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Archive for February, 2011

Positional Players Report, And Other Spring Training Bullets

This is starting to feel like a regular feature… Pitchers and catchers reported to Spring Training earlier this week, and today is the reporting date for everyone else – though[Read More…]

by February 18, 2011 Chicago Cubs News

Humorous Take on Alfonso Soriano’s Contract

The Onion suggests a method for dealing with Alfonso Soriano’s cripplingly large contract. Emphasis on cripple. Thanks to reader Brent for the find. Onion SportsDome

by February 17, 2011 Cubs Humor

Allow Your Albert Pujols Fantasies to Run Wild for a Day or Two

Now that Albert Pujols will officially (more like theoretically) become a free agent at season’s end, you can go ahead and do it. You know you want to. Indulge yourself. You’re[Read More…]

by February 17, 2011 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
Marlon Byrd is Beefy, But It’s All Supplements and Exercise

Marlon Byrd is Beefy, But It’s All Supplements and Exercise

Chicago Cubs center fielder Marlon Byrd is a thick, hulking dude. And if he had the power numbers of an Albert Pujols or Alex Rodriguez, or say, Jose Bautista, people[Read More…]

by February 17, 2011 Chicago Cubs News

Keith Moreland to Join Pat Hughes in the WGN Radio Booth

Today, WGN Radio and the Chicago Cubs announced that former Cub Keith Moreland will take Ron Santo’s spot as Pat Hughes’ partner broadcasting Cubs games on WGN Radio. The announcement[Read More…]

by February 16, 2011 Chicago Cubs News

Sources: Albert Pujols Deadline Expected to Pass with No Deal

Albert Pujols’ totally arbitrary extension deadline – a hypothetical extension on a deal not set to expire for another 8 months – is one hour away. Feel those goosebumps? Well,[Read More…]

by February 16, 2011 Chicago Cubs News, MLB News and Rumors

More Spring Training Bullets

I know, I know – you’re being inundated with bullet posts. If you hate them, let me know. But for now, they seem to be the most efficient and thoughtful way of[Read More…]

by February 16, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
Randy Wells Is Not the Partier You Might Think Him to Be

Randy Wells Is Not the Partier You Might Think Him to Be

Randy Wells, who should be guaranteed a rotation spot but is not, says he was treated unfairly by the media last year, who painted him as a bit of a partier.[Read More…]

by February 16, 2011 Chicago Cubs News

The Albert Pujols Deadline is Today at Noon – And Related Notes

Your daily Albert Pujols digest: Pujols’ self-imposed deadline first was yesterday before being extended by agreement with the Cardinals (which remains profoundly bizarre – what, if Pujols wants to discuss[Read More…]

by February 16, 2011 Chicago Cubs News, MLB News and Rumors

Cubs Trade Prospect Tony Thomas to Red Sox for Reliever Robert Coello

Today the Chicago Cubs made a minor move, dealing second base prospect Tony Thomas to the Boston Red Sox for relief prospect Robert Coello, who was recently designated for assignment.[Read More…]

Following in LeBron’s Footsteps, Albert Pujols to Make ‘The Decision’

Following in LeBron’s Footsteps, Albert Pujols to Make ‘The Decision’

You knew it would come to this.

by February 15, 2011 Cubs Humor
Leading Off: Kosuke Fukudome?

Leading Off: Kosuke Fukudome?

In recent years, Chicago Cubs fans have come to dwell on “the lineup” much more than most. Geovany Soto is hitting WHERE? Aramis Ramirez is still batting WHERE?! It is[Read More…]

by February 15, 2011 Analysis and Commentary, Chicago Cubs News

Spring Training Tidbits Aplenty – And an Albert Pujols Note

Spring Training is but a day old – pitchers and catchers reported yesterday; the positional reporting date is February 18, though many are already in camp – but there are[Read More…]

by February 15, 2011 Chicago Cubs News, MLB News and Rumors
Never Count Him Out, But Angel Guzman Will Not Break Camp With the Big Club

Never Count Him Out, But Angel Guzman Will Not Break Camp With the Big Club

Chicago Cubs reliever Angel Guzman has had a cruel, if moderately successful professional career. For years, he was the top pitching prospect in the Cubs’ system – by way of[Read More…]

by February 15, 2011 Chicago Cubs News

Cubs and Carlos Marmol Agree to Three Year Extension

As expected, the Chicago Cubs and Carlos Marmol today agreed to a three-year extension, which buys out his final two years of arbitration and first year of free agency. We’re[Read More…]

by February 14, 2011 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Transactions
Mike Quade is Ready for Scrutiny, Speaking in Third Person

Mike Quade is Ready for Scrutiny, Speaking in Third Person

When Jim Hendry announced that interim manager Mike Quade, a career minor league manager and big league bench coach, would be taking over as the next manager of the Chicago[Read More…]

by February 14, 2011 Chicago Cubs News

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