July 2011

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Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 2, Cardinals 9 – July 29, 2011

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 2, Cardinals 9 – July 29, 2011

That’s four straight losses against “real” teams.

Is Marlon Byrd the Next Cub to be Traded?

Is Marlon Byrd the Next Cub to be Traded?

Byrd has a great deal of value, and has previously been attached in rumors to a number of teams. And yesterday, when Fukudome left, Byrd said, “take me, too.”

Aramis Ramirez’s Agent Backtracks on Behalf of Ramirez; Cubs May Be Growing Weary

Aramis Ramirez’s Agent Backtracks on Behalf of Ramirez; Cubs May Be Growing Weary

Soon after Ramirez said he’d consider accepting a trade, Paul Kinzer says Ramirez’s message came out wrong. The Cubs may be growing frustrated about the situation.

Series Preview: Cubs v. Cardinals, July 29 – July 31, 2011

Series Preview: Cubs v. Cardinals, July 29 – July 31, 2011

Before the trade deadline, the Cubs have to play some more baseball – against the dreaded Cardinals.

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.

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.

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.

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.”