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Archive for January, 2011

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…]

Lukewarm Stove: Cubs Rotation, Ins and Outs

Lukewarm Stove: Cubs Rotation, Ins and Outs

As expected, the addition of Matt Garza has thrown the expected Chicago Cubs’ rotation into a bit of a tizzy. We know that the front three will be some combination[Read More…]

by January 12, 2011 Chicago Cubs Rumors

2011 Cubs Convention Lineup: Includes Matt Garza and Carlos Pena

New Cubs Matt Garza and Carlos Pena, and recently-returned Cub Kerry Wood, will be at this weekend’s Cubs Convention, together with a number of other Cubs stars. And, of course,[Read More…]

by January 12, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
The Cubs Sent Chris Archer to the Rays Because of the Texas Rangers

The Cubs Sent Chris Archer to the Rays Because of the Texas Rangers

Some more details on how the Matt Garza trade played out, and why it came to fruition when it did. It sounds like it wasn’t the Cubs turning up the[Read More…]

by January 11, 2011 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors

Chicago Cubs Get Creative With Ticket Packages

If you wanted to buy a bundle of tickets to Chicago Cubs games this year, but don’t have season tickets, and don’t want to go a la carte, you can[Read More…]

by January 11, 2011 Chicago Cubs News

Max Ramirez is a Chicago Cub

This weekend the Chicago Cubs lost a catching prospect (Robinson Chirinos), and today they claimed one off waivers from the Red Sox. Max Ramirez, 26, actually isn’t much of a[Read More…]

What the Matt Garza Trade Means for the Chicago Cubs

What the Matt Garza Trade Means for the Chicago Cubs

As you no doubt know by now, this weekend the Chicago Cubs finalized a trade that sent prospects Chris Archer, Hak-Ju Lee, Brandon Guyer, Robinson Chirinos and (non-prospect) Sam Fuld[Read More…]

Jim Hendry and Matt Garza in Quotes

Jim Hendry and Matt Garza in Quotes

Chicago Cubs GM Jim Hendry and new Cub Matt Garza spoke to the media this weekend about the pitcher’s acquisition, and about his future with the Cubs – both immediate[Read More…]

by January 10, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
Blackout Cubbetry: Matt Garza is a Chicago Cub

Blackout Cubbetry: Matt Garza is a Chicago Cub

by January 9, 2011 Chicago Cubs News, Cubs Humor

Zach Rosscup is the Pitching Prospect in the Matt Garza Deal

The Chicago Cubs and Tampa Bay Rays finalized the Matt Garza deal today, and the mystery pitcher in the deal is young Zach Rosscup, the Rays’ 28th round pick in[Read More…]

Fernando Perez is the Outfielder in the Garza Deal, and at Least He’s Funny

Fernando Perez has, himself, confirmed that he’s being sent to the Chicago Cubs in the Matt Garza deal. The 27-year-old outfielder has not been particularly productive over the last two[Read More…]

by January 8, 2011 Chicago Cubs News, Cubs Humor

Report: Cubs Trade Archer, Lee, Guyer, Chirinos for Garza and Prospects

Bruce Levine is reporting that the Chicago Cubs have officially traded for Matt Garza, sending top pitching prospect Chris Archer, top infield prospect Hak-Ju Lee, last year’s positional player of the year Brandon[Read More…]

by January 7, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
Neither Mark Grace Nor Rick Sutcliffe Likely to Take Over as Pat Hughes’ Partner

Neither Mark Grace Nor Rick Sutcliffe Likely to Take Over as Pat Hughes’ Partner

The search to join the WGN Radio booth with Pat Hughes for the 2011 season (“replace Ron Santo” just doesn’t sound right) is still on, but a couple names Cubs[Read More…]

by January 7, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
2011 Cubs Convention Schedule

2011 Cubs Convention Schedule

In case you’re headed to the 2011 Cubs Convention, beginning January 14, or in case you’re thinking of going, here’s a top-heavy sampling of what you can expect (aside from[Read More…]

by January 7, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
Baseball America Offers a Comprehensive Cubs Prospect Treatment

Baseball America Offers a Comprehensive Cubs Prospect Treatment

In addition to offering a top ten list of Chicago Cubs prospects, Baseball America also offers a comprehensive evaluation of the system, which I would encourage you to read. Among[Read More…]

by January 7, 2011 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects

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