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Lukewarm Stove: Cubs “Have to Try” and Add a Starter Like Fausto Carmona

Lukewarm Stove: Cubs “Have to Try” and Add a Starter Like Fausto Carmona

There is no way to sugercoat the Zack Greinke trade and its effect on the NL Central – the Brewers are now formidable, in a division that was already looking[Read More…]

by December 21, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors

WGN Radio Extends Hughes Through 2015

Ron Santo may be gone, but Chicago Cubs fans will continue to hear one half of the duo they’ve come to love on WGN Radio for the past 15 years.[Read More…]

by December 21, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Lukewarm Stove: Rays Not Eager to Trade Matt Garza

Lukewarm Stove: Rays Not Eager to Trade Matt Garza

Despite there being an ample trade market for his services, the Tampa Bay Rays are not as eager as once thought to move young starter Matt Garza. The Rays have[Read More…]

by December 20, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors
The Chicago Cubs 2011 Top Prospects – Baseball Prospectus

The Chicago Cubs 2011 Top Prospects – Baseball Prospectus

With all of the Chicago Cubs trade rumors flying around this time of year, it’s a good time to take a look at the prospects whose names fly right around[Read More…]

Uh Oh: Zack Greinke Traded to Brewers

The Chicago Cubs weren’t going to acquire Zack Greinke, but we were hoping no other NL Central team would get him. Unfortunately, the Brewers just did. Former Cy Young Award[Read More…]

by December 19, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors

Return of Kerry Wood Could Mean Big Things for Andrew Cashner

We’ve already speculated that, with Kerry Wood setting up Carlos Marmol from the right side, Andrew Cashner would get a chance to move from the pen to the rotation (where[Read More…]

by December 18, 2010 Chicago Cubs News

Cubs and Giants Discussed Swapping Kosuke Fukudome and Aaron Rowand

In rumors that make no sense,¬†Jerry Crasnick is reporting that he’s heard the Chicago Cubs and San Francisco Giants have discussed swapping outfielders Kosuke Fukudome and Aaron Rowand in a[Read More…]

by December 17, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
Lukewarm Stove: Brandon Webb to Decide on a Team Soon

Lukewarm Stove: Brandon Webb to Decide on a Team Soon

It’s a very lukewarm Friday, apparently. One of the Chicago Cubs’ few free agent targets this offseason, Brandon Webb, is set to make his decision in the next few days.[Read More…]

by December 17, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors

Lukewarm Stove: Mets Want Gorzelanny

With the Cubs remaining active in the pitching market (Matt Garza, Brandon Webb), and with Kerry Wood now in the bullpen (making a rotation move for Andrew Cashner possible), the[Read More…]

by December 17, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Lukewarm Stove: Two Say Yankees Will Not Try to Trade for Carlos Zambrano

Lukewarm Stove: Two Say Yankees Will Not Try to Trade for Carlos Zambrano

While it remains unclear whether the Chicago Cubs would consider dealing starter Carlos Zambrano, and it remains unclear whether Zambrano would accept a trade should one be consummated, it’s becoming[Read More…]

by December 17, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors

Good News Feels Weird: Cubs Sign Kerry Wood

Kerry Wood is coming home. According to multiple reports, the Chicago Cubs have signed setup man Wood to a one-year, $1.5 million deal. There aren’t words to describe how excellent[Read More…]

by December 16, 2010 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors
Lukewarm Stove: Might the Cubs Consider Dealing Randy Wells or Tom Gorzelanny if They Land Matt Garza?

Lukewarm Stove: Might the Cubs Consider Dealing Randy Wells or Tom Gorzelanny if They Land Matt Garza?

The Chicago Cubs continue to pursue pitching options such as Tampa Bay starter Matt Garza, who is more likely to move now that Cliff Lee has signed. The question remains:[Read More…]

by December 16, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Lukewarm Stove: Yankees May Indeed Approach Cubs About Carlos Zambrano

Lukewarm Stove: Yankees May Indeed Approach Cubs About Carlos Zambrano

It was rumored yesterday that the New York Yankees might turn to guys like Carlos Zambrano in the wake of being rebuffed by Cliff Lee, and indeed, more sources are[Read More…]

by December 16, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors

2011 Spring Training Non-Roster Invitee List Expands

The Chicago Cubs’ non-roster invitee list has grown a bit since last check, and there are a couple more guys who will be vying for a bench or bullpen spot[Read More…]

by December 16, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Chicago Cubs Close to Deal with Kerry Wood

Chicago Cubs Close to Deal with Kerry Wood

Well this would be a very pleasant (moderate) surprise. The Cubs, who have a major need for a veteran right handed reliever are moving towards finalizing a deal with free[Read More…]

by December 16, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors

Hold on to Your Butts: The White Sox Have Made an Offer to Kerry Wood

Sit down and grab a paper bag. We hear from very good baseball sources that the White Sox have made a two-year offer to free agent pitcher Kerry Wood. Wood[Read More…]

by December 15, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
Lukewarm Stove: Phillies Looking to Move Joe Blanton, Would Cubs Bite?

Lukewarm Stove: Phillies Looking to Move Joe Blanton, Would Cubs Bite?

In addition to the numerous other outgrowths of the Cliff Lee signing, the Phillies are looking to dump their current fifth starter, Joe Blanton. Would the Chicago Cubs be interested[Read More…]

by December 15, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
Lukewarm Stove: Carlos Zambrano Trade Rumors Begin

Lukewarm Stove: Carlos Zambrano Trade Rumors Begin

As I predicted yesterday, Cliff Lee going to the Phillies is going to be the genesis of a great deal of action – and a great deal of gum-flappin’. Specifically,[Read More…]

by December 15, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Brace Yourself: Mark Prior Is Not Coming Back to the Cubs

Brace Yourself: Mark Prior Is Not Coming Back to the Cubs

It was easy to get excited about the prospect of former Chicago Cubs employee Mark Prior returning to the club who paid him so much for such a questionable attitude[Read More…]

by December 15, 2010 Chicago Cubs News, MLB News and Rumors
2011 Chicago Cubs Spring Training Game Schedule is Here

2011 Chicago Cubs Spring Training Game Schedule is Here

The Chicago Cubs have officially released their 35-game 2011 Spring Training schedule, though many of the games were already known. Among the highlights: the opener is February 27 against the[Read More…]

by December 15, 2010 Chicago Cubs News

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