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Archive for December, 2010

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
Lukewarm Stove: Kerry Wood Still on Cubs’ Radar

Lukewarm Stove: Kerry Wood Still on Cubs’ Radar

You didn’t forget about Kerry Wood already, did you? The Chicago Cubs certainly didn’t. Cubs icon Kerry Wood will be looked at as a possible addition. Wood will have to[Read More…]

by December 6, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Lukewarm Stove: Brandon Webb, Jeff Francis, and Andrew Cashner Still in Consideration for Rotation

Lukewarm Stove: Brandon Webb, Jeff Francis, and Andrew Cashner Still in Consideration for Rotation

The Winter Meetings kick off today, though the weekend certainly had a Winter Meeting feel to it, with rumors and transactions flying. The Chicago Cubs will be among the more[Read More…]

by December 6, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors

Well, That Was Short: Adrian Gonzalez to the Red Sox

The Red Sox decided to pull the trigger on the Adrian Gonzalez trade, according to multiple sources (for example, here). The Red Sox will announced Gonzalez with a press conference[Read More…]

Source: Cubs Called Padres Soon After Gonzalez/Red Sox Trade Fell Through

The body that is the Adrian Gonzalez trade to the Red Sox is still warm, but the Chicago Cubs have already reached out to the Padres about the first baseman,[Read More…]

by December 5, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Lukewarm Stove: Red Sox and Adrian Gonzalez Negotiating Past Deadline, Extension Not Likely

Lukewarm Stove: Red Sox and Adrian Gonzalez Negotiating Past Deadline, Extension Not Likely

While the Red Sox and Padres agreed to a deal in principle for Adrian Gonzalez, the deal was subject to (though not contingent on) the Sox and Gonzalez negotiating a[Read More…]

Blackout Cubbetry: Don’t Say We Didn’t Warn You, Cardinals

Blackout Cubbetry: Don’t Say We Didn’t Warn You, Cardinals

by December 5, 2010 Cubs Humor

Cross Aaron Harang Off the List

He was pretty much crossed off yesterday, but now you can officially cross Aaron Harang off the Cubs’ list, as he’s signed with the Padres for one year, and about[Read More…]

Cross Lance Berkman Off the List

Well this is one of the busier Saturdays you’ll see. Today, Lance Berkman signed with the St. Louis Cardinals (um, what?) for one year, and $8 million. He’ll play left[Read More…]

Well, F: Adrian Gonzalez To Be Traded to Red Sox

Reports are breaking that the Padres and Red Sox have agreed in principle to a deal for Adrian Gonzalez that will involve pitching prospect Casey Kelly, and probably at least[Read More…]

Lukewarm Stove: Red Sox May Be Close To Landing Gonzalez

Apologies for the short form, but I’m on the road. ESPN Boston is reporting that the Red Sox are “making headway” on an Adrian Gonzalez trade. Which would, you know,[Read More…]

by December 3, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Lukewarm Stove: Cubs Picking Up Pursuit of Brandon Webb

Lukewarm Stove: Cubs Picking Up Pursuit of Brandon Webb

It seems vulgar to obsess about stupid little rumors in light of the sadness we’re all feeling today. But – as I heard once – time moves constantly, and in[Read More…]

by December 3, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Ron Santo Passed Away

Ron Santo Passed Away

I’m sometimes considered insensitive when older folks die. “They’re old,” I say. “They die. That’s when people are supposed to die.” But today, when Ron Santo passed away at the[Read More…]

by December 3, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Lukewarm Stove: Source Says Chris Davis Could Be Coming to Cubs Soon

Lukewarm Stove: Source Says Chris Davis Could Be Coming to Cubs Soon

When the Chicago Cubs tendered Koyie Hill a contract yesterday, leaving four catchers on the 40-man roster, many were concluding it meant the Cubs (other than being cripplingly stupid) would[Read More…]

by December 3, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors

Cross Erik Bedard Off the List

One reclamation project possibility fell by the wayside last night, as Erik Bedard agreed to do the right thing and return to the team that paid for him to rehab.[Read More…]

Cubs Tender Everyone, Sign Jeff Baker

As noted in the comments, yesterday the Chicago Cubs agreed to a one-year deal with Jeff Baker. The utility infielder will make $1.175 million next year. He mashes lefties, but[Read More…]

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