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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.

by July 26, 2011 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
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
Series Preview: Cubs v. Brewers, July 26 – July 28, 2011

Series Preview: Cubs v. Brewers, July 26 – July 28, 2011

The Cubs head up to what was formerly Wrigley North to take on the Brewers. Not three wins in a row, not four, not five, not six…

by July 26, 2011 Series Previews
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.

by July 26, 2011 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
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?

by July 25, 2011 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
Rumor: Even if Alfonso Soriano Isn’t Traded This Week, He’s Gone After the Year

Rumor: Even if Alfonso Soriano Isn’t Traded This Week, He’s Gone After the Year

The Cubs may finally have someone new jogging gingerly, er, I mean patrolling, left field come 2012.

by July 25, 2011 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Rumor: Chicago Cubs Are on the Verge of Signing a Number of Draft Picks

Rumor: Chicago Cubs Are on the Verge of Signing a Number of Draft Picks

And the kids the Cubs are close to signing are ones that will get you excited.

Relievers Still Alive Despite Another Blown Matt Garza Game and Other Bullets

Relievers Still Alive Despite Another Blown Matt Garza Game and Other Bullets

Jeff Samardzija blew yesterday’s game (temporarily), but neither I nor Matt Garza are too mad about it. Kerry Wood’s arm is cranky, Jeff Baker is unintentionally apropos, Cubs’ players should be in demand at the trade deadline, and Carlos Pena remains swell.

by July 25, 2011 Chicago Cubs News

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