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Rumors: Red Sox and Jeff Baker, Pirates and Carlos Pena

Rumors: Red Sox and Jeff Baker, Pirates and Carlos Pena

The Red Sox may have an interest in adding a complementary piece like Jeff Baker, and the Pirates may want to add some pop via a guy like Carlos Pena.

Chicago Cubs Draft Pick Notes – DeVoss, Rosario, Vogelbach

Chicago Cubs Draft Pick Notes – DeVoss, Rosario, Vogelbach

A handful of notes on this year’s draft, on some picks who’ve signed, and on a big one who might be signing soon.

The Chicago Cubs Give Away Their Bamboo and Other Bullets

The Chicago Cubs Give Away Their Bamboo and Other Bullets

The Carlos Marmol debacle, the Mike Quade/Ryan Dempster lover’s quarrel, Aramis Ramirez’s agent, Kerry Wood rumors, and Mike Quade’s travel arrangements.

by July 15, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
Enhanced Box Score: Marlins 6, Cubs 3 – July 14, 2011

Enhanced Box Score: Marlins 6, Cubs 3 – July 14, 2011

The 2011 Chicago Cubs Experience. Enjoy the ride.

by July 14, 2011 Enhanced Box Scores
Rumor: Cubs Continue to Discuss Aramis Ramirez and Carlos Pena Trades

Rumor: Cubs Continue to Discuss Aramis Ramirez and Carlos Pena Trades

Pittsburgh Pirates, Los Angeles Angels, and Arizona Diamondbacks might be interested in Aramis Ramirez and Carlos Pena.

by July 14, 2011 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Some Folks Appear to Be Playing the Low Risk Prediction Game on a Matt Garza Trade

Some Folks Appear to Be Playing the Low Risk Prediction Game on a Matt Garza Trade

No one would argue that Matt Garza is likely to be traded. So, saying “he won’t be traded” or “there’s nothing to the speculation” sets you up to look like a genius when – shock – Garza isn’t traded. But does that make you right?

You’re More Than Halfway to Forcing Me to Blog for 24 Hours Straight at the Trade Deadline

You’re More Than Halfway to Forcing Me to Blog for 24 Hours Straight at the Trade Deadline

I might just go insane, but it will probably be worth it for the entertainment value, alone. Oh, and you’ll get a crap ton of trade deadline coverage, too.

by July 14, 2011 Chicago Cubs Rumors, Meta
The Chicago Cubs Have Finally Signed a Top Draft Pick (Third Rounder Zeke DeVoss) and Other Bullets

The Chicago Cubs Have Finally Signed a Top Draft Pick (Third Rounder Zeke DeVoss) and Other Bullets

With DeVoss in the fold, how about those other 14 picks in the top 15? Jeff Samardzija’s future, Prince Fielder’s jersey, Jim Hendry/Mike Quade/Crane Kenney’s job security, Matt Garza’s trade, and Alfonso Soriano’s secret, illicit desires.

by July 14, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
The Chicago Cubs’ First Half 2011: By the Numbers

The Chicago Cubs’ First Half 2011: By the Numbers

Folks like to do these kind of mid-season gimmicky things, and I am nothing if not a lemming.

Brace Yourself: Ryne Sandberg Willing to Return to the Chicago Cubs

Brace Yourself: Ryne Sandberg Willing to Return to the Chicago Cubs

But, before you go nuts: he essentially said he’d go anywhere that would offer him a big league managerial job.

I Make Funny Cubs Shirts

I Make Funny Cubs Shirts

Well, more accurately, I help Unholy Cows make funny shirts.

by July 13, 2011 Cubs Humor
The Brewers Land a Maybe Closer and Other Bullets

The Brewers Land a Maybe Closer and Other Bullets

The Brewers have traded for Francisco Rodriguez, Starlin Castro has played his first All-Star Game, the Cubs have signed an undrafted catcher, and one of the Cubs’ draft picks is having Tommy John surgery.

MLB Labor Negotiations – Realignment, Playoffs, Salary Cap, Contraction, and Instant Replay

MLB Labor Negotiations – Realignment, Playoffs, Salary Cap, Contraction, and Instant Replay

Commissioner Bud Selig and MLBPA Executive Director Michael Weiner discuss the state of MLB labor negotiations, and address some pretty big changes on the way.

by July 13, 2011 MLB News and Rumors
Who Would Make Up the Chicago Cubs’ Prospect All-Star Team?

Who Would Make Up the Chicago Cubs’ Prospect All-Star Team?

If the Cubs put together an All-Star team of their best prospects, what would the team look like? The answer within, and a bit on each of the prospects.

A Few Quick Chicago Cubs Trade Rumors – Garza, Soto, Johnson, Marshall, Wood

A Few Quick Chicago Cubs Trade Rumors – Garza, Soto, Johnson, Marshall, Wood

The Red Sox might not be able to land Matt Garza, the Giants and Brewers want Geovany Soto, Reed Johnson has some trade value, the Cubs will talk to Kerry Wood about a trade, and the Cubs will not talk to other teams about a Sean Marshall trade.

by July 12, 2011 Chicago Cubs Rumors
A Couple Positional Promotions and Other Bullets

A Couple Positional Promotions and Other Bullets

Brett Jackson and Ryan Flaherty are on the move, Paul Sullivan takes wacky trades, Ryne Sandberg loves the All-Star Game, and Starlin Castro is ambitious.

by July 12, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
Red Sox Interested in Matt Garza – But Would the Cubs Trade Him?

Red Sox Interested in Matt Garza – But Would the Cubs Trade Him?

The Yankees are almost certainly also interested. If the Cubs are smart, they’ll at least have some discussions about trading Garza.

by July 11, 2011 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Get All the Latest Chicago Cubs Rumors on Facebook

Get All the Latest Chicago Cubs Rumors on Facebook

By “liking” BN on Facebook, you’ll get Cubs rumors pumped right into your Facebook feed as soon as they break. You should do it.

by July 11, 2011 Chicago Cubs Rumors, Meta

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