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Report: Dillon Maples Has Indeed Signed With Cubs (Update)

Report: Dillon Maples Has Indeed Signed With Cubs (Update)

Report says Maples has signed for “huge” money with the Chicago Cubs.

Lack of Walks is an Organization-Wide Problem

Lack of Walks is an Organization-Wide Problem

No matter where you look in the Cubs’ organization, one thing is constant: the teams don’t much care for walks.

Scott Maine to Chicago, Carlos Zambrano to, Well, You Know That Part

Scott Maine to Chicago, Carlos Zambrano to, Well, You Know That Part

The Cubs will shore up the bullpen for the next few days by adding lefty Maine.

by August 15, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
With Jason Marquis Out, Will Diamondbacks Consider Rodrigo Lopez or (gasp) Carlos Zambrano?

With Jason Marquis Out, Will Diamondbacks Consider Rodrigo Lopez or (gasp) Carlos Zambrano?

Lopez and Zambrano have both cleared waivers, and are free to be traded at any time.

Obsessive Zambrano Watch: The Fourth Bullets

Obsessive Zambrano Watch: The Fourth Bullets

Cubs deny Zambrano tried to return his things, a grievance hearing is on the way, Zambrano called and texted Cubs personnel to say “goodbye,” Alfonso Soriano did give Z the business, and Mike Quade says he has a fine relationship with the pitcher.

by August 15, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
Rumor: Dillon Maples Has Signed with the Chicago Cubs

Rumor: Dillon Maples Has Signed with the Chicago Cubs

This definitely requires a reiteration that it is just a *rumor.* But it’s a happy rumor.

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 6, Braves 5 – August 14, 2011

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 6, Braves 5 – August 14, 2011

That’s four straight series, for those counting at home.

by August 14, 2011 Enhanced Box Scores
Tom Ricketts Leaning Toward Retaining Jim Hendry for 2012? Not So Fast

Tom Ricketts Leaning Toward Retaining Jim Hendry for 2012? Not So Fast

Bob Nightengale sent the Cubs world – already reeling from the Carlos Zambrano circus – into a second circus by suggesting that Hendry would be back next year.

by August 14, 2011 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Todd Hollandsworth Blasted Aramis Ramirez and Other Bullets

Todd Hollandsworth Blasted Aramis Ramirez and Other Bullets

Hollandsworth essentially called Ramirez lazy and a bad example for young players, and Ramirez struck back at Hollandsworth. Mark Grace supports Ryno, the farm system is weak at the top, and Casey Coleman should be here soon.

The (Third) Carlos Zambrano Bullets

The (Third) Carlos Zambrano Bullets

Almost too many bullets to recount, and none particularly flattering for Zambrano. His teammates aren’t leaping to his defense, and neither is Jim Hendry. The media is even more harsh.

by August 14, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 8, Braves 4 – August 13, 2011

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 8, Braves 4 – August 13, 2011

Carlos Zambrano-less era starts much like the Kosuke Fukudome-less era.

by August 13, 2011 Enhanced Box Scores
Draft Update: Reports Say Cubs Have Signed Baez, Vogelbach and Urban

Draft Update: Reports Say Cubs Have Signed Baez, Vogelbach and Urban

Cubs have locked up first, second, and 41st rounders, according to various reports.

Obsessive Zambrano Watch: Cubs Place Carlos on the Disqualified List (UPDATE)

Obsessive Zambrano Watch: Cubs Place Carlos on the Disqualified List (UPDATE)

Effectively suspended for 30 days without pay. The union is expected to file a grievance. UPDATE: Cubs might try to argue that Z in fact retired.

by August 13, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
Obsessive Zambrano Watch: He Hasn’t Filed Anything, Hendry and Agent Talking

Obsessive Zambrano Watch: He Hasn’t Filed Anything, Hendry and Agent Talking

As of this afternoon, Zambrano has not officially “retired,” and Cubs’ GM Jim Hendry is in talks with Zambrano’s agent.

by August 13, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
The (Second) Carlos Zambrano Bullets

The (Second) Carlos Zambrano Bullets

Bruce Miles and Phil Rogers believe Zambrano’s days as a Cub are over, Rick Sutcliffe says both sides need to move on, and an anonymous player is calling this a great opportunity.

by August 13, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
The (First) Carlos Zambrano Bullets

The (First) Carlos Zambrano Bullets

A mini-recap of events, Mike Quade is incredibly angry, Aramis Ramirez thinks it was extreme, Marlon Byrd says Zambrano may be gone, Geovany Soto was “shocked,” and Zambrano’s agent is mum.

by August 13, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
Holy Crap: Jim Hendry Intends to Accept Carlos Zambrano’s Retirement

Holy Crap: Jim Hendry Intends to Accept Carlos Zambrano’s Retirement

Cubs’ GM said almost immediately after Zambrano’s threat that the Cubs intend to “respect his wishes and honor them and move forward.”

by August 13, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
Oh My: Carlos Zambrano Walks Out

Oh My: Carlos Zambrano Walks Out

Cleans out his locker after being ejected, and tells the team trainer he’s retiring.

by August 12, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 4, Braves 10 – August 12, 2011

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 4, Braves 10 – August 12, 2011

Oh yeah. Good baseball teams are good at baseball.

by August 12, 2011 Enhanced Box Scores
Reed Johnson “Drawing Some Interest” From Other Teams

Reed Johnson “Drawing Some Interest” From Other Teams

Mike Quade says he’s not going to hand the right field job to Tyler Colvin, despite GM Jim Hendry’s wishes. Might Hendry trade Reed Johnson to force Quade’s hand?

by August 12, 2011 Chicago Cubs Rumors

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