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Meta Extravaganza: Message Board, Twitter, Facebook, Swag

Meta Extravaganza: Message Board, Twitter, Facebook, Swag

Witty reminders aplenty.

by December 13, 2011 Meta
New Chicago Cubs Prospect Casey Weathers is Worth a Look

New Chicago Cubs Prospect Casey Weathers is Worth a Look

Though already 26, there are reasons to be hopeful for Weathers’ future. He’s certainly got an arm on him.

by December 13, 2011 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
Obsessive Prince Fielder Watch: The Cubs Are “Definitely” in the Mix for Prince Fielder

Obsessive Prince Fielder Watch: The Cubs Are “Definitely” in the Mix for Prince Fielder

The Cubs, of course, are not alone in their pursuit of the 27-year-old first baseman.

by December 13, 2011 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
Cubs Are Interested in at Least Two of Yesterday’s Non-Tenders: Luke Scott and Joe Saunders

Cubs Are Interested in at Least Two of Yesterday’s Non-Tenders: Luke Scott and Joe Saunders

Scott is seen as a possible fall-back option at first base, and Saunders could be a solid back-of-the-rotation starter. Other non-tender notes, including tendered first baseman, Kendrys Morales.

by December 13, 2011 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
So Very Many Third Basemen and Other Bullets

So Very Many Third Basemen and Other Bullets

A visual depiction of Cubs’ 3B in the 30 years between Santo and Ramirez. Matt Garza could be in line for an extension, Carlos Zambrano is back to what he loves, and Robert Coello is gone.

Cubs’ Tender Decisions: Everyone Gets a Contract Except Koyie Hill

Cubs’ Tender Decisions: Everyone Gets a Contract Except Koyie Hill

The Cubs tendered contracts to everyone eligible except back-up catcher Koyie Hill.

by December 12, 2011 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Transactions
Bon Voyage: Aramis Ramirez Will Sign with the Milwaukee Brewers

Bon Voyage: Aramis Ramirez Will Sign with the Milwaukee Brewers

He’s expected to get three years at $10 to $12 million per year.

by December 12, 2011 MLB News and Rumors
Lukewarm Stove: Morales, Cespedes, Moreland, Garza, Darvish, Santana, Headley

Lukewarm Stove: Morales, Cespedes, Moreland, Garza, Darvish, Santana, Headley

The latest news and rumors from around the league, touching on the Chicago Cubs. Bits on Kendrys Morales, Yoenis Cespedes, Matt Garza, Ervin Santana, and more.

by December 12, 2011 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
Obsessive Prince Fielder Watch: He’s Coming! No, Wait, the Cubs Don’t Have the Money! No, Wait!

Obsessive Prince Fielder Watch: He’s Coming! No, Wait, the Cubs Don’t Have the Money! No, Wait!

Some sources say the Cubs are “definitely” pursuing Prince Fielder. Others say the Cubs don’t have the money. The latest on the top free agent left on the market.

by December 12, 2011 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
Some Pun Involving the Word “Tender”: Today’s the Deadline to Tender Contracts to Arbitration-Eligibles

Some Pun Involving the Word “Tender”: Today’s the Deadline to Tender Contracts to Arbitration-Eligibles

The Chicago Cubs have decisions to make on tendering contracts to their seven arbitration-eligible players: Jeff Baker, Blake DeWitt, Matt Garza, Koyie Hill, Geovany Soto, Ian Stewart and Randy Wells.

by December 12, 2011 Analysis and Commentary, Chicago Cubs News
Ryan Braun Has More Testosterone Than Anyone Ever and Other Bullets

Ryan Braun Has More Testosterone Than Anyone Ever and Other Bullets

Braun’s test levels were “insanely high.” The Milwaukee star is fighting hard, Cubs TV revenue is revisited, Felix Pie is moving, and Kerry Wood is partying.

by December 12, 2011 Chicago Cubs News, MLB News and Rumors
The Brewers Respond to the Ryan Braun PED Test, and What is the Impact on the Chicago Cubs?

The Brewers Respond to the Ryan Braun PED Test, and What is the Impact on the Chicago Cubs?

The latest on the reported PED test failure by Ryan Braun. What does it mean for the Cubs, what are the Brewers saying, and is there an explanation?

by December 11, 2011 Chicago Cubs News, MLB News and Rumors
When are the Chicago Cubs Going to Get Their Huge TV Contract? and Other Bullets

When are the Chicago Cubs Going to Get Their Huge TV Contract? and Other Bullets

There’s money sitting on the table every year. Ryan Braun is defended, Theo and Jed are thinking, Casey Coleman is hoping, and Albert Pujols is committed.

by December 11, 2011 Chicago Cubs News, MLB News and Rumors
Oh My: Ryan Braun Has Tested Positive for a Performance-Enhancing Drug

Oh My: Ryan Braun Has Tested Positive for a Performance-Enhancing Drug

This is ugly news for Braun, the Brewers, and all of baseball. But mostly the first two.

by December 10, 2011 MLB News and Rumors
Ian Stewart on Ian Stewart and Other Bullets

Ian Stewart on Ian Stewart and Other Bullets

The Cubs’ new third baseman discusses himself. Tony Campana wins an award, the Chicago Cubs were “winners” at the Winter Meetings, and the Diamondbacks pick up a pitcher.

by December 10, 2011 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors
Chicago Cubs Claim Infielder Jeff Bianchi Off Waivers from the Royals

Chicago Cubs Claim Infielder Jeff Bianchi Off Waivers from the Royals

A former second round pick, Bianchi’s once-promising career has been derailed by injuries.

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