Archive for December, 2010


Cubs and Giants Discussed Swapping Kosuke Fukudome and Aaron Rowand

In rumors that make no sense,¬†Jerry Crasnick is reporting that he’s heard the Chicago Cubs and San Francisco Giants have discussed swapping outfielders Kosuke Fukudome and Aaron Rowand in a[Read More…]

Lukewarm Stove: Brandon Webb to Decide on a Team Soon

Lukewarm Stove: Brandon Webb to Decide on a Team Soon

It’s a very lukewarm Friday, apparently. One of the Chicago Cubs’ few free agent targets this offseason, Brandon Webb, is set to make his decision in the next few days.[Read More…]

by December 17, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors

Lukewarm Stove: Mets Want Gorzelanny

With the Cubs remaining active in the pitching market (Matt Garza, Brandon Webb), and with Kerry Wood now in the bullpen (making a rotation move for Andrew Cashner possible), the[Read More…]

by December 17, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Lukewarm Stove: Two Say Yankees Will Not Try to Trade for Carlos Zambrano

Lukewarm Stove: Two Say Yankees Will Not Try to Trade for Carlos Zambrano

While it remains unclear whether the Chicago Cubs would consider dealing starter Carlos Zambrano, and it remains unclear whether Zambrano would accept a trade should one be consummated, it’s becoming[Read More…]

Good News Feels Weird: Cubs Sign Kerry Wood

Kerry Wood is coming home. According to multiple reports, the Chicago Cubs have signed setup man Wood to a one-year, $1.5 million deal. There aren’t words to describe how excellent[Read More…]

by December 16, 2010 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors
Lukewarm Stove: Might the Cubs Consider Dealing Randy Wells or Tom Gorzelanny if They Land Matt Garza?

Lukewarm Stove: Might the Cubs Consider Dealing Randy Wells or Tom Gorzelanny if They Land Matt Garza?

The Chicago Cubs continue to pursue pitching options such as Tampa Bay starter Matt Garza, who is more likely to move now that Cliff Lee has signed. The question remains:[Read More…]

by December 16, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Lukewarm Stove: Yankees May Indeed Approach Cubs About Carlos Zambrano

Lukewarm Stove: Yankees May Indeed Approach Cubs About Carlos Zambrano

It was rumored yesterday that the New York Yankees might turn to guys like Carlos Zambrano in the wake of being rebuffed by Cliff Lee, and indeed, more sources are[Read More…]

by December 16, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors

2011 Spring Training Non-Roster Invitee List Expands

The Chicago Cubs’ non-roster invitee list has grown a bit since last check, and there are a couple more guys who will be vying for a bench or bullpen spot[Read More…]

by December 16, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Chicago Cubs Close to Deal with Kerry Wood

Chicago Cubs Close to Deal with Kerry Wood

Well this would be a very pleasant (moderate) surprise. The Cubs, who have a major need for a veteran right handed reliever are moving towards finalizing a deal with free[Read More…]

by December 16, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors

Hold on to Your Butts: The White Sox Have Made an Offer to Kerry Wood

Sit down and grab a paper bag. We hear from very good baseball sources that the White Sox have made a two-year offer to free agent pitcher Kerry Wood. Wood[Read More…]

Lukewarm Stove: Phillies Looking to Move Joe Blanton, Would Cubs Bite?

Lukewarm Stove: Phillies Looking to Move Joe Blanton, Would Cubs Bite?

In addition to the numerous other outgrowths of the Cliff Lee signing, the Phillies are looking to dump their current fifth starter, Joe Blanton. Would the Chicago Cubs be interested[Read More…]


Lukewarm Stove: Carlos Zambrano Trade Rumors Begin

Lukewarm Stove: Carlos Zambrano Trade Rumors Begin

As I predicted yesterday, Cliff Lee going to the Phillies is going to be the genesis of a great deal of action – and a great deal of gum-flappin’. Specifically,[Read More…]

by December 15, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Brace Yourself: Mark Prior Is Not Coming Back to the Cubs

Brace Yourself: Mark Prior Is Not Coming Back to the Cubs

It was easy to get excited about the prospect of former Chicago Cubs employee Mark Prior returning to the club who paid him so much for such a questionable attitude[Read More…]

by December 15, 2010 Chicago Cubs News, MLB News and Rumors