Archive for December, 2011

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.

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.

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?

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.

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?

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.

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.