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Archive for November, 2010

Starlin Castro Heads Back to Work

Starlin Castro Heads Back to Work

Chicago Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro made it to the big leagues last year, but that doesn’t mean he’s done putting in his time. This winter, he’s being shipped off to[Read More…]

by November 12, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Chicago Cubs Seeking $200 Million From Illinois

Chicago Cubs Seeking $200 Million From Illinois

With state and local budgets tightening to near unprecedented levels, it ain’t exactly a good time to be asking for a handout. But ask the Chicago Cubs will, as new[Read More…]

by November 12, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Kosuke Fukudome Better Hope He Doesn’t Get Traded

Kosuke Fukudome Better Hope He Doesn’t Get Traded

Or hope he’s ready to be a landlord. According to Chicago Magazine, Cubs outfielder Kosuke Fukudome has purchased a three-bedroom condo in a Lake Shore Drive building for $1.32 million.[Read More…]

by November 12, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Kent Sterling Says the 2011 Cubs Are Doomed – And It’s Hard to Argue

Kent Sterling Says the 2011 Cubs Are Doomed – And It’s Hard to Argue

A couple years ago, Kent Sterling of ESPN Radio wrote a piece on why the 2009 Chicago Cubs would not win. Recall, the 2008 iteration of the Cubs had won[Read More…]

by November 11, 2010 Analysis and Commentary, Chicago Cubs News
Lukewarm Stove: Daisuke Matsuzaka/Kosuke Fukudome Swap Unlikely

Lukewarm Stove: Daisuke Matsuzaka/Kosuke Fukudome Swap Unlikely

A couple weeks ago, there were whispers of a potential┬áDaisuke Matsuzaka/Kosuke Fukudome swap between the Cubs and Red Sox this winter. The whispers picked over the last few days before[Read More…]

by November 11, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors

Chicago Cubs Part With Eight Minor Leaguers

Based on their time in the minors, several Chicago Cubs’ players – some career minor leaguers, some who have been up and down – were eligible for free agency this[Read More…]

Brad Snyder is Gone

Today the Chicago Cubs outrighted outfielder Brad Snyder to remove him from the 40-man roster, and Snyder elected to become a free agent. It’s possible he’ll re-sign with the Cubs[Read More…]

by November 10, 2010 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Transactions
Lukewarm Stove: Carlos Pena is Cubs’ Second Choice at First, and Other Rumors

Lukewarm Stove: Carlos Pena is Cubs’ Second Choice at First, and Other Rumors

I’d been waiting for some time to hear Carlos Pena’s name come up attached to the Chicago Cubs in a credible rumor, and now it has. It turns out that[Read More…]

by November 10, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Obsessive Adrian Gonzalez Trade Watch: His Shoulder is Jacked Up

Obsessive Adrian Gonzalez Trade Watch: His Shoulder is Jacked Up

Here’s a bit of a surprise on the Adrian Gonzalez front: he was dealing with a serious labrum issue last season. It makes his numbers all the more impressive, of[Read More…]

by November 10, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
Ryne Sandberg Could be the Phillies’ Next Manager – At AAA

Ryne Sandberg Could be the Phillies’ Next Manager – At AAA

Ryne Sandberg has decided to depart from the Chicago Cubs organization after failing to land the team’s big league managerial job, but that doesn’t mean he’s going to find a[Read More…]

by November 10, 2010 Chicago Cubs News, MLB News and Rumors
Mike Quade Ready to Handle Carlos Zambrano

Mike Quade Ready to Handle Carlos Zambrano

Carlos Zambrano is going to be a part of the 2011 Chicago Cubs, for better or worse, and the most fans can do is hope that he pitches like he[Read More…]

by November 9, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Chicago Cubs Will Consider Trading for Adrian Gonzalez

Chicago Cubs Will Consider Trading for Adrian Gonzalez

Are you ready for an Obsessive Adrian Gonzalez Trade Watch? It could be on the horizon. The San Diego Padres have confirmed that they will listen to offers for their[Read More…]

by November 9, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
Albert Pujols Not Long for the Cardinals?

Albert Pujols Not Long for the Cardinals?

Albert Pujols enters 2011 as the most-anticipated soon-to-be free agent since… LeBron James? Hard to come up with a comparison, to be honest. And yet, while everyone buzzes about future[Read More…]

by November 8, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
Lukewarm Stove: Chicago Cubs Might Look at Jon Garland

Lukewarm Stove: Chicago Cubs Might Look at Jon Garland

The Chicago Cubs’ rotation at present figures to feature Carlos Zambrano and Ryan Dempster for sure, but the other three spots are somewhat up in the air. Randy Wells is[Read More…]

by November 7, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Lukewarm Stove: Aubrey Huff or Victor Martinez at First?

Lukewarm Stove: Aubrey Huff or Victor Martinez at First?

Fresh on the heels of a number of rumors suggesting Adam Dunn will be out of the Chicago Cubs’ price range this winter, together with the bargain suggestions of Adam[Read More…]

by November 7, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors

Chicago Cubs Remove Angel Guzman from 40-Man Roster, Re-Sign Him to Minor League Deal

Either Angel Guzman’s recovery from major shoulder surgery is not expected to go well, or he’s a stand-up guy, because he accepted a┬áminor-league deal with the Cubs after the team[Read More…]

by November 5, 2010 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Transactions

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