December 2011

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.