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The Original Chinfuzz Calls it a Career

The Original Chinfuzz Calls it a Career

When the Chicago Cubs acquired Antonio Alfonseca and Matt Clement from the Florida Marlins in 2002, many fans (including me) saw it as the true turning point. It was the[Read More…]

by April 6, 2009 MLB News and Rumors
Yeah, So Not So Much on the Jeff Keppinger Thing

Yeah, So Not So Much on the Jeff Keppinger Thing

I was just kidding about Jeff Keppinger as a back-up infielder for the Chicago Cubs – he just got dealt to the Houston Astros for a PTBNL. Which is actually[Read More…]

by April 1, 2009 MLB News and Rumors
Why the 2009 St. Louis Cardinals Will Suck

Why the 2009 St. Louis Cardinals Will Suck

This is the fifth and final installment in Bleacher Nation’s 2009 preview of the National League Central – specifically, how every team not named the Cubs is going to suck.[Read More…]

Obsessive Peavywatch: Enter the Brewers

Obsessive Peavywatch: Enter the Brewers

Peter Gammons believes the Milwaukee Brewers will go after Jake Peavy when he undoubtedly becomes available later this year. While the source of his belief – current Brewer Bill Hall[Read More…]

by March 27, 2009 MLB News and Rumors
Laughing Because It Didn’t Happen to the Cubs

Laughing Because It Didn’t Happen to the Cubs

As the world turns in Pittsburgh Pirate prospectland… Jose Tabata’s wife was questioned Tuesday on charges of taking an infant and could be charged with false imprisonment. Amalia Tabata Pereira,[Read More…]

by March 27, 2009 MLB News and Rumors
No Curt Schilling for the Cubs

No Curt Schilling for the Cubs

The rumor never really had much in the way of legs, and what little was there was got hacked into (legs + hacked into = bloody sock. I’m awesome) with[Read More…]

by March 24, 2009 MLB News and Rumors
Why the 2009 Houston Astros Will Suck

Why the 2009 Houston Astros Will Suck

This is the fourth installment in Bleacher Nation’s 2009 preview of the National League Central – specifically, how every team not named the Cubs is going to suck. Previously: Cincinnati[Read More…]

Vogue Cubs Prospect: Alessando Maestri

Vogue Cubs Prospect: Alessando Maestri

Alessandro Maestri was a talked-about prospect a couple of years ago after dominating out of the pen in the lower regions of the Chicago Cubs farm system (for those who[Read More…]

by March 18, 2009 MLB News and Rumors
So, Nomar Ended Up Being Kind of Expensive

So, Nomar Ended Up Being Kind of Expensive

So much for the idea that Nomar Garciaparra would take a minor league deal and back up on the cheap for the Chicago Cubs (or anyone else). [The A’s] have[Read More…]

by March 10, 2009 MLB News and Rumors
Rich Hill Thinks He’s Really, Really Awesome

Rich Hill Thinks He’s Really, Really Awesome

When the Cubs traded broken/mentally-defective pitcher Rich Hill to the Orioles earlier this year for a player to be named later, most fans figured we were just getting rid of[Read More…]

Mark Prior is Gonna DOMINATE This Year!

Mark Prior is Gonna DOMINATE This Year!

Remember when, for three years, Chicago Cubs fans sated themselves with the thought that, although Mark Prior was just throwing towels, soon he would be back to form. It would[Read More…]

by March 2, 2009 MLB News and Rumors
Skip Schumaker is a Second Baseman, Maybe

Skip Schumaker is a Second Baseman, Maybe

One of the more interesting stories coming out of the St. Louis Cardinals’ camp this year is the prospective move of outfielder Skip Schumaker to second base, despite his not[Read More…]

by February 25, 2009 MLB News and Rumors
Sweaty Joe Calls it a Career

Sweaty Joe Calls it a Career

Former Chicago Cubs closer / really sweaty guy Joe Borowski is hanging up the spikes. Cubs fans will remember Borowski for a handful of things: a ridiculous back-up slider, the[Read More…]

by February 25, 2009 MLB News and Rumors
OMG Brian Roberts and OMG Orlando Hudson… Are Not Going to be Cubs

OMG Brian Roberts and OMG Orlando Hudson… Are Not Going to be Cubs

So, not that either second baseman looked likely to become a Chicago Cub, it’s worth noting that Orlando Hudson and Brian Roberts don’t look likely to be Cubs any time[Read More…]

by February 23, 2009 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
The Countries of Baseball

The Countries of Baseball

Here’s a way to kill a few minutes. Try to figure out the precise contours of the various teams’ territory, particularly the two Chicago teams. I’m not trying to be[Read More…]

by February 22, 2009 MLB News and Rumors
The Brewers, Like the Cubs, Hate the Top of the Lineup

The Brewers, Like the Cubs, Hate the Top of the Lineup

Milwaukee Brewers manager Ken Macha recently said he plans to bat Rickie Weeks and J.J. Hardy at the top of the lineup this year, and in light of the persistent[Read More…]

by February 22, 2009 MLB News and Rumors

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