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Archive for December, 2010

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...]

by December 3, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors

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...]

by December 3, 2010 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Transactions

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
Lukewarm Stove: Rockies Aggressively Pursuing Lance Berkman

Lukewarm Stove: Rockies Aggressively Pursuing Lance Berkman

Free agent Lance Berkman has said as many as eight teams are pursuing him this winter, one of whom is the Chicago Cubs, who need a first baseman. None have[Read More...]

by December 2, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
Cubs Expected to Tender Contracts to All Arbitration Eligibles – Yes, Including Koyie Hill

Cubs Expected to Tender Contracts to All Arbitration Eligibles – Yes, Including Koyie Hill

Today is the deadline for teams to tender contracts to their arbitration eligible players (generally, those players with three to five years’ of service time). The Chicago Cubs have six[Read More...]

Lukewarm Stove: Lance Berkman Will Cost $7 Million, Adam Dunn Wants $60 Million

Lukewarm Stove: Lance Berkman Will Cost $7 Million, Adam Dunn Wants $60 Million

A couple of free agent first baseman – Adam Dunn and Lance Berkman have dollar figure expectations trickling out, and they aren’t out of line with what you’d expect them[Read More...]

by December 1, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
Starlin Castro is Doing Some Defensive After-School Studying

Starlin Castro is Doing Some Defensive After-School Studying

By almost all measures, Starlin Castro’s rookie season was a success. He hit well enough for shortstop, he ran the bases adequately, and he provided a spark (back when providing[Read More...]

by December 1, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Lukewarm Stove: A Couple Bullpen Bits

Lukewarm Stove: A Couple Bullpen Bits

The Chicago Cubs continue to look as possible relievers to add to the mix for 2011. You can add Jesse Crain to the list of guys the Cubs are considering.[Read More...]

by December 1, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors

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