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Lukewarm Stove: Another Suggestion of Michael Young to the Cubs

Yesterday, we noted one writer’s proposed Michael Young for Alfonso Soriano swap (and the associated ridiculososity of such a proposal), and sure enough, the idea of Michael Young to the Cubs – no matter how absurd – is picking up traction. The Tribune Co. isn’t exactly in buy mode, though the Cubs signed Milton Bradley […]

Ronny Cedeno to the Mariners for Aaron Heilman?

Bruce Levine mentioned on his ESPN radio show that the Cubs are showing some interesting in the Mariners’ Aaron Heilman – a swing starter type whom the Cubs have pursued before, when he was with the Mets. Acquiring Heilman would be an interesting move for a team with seemingly dozens of swing starter types, and […]

Where Peavywatch and Ownerwatch Meet

The scuttlebutt for weeks has been that a real run at Jake Peavy would have to wait until the Tribune Company selects the “winning” bidder in the sweepstakes to buy the Cubs (and by “winning” we mean winning the right to negotiate the purchase). The Daily Herald speculates that for Cubs fans who want Peavy, […]

Obsessive Peavywatch: Kevin Towers is Talkative

It’s been about a week since San Diego Padres General Manager Kevin Towers declared that even if they started discussing a Jake Peavy trade with another team again, they would not be doing it publicly. Um, well… Even now, with Hoffman seemingly out the door, the Padres remain open to trading Peavy, whose salary would […]

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Where Peavywatch and Hendry Hearts Pitchers Meet

As we have previously suggested, now that Marquis has officially been moved, Jim Hendry is likely to resume serious talks with the San Diego Padres about Jake Peavy (EEE!). The Chicago Sun Times agrees, citing “those close to Hendry.” The article goes on to suggest that Derek Lowe is probably too expensive (fine), and that […]

Jim Hendry Hearts Pitchers

Obviously Chicago Cubs fans everywhere want Jim Hendry to be considering only one fifth starter to replace the deposed Jason Marquis: Jake Peavy. But the realistic-osity of acquiring Jake Peavy remains to be seen. In the meantime, Hendry recently offered up his thoughts on rounding out the rotation. Lefty Sean Marshall got some high praise, […]

The Cubs New Owner Announced This Week?

The Chicago Tribune reported this morning that the next owner of the Chicago Cubs could be announced as soon as this week. Despite the wishes of Cubs fans, the list of suitors has been whittled to three, none of whom is Mr. Mark Cuban. Three prospective buyers made offers for the franchise at the end […]

Peavywatch: Cubs Have 10% Chance of Landing Jake Peavy

Fox sports’ baseball analyst – you know, that guy with all kinds of access but who is rarely right – Ken Rosenthal was on “Sports Central” last night on WGN radio to discuss, among other things, the Chicago Cubs recent moves and prospective moves. Though he talked at length about the Mark DeRosa trade and […]

Aaron Miles and the Man He Replaces

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 […]

Bruce Levine and Oneri Fleita Interview Notes

The Cub Reporter put together an *excellent* summary of this week’s “Talking Baseball” with Bruce Levine (ok, so it isn’t technically a “Bruce Levine interview”), where the guest of note was Cubs Vice President of Player Personnel, Oneri Fleita. I strongly suggest checking out the whole article, but here’s a quick rundown of the highlights […]

Why Complaining about the DeRosa/Wood Moves Sucks

Something we plan on doing regularly here at Bleacher Nation is explaining why the latest Chicago Cubs news and rumors suck. Does that mean that the person writing about it sucks? No. Does it even mean they’re wrong? Not necessarily. It’s just a thing we like to say. So if it ever happens to you […]

Panic! Jake Peavy May Not Be Traded

The AP is reporting that Arizona Diamondbacks CEO Jeff Moorad resigned last night with the *express* purpose of trying to acquire an ownership interest in the San Diego Padres. Are you ready? PANIC!!! The only reason the Padres were so intent on dealing Jake Peavy was because of a serious cashflow problem. A new ownership […]

Adding Peavy and Bradley Would Make Cubs… 2nd Best?

The Chicago Cubs are expected to announce the signing of outfielder/crazy guy/great hitter Milton Bradley sometime next week; and with the trade of Mark DeRosa to the Cleveland Indians for three pitching prospects, it should be universally accepted that they are looking at resuming talks with the Padres about Jake Peavy. With two additions like […]

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OMG Brian Roberts!

Have you ever heard of Baltimore Oriole Brian Roberts!!?!?lolz!?!? It was only natural that once the Cubs moved Mark DeRosa, the Brian Roberts speculation would once again ignite. Though I would have expected it from the Cublogoverse, the Baltimore Sun kicks it off this time: [S]ome of you are asking if this means that the […]

The Cubs Are Going to Re-Target Jake Peavy

Jim Hendry can say that trading Mark DeRosa to the Indians for three (mediocre) pitching prospects was made irrespective of any other efforts to acquire Jake Peavy. And he has. But he followed it up with: ”We certainly wouldn’t close the door on anything,” general manager Jim Hendry said when asked about the desire to […]

Mark DeRosa is an Indian, Aaron Miles is a Cub

By now you’ve heard the twin pieces of news buzzing around the ‘net today (aside from the imminent Marquis-to-Rockies deal and the probably-going-to-sign-Milton-Bradley news). Mark DeRosa has been dealt to the Indians for a trio of ho-hum minor league pitching prospects, and the Chicago Cubs have signed former Cardinal/mediocre utilityman Aaron Miles to a two […]

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