December 2011

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Carlos Zambrano Takes a Step Back in Venezuela and Other Bullets

Carlos Zambrano Takes a Step Back in Venezuela and Other Bullets

Z’s second post-facial injury start was not great, the 2011 Cubs were bad, Wrigley Field caught fire, and Tom Ricketts looks forward to the future.

The Latest on Matt Garza Trade Talks, and the Possibility of an Extension

The Latest on Matt Garza Trade Talks, and the Possibility of an Extension

Trade talks are both serious and ongoing, but how likely is Garza to actually be moved? If he’s not moved, is there another option?

Obsessive Prince Fielder Watch: Talk of a Very Short-Term Deal is “Delusional”

Obsessive Prince Fielder Watch: Talk of a Very Short-Term Deal is “Delusional”

Even if Fielder would take a three-year deal, would the Cubs want to make that kind of offer?

Ronald Torreyes and Dave Sappelt Are Chicago Cubs Prospects

Ronald Torreyes and Dave Sappelt Are Chicago Cubs Prospects

A closer look at the two newest Chicago Cubs prospects, outfielder Dave Sappelt and second baseman Ronald Torreyes.

Reed Johnson Loves Cubs Fans and Other Bullets

Reed Johnson Loves Cubs Fans and Other Bullets

The reserve outfielder is optimistic about 2012. Jed Hoyer was brilliant in San Diego, the Cubs’ payroll was one of few decliners last year, and Manny Corpas’ deal with the Cubs is pretty reasonable.

Lukewarm Stove: Byrd, Garza, Fielder, Soto, Rizzo, Cespedes, Barney, LaHair

Lukewarm Stove: Byrd, Garza, Fielder, Soto, Rizzo, Cespedes, Barney, LaHair

The latest Cubs rumors are heavy on the “sell side” of the equation.

The Latest on Cuban Outfielders Yoenis Cespedes and Jorge Soler

The Latest on Cuban Outfielders Yoenis Cespedes and Jorge Soler

The Cubs remain interested in both players, and free agency is coming soon for each. But are some of the other large market clubs still in on Cespedes?

The Cubs’ Roster is Temporarily Filling Up and Other Bullets

The Cubs’ Roster is Temporarily Filling Up and Other Bullets

With two new pitchers on the 40-man, the Cubs are running out of room. For now. Jeff Samardzija may get a crack at the rotation, Matt Dorey is excited about the Cubs, and Carlos Zambrano is “Bush League.”