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New Year’s Eve Doesn’t Scuttle the Rumor Mill and Other Bullets

New Year’s Eve Doesn’t Scuttle the Rumor Mill and Other Bullets

Matt Garza rumors continue, Anthony Rizzo remains a target, more details on Albert Pujols’ contract, the Nationals might be targeting Prince Fielder, and it’s been a long, good year at BN.

Chicago Cubs Sign Two Cuban Prospects: Yasiel Balaguert and Carlos Martinez

Chicago Cubs Sign Two Cuban Prospects: Yasiel Balaguert and Carlos Martinez

They aren’t the Cubans you’ve been hearing about, but they could be legitimate prospects.

Obsessive Prince Fielder Watch: Scott Boras is Working Hard

Obsessive Prince Fielder Watch: Scott Boras is Working Hard

From the sound of things, Boras and his client are not getting the offers they expected.

by December 30, 2011 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
2011 Minor League Superlatives for Chicago Cubs Prospects

2011 Minor League Superlatives for Chicago Cubs Prospects

A handful of Chicago Cubs prospects collect some imaginary hardware.

by December 30, 2011 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
It Turns Out It Was the Time for Bold Changes and Other Bullets

It Turns Out It Was the Time for Bold Changes and Other Bullets

Notable quotes from the year has a startling omission. Jed Hoyer is a daddy, Bryan LaHair is VWL pitching’s daddy, Albert Pujols is the Angels’ daddy, and a little girl doesn’t much like her daddy.

by December 30, 2011 Chicago Cubs News, MLB News and Rumors
Blackout Cubbetry: Ryan Braun’s Relationship

Blackout Cubbetry: Ryan Braun’s Relationship

Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers supports his close friend, Ryan Braun.

by December 29, 2011 Cubs Humor
Lukewarm Stove: Byrd, Lidge, Garza, Jackson, Wood, Marmol, Callaspo Marshall

Lukewarm Stove: Byrd, Lidge, Garza, Jackson, Wood, Marmol, Callaspo Marshall

It turns out there’s still plenty to discuss on the Lukewarm Stove, include bits on Marlon Byrd, Kerry Wood, Carlos Marmol, Brad Lidge, Edwin Jackson, and much more.

by December 29, 2011 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
Is Matt Garza Going to Be Traded Today?

Is Matt Garza Going to Be Traded Today?

There’s a great deal of smoke surrounding these Matt Garza trade talks, but with so many teams still involved, and the stakes so high for both sides in a trade, anything could happen.

by December 29, 2011 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
Carlos Zambrano Takes a Step Back in Venezuela and Other Bullets

Carlos Zambrano Takes a Step Back in Venezuela and Other Bullets

Z’s second post-facial injury start was not great, the 2011 Cubs were bad, Wrigley Field caught fire, and Tom Ricketts looks forward to the future.

by December 29, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
The Latest on Matt Garza Trade Talks, and the Possibility of an Extension

The Latest on Matt Garza Trade Talks, and the Possibility of an Extension

Trade talks are both serious and ongoing, but how likely is Garza to actually be moved? If he’s not moved, is there another option?

by December 28, 2011 Analysis and Commentary, Chicago Cubs Rumors
Obsessive Prince Fielder Watch: Talk of a Very Short-Term Deal is “Delusional”

Obsessive Prince Fielder Watch: Talk of a Very Short-Term Deal is “Delusional”

Even if Fielder would take a three-year deal, would the Cubs want to make that kind of offer?

by December 28, 2011 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
Ronald Torreyes and Dave Sappelt Are Chicago Cubs Prospects

Ronald Torreyes and Dave Sappelt Are Chicago Cubs Prospects

A closer look at the two newest Chicago Cubs prospects, outfielder Dave Sappelt and second baseman Ronald Torreyes.

by December 28, 2011 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
Reed Johnson Loves Cubs Fans and Other Bullets

Reed Johnson Loves Cubs Fans and Other Bullets

The reserve outfielder is optimistic about 2012. Jed Hoyer was brilliant in San Diego, the Cubs’ payroll was one of few decliners last year, and Manny Corpas’ deal with the Cubs is pretty reasonable.

by December 28, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
Lukewarm Stove: Byrd, Garza, Fielder, Soto, Rizzo, Cespedes, Barney, LaHair

Lukewarm Stove: Byrd, Garza, Fielder, Soto, Rizzo, Cespedes, Barney, LaHair

The latest Cubs rumors are heavy on the “sell side” of the equation.

by December 27, 2011 Chicago Cubs Rumors
The Latest on Cuban Outfielders Yoenis Cespedes and Jorge Soler

The Latest on Cuban Outfielders Yoenis Cespedes and Jorge Soler

The Cubs remain interested in both players, and free agency is coming soon for each. But are some of the other large market clubs still in on Cespedes?

by December 27, 2011 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
The Cubs’ Roster is Temporarily Filling Up and Other Bullets

The Cubs’ Roster is Temporarily Filling Up and Other Bullets

With two new pitchers on the 40-man, the Cubs are running out of room. For now. Jeff Samardzija may get a crack at the rotation, Matt Dorey is excited about the Cubs, and Carlos Zambrano is “Bush League.”

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