Archive for February, 2011


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…]

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…]


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
Report: Albert Pujols to Announce Tuesday that Contract Discussions Are Over

Report: Albert Pujols to Announce Tuesday that Contract Discussions Are Over

Albert Pujols’ pre-free agency version of The Decision is set to conclude on Tuesday, according to┬áBob Nightengale. Pujols has rejected a contract extension from the Cardinals, a source close to[Read More…]

by February 14, 2011 Chicago Cubs News, MLB News and Rumors
Pitchers and Catchers: REPORT

Pitchers and Catchers: REPORT

For whatever reason, hearing that pitchers and catchers are reporting to Spring Training, in addition to getting me irrationally excited, also makes me think of “Wonder Twin powers: activate!” Pitchers[Read More…]

by February 13, 2011 Chicago Cubs News

Did the Rangers and Cubs Discuss a Michael Young Trade?

This week, the Texas Rangers went from we-aren’t-trading-Michael-Young to we-have-to-trade-Michael-Young back to we-aren’t-trading-Michael-Young, all in the span of a few days. It is safe to assume that the book-ends of[Read More…]

by February 12, 2011 Chicago Cubs Rumors

Carlos Marmol Has Taken His Pre-Extension Physical

Very little content to offer right now, but because he’s an important player – and the last remaining arbitration-eligible Cub – it’s still worth sharing: today, Carlos Marmol took his[Read More…]

by February 12, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
The White Sox Are the Only Relevant Baseball Team in Chicago

The White Sox Are the Only Relevant Baseball Team in Chicago

Few articles require no introduction, and indeed – where ridiculous enough – no fisking. To wit: Beginning next week and playing out all summer long, the only relevant baseball team[Read More…]

by February 12, 2011 Chicago Cubs News