely to Re-Sign Adam Dunn, But Nationals Might Be Happy About It

Lukewarm Stove: Nationals Unlikely to Re-Sign Adam Dunn, But Nationals Might Be Happy About It

Most of what you read about impending free agent Adam Dunn from the Washington Nationals’ side is that the team is eager to re-sign the hulking slugger, but might not[Read More…]

by October 19, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
Lukewarm Stove: Cliff Lee Likely Out of Cubs’ Price Range

Lukewarm Stove: Cliff Lee Likely Out of Cubs’ Price Range

Cliff Lee looked – as he often does – mighty awesome last night, mowing down the New York Yankees in the ALCS. If his impending free agent price tag could[Read More…]

by October 19, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Lukewarm Stove: Adrian Gonzalez’s Price Tag Expected to Be Steep

Lukewarm Stove: Adrian Gonzalez’s Price Tag Expected to Be Steep

File this one under duh, but it’s still worth learning what kind of package the San Diego Padres might consider for Adrian Gonzalez this winter. In short: a lot. The[Read More…]

Obsessive New Manager Watch: Toronto Blue Jays Expected to Interview Ryne Sandberg

Obsessive New Manager Watch: Toronto Blue Jays Expected to Interview Ryne Sandberg

A primary reason that the Chicago Cubs have been able to delay their managerial decision is because the two most likely candidates – interim manager Mike Quade and AAA Iowa[Read More…]

Obsessive New Manager Watch: Source Indicates Decision Could Be Made This Week

Looks like the Chicago Cubs could soon have their new manager in tow. The naming of the Cubs new manager could come as early as next week, according to a[Read More…]

by October 17, 2010 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors

Obsessive New Manager Watch: It Ain’t Eric Wedge

According to multiple reports, former Cleveland Indians manager Eric Wedge – one of three candidates, together with Ryne Sandberg and Mike Quade, to go through a full battery of interviews[Read More…]

by October 16, 2010 Chicago Cubs News, MLB News and Rumors
Lukewarm Stove: Adam Dunn is “High” on Cubs’ Priority List

Lukewarm Stove: Adam Dunn is “High” on Cubs’ Priority List

Ah, it’s the wonderful time of year again – the Lukewarm Stove is back. In case you’ve forgotten, the Lukewarm Stove at Bleacher Nation is your home for Chicago Cubs[Read More…]

by October 15, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors
The Cubs Are Trying Josh Vitters at First Base

The Cubs Are Trying Josh Vitters at First Base

Chicago Cubs’ 2007 first round pick Josh Vitters hasn’t exactly set the minors on fire in his time in the Cubs’ organization, but he’s still quite young, and on the[Read More…]

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