Archive for December, 2012

Another Outfield Option – Cubs Have Been Connected to Shane Victorino

Another Outfield Option – Cubs Have Been Connected to Shane Victorino

Does Victorino makes sense for the Cubs? Any more sense than Michael Bourn?

by December 4, 2012 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Winter Meetings Tuesday Morning: Choo, McCarthy, Haren, Marmol, Olt, Stewart, Soriano, Granderson

Winter Meetings Tuesday Morning: Choo, McCarthy, Haren, Marmol, Olt, Stewart, Soriano, Granderson

A healthy dose of rumors from the second morning in Nashville.

Theo Epstein Speaks: Third Base, Alfonso Soriano, Non-Tender Candidates, and Free Agency

Theo Epstein Speaks: Third Base, Alfonso Soriano, Non-Tender Candidates, and Free Agency

The Cubs’ President speaks from the Winter Meetings, where the Cubs are still considering all of their options.

by December 4, 2012 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors
If Cubs Looked to Add a Center Fielder, What Might Their Options Be?

If Cubs Looked to Add a Center Fielder, What Might Their Options Be?

After Upton, Span, and Pagan have departed from the market, do the Cubs really have options in center field? Is that why they say they’re looking in right field?

The Cubs Are “Definitely In On” Yunel Escobar, Whom the Marlins Would Like to Trade

The Cubs Are “Definitely In On” Yunel Escobar, Whom the Marlins Would Like to Trade

A controversial player, to be sure, but one that offers a whole lot of value. Could he be the Cubs’ next third baseman?

by December 4, 2012 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Cubs as Happy to Get Jim Deshaies as Astros Are Sad to Lose Him and Other Bullets

Cubs as Happy to Get Jim Deshaies as Astros Are Sad to Lose Him and Other Bullets

Everyone loves Jim Deshaies, Kyuji Fujikawa coming in for a physical, and a legitimate reason to use the word “boner.”

by December 4, 2012 Chicago Cubs News
Winter Meetings Monday Evening: Looking for a RF and Reliever, Stewart, Soriano, Escobar, Soria, Nolasco, More

Winter Meetings Monday Evening: Looking for a RF and Reliever, Stewart, Soriano, Escobar, Soria, Nolasco, More

It was a relatively quiet first day at the Winter Meetings for the Cubs, but Theo Epstein spoke to reports tonight, and dropped some thoughts.

The Cubs Are Being Up Front With Carlos Marmol: “You’re on the Block”

The Cubs Are Being Up Front With Carlos Marmol: “You’re on the Block”

It shouldn’t be a surprise to you or him, but it’s nice to see the Cubs trying to keep him in the loop.

by December 3, 2012 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Lukewarm Stove: Angel Pagan Re-Signs With Giants – Implications?

Lukewarm Stove: Angel Pagan Re-Signs With Giants – Implications?

The Cubs weren’t in on Pagan, but what does the move do to the center field market? To the Phillies? To Michael Bourn?

Report: Jim Deshaies is Going to Be the Cubs’ New Color Broadcaster (UPDATE: A Second Report Agrees)

Report: Jim Deshaies is Going to Be the Cubs’ New Color Broadcaster (UPDATE: A Second Report Agrees)

So says Danny Knobler. If so, it would be a very good get by all accounts.

by December 3, 2012 Chicago Cubs News
Cubs Continue to Look for Bullpen Help, Reportedly Interested in Jason Grilli

Cubs Continue to Look for Bullpen Help, Reportedly Interested in Jason Grilli

The 36-year-old righty was one of the best relievers in baseball last year. And, what do you know? The Cubs’ pen was one of the worst.

by December 3, 2012 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Winter Meetings Monday Morning: Upton, Napoli, ARod, Soriano, Harden, Espinosa, Rangers

Winter Meetings Monday Morning: Upton, Napoli, ARod, Soriano, Harden, Espinosa, Rangers

There are already a number of rumors to parse, and the Meetings have been going on for all of a few hours.

John Sickels Offers His Top Chicago Cubs Prospects for 2012

John Sickels Offers His Top Chicago Cubs Prospects for 2012

It’s a deep, talented list, with a few surprises.

by December 3, 2012 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects