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Lou Piniella Hates Mark DeRosa, Until He Doesn’t

Lou Piniella Hates Mark DeRosa, Until He Doesn’t

Everyone was surprised when the Chicago Cubs dealt Mark DeRosa to the Cleveland Indians for prospects two months ago – well, except those of us who (erroneously) assumed the deal[Read More…]

Cubs May Still Add an Infielder – and Micah Hoffpauir is SOL

Cubs May Still Add an Infielder – and Micah Hoffpauir is SOL

Chicago Cubs’ bench spots are limited. Not like those offers for Snuggies on TV are limited. The Cubs’ bench spots are actually limited. There are going to be five guys[Read More…]

Rich Harden is Kerry Wood is Mark Prior

Rich Harden is Kerry Wood is Mark Prior

To the extent the comparisons haven’t already been made, they were inevitable. Absurdly talented, hard-throwing, strike-out heavy, right-handed starting pitcher for the Cubs… who has arm trouble. Kerry Wood. Mark[Read More…]

by February 15, 2009 Analysis and Commentary
Chicago Cubs Will Kid-Glove Rich Harden in Spring Training

Chicago Cubs Will Kid-Glove Rich Harden in Spring Training

Well, I mean, duh. “We will not overtax him early here,” general manager Jim Hendry said Friday as pitchers and catchers were checking in for spring training. “He feels really[Read More…]

by February 14, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
The Cubs Could Have Had Bobby Abreu for $5 Million, and What it Says about the Milton Bradley Deal

The Cubs Could Have Had Bobby Abreu for $5 Million, and What it Says about the Milton Bradley Deal

So the Angels are expected to sign Bobby Abreu to a one-year, $5 million deal today. I know you’re thinking it. Get it out of your system. It’s ok. OMG![Read More…]

by February 13, 2009 Analysis and Commentary
Behind the Scenes Details of the Heilman Trade Revealed

Behind the Scenes Details of the Heilman Trade Revealed

The offseason has been an active – sometimes painfully so – one for the Chicago Cubs. The most recent, and for some the most perplexing, major move was the trade[Read More…]

Orlando Hudson to the Cubs?

Orlando Hudson to the Cubs?

There was a thinly-veiled rumor out of Boston (?) yesterday about surprisingly-yet-unsigned second baseman, Orlando Hudson. And that rumor is that the Cubs are one of only three teams looking[Read More…]

by February 9, 2009 Chicago Cubs Rumors
The Cubs Will Be Fine Without Mark DeRosa

The Cubs Will Be Fine Without Mark DeRosa

You can’t go to too many corners of the Cublogoverse these days without reading some angry diatribe about the Mark DeRosa trade. In late December, DeRosa was traded to the[Read More…]

by February 7, 2009 Analysis and Commentary
Jeff Samardzija Hates Iowa

Jeff Samardzija Hates Iowa

I can’t think of a Chicago Cubs pitcher who has been more vocal about his desires for the upcoming season than young wide receiver Jeff Samardzija. He’s already said unequivocally[Read More…]

by February 4, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
The Cubs Won’t Win in 2009 Because They Have Too Many Short White Guys Who Aren’t Champions

The Cubs Won’t Win in 2009 Because They Have Too Many Short White Guys Who Aren’t Champions

Yup. You read that correctly. But you didn’t read it from me. I’m just repeating what ubergenius Kent Sterling (who? – some dude who runs Indianapolis’ ESPN radio station) said[Read More…]

by February 3, 2009 Analysis and Commentary
How the Cubs Can Trade Sean Marshall AND Garrett Olson and Still Have Two Great Swingmen

How the Cubs Can Trade Sean Marshall AND Garrett Olson and Still Have Two Great Swingmen

The most recent rumors regarding the possible (read: desperately hoped for) Jake Peavy trade have the Cubs potentially parting with a group of players that includes both Sean Marshall and[Read More…]

Lukewarm Stove: Cubs Discussing Randy Wolf and Braden Looper

Lukewarm Stove: Cubs Discussing Randy Wolf and Braden Looper

In case the Cubs aren’t able to land Jake Peavy, they are apparently laying back-up plan groundwork. These are names we’ve heard before, but this is the first time we’ve[Read More…]

by January 24, 2009 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Obsessive Peavywatch: What Would Ricketts Do?

Obsessive Peavywatch: What Would Ricketts Do?

Now that the next owner of the Chicago Cubs has been named – subject, of course, to a few perfunctory approvals and the actual negotiation of a purchase price –[Read More…]

by January 24, 2009 Chicago Cubs Rumors