Archive for July, 2011


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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Get your fill of Chicago Cubs rumors and news on Facebook and Twitter. That’s an order.

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