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Archive for December, 2011

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
Guest Post: “Aw Crap, Could I Actually Hate Theo Epstein?”

Guest Post: “Aw Crap, Could I Actually Hate Theo Epstein?”

A reader offers a different take on where things stand with respect to the new man in charge, Theo Epstein.

by December 15, 2011 Analysis and Commentary
Report: Chicago Cubs Interested in Japanese Player Hiroyuki Nakajima

Report: Chicago Cubs Interested in Japanese Player Hiroyuki Nakajima

The Yankees recently won the rights to the middle infielder, but might be looking to trade him.

by December 15, 2011 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
Waiting for Darvish and Other Bullets

Waiting for Darvish and Other Bullets

The bids are in on Yu Darvish, and the Cubs are among the bidders. Now, we wait. Carlos Zambrano is back on the mound, Kerry Wood reminisces, and the Aramis Ramirez sky isn’t falling.

by December 15, 2011 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors
Lukewarm Stove: Cubs Interested in Coco Crisp, Jason Varitek and Tim Wakefield

Lukewarm Stove: Cubs Interested in Coco Crisp, Jason Varitek and Tim Wakefield

Rumors that don’t exactly get the heart pumping, but could yield useful pieces.

by December 15, 2011 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Chicago Cubs Buy the McDonald’s Property Across From Wrigley Field

Chicago Cubs Buy the McDonald’s Property Across From Wrigley Field

The Cubs have made at least one $20 million investment this offseason.

by December 14, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
Obsessive Prince Fielder Watch: Another National Pundit “Knows” the Cubs are in on Fielder

Obsessive Prince Fielder Watch: Another National Pundit “Knows” the Cubs are in on Fielder

The national media keeps saying the Cubs are a leading contender for Fielder, while the local media shies away. It’s probably worth considering the source.

by December 14, 2011 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
Today is Yu Darvish Posting Bid Day

Today is Yu Darvish Posting Bid Day

Bidding closes at 4pm CT today, and the Chicago Cubs are expected to bid. But how high should they go? And how much will Darvish cost?

by December 14, 2011 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
The Possibility of Carlos Zambrano Returning to the Chicago Cubs in 2012 is Increasing

The Possibility of Carlos Zambrano Returning to the Chicago Cubs in 2012 is Increasing

The trade market appears to be thin, to say the least. Zambrano says he’s training as hard as ever in the hopes of succeeding with the Cubs in 2012 – and beyond.

by December 14, 2011 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors
Angel Guzman’s Story with the Chicago Cubs Has Ended

Angel Guzman’s Story with the Chicago Cubs Has Ended

The former top prospect and excellent reliever has moved on to the Dodgers on a minor league deal with a Spring Training invitation.

by December 14, 2011 Chicago Cubs News, MLB News and Rumors
Dark Days Lie Ahead for the Milwaukee Brewers and Other Bullets

Dark Days Lie Ahead for the Milwaukee Brewers and Other Bullets

And it isn’t just the looming specter of a Braun steroid scandal and suspension. Scott Boras is working for his clients, Brett Jackson might not be in Chicago for a while, and who’s on top in the NL Central?

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