Archive for January, 2011

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