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Archive for August, 2011

I’m Ready to Talk About Bryan LaHair and Other Bullets

I’m Ready to Talk About Bryan LaHair and Other Bullets

The 28-year-old non-prospect is so thoroughly destroying AAA that it’s too hard to ignore. Matt Garza is unlucky, Mike Quade doesn’t understand waivers, Jim Hendry is getting the boot again, and Alfonso Soriano loves fastballs.

by August 26, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
Enhanced Box Score: Braves 8, Cubs 3 – August 25, 2011

Enhanced Box Score: Braves 8, Cubs 3 – August 25, 2011

The Hendryless Pixie Dust has worn off.

by August 25, 2011 Enhanced Box Scores
Obsessive Cubs GM Watch: Cashman, Friedman, Beane, Hahn, Byrnes, Ng, Levine, and Other Bullets

Obsessive Cubs GM Watch: Cashman, Friedman, Beane, Hahn, Byrnes, Ng, Levine, and Other Bullets

An almost insurmountable pile of Chicago Cubs general manager news and rumors. Dig in.

by August 25, 2011 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Obsessive Cubs GM Watch: Theo Epstein’s Name Keeps Popping Up

Obsessive Cubs GM Watch: Theo Epstein’s Name Keeps Popping Up

The Boston Red Sox GM is unlikely to come to the Cubs, but it’s no longer as far-fetched as it once seemed.

by August 25, 2011 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Kerry Wood Wants to Pitch for the Cubs Next Year and Other Bullets

Kerry Wood Wants to Pitch for the Cubs Next Year and Other Bullets

Would he give the Cubs another salary break, though? Bud Selig is a big fan of Tom Ricketts and Wrigley Field, one writer says Ozzie Guillen could switch sides, and the Cubs’ farm system is middle-of-the-pack.

Obsessive Cubs GM Watch Rumor: Colletti Getting Look Because He Might Bring Sandberg in as Manager

Obsessive Cubs GM Watch Rumor: Colletti Getting Look Because He Might Bring Sandberg in as Manager

Tom Ricketts has already started gathering intelligence on Colletti, and one attraction is the likelihood that he’d bring Ryne Sandberg into the fold. Seriously?

by August 25, 2011 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Cubs Pull Carlos Pena Back Off Waivers

Cubs Pull Carlos Pena Back Off Waivers

The Yankees claimed Pena, but the Cubs couldn’t (or wouldn’t) work out a trade.

by August 25, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
Enhanced Box Score: Braves 2, Cubs 3 – August 24, 2011

Enhanced Box Score: Braves 2, Cubs 3 – August 24, 2011

The Cubs have actually had a good record in one-run games this year. Go figure.

by August 24, 2011 Enhanced Box Scores
Rumor: Cubs Considering Waiver Claim on Gavin Floyd

Rumor: Cubs Considering Waiver Claim on Gavin Floyd

Phil Rogers says the Cubs are considering claiming Floyd in what would be the first step of putting together a multi-player trade.

by August 24, 2011 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Report: Carlos Pena Has Been Claimed on Waivers (UPDATE – Claimed by Yankees)

Report: Carlos Pena Has Been Claimed on Waivers (UPDATE – Claimed by Yankees)

Clearly Pena’s contract situation isn’t as simple as has been reported. UPDATE: Ken Rosenthal explains a bit more about Pena’s contract, and it’s the Yankees doing the claiming.

by August 24, 2011 Chicago Cubs Rumors
On the Close of the Jim Hendry Era: Losing a Friend, Gaining a GM

On the Close of the Jim Hendry Era: Losing a Friend, Gaining a GM

And so ends the Jim Hendry era. My (long) thoughts on the man who leaves and the man who stays.

by August 24, 2011 Analysis and Commentary
Obsessive Cubs GM Watch: Andrew Friedman Has Left the Building?

Obsessive Cubs GM Watch: Andrew Friedman Has Left the Building?

At least one Tampa Bay beat writer says Friedman isn’t leaving the Rays.

by August 24, 2011 Chicago Cubs Rumors
God’s Wrath Watch: Andrew Cashner Has Successful Rehab Outing

God’s Wrath Watch: Andrew Cashner Has Successful Rehab Outing

Starting for AA Tennessee last night, Cashner looked and felt good.

by August 24, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
One Year of Quade Has Brought Plenty of “Incidents” and Other Bullets

One Year of Quade Has Brought Plenty of “Incidents” and Other Bullets

It’s been a long year in the Cubs’ dugout. Aramis Ramirez says ESPN blew up the Starlin Castro thing, Tim Wilken clearly wants to stay, someone is defending Crane Kenney, and Gioskar Amaya is a big-time Cubs prospect.

by August 24, 2011 Chicago Cubs News

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