Prince Fielder is a Brewer, Fat

Though rumors about Prince Fielder being dealt by the Milwaukee Brewers have been buzzing for weeks, they can largely be put to bed. So says general manager Doug Melvin, who[Read More…]

by January 20, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
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…]


OMG Brian Roberts and Peavywatch Rumors in the SAME Article!

OMG Brian Roberts and Peavywatch Rumors in the SAME Article!

This weekend’s trade with the Baltimore Orioles for two pitchers, one of whom the San Diego Padres had previously inquired about, was bound to stir up some Peavywatch. But… OMG[Read More…]

by January 20, 2009 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Cubs Sign a Japanese Reliever (turning Japanese, turning Japanese, I really think so)

Cubs Sign a Japanese Reliever (turning Japanese, turning Japanese, I really think so)

It’s a minor league deal for Ken Kadokura. If nothing else, Kosuke Fukudome is going to have plenty of friends in Spring Training this year, and I actually don’t mean[Read More…]

by January 19, 2009 Chicago Cubs Transactions
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
Kevin Gregg Gets Paid

Kevin Gregg Gets Paid

As the Cubs have always done, they wrapped a one-year deal for Kevin Gregg before his case went to arbitration. Cubs agreed to terms with RHP Kevin Gregg on a[Read More…]

by January 19, 2009 Chicago Cubs Transactions
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…]


Felix Pie is an Oriole

We all knew this was coming. Let’s just be glad Jim Hendry was able to trade Pie long before Spring Training when everyone in the world KNEW the Cubs had[Read More…]

by January 18, 2009 Chicago Cubs Transactions
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

New Ownerwatch: Winner Announced THIS Week (Ricketts?)

Probably. Maybe. I’m sure this is way different than when they said the same thing a couple weeks ago. After a nearly two-year process, Sam Zell and Tribune Co. plan[Read More…]

by January 17, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
The Cublogoverse is Conventioning

The Cublogoverse is Conventioning

The Cubs Convention is underway, and the Cublogoverse is all a-twitter with tidbits from the event. The most terrifying goes first. Kaplan then brought up the inevitable question….Who’s going to[Read More…]

by January 17, 2009 Chicago Cubs News

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

Obessive Peavywatch: Will they, won’t they?

A throwaway line from the Rocky Mountain News suggests that the Cubs will, not might, resume talks with the San Diego Padres about Jake Peavy when the new owner is[Read More…]

by January 16, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Ronny Cedeno Gets Paid

Ronny Cedeno Gets Paid

No arbitration for Ronny Cedeno – no surprise there. The Cubs avoided arbitration with infielder Ronny Cedeno, agreeing to a one-year, $822,000 deal. Cedeno, once considered the Cubs’ future at[Read More…]

by January 16, 2009 Chicago Cubs Transactions