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Spring Training Battlewatch: March 8, 2009

The Cubs continued losing, this time to the Rangers. Meh. Pitching dominated the Spring Training battles this time around: Sean Marshall held some really good Rangers hitters scoreless for four innings. I still have a feeling the Cubs would prefer if someone else won the fifth starter job because of Marshall’s dual value as a […]

Spring Training Battlewatch: March 3, 2009

The Chicago Cubs defeated the Oakland Athletics! Or something. It doesn’t matter. On to what does matter: the positional, rotational, and bullpen…onal battles. Not much on the positional front. Jake Fox raked, again. Probably doesn’t matter, as he’s going to have to play ridiculous defense (relatively speaking) at third to make the team. He played […]

Ok, Jason Marquis Has Officially OFFICIALLY Been Traded

Not big news at this point, because we’ve all known about it for a week. But now it’s, like, totally official: The Cubs continued their offseason restructuring on Tuesday, sending pitcher Jason Marquis to the Colorado Rockies in exchange for reliever Luis Vizcaino. Cubs.com. Some tidbits on the contract swap: Marquis is in the final […]

The Marquis for Vizcaino Trade is Almost Officially Official

I know we all assumed it was a done deal, but now it appears that it’s all but official: Jason Marquis IS going to the Colorado Rockies for reliever Luis Vizcaino. The Rockies’ payroll will increase slightly next season from $68 million to roughly $73 million with the acquisition of Chicago Cubs starter Jason Marquis […]