Archive for December, 2010

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…]

You Can Cross Adam Dunn Off the List

Granted, the Cubs crossed him off weeks ago, but his name kept popping up in connection with the team. Nevertheless, they never made an offer, and today, Dunn signed a[Read More…]

by December 2, 2010 Chicago Cubs News