Archive for October, 2010


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…]


Blake Parker and Bobby Scales Removed from 40-Man Roster

Some minor transactional news, as the Chicago Cubs have removed utility player Bobby Scales and reliever Blake Parker from their 40-man roster (which now stands at 38). There are likely[Read More…]

by October 15, 2010 Chicago Cubs Transactions

Will Carroll: Chicago Cubs Are Expected to Name Mike Quade Manager, Ryne Sandberg Bench Coach

Earlier this evening, Will Carroll – currently of SI.com – tweeted that the Chicago Cubs would be naming Mike Quade manager as soon as next week, and would be promoting[Read More…]

by October 14, 2010 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors
Obsessive New Manager Watch: Cubs Continue to Wait for Joe Girardi – Probably

Obsessive New Manager Watch: Cubs Continue to Wait for Joe Girardi – Probably

The Chicago Cubs are down to the finalists for their managerial opening – interim manager Mike Quade, AAA Iowa manager Ryne Sandberg, and former Cleveland Indians manager Eric Wedge (the[Read More…]

by October 14, 2010 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors
Angel Guzman is Still Around, Throwing a Baseball

Angel Guzman is Still Around, Throwing a Baseball

Remember the guy who was supposed to be the Chicago Cubs’ primary right-handed setup man this year? Before Carlos Zambrano. Before Andrew Cashner. Before Esmailin Caridad. Angel Guzman put together[Read More…]

by October 14, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Obsessive New Manager Watch: Tom Ricketts Has Interviewed Four

Obsessive New Manager Watch: Tom Ricketts Has Interviewed Four

The Chicago Cubs’ search for a new manager is clearly entering the home stretch, as the team’s owner and chairman Tom Ricketts has interviewed each of the four most likely[Read More…]

by October 13, 2010 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors

Chris Archer Loves America, Destroys Cuba

Chris Archer Loves America, Destroys Cuba

A crew of minor leaguers are representing the United States in a Pan-Am qualifier right now, and two Chicago Cubs prospects have been playing very well – outfielder Brett Jackson[Read More…]

Should the Chicago Cubs Trade Marlon Byrd?

Should the Chicago Cubs Trade Marlon Byrd?

With most of the club’s payroll tied up in but a hand full of players in 2011, the Chicago Cubs are going to have a difficult time improving the team[Read More…]

Pitching Coach Larry Rothschild Picks Up 2011 Option

Pitching Coach Larry Rothschild Picks Up 2011 Option

Chicago Cubs pitching coach Larry Rothschild, whose been around for the past decade, has picked up his option for next year, which would theoretically see him return to the Cubs.[Read More…]

by October 12, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
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…]