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Archive for December, 2010

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

Lukewarm Stove: Cubs One of Three After Matt Garza

Now THIS is a rumor. On ESPN1000 this morning, Bruce Levine said the Chicago Cubs are one of three teams going hard after Tampa Bay pitcher, Matt Garza. Garza, 27,[Read More…]

by December 8, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Lukewarm Stove: Cubs Poised to Start Shopping Kosuke Fukudome

Lukewarm Stove: Cubs Poised to Start Shopping Kosuke Fukudome

To date, we’ve heard very little about Kosuke Fukudome, who most have assumed would be moved this winter. The right fielder is set to earn $13.5 million in 2011, the[Read More…]

by December 8, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Lukewarm Stove: The Detroit Tigers Have Contacted the Cubs About Tom Gorzelanny

Lukewarm Stove: The Detroit Tigers Have Contacted the Cubs About Tom Gorzelanny

The Chicago Cubs are considering moving starter Tom Gorzelanny, according to sources, and at least one team has contacted the Cubs about the lefty. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported that the[Read More…]

by December 8, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors

Reports: Cubs Set to Sign Carlos Pena

According to multiple reports, the Chicago Cubs are set to sign first baseman Carlos Pena to a one year, $10 million contract. No deal has been announced yet, however. The[Read More…]

by December 8, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors

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