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Archive for January, 2011

Lukewarm Stove: Cubs May Look at a Guy Like Orlando Cabrera

Lukewarm Stove: Cubs May Look at a Guy Like Orlando Cabrera

With the rotation packed and the starting lineup set, the Chicago Cubs have little to do in the way of tinkering with their roster before Opening Day – but tinker[Read More…]

by January 20, 2011 Chicago Cubs Rumors

Happy and Sad Personal News for Chicago Cubs

You take the good with the bad, I suppose, and yesterday, the Chicago Cubs family got a bit of each. On the sad end, Alfonso Soriano’s mother passed away suddenly[Read More…]

by January 20, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
Cubs Sign Lost Friend, Luis Montanez

Cubs Sign Lost Friend, Luis Montanez

In 2000, the Chicago cubs drafted high upside youngster Luis Montanez third overall. That was the pinnacle of Montanez’s career. He bounced around the minors for a number of years[Read More…]

The Cubs Just Secured a Top Prospect: Matt Szczur

The Cubs Just Secured a Top Prospect: Matt Szczur

The Chicago Cubs’ thinning prospect corps just received a shot in the arm when Villanova wide receiver Matt Szczur, drafted by the Cubs in the 5th round last year, but[Read More…]

Carlos Marmol Wants $5.65 Million, Cubs Offer $4.1 Million

Carlos Marmol Wants $5.65 Million, Cubs Offer $4.1 Million

It’s amazing how it seems that, every year, when speculating on what a guy will receive in arbitration, fans are collectively able to nail the approximate mid-point of what a[Read More…]

by January 19, 2011 Chicago Cubs News

A Word on the Sean Marshall Deal

As reported yesterday, the Chicago Cubs have bought out Sean Marshall’s remaining two years of arbitration for $4.7 million – $1.6 million in 2011, and $3.1 million in 2012. After[Read More…]

by January 19, 2011 Chicago Cubs News

Milton Bradley Arrested For Felony

I’m of the mind that it’s healthy to leave Milton Bradley in the past, and any perverse pleasure we may find in seeing him fail is better left in private[Read More…]

by January 18, 2011 MLB News and Rumors

Cubs Avoid Arbitration with Garza and Marshall

The Chicago Cubs have announced that they’ve successfully avoided¬†arbitration with Matt Garza and Sean Marshall, in addition to Geovany¬†Soto (reported a few days ago) and Tom Gorzelanny (not long for[Read More…]

by January 18, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
Mike Quade Sounds Prepared to Put Up with Some Crap From Carlos Zambrano

Mike Quade Sounds Prepared to Put Up with Some Crap From Carlos Zambrano

One of the most attractive things about Lou Piniella when he was signed was his reputation as being a guy who wasn’t going to put up with any of the[Read More…]

Graham Hicks Rounds Out Tom Gorzelanny Trade

In addition to outfielder Michael Burgess and righty A.J. Morris, the Cubs will receive 20-year old lefty Graham Hicks from the Washington Nationals in exchange for Tom Gorzelanny. Hicks was[Read More…]

Report: Cubs Trade Gorzelanny to Nationals

The Chicago Cubs have done what was expected for weeks, trading lefty Tom Gorzelanny to the Nationals for three prospects, two pitchers and an outfielder, according to Bruce Levine. It[Read More…]

Carlos Silva Guarantees Himself a Rotation Spot

Carlos Silva Guarantees Himself a Rotation Spot

Is Carlos Silva impressively confident, or embarrassingly delusional? I’m not quite sure. But I am sure that the Chicago Cubs’ rotation prospects are looking both bright and crowded these days.[Read More…]

by January 17, 2011 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors
Lukewarm Stove: Plenty of Interest in Tom Gorzelanny

Lukewarm Stove: Plenty of Interest in Tom Gorzelanny

The starting pitching glut continues to threaten Tom Gorzelanny’s existence as a Chicago Cub, and, indeed, the Cubs are hearing from a number of teams about the lefty. The Washington[Read More…]

by January 17, 2011 Chicago Cubs Rumors

2011 Cubs Convention Notes So Far

A quick rundown of a few newsworthy tidbits from this weekend’s Cubs Convention (larger news items will get a stand-alone article – like Carlos Silva suggesting he will definitely win[Read More…]

by January 16, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
Cardinals Prepare to Test the Limits of Their Voodoo Magic

Cardinals Prepare to Test the Limits of Their Voodoo Magic

We all know that the St. Louis Cardinals endeavored deep into the darkness of the Caribbean only to emerge after learning the secrets of the undead, the unholy, and the[Read More…]

by January 15, 2011 Chicago Cubs News, MLB News and Rumors

Cubs Sign Geovany Soto to $3 Million Deal

The Chicago Cubs have avoided arbitration with one of their tougher signs, taking care of catcher Geovany Soto for $3 million – basically in the ballpark of what he was[Read More…]

Even Randy Wells Has Bought into the “Randy Wells Was Terrible in 2010″ Story

Even Randy Wells Has Bought into the “Randy Wells Was Terrible in 2010″ Story

As extensively analyzed last week, Randy Wells was probably not quite as bad last year as it initially appeared. He was a little less lucky, a little less precise, and[Read More…]

by January 14, 2011 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors
Lukewarm Stove: Tom Gorzelanny is Available

Lukewarm Stove: Tom Gorzelanny is Available

As mentioned yesterday, the Chicago Cubs face a starting pitcher crunch. With no fewer than five guys for two back-end rotation spots, something’s got to give. And at a Cubs[Read More…]

by January 13, 2011 Chicago Cubs Rumors

New Cub Fernando Perez is Not Happy With Me, And He’s Probably Right

Sometimes the anonymity of the Internet creates a false sense of importance. Unfortunately for me, it also creates a false sense of unimportance. As some of you know, I occasionally[Read More…]

by January 12, 2011 Cublogoverse

Cubs Avoid Arbitration with Koyie Hill, Sign Reed Johnson to Minor League Deal

Today the Chicago Cubs made a couple of minor moves. First, they avoided arbitration with back-up catcher Koyie Hill, signing him to a one-year, $850k contract. That’s right: Hill received[Read More…]

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