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Dusty Baker Is Afraid of the Chicago Cubs

Dusty Baker Is Afraid of the Chicago Cubs

It’s ok to admit it. Dusty Baker’s success with the Cincinnati Reds last year kind of roiled you. Sure, the success wasn’t much different than he saw with the Cubs,[Read More…]

by February 9, 2011 Chicago Cubs News, MLB News and Rumors
All the Ways You Can Get 2011 Chicago Cubs Tickets

All the Ways You Can Get 2011 Chicago Cubs Tickets

Well, all the official ways, anyway – and assuming you don’t want to check out the view from the Wrigley Rooftops. Single game tickets go on sale February 25th on[Read More…]

by February 8, 2011 Chicago Cubs News

Baseball Prospectus Thinks the Chicago Cubs Will Suck in 2011

It’s the time of year that player and team predictions start trickling out. Most are just some blowhard’s thoughts on a team he rarely watches (for example, BN’s annual and[Read More…]

by February 8, 2011 Chicago Cubs News, MLB News and Rumors

Chicago Cubs 2011 Spring Training Broadcast Schedule

This year’s Spring Training broadcast schedule – i.e., when you can catch the Cubs on TV and radio – is out thanks to Cubs.com. You’ll be able to catch the[Read More…]

by February 8, 2011 Chicago Cubs News

Probably Irrelevant Michael Young Watch: He’s Officially Requested a Trade

Just in case the Michael Young drama somehow ends up impacting the Chicago Cubs – they could use an upgrade at second base, after all – it’s worth passing along[Read More…]

by February 7, 2011 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
Lukewarm Stove: Michael Young Likely to Be Traded

Lukewarm Stove: Michael Young Likely to Be Traded

Michael Young has finally had enough of his ever-changing role in Texas – shortstop? third base? second base? first base? DH? – and he’s ready to move on. Surely the[Read More…]

by February 7, 2011 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
PROTIP: If You’re Going to Graffiti, Bring a Dictionary

PROTIP: If You’re Going to Graffiti, Bring a Dictionary

The statue of Harry Caray, for whatever reason, is a seemingly constant target of vandalism. Perhaps it was Harry’s jovial nature or the fact that some folks just *have* to[Read More…]

by February 7, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
Cardinals Think Albert Pujols Wants Too Much Money

Cardinals Think Albert Pujols Wants Too Much Money

We are but a couple weeks away from Albert Pujols’ self-imposed contract extension deadline, the start of Spring Training. Pujols is a free agent after the 2011 season, and if[Read More…]

by February 6, 2011 Chicago Cubs News, MLB News and Rumors

New Pitching Coach Mark Riggins Hates the Towel Drill As Much As You Do

An often unfactored loss this offseason, when contemplating the Chicago Cubs’ expected 2011 performance, is the loss of pitching coach Larry Rothschild, who headed off to join the Yankees after[Read More…]

by February 6, 2011 Chicago Cubs News

The Cubs Aren’t the Only Team Welcoming Back Familiar Faces

As I noted on Twitter last night, the Cardinals have signed former star (and former Cub – or have you already suppressed that memory?) Jim Edmonds to a minor league[Read More…]

by February 5, 2011 Chicago Cubs News, MLB News and Rumors
Cubs Are Close to Long-Term Deal with Carlos Marmol

Cubs Are Close to Long-Term Deal with Carlos Marmol

The Chicago Cubs and closer Carlos Marmol have been working on a long-term deal for a few weeks now. The two sides would like to reach an agreement in lieu[Read More…]

by February 4, 2011 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors
Are the Chicago Cubs the Most Likely Destination for Albert Pujols if He Becomes a Free Agent?

Are the Chicago Cubs the Most Likely Destination for Albert Pujols if He Becomes a Free Agent?

The St. Louis Cardinals and star first baseman Albert Pujols are running out of time to negotiate an extension beyond the 2011 season, if Pujols’ stated negotiating deadline is to[Read More…]

by February 3, 2011 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
Lukewarm Stove: Bruce Levine Bullets

Lukewarm Stove: Bruce Levine Bullets

With Spring Training just around the corner, the rumor season is heading into a reduced period. There will still be smaller signings here and there, and some trades happen as[Read More…]

by February 3, 2011 Chicago Cubs Rumors

While You’re In, Avoiding the Weather

Perhaps now would be a good time (WARNING: mini-solicitation to follow) to “like” Bleacher Nation on Facebook? Just go to that link. It gives you another place to get your[Read More…]

by February 2, 2011 Chicago Cubs News

The Wrigley Field Roof is Touring the Streets of Wrigleyville

As I noted last night on Twitter (follow me!), a piece of the roof at Wrigley Field tore off during the blizzard, scattering debris along the streets in the area.[Read More…]

by February 2, 2011 Chicago Cubs News

Lou Piniella Will Be Working for the Giants

Lou Piniella tearfully left baseball in August of last year, noting that it would be the last time he would put on a uniform. It was the end of an[Read More…]

by February 2, 2011 MLB News and Rumors

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