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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.

by December 21, 2011 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
Report: Cubs Have Re-signed Reed Johnson

Report: Cubs Have Re-signed Reed Johnson

Johnson would presumably resume his 4th/5th outfielder duties.

by December 21, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
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.

by December 21, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
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.

by December 21, 2011 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
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.

by December 20, 2011 Chicago Cubs Rumors
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?

by December 20, 2011 Analysis and Commentary, Chicago Cubs Rumors
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.

by December 20, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
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.

by December 20, 2011 Chicago Cubs News, MLB News and Rumors
Aw, Fiddlesticks: The Texas Rangers Won the Yu Darvish Post

Aw, Fiddlesticks: The Texas Rangers Won the Yu Darvish Post

The winning bid came in at a reported $51.7 million. No word yet on what the Cubs bid.

by December 19, 2011 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
Lukewarm Stove: Garza, Rizzo, Marmol, Zambrano, Maholm, Soriano, Grabow

Lukewarm Stove: Garza, Rizzo, Marmol, Zambrano, Maholm, Soriano, Grabow

The Cubs haven’t done much yet this offseason, but the rumor mill continues to churn. The latest from around baseball.

by December 19, 2011 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
Obsessive Prince Fielder Watch: Cubs Are Still Interested … or Are They Throwing Up Multiple Smokescreens?

Obsessive Prince Fielder Watch: Cubs Are Still Interested … or Are They Throwing Up Multiple Smokescreens?

The Cubs want Fielder. The Cubs want Rizzo. They can’t want both, right?

by December 19, 2011 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
The Latest on Yu Darvish: The Winning Bid Topped $51 Million, and an Announcement Could Come Tonight

The Latest on Yu Darvish: The Winning Bid Topped $51 Million, and an Announcement Could Come Tonight

Darvish’s agent says his team will announce its decision by tomorrow morning Japan time, and a report says the winning bid topped the winning Daisuke Matsuzaka bid.

by December 19, 2011 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
Is There a Problem Re-Signing Kerry Wood? and Other Bullets

Is There a Problem Re-Signing Kerry Wood? and Other Bullets

The 40-man roster excuse doesn’t make as much sense anymore. The Cubs have two hitting coaches, the pitching coach looks forward to helping Big Z, and Cubs Hall of Famers are on TV.

by December 19, 2011 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors
Sources Say the Cubs Are Talking to the Padres About First Baseman Anthony Rizzo (UPDATE x3)

Sources Say the Cubs Are Talking to the Padres About First Baseman Anthony Rizzo (UPDATE x3)

What does yesterday’s big Reds/Padres trade mean for the Cubs, and, more specifically, what’s all this talk about first base prospect, Anthony Rizzo?

by December 18, 2011 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
Yoenis Cespedes Might Not Be a Free Agent Until January, But at Least There’s Another Video

Yoenis Cespedes Might Not Be a Free Agent Until January, But at Least There’s Another Video

A delay in Cespedes’ DR residency has held up the free agency process.

by December 17, 2011 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
Dale Sveum Speaks About Prince Fielder and Everyone Jumps and Other Bullets

Dale Sveum Speaks About Prince Fielder and Everyone Jumps and Other Bullets

But what did he really say, and what does it really mean? The Cubs’ coaching staff has been finalized, unlike the Theo Epstein compensation.

by December 17, 2011 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors

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