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Carlos Pena: Likeable Dude

Carlos Pena: Likeable Dude

New Chicago Cubs’ first baseman Carlos Pena has some big shoes to fill. Derrek Lee was the man at first for more than half of the 2000s before he was[Read More…]

Lukewarm Stove: Javier Vazquez Wants to Pitch in Miami

Lukewarm Stove: Javier Vazquez Wants to Pitch in Miami

Like LeBron James and Chris Bosh before him, free agent starter Javier Vazquez wants to take his talents to Miami. The 34-year-old starter, coming off a down year, has been[Read More…]

by November 19, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
Report: Fredi Gonzalez is Chicago Cubs’ Top Choice for Next Manager

Report: Fredi Gonzalez is Chicago Cubs’ Top Choice for Next Manager

The Chicago Cubs will search far and wide for their next manager, as they should. But that doesn’t mean they don’t have a first choice already – and according to[Read More…]

by September 1, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors
The Chicago Cubs Will Sign Adam Dunn if Marlon Byrd Has His Way

The Chicago Cubs Will Sign Adam Dunn if Marlon Byrd Has His Way

With a gaping hole at first base, left vacated by Derrek Lee who was traded to the Atlanta Braves two weeks ago after manning the spot for almost seven seasons,[Read More…]

by August 31, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Could Marlon Byrd Head Back to the Rangers?

Could Marlon Byrd Head Back to the Rangers?

Tomorrow marks the last day that a team can make a trade (via the waiver system) for a player, and include that player on its post-season roster. The Chicago Cubs[Read More…]

by August 30, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors
The Problem with an Interim Manager Like Mike Quade: Tyler Colvin to Remain in the Outfield

The Problem with an Interim Manager Like Mike Quade: Tyler Colvin to Remain in the Outfield

Being the manager of the Chicago Cubs – even in a mere interim capacity – brings with it certain indelicacies. Most notably? The microscope. Every move you make is scrutinized[Read More…]

Tyler Colvin is Likely to Start Playing Games at First Base This Week

With Derrek Lee off to the Atlanta Braves, and without a clear replacement in the Chicago Cubs’ system, outfielder Tyler Colvin will start playing some games at first base starting[Read More…]

by August 21, 2010 Chicago Cubs News

It’s Official: Cubs Trade Derrek Lee to Braves

We’ll have some further analysis and commentary about the deal soon, but for now, I wanted to make sure to get you the basics. Lee, who invoked his 10-and-5 rights[Read More…]

Reports: Derrek Lee to Be Traded to Atlanta Braves

The Chicago Cubs on the verge of trading first baseman Derrek Lee to the Atlanta Braves, according to multiple reports. Lee is in the last year of his contract with the Cubs,[Read More…]

by August 18, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Aramis Ramirez Unlikely to Be Traded

Aramis Ramirez Unlikely to Be Traded

It was an exciting 24 hours, but the odds of Aramis Ramirez being traded to the Atlanta Braves is approximately 0 to 1. Or 0 to 1,000,000. Whichever seems more[Read More…]

by August 18, 2010 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors
God Shows His Wrath in the Minors, Too: Josh Vitters Breaks His Finger

God Shows His Wrath in the Minors, Too: Josh Vitters Breaks His Finger

Former first round pick, and one of the top Chicago Cubs’ positional prospects, Josh Vitters is likely out for the rest of the 2010 season after breaking the middle finger[Read More…]

Laughing Because it isn’t the Cubs: The Brewers’ Feelings, and Butts are Hurt

Tee hee. Milwaukee Brewers manager Ken Macha says he has complained to a baseball official about his batters being hit too often by pitches. Macha says action needs to be[Read More…]

by July 18, 2010 MLB News and Rumors
Joe Torre to Manage the Cubs in 2011?

Joe Torre to Manage the Cubs in 2011?

Chicago Cubs Manager Lou Piniella is unlikely to come back to manage the Cubs after this season, his last under contract. Though speculation about his successor has been limited to[Read More…]

by May 11, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors
God’s Wrath Watch: Derrek Lee Has a Jacked Up Thumb

God’s Wrath Watch: Derrek Lee Has a Jacked Up Thumb

The magnifying glass had been pointed elsewhere for a couple of weeks and we all became complacent. Chicago Cubs first baseman Derrek was pulled from today’s game against the Brewers[Read More…]

by April 12, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Alfonso Soriano’s Knee Watch: So Far, So Good

Alfonso Soriano’s Knee Watch: So Far, So Good

Chicago Cubs outfielder Alfonso Soriano played just 117 games last year – and when he did play, he wasn’t altogether healthy or effective. The Cubs are hoping he gets back[Read More…]

by April 8, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Zambrano and Piniella Remain Positive After Nightmare-Inducing Opening Day

Zambrano and Piniella Remain Positive After Nightmare-Inducing Opening Day

While yesterday was a holiday to most Chicago Cubs fans, it kind of felt like Memorial Day – sombre and reflective – without the day off. Starter Carlos Zambrano had[Read More…]

by April 6, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Why the 2010 St. Louis Cardinals Will Suck

Why the 2010 St. Louis Cardinals Will Suck

Editor’s Note: Yes, it’s that time of year again – the time for us to settle back into our protective bubble where the Chicago Cubs are destined for greatness, and[Read More…]

by April 1, 2010 Analysis and Commentary
Marlon Byrd Says He’s a Great Center Fielder

Marlon Byrd Says He’s a Great Center Fielder

The consensus around baseball about Marlon Byrd’s defense in center field is that he’s a nearly perfectly average center fielder. His range is acceptable and his arm is acceptable. He won’t win[Read More…]

by March 4, 2010 Chicago Cubs News

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