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The Cubs Will Be Fine Without Mark DeRosa

The Cubs Will Be Fine Without Mark DeRosa

You can’t go to too many corners of the Cublogoverse these days without reading some angry diatribe about the Mark DeRosa trade. In late December, DeRosa was traded to the[Read More...]

by February 7, 2009 Analysis and Commentary
Nomar Back to the Cubs?

Nomar Back to the Cubs?

The Chicago Cubs are still looking for a 25th man to round out their roster. Right now, four of the five bench spots look relatively locked up in the form[Read More...]

by February 6, 2009 Analysis and Commentary, Chicago Cubs Rumors
The Cubs Won’t Win in 2009 Because They Have Too Many Short White Guys Who Aren’t Champions

The Cubs Won’t Win in 2009 Because They Have Too Many Short White Guys Who Aren’t Champions

Yup. You read that correctly. But you didn’t read it from me. I’m just repeating what ubergenius Kent Sterling (who? – some dude who runs Indianapolis’ ESPN radio station) said[Read More...]

by February 3, 2009 Analysis and Commentary
How the Cubs Can Trade Sean Marshall AND Garrett Olson and Still Have Two Great Swingmen

How the Cubs Can Trade Sean Marshall AND Garrett Olson and Still Have Two Great Swingmen

The most recent rumors regarding the possible (read: desperately hoped for) Jake Peavy trade have the Cubs potentially parting with a group of players that includes both Sean Marshall and[Read More...]

by January 27, 2009 Analysis and Commentary, Chicago Cubs Rumors
The Sporting News Says the Cubs Have Had a Bad Offseason, Don’t Need Peavy

The Sporting News Says the Cubs Have Had a Bad Offseason, Don’t Need Peavy

While I appreciate the difficulty a “general” sports media source may have in covering every single team in every single sport with the same depth that a blog dedicated to[Read More...]

by January 23, 2009 Analysis and Commentary
Garrett Olson and Henry Williamson are Cubs

Garrett Olson and Henry Williamson are Cubs

A couple of new faces showed up on the Cubs’ doorstep yesterday in exchange for outfield Felix Pie – you know, the guy that the whole world knew the Cubs[Read More...]

by January 22, 2009 Analysis and Commentary
Alfonso Soriano is Still the Cubs’ Leadoff Hitter

Alfonso Soriano is Still the Cubs’ Leadoff Hitter

This is only the beginning. The top of the lineup will continue to be a discussion throughout the offseason, and yes, the regular season. Naturally, Lou Piniella and Jim Hendry[Read More...]

by January 20, 2009 Analysis and Commentary, Chicago Cubs News
Rich Harden Has a Tear in his Shoulder Joint, the Earth is Round

Rich Harden Has a Tear in his Shoulder Joint, the Earth is Round

It was obvious to everyone that something was wrong with Rich Harden last year, beyond a little bit of shoulder tendinitis. So when it was officially revealed that Harden had[Read More...]

by January 19, 2009 Analysis and Commentary, Chicago Cubs News
Why the Hall of Fame Voting Sucks

Why the Hall of Fame Voting Sucks

No, I’m not going to rant about the fact that Rickey Henderson didn’t get more than 95% of the vote (though that is quite stupid). No, I’m not going to[Read More...]

by January 15, 2009 Analysis and Commentary
Milton Bradley Gets Injured From Time to Time

Milton Bradley Gets Injured From Time to Time

We’ve all heard it about Milton Bradley: He’s an injury waiting to happen. Maybe that’s true. Thanks to our good friend, Andy, at Sons of Ivy, here’s a complete year-by-year[Read More...]

by January 13, 2009 Analysis and Commentary
Milton Bradley is More Expensive than Albert Pujols

Milton Bradley is More Expensive than Albert Pujols

We’ve all heard the greatest concern when it comes to Milton Bradley (well, except for that whole “potentially crazy” thing, but the Cubs have dealt with it admirably for the[Read More...]

by January 8, 2009 Analysis and Commentary
The Cubs Lose Because They Aren’t Nasty

The Cubs Lose Because They Aren’t Nasty

I believe it is a natural tendency for fans of teams that lose – particularly teams that are very good in the long, long regular season, and then can’t seem[Read More...]

by January 7, 2009 Analysis and Commentary
Aaron Miles and the Man He Replaces

Aaron Miles and the Man He Replaces

Many years ago – well, two, I guess – when I was but a humble poster on Chicago Cubs message boards, I was absolutely incensed at one of Jim Hendry’s[Read More...]

by January 5, 2009 Analysis and Commentary
Why Complaining about the DeRosa/Wood Moves Sucks

Why Complaining about the DeRosa/Wood Moves Sucks

Something we plan on doing regularly here at Bleacher Nation is explaining why the latest Chicago Cubs news and rumors suck. Does that mean that the person writing about it[Read More...]

by January 3, 2009 Analysis and Commentary

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