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Archive for December, 2010

Alfonso Soriano’s Contract is the Worst $100 Million Contract of All Time

Alfonso Soriano’s Contract is the Worst $100 Million Contract of All Time

You won’t find a Chicago Cubs fan who doesn’t hate Alfonso Soriano’s current deal. Sure, it was exciting to – for once – land the preeminent free agent on the[Read More…]

by December 14, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Lukewarm Stove: Kerry Wood Thinking of His Family

Lukewarm Stove: Kerry Wood Thinking of His Family

Kerry Wood opened the door ever so slightly this weekend to a return to the Chicago Cubs. At Ryan Dempster’s charity even on Friday, Wood told the Chicago Tribune that[Read More…]

by December 14, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Aw, Hamburgers: Cliff Lee to Sign With Phillies

Aw, Hamburgers: Cliff Lee to Sign With Phillies

According to multiple reports, Cliff Lee is set to sign with the Philadelphia Phillies for something in the neighborhood of 5 years and $120 million. Setting aside for the moment[Read More…]

by December 14, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
Carlos Pena: Likeable Dude

Carlos Pena: Likeable Dude

New Chicago Cubs’ first baseman Carlos Pena has some big shoes to fill. Derrek Lee was the man at first for more than half of the 2000s before he was[Read More…]

Lukewarm Stove: Brandon Webb is Keeping His Options Open

Lukewarm Stove: Brandon Webb is Keeping His Options Open

Like a hot girl who keeps a couple back-up guys at the ready, Brandon Webb is going to take his time and consider all comers before landing on a team.[Read More…]

by December 13, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Some Cubs Clearly Care More than Others

Some Cubs Clearly Care More than Others

I’m at least partially kidding. But several Chicago Cubs are already working out in anticipation of the 2011 season at “Camp Colvin,” an offseason workout camp in Mesa, Arizona, named[Read More…]

Lukewarm Stove: Cliff Lee Matters to the Chicago Cubs

Lukewarm Stove: Cliff Lee Matters to the Chicago Cubs

Cliff Lee’s impending decision will affect the Chicago Cubs, even though they are not in on the free agent ace. Multiple reports have Lee down to the New York Yankees[Read More…]

by December 12, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Lukewarm Stove: Process of Evaluating Brandon Webb Continues

Lukewarm Stove: Process of Evaluating Brandon Webb Continues

Though Matt Garza is the most exciting Cubs’ target this offseason, he isn’t the one with a Cy Young on his mantle. And that guy, Brandon Webb, is still on[Read More…]

by December 12, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Blackout Cubbetry: We Love You, Ronnie

Blackout Cubbetry: We Love You, Ronnie

by December 11, 2010 Chicago Cubs News

Just to Add a Little Wood to the Matt Garza Fire

Another source says (1) the Tampa Bay rays are “certain” to trade Matt Garza this winter, and (2) probably to the Chicago Cubs, according to Ed Price. Unfortunately for Cubs fans,[Read More…]

by December 10, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors
What Do You Know – Some Teams Have Asked About Carlos Zambrano

What Do You Know – Some Teams Have Asked About Carlos Zambrano

There was a time – oh, say, July – when the collective thought of Chicago Cubs fans and management, alike, went something like this: “How are we ever going to[Read More…]

by December 10, 2010 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors
Lukewarm Stove: So What’s the Deal with the Matt Garza Trade?

Lukewarm Stove: So What’s the Deal with the Matt Garza Trade?

The Chicago Cubs were close to a deal for Tampa Bay starter Matt Garza yesterday, and then… nothing happened. Obviously 95% of trades that are discussed never actually happen. But[Read More…]

by December 10, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Lukewarm Stove: Cubs Still After Brandon Webb

Lukewarm Stove: Cubs Still After Brandon Webb

Even as other deals flounder, change, and ultimately die, there’s no doubt about one Chicago Cubs move: they want Brandon Webb. Brandon Webb remains their No. 1 target, and the Cubs[Read More…]

by December 10, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors

Rule 5 Draft is Much Ado About Nothing for Cubs

Rarely is a non-event good news in the world of the Chicago Cubs (“why didn’t Hendry sign that guy? why didn’t he make that trade? why haven’t the Cubs won[Read More…]

Carlos Pena’s Deal is One Year, but It’s Still Backloaded

Carlos Pena’s Deal is One Year, but It’s Still Backloaded

The Chicago Cubs, ever the fan of the backloaded contract, managed to backload Carlos Pena’s one-year deal – it will pay him $5 million this year, and $5 million next[Read More…]

by December 9, 2010 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors
Lukewarm Stove: Jason Frasor Back on Cubs’ Radar

Lukewarm Stove: Jason Frasor Back on Cubs’ Radar

Among the bullpen options the Cubs are considering is a former target, Jason Frasor, who last week accepted the Blue Jays’ offer of salary arbitration. He made $2.65 million last year,[Read More…]

by December 9, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Lukewarm Stove: Carl Crawford Fallout

Lukewarm Stove: Carl Crawford Fallout

This is about a lukewarmy as the Lukewarm Stove gets, but I thought it worth mentioning that, with the Red Sox signing Carl Crawford, the Chicago Cubs’ task of moving[Read More…]

by December 9, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors
The Rule 5 Draft is Today

The Rule 5 Draft is Today

The 2010 Winter Meetings will conclude today with the Rule 5 Draft, wherein (generally) players who’ve been in the minor leagues for five or six years, but haven’t yet made[Read More…]

by December 9, 2010 Chicago Cubs News, MLB News and Rumors
Source: Cubs and Rays Nearing Matt Garza Deal

Source: Cubs and Rays Nearing Matt Garza Deal

Though the Chicago Cubs are looking at a handful of reclamation project type pitchers, and a trade for Zack Greinke, it looks like it could be Matt Garza that they[Read More…]

by December 9, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Lukewarm Stove: Cubs At Least Kicking the Tires on Zack Greinke

Lukewarm Stove: Cubs At Least Kicking the Tires on Zack Greinke

The Royals are actively shopping Zack Greinke, as noted on the first day of the Winter Meetings, and Greinke has agreed to waive his no-trade clause in a prospective deal.[Read More…]

by December 8, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors

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