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Archive for December, 2010

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…]

by December 7, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
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…]

by December 6, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
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…]

by December 6, 2010 Analysis and Commentary, Chicago Cubs News
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…]

by December 5, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors

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…]

by December 5, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors

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