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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
Alfonso Soriano’s Contract is the Worst $100 Million Contract of All Time

Alfonso Soriano’s Contract is the Worst $100 Million Contract of All Time

You won’t find a Chicago Cubs fan who doesn’t hate Alfonso Soriano’s current deal. Sure, it was exciting to – for once – land the preeminent free agent on the[Read More…]

by December 14, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Lukewarm Stove: Kerry Wood Thinking of His Family

Lukewarm Stove: Kerry Wood Thinking of His Family

Kerry Wood opened the door ever so slightly this weekend to a return to the Chicago Cubs. At Ryan Dempster’s charity even on Friday, Wood told the Chicago Tribune that[Read More…]

by December 14, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Aw, Hamburgers: Cliff Lee to Sign With Phillies

Aw, Hamburgers: Cliff Lee to Sign With Phillies

According to multiple reports, Cliff Lee is set to sign with the Philadelphia Phillies for something in the neighborhood of 5 years and $120 million. Setting aside for the moment[Read More…]

by December 14, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
Carlos Pena: Likeable Dude

Carlos Pena: Likeable Dude

New Chicago Cubs’ first baseman Carlos Pena has some big shoes to fill. Derrek Lee was the man at first for more than half of the 2000s before he was[Read More…]

Lukewarm Stove: Brandon Webb is Keeping His Options Open

Lukewarm Stove: Brandon Webb is Keeping His Options Open

Like a hot girl who keeps a couple back-up guys at the ready, Brandon Webb is going to take his time and consider all comers before landing on a team.[Read More…]

by December 13, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Some Cubs Clearly Care More than Others

Some Cubs Clearly Care More than Others

I’m at least partially kidding. But several Chicago Cubs are already working out in anticipation of the 2011 season at “Camp Colvin,” an offseason workout camp in Mesa, Arizona, named[Read More…]

Lukewarm Stove: Cliff Lee Matters to the Chicago Cubs

Lukewarm Stove: Cliff Lee Matters to the Chicago Cubs

Cliff Lee’s impending decision will affect the Chicago Cubs, even though they are not in on the free agent ace. Multiple reports have Lee down to the New York Yankees[Read More…]

by December 12, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Lukewarm Stove: Process of Evaluating Brandon Webb Continues

Lukewarm Stove: Process of Evaluating Brandon Webb Continues

Though Matt Garza is the most exciting Cubs’ target this offseason, he isn’t the one with a Cy Young on his mantle. And that guy, Brandon Webb, is still on[Read More…]

by December 12, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Blackout Cubbetry: We Love You, Ronnie

Blackout Cubbetry: We Love You, Ronnie

by December 11, 2010 Chicago Cubs News

Just to Add a Little Wood to the Matt Garza Fire

Another source says (1) the Tampa Bay rays are “certain” to trade Matt Garza this winter, and (2) probably to the Chicago Cubs, according to¬†Ed Price. Unfortunately for Cubs fans,[Read More…]

by December 10, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors
What Do You Know – Some Teams Have Asked About Carlos Zambrano

What Do You Know – Some Teams Have Asked About Carlos Zambrano

There was a time – oh, say, July – when the collective thought of Chicago Cubs fans and management, alike, went something like this: “How are we ever going to[Read More…]

by December 10, 2010 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors
Lukewarm Stove: So What’s the Deal with the Matt Garza Trade?

Lukewarm Stove: So What’s the Deal with the Matt Garza Trade?

The Chicago Cubs were close to a deal for Tampa Bay starter Matt Garza yesterday, and then… nothing happened. Obviously 95% of trades that are discussed never actually happen. But[Read More…]

by December 10, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Lukewarm Stove: Cubs Still After Brandon Webb

Lukewarm Stove: Cubs Still After Brandon Webb

Even as other deals flounder, change, and ultimately die, there’s no doubt about one Chicago Cubs move: they want Brandon Webb. Brandon Webb remains their No. 1¬†target, and the Cubs[Read More…]

by December 10, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors

Rule 5 Draft is Much Ado About Nothing for Cubs

Rarely is a non-event good news in the world of the Chicago Cubs (“why didn’t Hendry sign that guy? why didn’t he make that trade? why haven’t the Cubs won[Read More…]

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