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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
A Report Says Ryan Braun Did Not Take PEDs and Other Bullets

A Report Says Ryan Braun Did Not Take PEDs and Other Bullets

If not PEDs, what did he take? Yoenis Cespedes is on track for January free agency, Andrew Cashner is on track for the 2012 season, and the would-be Wrigley bomber is on track for prison.

by December 20, 2011 Chicago Cubs News, MLB News and Rumors
Aw, Fiddlesticks: The Texas Rangers Won the Yu Darvish Post

Aw, Fiddlesticks: The Texas Rangers Won the Yu Darvish Post

The winning bid came in at a reported $51.7 million. No word yet on what the Cubs bid.

by December 19, 2011 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
Lukewarm Stove: Garza, Rizzo, Marmol, Zambrano, Maholm, Soriano, Grabow

Lukewarm Stove: Garza, Rizzo, Marmol, Zambrano, Maholm, Soriano, Grabow

The Cubs haven’t done much yet this offseason, but the rumor mill continues to churn. The latest from around baseball.

by December 19, 2011 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
Obsessive Prince Fielder Watch: Cubs Are Still Interested … or Are They Throwing Up Multiple Smokescreens?

Obsessive Prince Fielder Watch: Cubs Are Still Interested … or Are They Throwing Up Multiple Smokescreens?

The Cubs want Fielder. The Cubs want Rizzo. They can’t want both, right?

by December 19, 2011 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
The Latest on Yu Darvish: The Winning Bid Topped $51 Million, and an Announcement Could Come Tonight

The Latest on Yu Darvish: The Winning Bid Topped $51 Million, and an Announcement Could Come Tonight

Darvish’s agent says his team will announce its decision by tomorrow morning Japan time, and a report says the winning bid topped the winning Daisuke Matsuzaka bid.

by December 19, 2011 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
Is There a Problem Re-Signing Kerry Wood? and Other Bullets

Is There a Problem Re-Signing Kerry Wood? and Other Bullets

The 40-man roster excuse doesn’t make as much sense anymore. The Cubs have two hitting coaches, the pitching coach looks forward to helping Big Z, and Cubs Hall of Famers are on TV.

by December 19, 2011 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors
Sources Say the Cubs Are Talking to the Padres About First Baseman Anthony Rizzo (UPDATE x3)

Sources Say the Cubs Are Talking to the Padres About First Baseman Anthony Rizzo (UPDATE x3)

What does yesterday’s big Reds/Padres trade mean for the Cubs, and, more specifically, what’s all this talk about first base prospect, Anthony Rizzo?

by December 18, 2011 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
Yoenis Cespedes Might Not Be a Free Agent Until January, But at Least There’s Another Video

Yoenis Cespedes Might Not Be a Free Agent Until January, But at Least There’s Another Video

A delay in Cespedes’ DR residency has held up the free agency process.

by December 17, 2011 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
Dale Sveum Speaks About Prince Fielder and Everyone Jumps and Other Bullets

Dale Sveum Speaks About Prince Fielder and Everyone Jumps and Other Bullets

But what did he really say, and what does it really mean? The Cubs’ coaching staff has been finalized, unlike the Theo Epstein compensation.

by December 17, 2011 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors
Lukewarm Stove: Cubs Negotiating with Pitcher Paul Maholm

Lukewarm Stove: Cubs Negotiating with Pitcher Paul Maholm

The 29-year-old lefty is coming off a good season ended early by a shoulder strain.

by December 16, 2011 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Friday Night Captioning: Prince Fielder Goes Boom

Friday Night Captioning: Prince Fielder Goes Boom

I’ve been using a certain photo of Prince Fielder for the Obsessive Prince Fielder Watch, and it occurs to me that this thing is ripe for captioning. I mean, just look at it. The possibilities are endless.

by December 16, 2011 Cubs Humor
Obsessive Prince Fielder Watch: Another National Writer Says the Cubs Are in the Lead

Obsessive Prince Fielder Watch: Another National Writer Says the Cubs Are in the Lead

We’ve reached the point where, were I a fan of, say, the Mariners, I’d be thinking, “aw, crud, Fielder’s going to the Cubs.” But, as a Cubs fan, I still can’t see it as better than 50/50.

by December 16, 2011 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Lukewarm Stove: Cespedes, Soler, Garza, Gonzalez, Kuroda, Marmol

Lukewarm Stove: Cespedes, Soler, Garza, Gonzalez, Kuroda, Marmol

The latest news and rumors from around baseball touching on the Chicago Cubs.

by December 16, 2011 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
Multiple Sources Say the Blue Jays Won the Darvish Post and Other Bullets

Multiple Sources Say the Blue Jays Won the Darvish Post and Other Bullets

Grumble. They could be wrong, I suppose. More on Darvish, the Wrigley renovation, an international draft, a prospect list, and Tony LaRussa defending Albert Pujols.

Obsessive Prince Fielder Watch: Source Says the Cubs Are “Stepping Up Their Pursuit”

Obsessive Prince Fielder Watch: Source Says the Cubs Are “Stepping Up Their Pursuit”

But what exactly does that mean? And does it have anything to do with Yu Darvish?

by December 15, 2011 Chicago Cubs Rumors

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