Here at Bleacher Nation, we consider it our duty to report any and all rumors involving the Chicago Cubs, no matter how unlikely. Frankly, that’s how we get involved in these obsessive watches. That said, many of the “rumors” are not, strictly speaking, actually rumors. They are ideas, offered by journalists and other experts in […]
The 2010 Major League Baseball draft order is out, pending changes due to free agency signings, and the Chicago Cubs come in at 16th. That the Cubs are 16th and not 17th is actually quite huge: now, if and when the Cubs sign a Type A free agent who has been offered arbitration by his […]
A Smoltz with any other team would not smell as sweet – or perform as well. John Smoltz is apparently close to signing with the St. Louis Cardinals. Smoltz, 42, put up a snowman+ ERA with the Red Sox this year, so most assume he’s done for. Ah, but they have not seen the redeeming […]
I am not trying to be a jerk, but everyone is writing this game up as “Kevin Hart has great first outing, Cubs fail to provide offense for him,” and that’s bogus. Yes, he gave up but one earned run. But also allowed nine baserunners in five innings is not “great.” It’s not even acceptable. […]
Great pitching performance for the Cubs by Carlos Zambrano in a pinch. But unfortunately, Javier Vazquez was just a little better.
At what point do we stop holding our collective breath with Randy Wells, and just accept that he is somehow a solid Major League starter? Whatever that threshold is, he’s getting there. As for the Braves starter…
Chicago Cubs reliever Angel Guzman – a guy with a long, long history of injuries to add unfortunate color to his incredibly successful 2009 thus far – is rehabbing a strained triceps injury. As you’ll recall, Lou Piniella indicated the injury, which sent Guzman to the disabled list, was not particularly serious. Angel Guzman had […]
As we obsessively watch Aramis Ramirez’s slow return from a dislocated shoulder, he’s finally ready for his rehab assignment. It is going to start on Friday with the Peoria Cubs, and he’ll likely play through the weekend there. If he feels well, he could rejoin the Chicago Cubs as soon as Monday, in time for […]
Lots of hits. Lots of walks. Great pitching. And a loss.
I know it’s just a makeup game, but it’s still, um, a real game. Chicago Cubs manager Lou Piniella plans to sit some regulars today against the Atlanta Braves – the makeup of a rain out. One regular? Two Regulars? THREE regulars? Early indications are that Lou is thinking he’ll sit Alfonso Soriano, Milton Bradley, […]
The Sons of Ivy Cubs message board is reporting that MLB network claimed the Atlanta Braves and the Chicago Cubs are the primary suitors for former Cub Mark DeRosa. Now this is a third-hand kind of thing, so we’ll update as soon as we have a little more confirmation (not just on the MLB network […]
Another blown lead, another extra inning game. How the hell did the Cubs win this one?
If there was ever a game that collectively stepped on your nuts, it was this one. And by your nuts, and I mean Randy Wells’ nuts. So much blame to go around, but clearly two guys deserve it more than anyone else.
Jake Peavy rejected his proposed trade to the White Sox earlier today. And there was much rejoicing. The two teams had a deal in place whereby the White Sox would have sent left-handed pitching prospects Aaron Poreda and Clayton Richard plus two more minor leaguers to San Diego for Peavy, but the trade needed Peavy’s […]
MLBTradeRumors recently put together a solid list of the available lefty relievers on the market, who specialize in getting left-handed hitters out (that’s LOOGYs to us nerds). The list looks something like this: # Joe Beimel – Beimel is a Type B free agent, but the Dodgers did not offer him arbitration. His walk and […]
The non-story that won’t go away (and we won’t let it, damn it!), well, won’t go away. As spring training begins, details are emerging about the possible Cubs-Padres Jake Peavy that ultimately died months ago at the winter meetings. As for the Padres’ trade talks with the Braves, which were much-publicized before those with the […]
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 shortstop, has carved a niche as a role player. Denver Post. As a matter of fact, the only surprise there is that the Denver Post […]
Strike against me, MLBTradeRumors, and Baseball Prospectus on that one. Well, sort of. None of said he was going to the Cubs. I was merely reporting that MLBTradeRumors was reporting that Baseball Prospectus had speculated the Cubs might be one of his possible destinations. I even said it was unlikely, so there. What am I […]
I’ve yet to read any credible and/or detailed report regarding the Chicago Cubs and free agent pitcher Derek Lowe. Additionally, for a variety of reasons, the Cubs don’t make a ton of sense as a destination for Lowe. So take this blurb with a huge grain of salt – but we’re duty-bound to report every […]
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 to getting set. Right now, the Chicago Cubs still have their first round pick – Milton Bradley was a “Type B” free agent, so the […]
Many years ago – well, two, I guess – when I was but a humble poster on Chicago Cubs message boards, I was absolutely incensed at one of Jim Hendry’s signings. The Cubs were looking for a second baseman to replace Todd Walker/Tony Womack/Neifi Perez/Horror. Walker had played relatively well in his time with the […]