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Archive for December, 2011

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?

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

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