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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…]

by February 9, 2011 Analysis and Commentary, Chicago Cubs News
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…]

by February 3, 2011 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
Is Sean Marshall an Option for the Rotation?

Is Sean Marshall an Option for the Rotation?

After dealing Tom Gorzelanny, the Chicago Cubs are faced with the prospect of having an all right-handed rotation. Some would contend that having a lefty among your five starters (rather[Read More…]

by February 1, 2011 Analysis and Commentary, Chicago Cubs News

More Scouting Info on the Cubs’ Two Recent Cuban Signees

Baseball America has a bit more information on the two newest members of the Chicago Cubs’ farm system (pending visa issues), Ruby Silva and Yaniel Cabeza. Silva, a 21-year-old lefthanded[Read More…]

Cubs Sign Two Cuban Prospects

New Chicago Cubs’ owner Tom Ricketts appears to be making good on his promise to spend, in other areas, what he doesn’t spend on the Major League roster. To wit,[Read More…]

Ryne Sandberg is Happy to Be in the Phillies’ Organization

Ryne Sandberg is Happy to Be in the Phillies’ Organization

When Ryne Sandberg was passed over for the Chicago Cubs’ open managerial job in favor of the more tenured – but less famous and less adored by Cubs fans –[Read More…]

by January 27, 2011 Chicago Cubs News, MLB News and Rumors
Comparing Top Cubs Pitching Prospect Trey McNutt to Former Top Prospect Chris Archer

Comparing Top Cubs Pitching Prospect Trey McNutt to Former Top Prospect Chris Archer

When the Chicago Cubs traded, among others, top pitching prospect Chris Archer to the Tampa Bay Rays in the Matt Garza deal, a number of dedicated prospect fans were disappointed.[Read More…]

by January 27, 2011 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
Brett Jackson is – Still – a Top Prospect

Brett Jackson is – Still – a Top Prospect

Another day, another rankings accolade for the Chicago Cubs’ top prospect, outfielder Brett Jackson. He’s been ranked among the top 50 prospects in baseball. Jackson’s ability was recognized on MLB.com’s[Read More…]

Jeff Samardzija Sounds Dangerously Close to How He Sounded Last Year

Jeff Samardzija Sounds Dangerously Close to How He Sounded Last Year

At the time of the 2010 Chicago Cubs Spring Training, there were no fewer than four guys competing for two back-end rotation spots: Tom Gorzelanny, Carlos Silva, Sean Marshall and[Read More…]

by January 24, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
Competition Brewing Between Aramis Ramirez and Carlos Pena?

Competition Brewing Between Aramis Ramirez and Carlos Pena?

Chicago Cubs third baseman Aramis Ramirez is coming off his worst season with the team. New Cubs first baseman Carlos Pena is coming off his worst season in recent memory.[Read More…]

by January 23, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
Chicago Cubs and Carlos Marmol Continue to Discuss Long-Term Deal

Chicago Cubs and Carlos Marmol Continue to Discuss Long-Term Deal

Closer Carlos Marmol is the last remaining arbitration-eligible player on the roster, and the Cubs aren’t looking to take chances – they want to lock the pitcher up for not[Read More…]

by January 21, 2011 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors

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