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by July 28, 2011 Meta
Kosuke Fukudome is Officially an Indian, Abner Abreu and Carlton Smith are Officially Cubs Prospects

Kosuke Fukudome is Officially an Indian, Abner Abreu and Carlton Smith are Officially Cubs Prospects

Abreu is a 21-year-old OF with upside, and Carlton Smith is a 25-year-old reliever with… arms. Legs, too, I’d imagine.

Are the Chicago Cubs Shopping Blake DeWitt?

Are the Chicago Cubs Shopping Blake DeWitt?

With a number of similar youngsters coming up through the system, and a number of infield injuries around baseball, might the Cubs be wise to see if there’s a market for DeWitt?

by July 28, 2011 Chicago Cubs Rumors
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by July 28, 2011 Meta
Trade Rumors About Carlos Pena Continue to Swirl

Trade Rumors About Carlos Pena Continue to Swirl

The Pirates are still scouting Pena, and the Diamondbacks may still have interest.

Chicago Cubs On the Verge of Trading Kosuke Fukudome to the Cleveland Indians (UPDATED)

The deal is expected later today, and the return could be a couple prospects. Tyler Colvin is expected to take Fukudome’s spot in the outfield.

by July 28, 2011 Chicago Cubs Rumors
It Looks Increasingly Likely that the Chicago Cubs Will Trade Carlos Zambrano

It Looks Increasingly Likely that the Chicago Cubs Will Trade Carlos Zambrano

Mike Quade said he hoped Zambrano’s performance last night “enticed” teams scouting Z, and Zambrano said repeatedly that the Cubs need to make “changes.” The only issue now: can the Cubs find a taker?

by July 28, 2011 Chicago Cubs Rumors
The Cubs’ Marijuana Hookup and Other My-Hands-Are-So-Interesting Bullets

The Cubs’ Marijuana Hookup and Other My-Hands-Are-So-Interesting Bullets

A former Cubs bullpen catcher is taken down, Carlos Zambrano pitches well, teams still want Matt Garza and Sean Marshall, Mike Quade loves replay, Colby Rasmus’ dad hates Tony LaRussa, draftee Michael Jensen loves the Cubs, and a trade deadline remember-when.

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 0, Brewers 2 – July 27, 2011

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 0, Brewers 2 – July 27, 2011

Another night of early scoring, and then nothing. And, once again, it was on the wrong side of the box.

by July 27, 2011 Enhanced Box Scores
The Impact of the Carlos Beltran and Colby Rasmus Trades on the Chicago Cubs

The Impact of the Carlos Beltran and Colby Rasmus Trades on the Chicago Cubs

Trades don’t occur in a bubble, and today’s big moves could affect the Chicago Cubs.

Rumor: Chicago Cubs Are Offering to Pay “Big Bucks” to Trade Carlos Zambrano and Alfonso Soriano (UPDATED – 1:45pm)

Rumor: Chicago Cubs Are Offering to Pay “Big Bucks” to Trade Carlos Zambrano and Alfonso Soriano (UPDATED – 1:45pm)

Apparently, the rumor goes, the Cubs just want to be rid of Zambrano and Soriano. UPDATE: Cubs trying to send Zambrano to the Yankees.

by July 27, 2011 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Jayson Stark Says the Cubs Will Have Trouble Trading Anyone Except Kosuke Fukudome

Jayson Stark Says the Cubs Will Have Trouble Trading Anyone Except Kosuke Fukudome

No-trade clauses, large salaries, and underperformance are conspiring to make this week a tricky time to make a trade for the Chicago Cubs.

by July 27, 2011 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Reed Johnson Demonstrates Another Risk in Waiting to Make Trades: Injuries

Reed Johnson Demonstrates Another Risk in Waiting to Make Trades: Injuries

An on-and-off back problem could severely limit the Chicago Cubs’ ability to trade Reed Johnson.

by July 27, 2011 Chicago Cubs Rumors
The Chicago Cubs May Be on the Verge of Adding Another Couple Top High School Draft Picks

The Chicago Cubs May Be on the Verge of Adding Another Couple Top High School Draft Picks

High school pitcher Ricky Jacquez appears to be interested in signing with the Cubs, and the team may already have a deal in place with high school pitcher Michael Jensen.

Mike Quade Says the Cubs Are Still in the Race and Other Bullets

Mike Quade Says the Cubs Are Still in the Race and Other Bullets

Wasn’t Jim Hendry just yesterday talking about 2012? Quick, tell him Mike Quade says 2011 isn’t over yet! Bruce Levine does his weekly Cubs chat, Kerry Wood has the flu, and Starlin Castro and Marlon Byrd are both awesome.

by July 27, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
Tom Ricketts Feels Your – Well, His – Pain

Tom Ricketts Feels Your – Well, His – Pain

He looks as bummed about the Cubs as you probably do.

by July 27, 2011 Cubs Humor
Chicago Cubs May Be Waiting Until the Weekend to Spring into Trade Action

Chicago Cubs May Be Waiting Until the Weekend to Spring into Trade Action

The lack of movement around baseball can be attributed largely to a reluctance to part with prospects, and, so far, the Cubs have refused to lower their asking prices.

by July 27, 2011 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 2, Brewers 3 – July 26, 2011

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 2, Brewers 3 – July 26, 2011

Win streak over. Missing the playoffs becoming a distinct possibility.

by July 26, 2011 Enhanced Box Scores
Probably Fake “Carlos Pena” Twitter Account Says He’s Been Traded to the New York Yankees

Probably Fake “Carlos Pena” Twitter Account Says He’s Been Traded to the New York Yankees

‘Tis the season. I thought you should know, but it’s almost certainly fake. UPDATE: Yup. It’s fake.

by July 26, 2011 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Chicago Cubs Relief Prospect Primer: Dolis, Rhoderick, Beliveau

Chicago Cubs Relief Prospect Primer: Dolis, Rhoderick, Beliveau

Learn more about three of the Chicago Cubs’ best relief prospects, Rafael Dolis, Kevin Rhoderick, and Jeff Beliveau.

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