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Cubs Still Unlikely to Start Dumping Players for Weeks

Cubs Still Unlikely to Start Dumping Players for Weeks

In Dave Kaplan’s piece about the Chicago Cubs working feverishly to trade Kosuke Fukudome, he offered some additional information about the team’s ardor to make other trades at this time.[Read More…]

by June 24, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Chicago Cubs “Extremely Active” in Trying to Trade Kosuke Fukudome

Chicago Cubs “Extremely Active” in Trying to Trade Kosuke Fukudome

We already knew that the Chicago Cubs had talked to the Boston Red Sox about outfielder Kosuke Fukudome, but it seems that was just the tip of the iceberg. According[Read More…]

by June 23, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors
The Chicago Cubs Have Talked to the Boston Red Sox About Trading Kosuke Fukudome

The Chicago Cubs Have Talked to the Boston Red Sox About Trading Kosuke Fukudome

Knowing that Tyler Colvin is set to take over as an almost full-time starter in right field, and that Xavier Nady is to be the team’s primary back up outfielder,[Read More…]

by June 18, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors
At Least Kosuke Fukudome is Trying to Improve

At Least Kosuke Fukudome is Trying to Improve

Kosuke Fukudome has been sliding terribly. This, we all know. But at least he’s trying to work with coaches and instructors to turn things around – in fact, he’s bringing[Read More…]

by June 16, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
The Cubs Should Dump Kosuke Fukudome

The Cubs Should Dump Kosuke Fukudome

Although I’ve been saying it since late 2008 (after vociferously opposing his signing in the first place), others are jumping on the bandwagon that Kosuke Fukudome needs to go –[Read More…]

by June 15, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Tyler Colvin is Finally a Starter?

Tyler Colvin is Finally a Starter?

Coming out of Spring Training, the Chicago Cubs looked like they had five capable outfielders – a nice problem to have. Manager Lou Piniella vowed that youngster Tyler Colvin, who[Read More…]

by June 14, 2010 Chicago Cubs News

Lou Piniella, Like the Rest of Us, is Frustrated

Of course, some of our frustration is directed at Lou Piniella, himself – so at least in one regard, our respective frustrations diverge. Lou Piniella is fed up, and this[Read More…]

by June 5, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Ryan Theriot is a Swinger

Ryan Theriot is a Swinger

Part-time leadoff hitter Ryan Theriot hasn’t been getting on base a whole lot lately, resulting in increasing lead-off appearances for Kosuke Fukudome. So what’s Theriot’s problem? He’s not walking. At[Read More…]

by May 27, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Lou Piniella Using Pop Rocks When Dynamite is Due

Lou Piniella Using Pop Rocks When Dynamite is Due

The Chicago Cubs offense sucks. And yet, several players are hitting very well. Ryan Theriot, Kosuke Fukudome, Marlon Byrd, Geovany Soto, Alfonso Soriano and Starlin Castro are all hitting very[Read More…]

Racist and Homophobic Tee Shirts Still Hanging Around Wrigley

Racist and Homophobic Tee Shirts Still Hanging Around Wrigley

You can’t walk within five blocks of Wrigley Field without seeing them: the homespun tee shirt vendors. Sometimes funny, sometimes offensive, and always in your way. Unfortunately, the worst of[Read More…]

by April 14, 2010 Chicago Cubs News, Cubs Humor
Nationals Have Talked to Cubs About Kosuke Fukudome

Nationals Have Talked to Cubs About Kosuke Fukudome

When the Washington Nationals dismissed outfielder Elijah Dukes, they opened up a gaping hole in their lineup. At present, they plan to fill right field with some combination of Willie[Read More…]

by April 5, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Piniella No Longer Keen on Platooning in the Outfield

Piniella No Longer Keen on Platooning in the Outfield

Hmm. Time was, we assumed there would be some kind of platoonish set up in the outfield such that, when the Cubs were facing a lefty, they would find a[Read More…]

by April 5, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Are the Chicago Cubs Shopping Kosuke Fukudome?

Are the Chicago Cubs Shopping Kosuke Fukudome?

Sometimes I come across a rumor from the far reaches of the ‘net that emanates from sources I don’t know. That is not to say it might not have a[Read More…]

by March 30, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Tyler Colvin Makes the Chicago Cubs

Tyler Colvin Makes the Chicago Cubs

Yesterday, Chicago Cubs manager Lou Piniella announced that outfielder Tyler Colvin had won the 24th spot on the Chicago Cubs, and he’ll act as the team’s fifth outfielder behind starters[Read More…]

by March 29, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Tyler Colvin May Just Make the Cubs After All

Tyler Colvin May Just Make the Cubs After All

When the Chicago Cubs took Tyler Colvin with their first round pick in 2006, you could hear the groans from across Chicago. The kid – talented, to be sure –[Read More…]

Cubs Bench Situation is Crowded and Cloudy

Cubs Bench Situation is Crowded and Cloudy

The Chicago Cubs will be making a final decision on who will be making the team very soon, but before they can do so, they’ve got to decide which mix[Read More…]

Ryan Theriot: Leadoff Hitter

Ryan Theriot: Leadoff Hitter

Chicago Cubs manager Lou Piniella confirmed yesterday that there would be no leadoff platoon this year, and announced that Ryan Theriot would be the leadoff hitter. Theriot batted .283 in[Read More…]

by March 16, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Alfonso Soriano’s Knee is Going to Be An Issue All Year

Alfonso Soriano’s Knee is Going to Be An Issue All Year

Chicago Cubs outfielder Alfonso Soriano was something of a non-issue last year. Not because there weren’t storylines swirling around him, but instead because he didn’t really show much to talk[Read More…]

by March 4, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
First Spring Training Lineup Holds Clues for the Season

First Spring Training Lineup Holds Clues for the Season

The Chicago Cubs will play their first Spring Training game tomorrow, and manager Lou Piniella has released the lineup for the game: 1. Ryan Theriot  SS 2. Kosuke Fukudome RF[Read More…]

by March 3, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Piniella: No Plans to Platoon at Second Base

Piniella: No Plans to Platoon at Second Base

One of the few open competitions on the Chicago Cubs this Spring is at second base. Incumbent, nominal starter Mike Fontenot had a terrible season last year after tearing it[Read More…]

by March 1, 2010 Chicago Cubs News

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