Archive for December, 2011


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?

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?

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.


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.

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.

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.


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.

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.

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