Post Tagged with: "Jeff Baker"


So, Why Didn’t the Cubs Consider Felipe Lopez?

So, Why Didn’t the Cubs Consider Felipe Lopez?

The Chicago Cubs are done making any major moves this offseason, and therefore, are apparently going to head into the 2010 season with a Mike Fontenot/Jeff Baker platoon at second[Read More…]

Welcome to the Lead-Off Debate, Redux

Welcome to the Lead-Off Debate, Redux

For three years, the Chicago Cubs batting order has been a particularly contentious source of debate, with the placement of outfielder Alfonso Soriano dominating the discussion. He came to the[Read More…]

by February 11, 2010 Chicago Cubs News

Plenty of Chicago Cubs Rumors Still Swirling

Plenty of Chicago Cubs Rumors Still Swirling

There can be no doubt that the bulk of the offseason movement is behind us – re-signing John Grabow, dumping Milton Bradley, and signing Marlon Byrd and Xavier Nady are[Read More…]

by February 3, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Jeff Baker Wants to Punch Mike Fontenot’s Heart

Jeff Baker Wants to Punch Mike Fontenot’s Heart

Last year, Mike Fontenot was anointed the Chicago Cubs’ starting second baseman out of Spring Training following a 2008 season where he was dominant at the plate in a part-time role. He[Read More…]

by January 22, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
The Cubs and Adam Kennedy? Wha?

The Cubs and Adam Kennedy? Wha?

The Chicago Cubs are widely known to be looking for a reserve outfielder and a right-handed reliever. And that’s it. Right? The representative for free agent Adam Kennedy said he[Read More…]

by January 21, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors

Chicago Cubs Agree to Terms with Mike Fontenot, Tom Gorzelanny, Koyie Hill, Angel Guzman and Jeff Baker

Today was the last day for arbitration-eligible players and their teams to exchange their proposed salaries for the upcoming season. Unsurprisingly, it also makes for a very popular day for[Read More…]

by January 19, 2010 Chicago Cubs Transactions

The 2010 Chicago Cubs Batting Order is Largely Set

Without too many moving parts from last year to this, the batting order for the Chicago Cubs is not as prone to questioning as it has been in years past.[Read More…]

by January 18, 2010 Chicago Cubs News

2010 Cubs Convention Attendees Finally Announced

2010 Cubs Convention Attendees Finally Announced

The 2010 Cubs Convention attendees list has finally been released, and it features new Cub Marlon Byrd and new Hall of Famer Andre Dawson (I don’t see him going to[Read More…]

by January 11, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
The 2009 Chicago Cubs: Recalling Those “Worst Case Scenarios”

The 2009 Chicago Cubs: Recalling Those “Worst Case Scenarios”

Oh those Chicago Cubs. They are, as always, predictably unpredictable – with the exception that they are predictably disappointing. Now, with the advent of 2010, we can finally reflect dispassionately[Read More…]

by January 1, 2010 Analysis and Commentary
Chicago Cubs are Shopping Aaron Miles, May Shop Jake Fox

Chicago Cubs are Shopping Aaron Miles, May Shop Jake Fox

We’ve heard plenty this offseason about the Chicago Cubs’ targets, but very little about current Cubs headed out the door. Two of the players that make sense as trade bait[Read More…]

by December 3, 2009 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Obsessive Bradley Trade Watch: Familiar Names, Burrell and Castillo, Continue to Swirl

Obsessive Bradley Trade Watch: Familiar Names, Burrell and Castillo, Continue to Swirl

There’s been so much smoke surrounding the Chicago Cubs’ efforts to swing a deal with Tampa Bay involving Milton Bradley and Pat Burrell that we’re all choking on it. Still[Read More…]

by December 3, 2009 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Don’t Cry, But Mark DeRosa Isn’t Coming Back

Don’t Cry, But Mark DeRosa Isn’t Coming Back

For those Chicago Cubs fans holding out hope that the team would take interest in signing free agent Mark DeRosa – you’re going to have to get used to disappointment.[Read More…]

by November 19, 2009 Chicago Cubs Rumors

Obsessive Bradley Trade Watch: How About Luis Castillo?

Obsessive Bradley Trade Watch: How About Luis Castillo?

A new day and a new Milton Bradley trade rumor. Today’s version has the Chicago Cubs dealing Milton Bradley to the Blue Jays, who would send Lyle Overbay to the[Read More…]

by November 10, 2009 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Offseason Issues Not Named Milton

Offseason Issues Not Named Milton

Obviously moving outfielder Milton Bradley is the Chicago Cubs’ top offseason priority. You might even say, it’s an obsessive priority (ha – self referential!). But we all know there are[Read More…]

Cubs to Make an Offer to Mark DeRosa?

Cubs to Make an Offer to Mark DeRosa?

The Chicago Cubs will be looking for a few pieces this offseason, but a utility player is not expected to be one of them. So what is this quote all[Read More…]

by November 8, 2009 Chicago Cubs Rumors