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Moor (get it?) About the Padres Sale

Moor (get it?) About the Padres Sale

I have no doubt that soon-to-be-new-part Padres owner Jeff Moorad looks at the team as an investment. He’s been quoted as saying as much, if in a round-about way. With[Read More…]

by January 19, 2009 MLB News and Rumors
Lukewarm Stove: Adam Wainwright to the Yankees for Robinson Cano?

Lukewarm Stove: Adam Wainwright to the Yankees for Robinson Cano?

Gotta keep tabs on division rivals, and in an offseason where none of the Central teams have made particularly compelling moves, any whiff of a rumor is interesting. The St.[Read More…]

by January 18, 2009 MLB News and Rumors
St. Louis Cardinals May Pursue Jon Garland, Other Free Agent Starters

St. Louis Cardinals May Pursue Jon Garland, Other Free Agent Starters

Given that the Cardinals seem to have only four starting pitchers set for 2009 (Adam Wainwright, Kyle Lohse, Todd Wellemeyer, Joel Piniero), I suppose this was only a matter of[Read More…]

by January 17, 2009 MLB News and Rumors
The Houston Astros are Likely Finished with the Off-Season, Regular Season

The Houston Astros are Likely Finished with the Off-Season, Regular Season

Much like the Milwaukee Brewers, the Houston Astros now look to be done adding anything to their team for the off-season. And they may very well be the worst nine-figure[Read More…]

by January 16, 2009 MLB News and Rumors

Shock! Michael Young Will Not be a Chicago Cub

Despite earlier noted ridiculous speculation, not only will Michael Young not be traded to the Cubs for Alfonso Soriano, he’s not going to be traded at all. Can you believe[Read More…]

by January 16, 2009 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors

Obsessive Peavywatch: Padres Sign David Eckstein

If the Padres also add Omar Vizquel, as has been speculated, the ability of the Cubs to shuffle off “serviceable” major league pieces like Ronny Cedeno in a deal for[Read More…]

by January 15, 2009 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
The Brewers Are Unlikely to Add Anyone Else

The Brewers Are Unlikely to Add Anyone Else

With an off-season highlighted by banner moves such as signing 57-year-old closer Trevor Hoffman and getting a single second-round pick for CC Sabathia, one would expect the Brewers to continue[Read More…]

by January 15, 2009 MLB News and Rumors

Tangential Peavywatch: The Padres Don’t Need Ronny Cedeno

The prevailing wisdom has been that *IF* the Cubs traded for Jake Peavy, shortstop Ronny Cedeno would be included, as the Padres are currently set to start Luis Rodriguez at[Read More…]

by January 14, 2009 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
Mark Prior is a Minor Leaguer

Mark Prior is a Minor Leaguer

Oh how the mighty “employee” has fallen. I’m sorry if it sounds like I’m relishing in it. I’m not saying I’m not. I just don’t want to sound like it.[Read More…]

by January 14, 2009 MLB News and Rumors

Astros Sign Jose Valverde for $8 Million

It avoids arbitration with the studly closer, but dang. Isn’t that like 15-20% of the Houston Astros’ projected 2009 payroll? Relievers don’t have the best track record in arbitration, so[Read More…]

by January 12, 2009 MLB News and Rumors

2009 Draft Order and Free Agent Compensation

Go here for the 2009 Chicago Cubs Draft resource. This will include order, results, minor league designations, and articles. As more free agents sign, the 2009 draft order becomes closer[Read More…]

by January 6, 2009 Chicago Cubs News, MLB News and Rumors

Cards to Use Chris Carpenter as Closer? And other C’s

Apparently missing out on closer Brian Fuentes has really put a crimp in the St. Louis Cardinals’ offseason plans. Tony LaRussa is not eager to use any of the teams’[Read More…]

by January 3, 2009 MLB News and Rumors
Panic! Jake Peavy May Not Be Traded

Panic! Jake Peavy May Not Be Traded

The AP is reporting that Arizona Diamondbacks CEO Jeff Moorad resigned last night with the *express* purpose of trying to acquire an ownership interest in the San Diego Padres. Are[Read More…]

by January 3, 2009 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
OMG Brian Roberts … to the White Sox?

OMG Brian Roberts … to the White Sox?

Blah, blah, blah, standard Brian Roberts to Chicago rumor… Wait? Brian Roberts to the Chicago White Sox? Brian Roberts always seems to be linked to the Chicago Cubs in trade[Read More…]

by January 3, 2009 MLB News and Rumors

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