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Lukewarm Stove: Cubs Looking at Nick Johnson, Kerry Wood

Lukewarm Stove: Cubs Looking at Nick Johnson, Kerry Wood

Two the of Chicago Cubs’ big priorities this winter are at first base and in the bullpen, and the team is expected to look at a familiar face for the[Read More…]

by November 4, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Chris Archer to be Added to 40-man Roster Soon

Chris Archer to be Added to 40-man Roster Soon

No real surprise here, as the deadline for Rule Five Draft purposes is November 19, but the Cubs are expected to add top pitching prospect Chris Archer to the 40-man[Read More…]

Lukewarm Stove: Aramis Ramirez to Return in 2011

Lukewarm Stove: Aramis Ramirez to Return in 2011

According to multiple reports, Aramis Ramirez made the exceedingly difficult decision to pick up his player option for 2011, which guarantees him $14.6 million next year. Yeah, just playin’ about[Read More…]

by November 4, 2010 Chicago Cubs Transactions

Ryne Sandberg is Gone

As I’ve said from the moment the Chicago Cubs managerial decision came down to Mike Quade and Ryne Sandberg: if Sandberg wasn’t chosen, he was done with the Cubs organization[Read More…]

by November 4, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Lukewarm Stove: Diamondbacks Decline Option on Adam LaRoche

Lukewarm Stove: Diamondbacks Decline Option on Adam LaRoche

Another possibility at first base for the Chicago Cubs just came on the market as the Arizona Diamondbacks declined their $7.5 million ($1.5 million buyout) option on first baseman Adam[Read More…]

by November 3, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Lukewarm Stove: Xavier Nady is Officially a Free Agent

Lukewarm Stove: Xavier Nady is Officially a Free Agent

As noted yesterday, the close of the World Series is also the open of the free agent season – which includes Xavier Nady, who filed for free agency late Monday[Read More…]

by November 3, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Brett Jackson Done for the Year

Brett Jackson Done for the Year

Chicago Cubs prospect Brett Jackson was late to join the Mesa Solar Sox for the Arizona Fall League, and now he’ll be early to depart them. After being hospitalized for[Read More…]

The Chicago Cubs Will Continue Spring Training in Mesa, Arizona

The funding vote was yesterday, and the citizens of Mesa, Arizona have come through, voting in favor of the proposal that will ensure that the Chicago Cubs continue to call[Read More…]

by November 3, 2010 Chicago Cubs News

From the Duh File: Padres Pick Up Adrian Gonzalez’s Option

There was a 0.0000001% chance that Adrian Gonzalez would become a free agent after the 2010 season (you know, it actually may have been 0.0000002%). That chance officially just went[Read More…]

by November 2, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
Chicago Cubs Organizational Meetings Begin Today – And So, Too, Does the Offseason

Chicago Cubs Organizational Meetings Begin Today – And So, Too, Does the Offseason

With the World Series at its close (thank GOD those poor, long-suffering Giants fans got their championship, no?), the offseason is officially upon us. Nearly 200 players filed for free[Read More…]

by November 2, 2010 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors
From Your Lips to God’s Ears: Ozzie Guillen Has a Blog

From Your Lips to God’s Ears: Ozzie Guillen Has a Blog

There are moments in the development of the Internet so profound that they will be remembered in the annals of history as just that – history. Broadband access. YouTube. Facebook.[Read More…]

by November 2, 2010 Cublogoverse, MLB News and Rumors
Why Didn’t You Bid on Sammy Sosa’s Corked Bat?

Why Didn’t You Bid on Sammy Sosa’s Corked Bat?

Apparently few were interested in acquiring a piece of Chicago Cubs infamy. The barrel of Sammy Sosa’s broken corked bat failed to sell at auction this weekend when it didn’t[Read More…]

by November 2, 2010 Chicago Cubs News

Pat Listach – Not Ryne Sandberg – Will Be Mike Quade’s Bench Coach

No surprise on the Sandberg part. Sources suggest former Nationals coach – and former (briefly) Chicago Cubs managerial candidate – Pat Listach will soon be announced as the team’s bench[Read More…]

by November 1, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Chicago Cubs’ Draftee Matt Szczur Prefers Football

Chicago Cubs’ Draftee Matt Szczur Prefers Football

The Chicago Cubs drafted Villanova baseball star Matt Szczur in the fifth round of this year’s draft, and expectations were high. Szczur, 21, is an athletic outfielder – whom the[Read More…]

Spring Training Decision to Come Tomorrow

Spring Training Decision to Come Tomorrow

Mesa voters will decided tomorrow whether to permit the city to spend $84 million to construct a new stadium and practice facilities to keep the Chicago Cubs springing in Arizona.[Read More…]

by November 1, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Josh Vitters Wants to Make Chicago Cubs in 2011

Josh Vitters Wants to Make Chicago Cubs in 2011

Former first round pick Josh Vitters is getting a lot of attention lately, but little is based on his actual performance. The Chicago Cubs prospect is currently playing in the[Read More…]

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