Archive for December, 2011


A Theory on the Super Secret Identities of the Prospects in the Cubs/Reds Deal

A Theory on the Super Secret Identities of the Prospects in the Cubs/Reds Deal

Might the names be under wraps because there aren’t yet any names?

by December 22, 2011 Chicago Cubs Rumors
So, How Much Did the Losing Teams Bid on Yu Darvish?

So, How Much Did the Losing Teams Bid on Yu Darvish?

Was the Cubs’ bid really all that competitive?

by December 22, 2011 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors

Chicago Cubs Announce 2012 Minor League Staffs and Coordinators

Chicago Cubs Announce 2012 Minor League Staffs and Coordinators

A few new faces in the organization, and a bunch of promotions.

by December 22, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
What Kind of Prospects Might the Cubs Get from the Reds? and Other Bullets

What Kind of Prospects Might the Cubs Get from the Reds? and Other Bullets

Expecting top prospects would probably set you up for disappointment. Reed Johnson is a Dale Sveum fan, Bryan LaHair is stating his case, and Brett Jackson reflects on his 2011 season.

by December 22, 2011 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors
Report: The Sean Marshall/Travis Wood Deal is Happening

Report: The Sean Marshall/Travis Wood Deal is Happening

The Cubs also get two prospects, as of yet unnamed. The deal is still pending physicals.

by December 21, 2011 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Every Chicago Cubs Player Remains Available in the Right Deal

Every Chicago Cubs Player Remains Available in the Right Deal

The 2012 Chicago Cubs could look vastly different than the 2011 Cubs. And that could mean good things in both the long and short term.

Obsessive Prince Fielder Watch: Other Teams Are Making Offers

Obsessive Prince Fielder Watch: Other Teams Are Making Offers

The latest on Prince Fielder, which may or may not be of continued interest to the Cubs.


Report: Cubs Have Re-signed Reed Johnson

Report: Cubs Have Re-signed Reed Johnson

Johnson would presumably resume his 4th/5th outfielder duties.

by December 21, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
The Cubs’ Front Office is Frustrated and Other Bullets

The Cubs’ Front Office is Frustrated and Other Bullets

The new CBA, as expected, is a problem. The Cubs picked up another scout from the Red Sox, and may grab another former executive, as well. Tom Ricketts is interviewed, and the Yankees may be changing their stripes.

by December 21, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
Multiple Sources: Cubs and Reds Talking Seriously About a Sean Marshall Trade

Multiple Sources: Cubs and Reds Talking Seriously About a Sean Marshall Trade

The Cubs are looking primarily at Reds’ pitcher Travis Wood.

Lukewarm Stove: What About Dealing Marlon Byrd?

Lukewarm Stove: What About Dealing Marlon Byrd?

If the Cubs move to rebuild, Marlon Byrd may be another name on the table. And one writer thinks there could be a great deal of interest.

by December 20, 2011 Chicago Cubs Rumors

Matt Garza, Sean Marshall, and the Specter of a Rebuild

Matt Garza, Sean Marshall, and the Specter of a Rebuild

With Yu Darvish off to Texas, Matt Garza becomes a prime target on the trade market. Sean Marshall is also drawing interest. Would the Cubs deal both, and what would it mean if they did?

Chicago Cubs Make Another Front Office Hire, Agree Not to Take Anyone Else from Red Sox

Chicago Cubs Make Another Front Office Hire, Agree Not to Take Anyone Else from Red Sox

Matt Dorey is the Cubs’ new national cross-checker, and he’ll be the last employee the Cubs take from the Red Sox for a long time.

by December 20, 2011 Chicago Cubs News