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Payroll May Increase Slightly, But Might Not Include Any New Big Names

Payroll May Increase Slightly, But Might Not Include Any New Big Names

The Chicago Cubs sported a very healthy $140 million(ish) payroll in 2009 – good enough to top the Senior Circuit (with the New York Mets having about the same payroll).[Read More…]

by October 28, 2009 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors
Jake Fox is Not a Starter – A Statistical Examination

Jake Fox is Not a Starter – A Statistical Examination

On Friday, May 8, the Chicago Cubs were playing the Milwaukee Brewers. It was a nondescript, early season game. In the third inning, Ryan Braun drove a hard grounder down[Read More…]

by October 21, 2009 Analysis and Commentary
Grabow Back, Fox and Fontenot Gone?

Grabow Back, Fox and Fontenot Gone?

Reliever John Grabow, whom the Chicago Cubs acquired midseason, has said openly that he’d like to return to the Cubs next year. The Cubs, in turn, would like to have[Read More…]

by October 7, 2009 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Jim Hendry Says the Cubs Might Make a Big Move … After the Trade Deadline

Jim Hendry Says the Cubs Might Make a Big Move … After the Trade Deadline

July 31 is the non-waiver trade deadline. Translation: you can make whatever deal you want if you make it before that date. After July 31, but before September 1, you[Read More…]

Lou Piniella is Clearly Pissed at Milton Bradley and Jim Hendry

Lou Piniella is Clearly Pissed at Milton Bradley and Jim Hendry

Following the Chicago Cubs’ crushing and embarrassing sweep in the playoffs last year at the hands of the Los Angeles Dodgers, manager Lou Piniella was ardent in his support for[Read More…]

Hey, Maybe the Cubs Really Are Looking at Freddy Sanchez

Hey, Maybe the Cubs Really Are Looking at Freddy Sanchez

Can the Cubs trade for the version of Freddy Sanchez that hits .350? Freddy Sanchez was in the Pittsburgh Pirates’ lineup Friday night, putting to rest any thought that the[Read More…]

by July 13, 2009 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Two Possible Trade Options for the Cubs

Two Possible Trade Options for the Cubs

Two recent rumor-ettes are percolating involving the Chicago Cubs and a couple ok-but-not-great players that are on the block. First up, the Pittsburgh Pirates are planning to trade Freddy Sanchez[Read More…]

by July 10, 2009 Chicago Cubs Rumors

Report: Cubs Have Acquired Jeff Baker from the Rockies

Well this certainly came out of nowhere. The Chicago Cubs have acquired Jeff Baker(notes) from the Colorado Rockies, according to a source close to the club. It is unclear who[Read More…]

In Case You Weren’t Paying Attention: the Cubs Suck with Runners in Scoring Position

In Case You Weren’t Paying Attention: the Cubs Suck with Runners in Scoring Position

The Chicago Cubs’ offensive woes this year are well-documented. But it’s not just a general suckiness offensively that’s burdening the club, there’s a specific, exceptional problem: the Cubs are the[Read More…]

Mark DeRosa Does Not Hate Lou Piniella

Mark DeRosa Does Not Hate Lou Piniella

Earlier in the year, there was some soft buzz about the Mark DeRosa trade, which had taken place over the offseason. Lou Piniella, the rumor went, was frustrated with Mark[Read More…]

Cubs Draft Three on the First Day

Cubs Draft Three on the First Day

The Major League Draft will continue today, but the Chicago Cubs have already drafted a few players in the first three rounds, which took place last night. Super quick recap:[Read More…]

by June 10, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 7, Astros 1 – June 9, 2009

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 7, Astros 1 – June 9, 2009

Ah, a good old fashioned butt-kicking. Finally. Ted Lilly was money. Mike Fontenot was money. But it wasn’t all good…

by June 10, 2009 Enhanced Box Scores

Mike Fontenot is a Third Baseman

For the balance of Aramis Ramirez’s absence, it appears Mike Fontenot will be the Chicago Cubs’ primary third baseman. “I think what you’re seeing is the way we’ll go,” manager[Read More…]

by May 31, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Alfonso Soriano to Second Base?

Alfonso Soriano to Second Base?

Something that would have seemed a ridiculous joke just a week ago now seems like a real possibility: Chicago Cubs manager Lou Piniella is intimating that he may move Alfonso[Read More…]

by May 22, 2009 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Aramis Ramirez is Expected Back to the Lineup Today, and the Lineup Is Shifty

Aramis Ramirez is Expected Back to the Lineup Today, and the Lineup Is Shifty

Just in time for the Chicago Cubs’ rotation to go to something less than full strength, the team’s lineup appears ready to return in full. Third baseman Aramis Ramirez, sidelined[Read More…]

by May 4, 2009 Analysis and Commentary
The Cublogoverse Says Kosuke Fukudome is HAWT

The Cublogoverse Says Kosuke Fukudome is HAWT

Yeah, yeah. It’s April and Kosuke Fukudome is one of the hottest hitters in baseball. What else is new. But had to give a shout to Zoner Sports, if for[Read More…]

by April 27, 2009 Cublogoverse
Carlos Zambrano is Totally Zorro, and Injury Stuff

Carlos Zambrano is Totally Zorro, and Injury Stuff

Carlos Zambrano is now officially Zorro, the masked avenger, riding in on horseback to save the day. No, not just because his name starts with a Z, or because of[Read More…]

by April 26, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
The 2009 Chicago Cubs: Preparing for the Worst Case Scenarios

The 2009 Chicago Cubs: Preparing for the Worst Case Scenarios

Readers repeatedly asked me if I was going to write a “Why the 2009 Chicago Cubs Will Suck” article, as I had for the rest of the N.L. Central. My[Read More…]

by April 3, 2009 Analysis and Commentary

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