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The 2009 Chicago Cubs: Recalling Those “Worst Case Scenarios”

The 2009 Chicago Cubs: Recalling Those “Worst Case Scenarios”

Oh those Chicago Cubs. They are, as always, predictably unpredictable – with the exception that they are predictably disappointing. Now, with the advent of 2010, we can finally reflect dispassionately[Read More…]

by January 1, 2010 Analysis and Commentary
Fiddle Sticks: Cardinals Close to Re-Signing Matt Holliday

Fiddle Sticks: Cardinals Close to Re-Signing Matt Holliday

With Mark DeRosa leaving and Joel Pineiro set to leave, the St. Louis Cardinals were poised to be significantly worse (on paper) in 2010 than they were at the close[Read More…]

by December 31, 2009 MLB News and Rumors
Obsessive Bradley Trade Watch: Familiar Names, Burrell and Castillo, Continue to Swirl

Obsessive Bradley Trade Watch: Familiar Names, Burrell and Castillo, Continue to Swirl

There’s been so much smoke surrounding the Chicago Cubs’ efforts to swing a deal with Tampa Bay involving Milton Bradley and Pat Burrell that we’re all choking on it. Still[Read More…]

by December 3, 2009 Chicago Cubs Rumors
OMGranderson Watch: Granderson is a Perfect Fit for the Cubs

OMGranderson Watch: Granderson is a Perfect Fit for the Cubs

Or so says the Chicago Tribune’s Rick Morrissey: The Tigers center fielder is a wonderful baseball player, and the Cubs should pursue a trade for him with the relentlessness of[Read More…]

by November 24, 2009 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Milton Bradley Wins Dubious Distinction

Milton Bradley Wins Dubious Distinction

It’s award season in MLB, and the disappointing Chicago Cubs didn’t figure to get much recognition. Except the bad kind. Milton Bradley was named the Least Valuable Player in the[Read More…]

by November 23, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Rich Harden Hates the Cubs?

Rich Harden Hates the Cubs?

An interesting, and very surprising, nugget in an article about Chicago Cubs free agent pitcher Rich Harden possibly heading out to Seattle: It is rumored that Harden doesn’t have much[Read More…]

Offseason Issues Not Named Milton

Offseason Issues Not Named Milton

Obviously moving outfielder Milton Bradley is the Chicago Cubs’ top offseason priority. You might even say, it’s an obsessive priority (ha – self referential!). But we all know there are[Read More…]

Chicago Cubs Working the Phones in Tampa and Toronto

Chicago Cubs Working the Phones in Tampa and Toronto

The big move on the horizon for the Chicago Cubs is obviously dumping Milton Bradley. But that isn’t necessarily the sole focus of the Cubs’ offseason, and General Manager Jim[Read More…]

by October 29, 2009 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Jake Fox is Not a Starter – A Statistical Examination

Jake Fox is Not a Starter – A Statistical Examination

On Friday, May 8, the Chicago Cubs were playing the Milwaukee Brewers. It was a nondescript, early season game. In the third inning, Ryan Braun drove a hard grounder down[Read More…]

by October 21, 2009 Analysis and Commentary
Moderately Obsessive Hitting Coach Watch: Rudy Jaramillo is Going to Get Paid

Moderately Obsessive Hitting Coach Watch: Rudy Jaramillo is Going to Get Paid

The Chicago Cubs are on the verge of signing a new hitting coach, Rudy Jaramillo of the Texas Rangers. And they aren’t just going to sign him, they’re going to[Read More…]

by October 20, 2009 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Chicago Cubs Considering Next Hitting Coach

Chicago Cubs Considering Next Hitting Coach

The first rumor about a possible hitting coach replacement involves Texas Rangers’ coach Rudy Jaramillo. The Chicago Cubs let their hitting coach, Von Joshua, return to AAA Iowa. Joshua, himself,[Read More…]

by October 14, 2009 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Grabow Back, Fox and Fontenot Gone?

Grabow Back, Fox and Fontenot Gone?

Reliever John Grabow, whom the Chicago Cubs acquired midseason, has said openly that he’d like to return to the Cubs next year. The Cubs, in turn, would like to have[Read More…]

by October 7, 2009 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Could the Mets be Interested in Milton Bradley? Carlos Zambrano?

Could the Mets be Interested in Milton Bradley? Carlos Zambrano?

Sure, the offseason isn’t here yet, but it’s never too early for crazy Chicago Cubs rumors. And that is part of our credo here at Bleacher Nation: we will bring[Read More…]

by September 24, 2009 Chicago Cubs Rumors

So Taguchi to Chicago

Citing a lack of experienced outfield depth, the Chicago Cubs added former Iowa Cub (the season is over) So Taguchi to the active roster. He will help out while Sam[Read More…]

by September 17, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
God’s Wrath Watch: God Really Hates Cubs Outfielders, Including Sam Fuld

God’s Wrath Watch: God Really Hates Cubs Outfielders, Including Sam Fuld

If you’re going to play in the outfield for the Chicago Cubs, you better be prepared to miss some time with an injury. This time, it’s super sub Sam Fuld[Read More…]

by September 16, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
God’s Wrath Watch: Soriano’s Surgery Successful

God’s Wrath Watch: Soriano’s Surgery Successful

The good news is that Chicago Cubs outfielder Alfonso Soriano’s knee surgery yesterday was a success. The bad news (well, is it bad?) is that he’s now definitely done for[Read More…]

by September 16, 2009 Analysis and Commentary, Chicago Cubs News
God’s Wrath Watch: Soriano Finally Having His Knee Surgery

God’s Wrath Watch: Soriano Finally Having His Knee Surgery

It was several weeks in the making, but Chicago Cubs outfielder Alfonso Soriano is finally having knee surgery this week. The Cubs’ outfielder said Sunday that he hopes to have[Read More…]

by September 14, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Lou Piniella Plans to Become Dusty Baker Next Year

Lou Piniella Plans to Become Dusty Baker Next Year

Although there was little need for confirmation, Chicago Cubs manager Lou Piniella confirmed this weekend that Alfonso Soriano will not be the Cubs’ leadoff man next year – better two[Read More…]

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