Archive for July, 2011

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.

Jim Hendry is Already Talking About How Good the Chicago Cubs Can Be in 2012

Jim Hendry is Already Talking About How Good the Chicago Cubs Can Be in 2012

With just a “little pitching,” a “player or two,” and a “tinker” in the pen, the Cubs can be right back in it next year. Didn’t we hear something similar in the Winter before this season?

by July 26, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
Mitch Williams Says the Players Don’t Respect Mike Quade

Mitch Williams Says the Players Don’t Respect Mike Quade

Former Cubs pitcher would rather the Cubs had hired his teammate, Ryne Sandberg. Zeke DeVoss is already making a name for himself in the Cubs’ system, and other prospects might be on their way to Wrigley.

Jon Heyman: Carlos Pena Will Almost Surely Be Traded by Cubs

Jon Heyman: Carlos Pena Will Almost Surely Be Traded by Cubs

Rumor has it that the Arizona Diamondbacks are interested in Pena. But even if it isn’t the D-Backs, Heyman says Pena is likely to be on the move.

Is Sammy Sosa a Hall of Famer?

Is Sammy Sosa a Hall of Famer?

Even assuming, for the sake of argument, that Sammy Sosa was clean, can you make a case that he should be kept out of the Hall of Fame based on his numbers alone?

by July 25, 2011 Analysis and Commentary
The Pittsburgh Pirates Tried to Acquire Carlos Pena and the Price was too High?

The Pittsburgh Pirates Tried to Acquire Carlos Pena and the Price was too High?

If true, are the Cubs’ expectations too high for their first baseman, or should they hold out?