Archive for November, 2010

Sean Marshall to the Rotation?

Sean Marshall to the Rotation?

Last Spring, Sean Marshall was in a competition to make the Chicago Cubs’ rotation. Between he, Jeff Samardzija, Carlos Silva, and Tom Gorzelanny, Marshall easily pitched the best. No one[Read More…]

Chicago Cubs Talking to Lance Berkman

Chicago Cubs Talking to Lance Berkman

As intimated by the earlier post on arbitration offers, Lance Berkman is being considered for the Chicago Cubs’ open first base gig. It’s progressed to the level of talking to[Read More…]

by November 24, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Lukewarm Stove: The Arbitration Offer Rundown

Lukewarm Stove: The Arbitration Offer Rundown

Yesterday was the deadline for teams to offer outgoing free agents arbitration. The decisions (not including obvious ones like Lance Berkman not being offered) that could affect the Chicago Cubs[Read More…]

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…]

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