January 2011

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A Couple Tidbits on the Braden Looper Contract

A Couple Tidbits on the Braden Looper Contract

Late last week, the Chicago Cubs signed pitcher Braden Looper – who took off the 2010 season, presumably to tour the beaches of Europe and find himself – to a minor league deal, and invited him to Spring Training. Today, Jerry Crasnick reports that the contract is a $1 million deal, if Looper makes the […]

Cubs Color Man Spot Down to Dave Otto and Keith Moreland

Cubs Color Man Spot Down to Dave Otto and Keith Moreland

The race to join Pat Hughes in the radio booth is down to just two, and the final decision is expected before the beginning of Spring Training. WGN general manager Tom Langmyer said he hopes to announce a replacement before spring training starts. Our industry sources tell us Keith Moreland and Dave Otto appear to […]

Looks Like Some Players Are Getting New Cubs License Plates

Looks Like Some Players Are Getting New Cubs License Plates

With the announcement that the State of Illinois would be offering Chicago Cubs license plates, a number of diehard Cubs fans will finally be able to show off their fandom just north of their bumper. And Cubs fans aren’t the only ones taking advantage of the program. Bleacher Nation has learned that a number of […]

With Augie Ojeda in Tow, the Chicago Cubs Spring Invitee List is the Tops

With Augie Ojeda in Tow, the Chicago Cubs Spring Invitee List is the Tops

I defy you to find a more hilariously nostalgic Spring Training non-roster invitation list than that of the Chicago Cubs. Yesterday, the Cubs added light-hitting, heavy-gloving former Cub Augie Ojeda to the list – and anything Augie touches turns to gold. That’s precisely what the list is: gold. Augie Ojeda – former Cub, never particularly […]