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Kosuke Fukudome Sounds Open to a Trade

Kosuke Fukudome Sounds Open to a Trade

And, better yet, at least four teams are considering making a trade for Fukudome.

by July 24, 2011 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Enhanced Box Score: Astros 4, Cubs 5 – July 24, 2011

Enhanced Box Score: Astros 4, Cubs 5 – July 24, 2011

Oh. My. Baseball. Playoffs, here we come.

by July 24, 2011 Enhanced Box Scores
Reed Johnson Should Bring Strong Trade Interest and Other Bullets

Reed Johnson Should Bring Strong Trade Interest and Other Bullets

But will a team actually give the Cubs something worth taking? The Cubs still won’t trade Sean Marshall, attendance still sucks, Carlos Zambrano hugs Mike Quade with words, the Cubs should claim Jo-Jo Reyes, and the Beer Man cometh.

by July 24, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
Could the Chicago Cubs Decide to Keep Carlos Pena?

Could the Chicago Cubs Decide to Keep Carlos Pena?

Carlos Pena has been about what the Cubs expected. Does that mean they should hold onto him with the hopes that he’ll come back in 2012?

by July 24, 2011 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Enhanced Box Score: Astros 1, Cubs 5 – July 23, 2011

Enhanced Box Score: Astros 1, Cubs 5 – July 23, 2011

The Cubs are on the verge of a win streak, people! …against the Astros.

by July 23, 2011 Enhanced Box Scores
There’s a Chance Alfonso Soriano May Be Traded After All and Other Bullets

There’s a Chance Alfonso Soriano May Be Traded After All and Other Bullets

Teams are asking, and Soriano’s hitting. It could happen. Carlos Marmol is the closer again, Mike Quade is talking about Castro and Barney again, Kerry Wood won’t approve a trade again, Pat Gillick is connected to the Cubs again, and Ryan Dempster raises money again.

by July 23, 2011 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors
Enhanced Box Score: Astros 2, Cubs 4 – July 22, 2011

Enhanced Box Score: Astros 2, Cubs 4 – July 22, 2011

“Damn, it feels good to be a gangsta.”

by July 22, 2011 Enhanced Box Scores
Boom: Pat Gillick Would Consider a President-Type Job With the Chicago Cubs

Boom: Pat Gillick Would Consider a President-Type Job With the Chicago Cubs

Gillick speaks about the possibility of taking a top baseball job with another club, including the Chicago Cubs.

by July 22, 2011 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors
Series Preview: Astros v. Cubs, July 22 – July 24, 2011

Series Preview: Astros v. Cubs, July 22 – July 24, 2011

The Cubs get their best chance to actually win a series. Ignore that whole “the Astros swept the Cubs last time” thing.

by July 22, 2011 Series Previews
Aramis Ramirez Tells the Cubs Not to Trade Him and Other Rumor-y Bullets

Aramis Ramirez Tells the Cubs Not to Trade Him and Other Rumor-y Bullets

Ramirez sticking to his no-trade guns, teams want Marlon Byrd but the Cubs aren’t sure about moving him, Carlos Pena could fit with the Pirates, Phil Rogers is hypothesizing, and Paul Sullivan and Carrie Muskat break out the mailbags.

by July 22, 2011 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors
Rumor: Cleveland Indians, Among Other Teams, Looking at Kosuke Fukudome

Rumor: Cleveland Indians, Among Other Teams, Looking at Kosuke Fukudome

The Chicago Cubs’ right fielder could serve as a decent starting outfielder against right-handers, as well as a good bench bat and defensive replacement.

by July 22, 2011 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
Source: Chicago Cubs Would Eat a “High Percentage” of Money Remaining on Alfonso Soriano’s Deal to Move Him

Source: Chicago Cubs Would Eat a “High Percentage” of Money Remaining on Alfonso Soriano’s Deal to Move Him

Another hurdle to trading Soriano falls. Now he just needs to hit a little bit.

by July 22, 2011 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Report: Chicago Cubs Sign Seventh Round Pick Trevor Gretzky

Report: Chicago Cubs Sign Seventh Round Pick Trevor Gretzky

Yes, he’s the son of that Gretzky. More importantly, he was thought to be very hard to sign.

Should the Chicago Cubs Sign Jim Hendry to an Extension?

Should the Chicago Cubs Sign Jim Hendry to an Extension?

It sure seems like the answer is an obvious “NOOOOO! GOD NO!!!!!” But Gordon Wittenmyer of the Sun-Times writes otherwise. I’m not sure that he actually believes it. But he’s written it, and it must be destroyed.

by July 21, 2011 Analysis and Commentary, Chicago Cubs News

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