Archive for December, 2010


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

That Chris Davis Trade is Still Percolating – With Additional Players

As we reported last week, the Chicago Cubs and Texas Rangers are working on a trade involving first baseman Chris Davis, and at least one of Cubs’ catchers Welington Castillo[Read More…]

by December 7, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors

Lukewarm Stove: Cubs to Meet with Carlos Pena for Second Time

One thing I love best about the Hot (Lukewarm) Stove season are the conflicting rumors. On the one hand, we hear that the Cubs are hot on Adam LaRoche, and[Read More…]

by December 7, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors

Lukewarm Stove: Cubs Now Targeting Adam LaRoche, Would Like to Close Deal “Soon”

As I noted earlier, Adam LaRoche’s name has been suspiciously absent from rumors attached to the Chicago Cubs’ first base vacancy – until today. CBS Sports is reporting that, not only are the[Read More…]

by December 7, 2010 Chicago Cubs News

Lukewarm Stove: Cubs Are “Aggressively” Shopping Tom Gorzelanny

A bit of a surprise rumor from the Winter Meetings: Dejan Kovacevic of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette is reporting on Twitter that the Chicago Cubs are “aggressively” shopping lefty starter Tom Gorzelanny this week.[Read More…]

by December 7, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Lukewarm Stove: Derrek Lee, Carlos Pena, Brad Hawpe, Adam LaRoche

Lukewarm Stove: Derrek Lee, Carlos Pena, Brad Hawpe, Adam LaRoche

Some of us have wondered openly why Derrek Lee’s name is never brought up in first base rumors for the Chicago Cubs. He’s obviously familiar with the organization, he’s solid[Read More…]

Best Guess On Amount Cubs Have to Spend is $10 Million

Best Guess On Amount Cubs Have to Spend is $10 Million

While we’ve known for some time that the Chicago Cubs 2011 payroll would drop from 2010 (sigh), it has remained unclear just how much General Manager Jim Hendry would have[Read More…]

by December 7, 2010 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors
Remember Hayden Simpson? Yeah, He Still Exists

Remember Hayden Simpson? Yeah, He Still Exists

The Chicago Cubs shocked the rest of the baseball world when they selected Southern Arkansas pitcher Hayden Simpson – a player pegged as a third or fourth rounder – in[Read More…]

Winter Meetings: Day One

Winter Meetings: Day One

Here’s your 60-second rundown of all things Chicago Cubs with respect to the 2010 MLB Winter Meetings, which got underway in Orlando today: The Cubs were briefly connected to a[Read More…]


Meta: The Ethos of Rumor Mongering

Meta: The Ethos of Rumor Mongering

As you may have noticed over the past few weeks, we’ve started sourcing our own rumors here at Bleacher Nation. It’s a relatively infrequent thing, but from time to time,[Read More…]

Lukewarm Stove: Carlos Pena Would Prefer to Remain in Tampa Bay

Lukewarm Stove: Carlos Pena Would Prefer to Remain in Tampa Bay

What can I say? With the Winter Meetings on tap, it’s a Lukewarm Stove kind of day. First baseman Carlos Pena – he of the swell glove, mighty power, and[Read More…]

by December 6, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Lukewarm Stove: Cubs Offered Lance Berkman $8 Million

Lukewarm Stove: Cubs Offered Lance Berkman $8 Million

The Chicago Cubs are still looking for a first baseman after whiffing on a few options late last week an this weekend. One of the whiffs – Adrian Gonzalez –[Read More…]

by December 6, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors