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The Cubs Are Asking For a Lot in Trade for Alfonso Soriano – Should They Be?

The Cubs Are Asking For a Lot in Trade for Alfonso Soriano – Should They Be?

The Cubs want “a player of note” in any trade for Soriano. Is he actually worth that much when you consider other available options?

Andre Dawson is Pretty Angry About the Steroid Era

Andre Dawson is Pretty Angry About the Steroid Era

He feels it damaged the legacy of his career, and destroyed the numbers that baseball holds so sacred.

by January 14, 2013 Chicago Cubs News, MLB News and Rumors
Jeff Samardzija Could Be Fantasy Gold and Other Bullets

Jeff Samardzija Could Be Fantasy Gold and Other Bullets

When fantasy players want a guy, that means his stats project to be pretty good.

by January 14, 2013 Chicago Cubs News
Lukewarm Stove: Olt, Upton, Soriano, Garza, Napoli, Porcello, Bourn, More

Lukewarm Stove: Olt, Upton, Soriano, Garza, Napoli, Porcello, Bourn, More

There’s a great deal to cover from the last couple days.

Wondering About the Cubs Convention and Other Bullets

Wondering About the Cubs Convention and Other Bullets

What’s going to drive the excitement this year?

by January 13, 2013 Chicago Cubs News
Second Trailer for Upcoming Jackie Robinson Biopic, 42

Second Trailer for Upcoming Jackie Robinson Biopic, 42

This one looks pretty darn good.

by January 12, 2013 MLB News and Rumors
Theo Epstein Speaks on a Variety of Subjects and Other Bullets

Theo Epstein Speaks on a Variety of Subjects and Other Bullets

Ending the lovable loser tag, upgrading facilities, deferring payments, and more. Also, thoughts on the lack of an official Carlos Villanueva deal.

Lukewarm Stove: The Justin Upton Package, and Where the Diamondbacks Go From Here

Lukewarm Stove: The Justin Upton Package, and Where the Diamondbacks Go From Here

How much were the Mariners going to be giving up, and what does it say about the possibility of an Upton trade? Who gets him now?

Drugs Are Bad, Mmkay: MLB and MLBPA Agree to Significant Drug Testing Changes

Drugs Are Bad, Mmkay: MLB and MLBPA Agree to Significant Drug Testing Changes

Longitudinal studies and random in-season HGH testing.

by January 11, 2013 MLB News and Rumors
Keith Law Appears to Be a Big Fan of Starlin Castro and Anthony Rizzo

Keith Law Appears to Be a Big Fan of Starlin Castro and Anthony Rizzo

The Cubs have two of the top 25 players under age 25.

by January 11, 2013 Chicago Cubs News
Cubs Sign Interesting Pitching Prospect Dayan Diaz and Other Bullets

Cubs Sign Interesting Pitching Prospect Dayan Diaz and Other Bullets

The 23-year-old tore up A-ball last year (and has a pretty good reason why he was still in A-ball at 23).

More 2013 Cubs Convention Details

More 2013 Cubs Convention Details

Sessions, events, activities, and more.

by January 11, 2013 Chicago Cubs News
Lukewarm Stove: Justin Upton Rejects Trade to Mariners (UPDATE: Cubs Also on No-Trade List)

Lukewarm Stove: Justin Upton Rejects Trade to Mariners (UPDATE: Cubs Also on No-Trade List)

Clearly, the Diamondbacks are looking to move the 25-year-old outfielder.

by January 10, 2013 MLB News and Rumors
Cubs Sign Brent Lillibridge and Darnell McDonald to Minor League Deals

Cubs Sign Brent Lillibridge and Darnell McDonald to Minor League Deals

A couple of utility types who can compete for a bench job.

Chicago Cubs Avoid Arbitration with Luis Valbuena – One Year, $930,000

Chicago Cubs Avoid Arbitration with Luis Valbuena – One Year, $930,000

He’ll be a primary back-up infielder next year … if that makes sense.

Obsessive Wrigley Renovation Watch: Cubs to Reveal Possible Renovations and Upgrades on January 19

Obsessive Wrigley Renovation Watch: Cubs to Reveal Possible Renovations and Upgrades on January 19

That’s the Saturday of the Cubs Convention. That could have some implications.

by January 10, 2013 Chicago Cubs News
Sammy Sosa: Pinterest Magnate

Sammy Sosa: Pinterest Magnate

Sammy Sosa may not be in the Hall of Fame, but he’s embracing the new web.

by January 10, 2013 Cubs Humor
2013 Cubs Caravan Announces Stops and Schedule

2013 Cubs Caravan Announces Stops and Schedule

Cubs players, coaches, and executives will make several stops around Chicago next week.

by January 10, 2013 Chicago Cubs News

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