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Archive for October, 2010

Carlos Zambrano to the Red Sox for Daisuke Matsuzaka?

Carlos Zambrano to the Red Sox for Daisuke Matsuzaka?

If the Chicago Cubs decide to shop starter Carlos Zambrano this winter, they’ll surely find more interested partners than they would have mid-season. Still, the team cannot expect a lucrative[Read More…]

by October 11, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Obsessive New Manager Watch: Pat Listach Out

Obsessive New Manager Watch: Pat Listach Out

Pat Listach, former Cubs’ minor league manager and current Nationals’ coach, was infrequently mentioned as a possible candidate for the open Chicago Cubs’ managerial position. He will no longer be[Read More…]

by October 11, 2010 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors
Mike Remlinger Selling Sammy Sosa’s Corked Bat

Mike Remlinger Selling Sammy Sosa’s Corked Bat

Care to buy a piece of infamy? Former Chicago Cubs reliever Mike Remlinger is putting up for auction one of the most notorious pieces of wood – and cork –[Read More…]

by October 11, 2010 Chicago Cubs News

Tom Ricketts Confirms Payroll Drop, But Says Money Will Shift to Player Development and Scouting

Chicago Cubs owner Tom Ricketts confirmed yesterday in a letter to season ticket holders that the team’s payroll would drop next season from a league-high $145 million. But in doing[Read More…]

Obsessive New Manager Watch: Insiders Say Joe Girardi is Not Coming to Chicago

Obsessive New Manager Watch: Insiders Say Joe Girardi is Not Coming to Chicago

His New York Yankees are up 2-0 over the Twins in the ALDS, but there remains uncertainty whether manager Joe Girardi, who is in the final year of his contract,[Read More…]

by October 8, 2010 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors
Bad News for the Cubs: Adam Dunn Likely to be Type B Free Agent

Bad News for the Cubs: Adam Dunn Likely to be Type B Free Agent

I should say at the outset, what follows is bad news for the Chicago Cubs only if you want them to sign Adam Dunn. If you’re a Dunn-opponent, then you[Read More…]

Whither Bob Brenly?

Whither Bob Brenly?

Shortly after taking himself out of consideration for the Chicago Cubs’ managerial opening (because, paraphrasing his words, the Cubs are certain to suck for the foreseeable future), rumors are popping[Read More…]

A Number of Cubs First Base Rumors

A Number of Cubs First Base Rumors

While there are a number of holes on the Chicago Cubs, the most obvious is at first base. With Derrek Lee off to Atlanta, no prospects on the way at[Read More…]

by October 6, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors
The Plans for the Chicago Cubs’ New Spring Training Facilities Are Taking Shape

The Plans for the Chicago Cubs’ New Spring Training Facilities Are Taking Shape

While the Chicago Cubs have essentially resigned themselves to staying in Mesa, Arizona for Spring Training, the city has yet to approve a final plan for upgrading the facilities the[Read More…]

by October 6, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Obsessive New Manager Watch: Cubs’ Players Now Flat-Out Saying They Want Quade

Obsessive New Manager Watch: Cubs’ Players Now Flat-Out Saying They Want Quade

Players don’t have the final say in a managerial decision, but when a team is united in a desire to see a particular guy get the job (a guy under[Read More…]

by October 5, 2010 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors
Carlos Marmol Was Ridiculous in September

Carlos Marmol Was Ridiculous in September

Carlos Marmol closed out the season – as he did so many games – with dominance and flair, emerging as MLB’s reliever of the month for September. He set a[Read More…]

by October 5, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Alan Trammell is Probably Going to Head Out West

Alan Trammell is Probably Going to Head Out West

Caught in the periphery of the Chicago Cubs’ impending managerial decision is what will happen to the current coaching staff. Hitting coach Rudy Jaramillo, who signed a big money three-year[Read More…]

by October 5, 2010 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors

Carlos Zambrano Finishes the Season Better Than His Car

The Chicago Cubs’ on-again off-again ace Carlos Zambrano may have been the best pitcher in baseball over the last month and a half of the season. He took a 54.00[Read More…]

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 0, Astros 4 – October 3, 2010

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 0, Astros 4 – October 3, 2010

And so ends the Chicago Cubs’ 2010 season. Fitting that the Cubs finish as they played for most of the season: feckless and shutout. I hope you enjoyed the 2010[Read More…]

by October 3, 2010 Enhanced Box Scores
Carlos Zambrano: Adam Dunn Wants to Play for Chicago Cubs

Carlos Zambrano: Adam Dunn Wants to Play for Chicago Cubs

Now that Carlos Zambrano has confirmed his desire to remain with the Chicago Cubs for the foreseeable future, he’s making plans for the team. Specifically, he thinks the Cubs need[Read More…]

by October 3, 2010 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors
Carlos Zambrano Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere

Carlos Zambrano Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere

Earlier this year, deep in the throes of his most miserable season, Carlos Zambrano said that if the Cubs managed to secure a trade, he would not use his no-trade[Read More…]

by October 3, 2010 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors
Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 8, Astros 3 – October 2, 2010

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 8, Astros 3 – October 2, 2010

The Chicago Cubs continue to close the season on a torrid pace, with tremendous pitching, and – for the first time in a while – huge offense. Carlos Zambrano finishes[Read More…]

by October 3, 2010 Enhanced Box Scores

Obsessive New Manager Watch: Bob Melvin is in Houston to Interview

Chicago Cubs general manager Jim Hendry is traveling with the team in Houston, and he won’t be alone this weekend – managerial candidate Bob Melvin is there, and expected to[Read More…]

by October 2, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 2, Astros 0 – October 1, 2010

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 2, Astros 0 – October 1, 2010

Oh my God, the Cubs are playing in October! And they’re winning!!! The pitching has been all-universe lately, but last night’s dominance is slightly less impressive…

by October 2, 2010 Enhanced Box Scores

New Dates With Respect to Free Agency

The Players Association and Major League baseball have agreed to move up several dates related to free agency, allowing more time for free agents to negotiate and sign with new[Read More…]

by October 1, 2010 MLB News and Rumors

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