January 2011

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Cubs Sign Braden Looper

Cubs Sign Braden Looper

Another day, another minor league deal and Spring Training invite. This to former Chicago Cub rumor target, pitcher Braden Looper. You may recall that the Cubs expressed some interest in Looper last year, before he ultimately sat out the 2010 season. He was pretty rough in 2009 – 5.22 ERA as a starter for the […]

Lukewarm Stove: Cubs Looking at Veteran Middle Infielders

Lukewarm Stove: Cubs Looking at Veteran Middle Infielders

As things stand, Darwin Barney is slated to be the Cubs’ primary middle infield backup, other than Jeff Baker (who’s more of a 2B/3B guy). But the Cubs may not be content to stand pat, and instead may seek to add a veteran who can play shortstop to back up Starlin Castro. In his weekly […]

Another Familiar Face Returns: Cubs Sign Todd Wellemeyer

Another Familiar Face Returns: Cubs Sign Todd Wellemeyer

If you are a former top Chicago Cubs prospect that never quite lived up to expectations, now is your time to come home. Mark Pawalek, I’ve got your ticket when you’re ready. Fresh on the heels of signing Luis Montanez to a minor league contract with a Spring Training invite, today the Cubs signed former […]

Another Top Chicago Cubs Prospects List: Fangraphs

Another Top Chicago Cubs Prospects List: Fangraphs

In case you haven’t already received your fill of Chicago Cubs prospects lists, Fangraphs is at the ready with another – this one post-Garza, but pre-Gorzelanny trade. 1. Brett Jackson, OF 2. Trey McNutt, RHP 3. Chris Carpenter, RHP 4. Josh Vitters, 3B 5. Jay Jackson, RHP 6. Rafael Dolis, RHP 7. Hayden Simpson, RHP […]

2011 Major League Baseball Draft Order Finalized for First Round

2011 Major League Baseball Draft Order Finalized for First Round

Now that Carl Pavano, the last Type A free agent has signed, the order for the first round of this year’s first-year player draft is officially set. The Chicago Cubs will see the only benefit of their frustratingly bad 2010 campaign – they’ll pick 9th. The complete draft order is as follows: 1. Pittsburgh Pirates […]