Archive for November, 2010


*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

Lukewarm Stove: Cubs Less Interested in Trading Carlos Zambrano and Kosuke Fukudome

Lukewarm Stove: Cubs Less Interested in Trading Carlos Zambrano and Kosuke Fukudome

Mid-season, everyone knew the Chicago Cubs would love to dump Carlos Zambrano and Kosuke Fukudome. Then the duo had two of the best second halves of the season on the[Read More…]

by November 18, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Lukewarm Stove: Adam Dunn Nearing Deal with Tigers?

Lukewarm Stove: Adam Dunn Nearing Deal with Tigers?

Adam Dunn is only vaguely on the Chicago Cubs’ radar this offseason, given their self-imposed cash flow problem, but to the extent you were wondering, he might be on the[Read More…]

by November 17, 2010 Chicago Cubs News

Whither Micah Hoffpauir

Not that he was a legitimate option at first base for the Chicago Cubs next year, but Micah Hoffpauir is off to play ball in Japan in 2011. Often the[Read More…]

Turns Out the Cameron Maybin Trade Hurt the Cubs’ Chances at Landing Adrian Gonzalez

Turns Out the Cameron Maybin Trade Hurt the Cubs’ Chances at Landing Adrian Gonzalez

It would have been logical to brush off news of this weekend’s Cameron Maybin trade as completely irrelevant to the Chicago Cubs. Sure, the Cubs are hoping to deal with[Read More…]

by November 17, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Hendry: Cubs Willing to Take Time at First Base

Hendry: Cubs Willing to Take Time at First Base

The General Manager meetings are underway in Orlando, and Chicago Cubs General Manager Jim Hendry is already hard at work. His primary focus is first base, where he’ll consider a[Read More…]

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

…and Some Cubs Prospects Come Back to Chicago

A day after noting the ever-growing list of former Chicago Cubs prospects (of a decidedly middle tier) who’ve left the team in favor of joining the Baltimore Orioles, one of[Read More…]

Lukewarm Stove: No Jake Westbrook for the Cubs, Re-signs with Cardinals

Lukewarm Stove: No Jake Westbrook for the Cubs, Re-signs with Cardinals

Among the middle-tier starting pitcher options for the Chicago Cubs this Winter, one of the least likely signees was Jake Westbrook. Traded mid-season from the Indians to the Cardinals, Westbook[Read More…]

by November 16, 2010 MLB News and Rumors
Governor and Mayor Say No Dice on Ricketts’ Plan for Wrigley Cash

Governor and Mayor Say No Dice on Ricketts’ Plan for Wrigley Cash

The political machinery is in gear, and it isn’t turning favorably for Chicago Cubs owner Tom Ricketts, whose plan to skim money from amusement tax revenues (gathered at Cubs games)[Read More…]

by November 16, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
All Cubs Minor Leaguers Go to Heaven, er, Baltimore

All Cubs Minor Leaguers Go to Heaven, er, Baltimore

If there was a decent prospect (but not great) you heard about in the Chicago Cubs’ system over the past half decade, and now you’re wondering where he is –[Read More…]

Starlin Castro Finishes Tied for Fifth in Rookie of the Year Voting

Starlin Castro Finishes Tied for Fifth in Rookie of the Year Voting

That Starlin Castro did not win Rookie of the Year is neither surprising or erroneous. That he finished tied for fifth is downright criminal. Buster Posey predictably won the award,[Read More…]

by November 15, 2010 Chicago Cubs News

Ryne Sandberg Off to Manage Phillies AAA Team

Ryne Sandberg Off to Manage Phillies AAA Team

You can’t say you’re surprised, can you? Today, Sandberg was announced as the new manager of the Phillies’ AAA club in Lehigh Valley (the Iron Pigs… yup). As a lover[Read More…]

by November 15, 2010 Chicago Cubs News, MLB News and Rumors
Lukewarm Stove: Starting Pitchers, Relievers, and First Base

Lukewarm Stove: Starting Pitchers, Relievers, and First Base

More wood on the Cubs-won’t-get-any-big-names fire fromĀ Gordon Wittenmyer. No real surprises, as Wittenmyer sees the Cubs going after guys like Kevin Millwood, Javier Vazquez, and Jake Westbrook for the rotation,[Read More…]

by November 15, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors
General Manager and Owner Meetings, and Other Happenings This Week

General Manager and Owner Meetings, and Other Happenings This Week

Starting on Tuesday, MLB’s owners and general managers will meet in Orlando to discuss their respective teams and the 2011 season. The meetings last through Thursday and, although little happens[Read More…]

by November 15, 2010 Chicago Cubs News