November 2010

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Whither Micah Hoffpauir

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 landing point for aging AAAA types, Hoffpauir will be able to make some money while he’s still able. Hoffpauir played in 162 games with the […]

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 the Padres for first baseman Adrian Gonzalez, but ostensibly, nothing in the Padres giving up a couple relievers for a young, inexpensive outfielder would affect […]

…and Some Cubs Prospects Come Back to Chicago

…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 those former prospects is on his way back. Utility player Scott Moore, who was unceremoniously traded a couple years ago in a package for (guh) […]

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 pitched very well under the tutilage of Dave Duncan (who doesn’t? I could throw 18 consecutive damn no-hitters if Duncan touched my shoulder), and all […]