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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.

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.

Thoughts, Quotes, and Reactions to the Acquisition of Ian Stewart

Thoughts, Quotes, and Reactions to the Acquisition of Ian Stewart

You know, for a relatively minor deal, there is a whole lot of acrimony. Is it deserved? What’s the future for Ian Stewart, and our faith in Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer?

Theo Epstein Adds More Detail to the Circumstances Upon Which Carlos Zambrano Could Return to the Cubs

Theo Epstein Adds More Detail to the Circumstances Upon Which Carlos Zambrano Could Return to the Cubs

It still doesn’t seem likely, but Epstein wants to make sure everyone knows it’s possible.

by December 9, 2011 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors
A Little More on the Cubs’ Rule 5 Pick, Lendy Castillo

A Little More on the Cubs’ Rule 5 Pick, Lendy Castillo

The Cubs took a chance on a high upside reliever yesterday in the Rule 5 Draft. He’s got the stuff, but it’s a long way from A-ball to the bigs.

Theo Epstein Thinks About Things Differently and Other Bullets

Theo Epstein Thinks About Things Differently and Other Bullets

Pujols leaving the Central meant something different to Epstein. Everybody’s mum on Darvish, more Rule 5 Draft info, Jim Hendry’s ready to return, and the Epstein compensation fight marches on.

Chicago Cubs Trade DJ LeMahieu and Tyler Colvin to the Rockies for Ian Stewart and Casey Weathers

Chicago Cubs Trade DJ LeMahieu and Tyler Colvin to the Rockies for Ian Stewart and Casey Weathers

Seems like quite a bit to give up for a third baseman who hasn’t done anything in two years.

Lukewarm Stove: About Those Matt Garza/Texas Rangers Trade Discussions

Lukewarm Stove: About Those Matt Garza/Texas Rangers Trade Discussions

Yes, they’re talking. And, yes, the Cubs are asking for a huge return.

by December 8, 2011 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Winter Meetings Thursday Mid-Day: Just Another Quiet Day, Right?

Winter Meetings Thursday Mid-Day: Just Another Quiet Day, Right?

The biggest positional domino (Albert Pujols) and the biggest pitching domino (CJ Wilson) just fell. So, where do things stand for the Cubs on a number of rumors?

Multiple Reports: Albert Pujols Will Sign with the Los Angeles Angels

Multiple Reports: Albert Pujols Will Sign with the Los Angeles Angels

Ten years, $250 to $260 million. And a full no-trade clause. St. Louis weeps.

by December 8, 2011 MLB News and Rumors
The 2011 Rule 5 Draft – Live Updates and Discussion

The 2011 Rule 5 Draft – Live Updates and Discussion

The Cubs may pick up or lose some fringe prospects today. Live coverage of the Rule 5 Draft here.

by December 8, 2011 Chicago Cubs News, MLB News and Rumors
Theo Epstein’s Thoughts on Long-Term Contracts and Other Bullets

Theo Epstein’s Thoughts on Long-Term Contracts and Other Bullets

He’s not a fan. The Rule 5 Draft is this morning, Carlos Pena is still on the Cubs’ payroll, compensation to the Padres should be easy, and Tim McCarver is an award-winner.

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