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Archive for November, 2010

Blackout Cubbetry: A Pessimistic View at First Base

Blackout Cubbetry: A Pessimistic View at First Base

Feedback on these, as they are a new feature, is greatly appreciated.

by November 23, 2010 Cubs Humor

You Can Also Cross Aubrey Huff Off the List

Even less likely than Victor Martinez, the Chicago Cubs were once connected with San Francisco Giant Aubrey Huff for their first base opening. The connection shriveled quickly with Huff’s apparent[Read More…]

by November 23, 2010 Chicago Cubs News

Cross Off Victor Martinez

Once euphimistically referred to as a middle-tier or bargain option for the Chicago Cubs at first base in 2011, catcher/1B/DH Victor Martinez has reportedly signed a 4 year, $50 million[Read More…]

by November 23, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Lukewarm Stove: A Couple First Base Bits About Carlos Pena and Adrian Gonzalez

Lukewarm Stove: A Couple First Base Bits About Carlos Pena and Adrian Gonzalez

While we wait on a possible Chris Davis trade (which may or may not preclude another first base move), here are a couple first base bits from cubs.com beat reporterĀ Carrie[Read More…]

by November 23, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors

Today is the Arbitration Offer Deadline

Today, teams must decide whether to offer their departing free agents salary arbitration. The arbitration process, itself, which would yield a one-year contract for the player, wouldn’t play out until[Read More…]

Lukewarm Stove: Jim Hendry Has Met with Agents for Javier Vazquez, Aaron Harang, and Vicente Padilla

Lukewarm Stove: Jim Hendry Has Met with Agents for Javier Vazquez, Aaron Harang, and Vicente Padilla

Starting pitchers are the order of the day, and the Chicago Cubs are considering at least three free agent starters. Because of the relative high cost of first-round draft-pick compensation,[Read More…]

by November 22, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Blackout Cubbetry: Sayonara, Micah

Blackout Cubbetry: Sayonara, Micah

A new feature here at Bleacher Nation, for those of who who don’t hate the Enhanced Box Scores. Don’t say I never tried nothin’ fresh.

by November 22, 2010 Cubs Humor

New Pitching Coach Will Come from In-House

Perhaps unsurprising given the tight budgetary concerns, but the Chicago Cubs will not conduct an extensive search for a new pitching coach. Instead, the team will opt to promote from[Read More…]

by November 21, 2010 Chicago Cubs News

Chicago Cubs Add Four Prospects to the 40-Man Roster

Yesterday, the Chicago Cubs added pitchers Chris Archer, Kyle Smit and Alberto Cabrera, and outfielder Brandon Guyer to the team’s 40-man roster, which will protect them from the upcoming Rule[Read More…]

by November 20, 2010 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Transactions

Whither Larry Rothschild

He says it’s not a product of the new manager, but either way, Larry Rothschild is gone. Today, the (former) Chicago Cubs’ pitching coach, who had previously exercised an option[Read More…]

by November 19, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Lukewarm Stove: Javier Vazquez Wants to Pitch in Miami

Lukewarm Stove: Javier Vazquez Wants to Pitch in Miami

Like LeBron James and Chris Bosh before him, free agent starter Javier Vazquez wants to take his talents to Miami. The 34-year-old starter, coming off a down year, has been[Read More…]

by November 19, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
Lukewarm Stove: Chris Davis Trade Rumor Has Legs

Lukewarm Stove: Chris Davis Trade Rumor Has Legs

From the source who tipped me off to the Chris Davis trade rumor three days before Bruce Levine reported it: The rumor has legs, and the Cubs are strongly considering[Read More…]

by November 19, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Buy Chicago Cubs Tickets on Monday, If You Want

Buy Chicago Cubs Tickets on Monday, If You Want

The Chicago Cubs will be selling ticket packages for the 2011 season on Monday, November 22. So if you can’t wait until the early Spring to be gouged by the[Read More…]

by November 19, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Lukewarm Stove: Cubs May Be Shopping Marlon Byrd, Working on Adrian Gonzalez Deal

Lukewarm Stove: Cubs May Be Shopping Marlon Byrd, Working on Adrian Gonzalez Deal

As a reminder, the purpose of the Lukewarm Stove is to bring you all relevant/interesting rumors, no matter how tenuously related to the Cubs or how unlikely. And with that[Read More…]

by November 18, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors
*Screeching Tire Sound* – The Chicago Cubs May Pursue Cliff Lee?

*Screeching Tire Sound* – The Chicago Cubs May Pursue Cliff Lee?

Well this certainly came out of left field, but Steve Rosenbloom is suggesting that the Chicago Cubs may actually pursue top free agent starter – and sure-to-be-centimillionaire – Cliff Lee.[Read More…]

by November 18, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Chicago Cubs Talking to Texas Rangers about First Baseman Chris Davis

Chicago Cubs Talking to Texas Rangers about First Baseman Chris Davis

As expected, the Chicago Cubs are searching far and wide for a new first baseman. The search is taking them outside of the free agent market (and yes, even outside[Read More…]

by November 18, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors

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