Archive for November, 2011


Lukewarm Stove: Soriano, Pujols, Darvish, Fielder, Wood, Iannetta, Soto

Lukewarm Stove: Soriano, Pujols, Darvish, Fielder, Wood, Iannetta, Soto

Alfonso Soriano may finally be on the move, the Albert Pujols smoke thickens, the Angels pick up a catcher not named Geovany Soto, Yu Darvish’s situation remains up in the air, and much, much more.

Chicago Cubs Owner Tom Ricketts Opens Up on a Variety of Topics

Chicago Cubs Owner Tom Ricketts Opens Up on a Variety of Topics

Ricketts talks about the budget, changes to the draft, Wrigley renovations, roster moves, Carlos Zambrano, and more.

by November 30, 2011 Chicago Cubs News

Chicago Cubs Sign David DeJesus (UPDATED: More Contract Details, and OF Implications)

Chicago Cubs Sign David DeJesus (UPDATED: More Contract Details, and OF Implications)

The versatile 31-year-old outfielder is a solid addition.

by November 30, 2011 Chicago Cubs Transactions
MLBTR’s Tim Dierkes Talks Chicago Cubs Trade Rumors

MLBTR’s Tim Dierkes Talks Chicago Cubs Trade Rumors

An interview with the man in charge of MLBTR about the Chicago Cubs’ offseason plans, chances in 2012, and long-term prospects.

Lukewarm Stove: Garza, Samardzija, Soto, Cespedes, Wright, Headley, DeJesus, Ogando

Lukewarm Stove: Garza, Samardzija, Soto, Cespedes, Wright, Headley, DeJesus, Ogando

More rumors on what the Cubs might get for Matt Garza, plans for Jeff Samardzija, and interest in Prince Fielder, David Wright and David DeJesus, among others.

by November 30, 2011 Chicago Cubs Rumors
FanGraphs Names Its Top 15 Chicago Cubs Prospects for 2012

FanGraphs Names Its Top 15 Chicago Cubs Prospects for 2012

Another interesting take on the Chicago Cubs’ farm system.

by November 30, 2011 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
The Cubs Saw No Risk in Offering Arbitration to Carlos Pena and Other Bullets

The Cubs Saw No Risk in Offering Arbitration to Carlos Pena and Other Bullets

GM Jed Hoyer sounds confident Pena will depart for a multi-year deal. The Cubs coaching staff is taking shape, Bryan LaHair is back in Venezuela, and Carlos Zambrano is flipping.

by November 30, 2011 Chicago Cubs News

Cubs Rumor Blowout: More Pujols Smoke, Chase Headley, Ian Stewart, and David DeJesus Interest, and a Hoyer in a Pear Tree

Cubs Rumor Blowout: More Pujols Smoke, Chase Headley, Ian Stewart, and David DeJesus Interest, and a Hoyer in a Pear Tree

Today bore as many Cubs rumors as the last few weeks combined. So much hasn’t yet been covered, including more on Pujols, a Jed Hoyer interview, and bits on Chase Headley, Ian Stewart, and David DeJesus.

by November 29, 2011 Chicago Cubs Rumors
BREAKING: Greg Maddux Will Not Return to Chicago Cubs’ Front Office

BREAKING: Greg Maddux Will Not Return to Chicago Cubs’ Front Office

Might take a similar job with the Texas Rangers next year.

by November 29, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
Report: Dale Sveum Has Selected Astros’ Bullpen Coach Jamie Quirk as Cubs’ Bench Coach

Report: Dale Sveum Has Selected Astros’ Bullpen Coach Jamie Quirk as Cubs’ Bench Coach

Chicago Cubs manager Dale Sveum looks to have hired his top lieutenant.

by November 29, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
The Case Against Signing Prince Fielder

The Case Against Signing Prince Fielder

An examination of the reasons the Chicago Cubs should not sign free agent first baseman, Prince Fielder.


Lukewarm Stove: Teams “Kicking the Tires” on Alfonso Soriano

Lukewarm Stove: Teams “Kicking the Tires” on Alfonso Soriano

The Cubs’ left fielder is still owed $54 million over the next three years, so the Cubs are near the point where they’d take just about any salary relief to unload Soriano.

by November 29, 2011 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Lukewarm Stove: Matt Garza Chatter Picking Up

Lukewarm Stove: Matt Garza Chatter Picking Up

A variety of sources say the possibility Garza is dealt is becoming more real. The Cubs are expecting a haul, though.

by November 29, 2011 Chicago Cubs Rumors