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Trade Deadline Blogathon: Hour Three

Trade Deadline Blogathon: Hour Three

The second update on 24 straight hours of blogging up to the trade deadline.

by July 30, 2011 Chicago Cubs Rumors, Meta
Buster Olney Reporting Cubs Won’t Trade Carlos Pena

Buster Olney Reporting Cubs Won’t Trade Carlos Pena

Worse, it’s not because they can’t find a taker. It’s because they’re refusing to move him.

by July 30, 2011 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Watch Matt Holliday’s Bush League Slide Into Starlin Castro

Watch Matt Holliday’s Bush League Slide Into Starlin Castro

It should have been called interference, and worse, it really could have injured Starlin Castro.

by July 30, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
Report: Ubaldo Jimenez to the Cleveland Indians (UPDATED: It’s Happening)

Report: Ubaldo Jimenez to the Cleveland Indians (UPDATED: It’s Happening)

Not the New York Yankees or Boston Red Sox, but the Cleveland Indians. Must be nice and enjoyable for their fans. Paying attention, Mr. Ricketts?

by July 30, 2011 MLB News and Rumors
MLB Trade Deadline Update: Around the League, and Impact to the Cubs

MLB Trade Deadline Update: Around the League, and Impact to the Cubs

What’s happening around baseball, and how it potentially affects the Chicago Cubs.

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 5, Cardinals 13 – July 30, 2011

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 5, Cardinals 13 – July 30, 2011

Five run lead? Pfft. No lead is too much for the Cubs to overcome! Er, I mean, blow.

by July 30, 2011 Enhanced Box Scores
Have the Cubs Pulled Carlos Pena and Marlon Byrd Off the Market?

Have the Cubs Pulled Carlos Pena and Marlon Byrd Off the Market?

There are reports floating around that the Cubs are not inclined to trade either Byrd or Pena. Why, Jim? Why?

by July 30, 2011 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Trade Deadline Blogathon: Hour One

Trade Deadline Blogathon: Hour One

The first update on 24 straight hours of blogging up to the trade deadline.

by July 30, 2011 Meta
Open Thread: Post All Trade Rumors and News Here Until the 24-Hour Trade Deadline Blogathon Begins

Open Thread: Post All Trade Rumors and News Here Until the 24-Hour Trade Deadline Blogathon Begins

I need beauty rest in advance of stupidly staying up for 24 hours straight to bring you massive amounts of trade rumor and news coverage.

by July 30, 2011 Meta
Rumor: Braves Considering Marlon Byrd

Rumor: Braves Considering Marlon Byrd

Finally, a Marlon Byrd rumor surfaces. The Braves might like him to fill their void in center field.

Is Aramis Ramirez Not Being Traded Because Jim Hendry is a Lame Duck?

Is Aramis Ramirez Not Being Traded Because Jim Hendry is a Lame Duck?

Both Ramirez and Hendry sought to clarify whether Ramirez would be traded yesterday, but each only muddied the waters further. So what’s really going on? I have some thoughts.

Andrew Cashner Will Save the Season and Other Bullets

Andrew Cashner Will Save the Season and Other Bullets

Andrew Cashner is set to throw off the mound today, Jim Hendry thinks a couple tweaks are in order, Mike Quade says good pitching is all you need, Tyler Colvin won’t be playing 1st any time soon, and Aramis Ramirez is insightful.

by July 30, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 2, Cardinals 9 – July 29, 2011

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 2, Cardinals 9 – July 29, 2011

That’s four straight losses against “real” teams.

by July 30, 2011 Enhanced Box Scores
Is Marlon Byrd the Next Cub to be Traded?

Is Marlon Byrd the Next Cub to be Traded?

Byrd has a great deal of value, and has previously been attached in rumors to a number of teams. And yesterday, when Fukudome left, Byrd said, “take me, too.”

by July 29, 2011 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Aramis Ramirez’s Agent Backtracks on Behalf of Ramirez; Cubs May Be Growing Weary

Aramis Ramirez’s Agent Backtracks on Behalf of Ramirez; Cubs May Be Growing Weary

Soon after Ramirez said he’d consider accepting a trade, Paul Kinzer says Ramirez’s message came out wrong. The Cubs may be growing frustrated about the situation.

by July 29, 2011 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Rumor: Cubs Finding it Exceedingly Difficult to Move Carlos Zambrano

Rumor: Cubs Finding it Exceedingly Difficult to Move Carlos Zambrano

The Cubs clearly want to deal Zambrano (rightly or wrongly), but the market appears to be thin at best.

by July 29, 2011 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Jim Hendry Uses the Fukudome Trade to Defend Himself and Other Bullets

Jim Hendry Uses the Fukudome Trade to Defend Himself and Other Bullets

Signing Fukudome wasn’t a mistake because everyone else wanted him, too. Apparently. More on the Fukudome trade, as well as Abner Abreu and Carlton Smith. A look at the rest of the roster and its tradability, and an update on Reed Johnson’s back.

Rumor: The Cubs and Pirates Continue to Discuss Carlos Pena

Rumor: The Cubs and Pirates Continue to Discuss Carlos Pena

Until the Pirates pick up a bat, the Carlos Pena rumors are unlikely to go away. This rumor comes with a possible Pirates prospect name being discussed.

by July 29, 2011 Chicago Cubs Rumors
WHOA: Aramis Ramirez Now Says He Might Waive His No-Trade Rights

WHOA: Aramis Ramirez Now Says He Might Waive His No-Trade Rights

Shortly after today’s game, Ramirez said, “if [the Cubs] come to me with a trade, we’ll see.”

by July 28, 2011 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 2, Brewers 4 – July 28, 2011

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 2, Brewers 4 – July 28, 2011

Ah, yes. The other kind of sweep.

by July 28, 2011 Enhanced Box Scores

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