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Archive for July, 2011

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.

by July 29, 2011 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors
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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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.

by July 28, 2011 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors

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

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