Post Tagged with: "Chicago Cubs"


New Reliever Robert Coello Happy to Be a Cub

New Reliever Robert Coello Happy to Be a Cub

A little less than a week ago, the Chicago Cubs traded second base prospect Tony Thomas to the Red Sox for reliever/prospect Robert Coello, whom the Red Sox had to[Read More…]

The Cubs Aren’t Just Playing Around with James Russell as a Starter

The Cubs Aren’t Just Playing Around with James Russell as a Starter

Folks: teach your children to throw with their left hand. James Russell was a moderately successful minor league starter for a few years before breaking through last Spring Training as[Read More…]


Carlos Zambrano: Softball Player

Carlos Zambrano: Softball Player

Many professional sports contracts preclude players from participating in non-sanctioned extracurricular athletic activities like pick-up basketball games or extreme baking. After learning that Carlos Zambrano recently played some softball, I am wondering[Read More…]

by February 21, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
Obsessive Albert Pujols Watch: Aramis Ramirez Wants Pujols, Likes Carlos Pena

Obsessive Albert Pujols Watch: Aramis Ramirez Wants Pujols, Likes Carlos Pena

From the moment Albert Pujols declined to sign an extension with the Cardinals by his self-imposed deadline, thus (theoretically) ensuring his ascendency into free agency after the season, we all[Read More…]

Grumble: Aramis Ramirez and Starlin Castro Still Not in Camp

Although yesterday was the official Spring Training report date for positional players, all but a handful of Chicago Cubs were already in camp long before Friday. Included in that handful[Read More…]

by February 18, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
Marlon Byrd is Beefy, But It’s All Supplements and Exercise

Marlon Byrd is Beefy, But It’s All Supplements and Exercise

Chicago Cubs center fielder Marlon Byrd is a thick, hulking dude. And if he had the power numbers of an Albert Pujols or Alex Rodriguez, or say, Jose Bautista, people[Read More…]

by February 17, 2011 Chicago Cubs News

Mike Quade is Ready for Scrutiny, Speaking in Third Person

Mike Quade is Ready for Scrutiny, Speaking in Third Person

When Jim Hendry announced that interim manager Mike Quade, a career minor league manager and big league bench coach, would be taking over as the next manager of the Chicago[Read More…]

by February 14, 2011 Chicago Cubs News

Did the Rangers and Cubs Discuss a Michael Young Trade?

This week, the Texas Rangers went from we-aren’t-trading-Michael-Young to we-have-to-trade-Michael-Young back to we-aren’t-trading-Michael-Young, all in the span of a few days. It is safe to assume that the book-ends of[Read More…]

by February 12, 2011 Chicago Cubs Rumors
The Chicago Cubs Had a Good Offseason

The Chicago Cubs Had a Good Offseason

If the offseason were the season, the Chicago Cubs might have made the playoffs. That’s because, according to ESPN’s Jayson Stark, the Cubs had the second best offseason in the NL[Read More…]


Dusty Baker Is Afraid of the Chicago Cubs

Dusty Baker Is Afraid of the Chicago Cubs

It’s ok to admit it. Dusty Baker’s success with the Cincinnati Reds last year kind of roiled you. Sure, the success wasn’t much different than he saw with the Cubs,[Read More…]

by February 9, 2011 Chicago Cubs News, MLB News and Rumors

New Pitching Coach Mark Riggins Hates the Towel Drill As Much As You Do

An often unfactored loss this offseason, when contemplating the Chicago Cubs’ expected 2011 performance, is the loss of pitching coach Larry Rothschild, who headed off to join the Yankees after[Read More…]

by February 6, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
Cubs Are Close to Long-Term Deal with Carlos Marmol

Cubs Are Close to Long-Term Deal with Carlos Marmol

The Chicago Cubs and closer Carlos Marmol have been working on a long-term deal for a few weeks now. The two sides would like to reach an agreement in lieu[Read More…]

by February 4, 2011 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors
Are the Chicago Cubs the Most Likely Destination for Albert Pujols if He Becomes a Free Agent?

Are the Chicago Cubs the Most Likely Destination for Albert Pujols if He Becomes a Free Agent?

The St. Louis Cardinals and star first baseman Albert Pujols are running out of time to negotiate an extension beyond the 2011 season, if Pujols’ stated negotiating deadline is to[Read More…]