Archive for 2010

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…]


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…]

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…]

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