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And Now It Looks Like Aaron Heilman is Officially a Cub

As I said before, I expected the pitcher included to be from the crew of ML reliever types, but, um… The Chicago Cubs have acquired pitcher Aaron Heilman from the Seattle Mariners for infielder Ronny Cedeno and pitcher Garrett Olson, a baseball source told ESPN.com. Heilman and Olson have already been involved in trades this […]

Obessessive Peavywatch: There is “Nothing to” the Jake Peavy Rumors?

Chicago Cubs assistant GM Randy Bush was on XM radio recently, apparently attempted to dispel some of the Cubs-getting-Peavy rumors. We have come to expect such things from the Cubs front office. But, well, the way Bush did it was was pretty stark: Holden Kushner asked him about Jake Peavy and how many questions he […]

Obsessive Peavywatch: MLB.com Catches Up With the Rest of the Class

Holy crubblebucket!!! Did you know that once the Chicago Cubs’ sale is finalized, the Cubs might re-engage the Padres in trade talks about pitcher Jake Peavy? That is totally brand new information, and MLB.com has the scoop that no one else has been saying for several weeks. A previously discussed trade of All-Star right-handed pitcher […]

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Obsessive Peavywatch: The Padres Want Everyone

Goat Riders say they recently heard a report on XM radio regarding a Cubs trade for Jake Peavy. The rumored bounty it would take to land the Padres ace are Marshall, Ols[o]n, Vitters, Hart, and … uh … somebody else. I can’t remember the name, but I don’t think it was anybody grossly important. Probably […]

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 – we can start to speculate about a Jake Peavy trade with a little more certitude (that’s a funny word – sounds like certainty with attitude). […]

Garrett Olson and Henry Williamson are Cubs

A couple of new faces showed up on the Cubs’ doorstep yesterday in exchange for outfield Felix Pie – you know, the guy that the whole world knew the Cubs had to trade because he was out of options and out of a spot on the Cubs’ bench. Considering that, the Cubs made out all […]

Obsessive Peavywatch: “Cubs gets pitcher sought by Padres”

Grammatically flunktastic headline aside, here’s an interesting take on the Pie/Olson trade from the Padres’ perspective. Does that mean a Peavy trade is more likely now? That’s overstating things, but Olson does give the Cubs a bit more flexibility, whether they decide to go after Peavy or not. There are several things to remember here, […]

Obsessive Peavywatch: Padres CEO Expects Jake Peavy to Remain with Padres

Padres CEO Sandy Alderson has some thoughts on the Jake Peavy trade situation, and they ain’t great. Alderson and General Manager Kevin Towers had said the club might announce in mid-January that Jake Peavy, the subject of lengthy trade talks this offseason, will open the season with the club. Reminded of those comments Friday, Alderson […]

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Obsessive Peavywatch: Including Jeff Samardzija Would Do the Trick?

Many names have been thrown around throughout the course of our Obsessive Peavywatch coverage: Garrett Olson, Ronny Cedeno, Josh Vitters, Dr. Spock. One that we haven’t heard in several months is Jeff Samardzija. The young pitcher/wide receiver was one of the brightest spots in the Chicago Cubs’ bullpen late last year. At times, Samardzija looked […]

OMG Brian Roberts and Peavywatch Rumors in the SAME Article!

This weekend’s trade with the Baltimore Orioles for two pitchers, one of whom the San Diego Padres had previously inquired about, was bound to stir up some Peavywatch. But… OMG Brian Roberts! The Orioles still might find a market for Roberts if they finally are willing to move him, which remains an open question. Roberts […]

Moor (get it?) About the Padres Sale

I have no doubt that soon-to-be-new-part Padres owner Jeff Moorad looks at the team as an investment. He’s been quoted as saying as much, if in a round-about way. With regards to our Obsessive Peavywatch, that could cut both ways: shipping off Peavy is an easy way to save your investment $50+ million dollars. But […]

Felix Pie is an Oriole

We all knew this was coming. Let’s just be glad Jim Hendry was able to trade Pie long before Spring Training when everyone in the world KNEW the Cubs had to dump him. The Cubs have reached agreement with the Orioles on a deal that will send Pie to Baltimore for left-hander Garrett Olson and […]

Obessive Peavywatch: Will they, won’t they?

A throwaway line from the Rocky Mountain News suggests that the Cubs will, not might, resume talks with the San Diego Padres about Jake Peavy when the new owner is decided upon. The Cubs are expected to renew talks with San Diego about right-handed pitcher Jake Peavy once the Tribune Co. finalizes the sale of […]

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Obsessive Peavywatch: Padres Sign David Eckstein

If the Padres also add Omar Vizquel, as has been speculated, the ability of the Cubs to shuffle off “serviceable” major league pieces like Ronny Cedeno in a deal for Jake Peavy becomes hampered. Ronny Cedeno’s shittiness also hampers that ability. The Padres have agreed to terms on a one-year deal with David Eckstein to […]

Tangential Peavywatch: The Padres Don’t Need Ronny Cedeno

The prevailing wisdom has been that *IF* the Cubs traded for Jake Peavy, shortstop Ronny Cedeno would be included, as the Padres are currently set to start Luis Rodriguez at short – he of the (ironically Ronny Cedeno-like) .677 OPS last year. But that wisdom may have just gotten the kybash. I’m hearing today that […]

Mark Prior is a Minor Leaguer

Oh how the mighty “employee” has fallen. I’m sorry if it sounds like I’m relishing in it. I’m not saying I’m not. I just don’t want to sound like it. The San Diego Padres have agreed to terms with pitcher Mark Prior and second baseman Chris Burke on minor league deals and have invited each […]

Obsessive Peavywatch: Kevin Towers is Talkative

It’s been about a week since San Diego Padres General Manager Kevin Towers declared that even if they started discussing a Jake Peavy trade with another team again, they would not be doing it publicly. Um, well… Even now, with Hoffman seemingly out the door, the Padres remain open to trading Peavy, whose salary would […]

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Where Peavywatch and Hendry Hearts Pitchers Meet

As we have previously suggested, now that Marquis has officially been moved, Jim Hendry is likely to resume serious talks with the San Diego Padres about Jake Peavy (EEE!). The Chicago Sun Times agrees, citing “those close to Hendry.” The article goes on to suggest that Derek Lowe is probably too expensive (fine), and that […]

Peavywatch: Non-Moorad Ownership Saying No to a Peavy Deal?

It’s a sad day in Peavywatch-land. First there’s Rosenthal’s suggestion that the Cubs have only a 10% chance of landing the ace pitcher from the San Diego Padres. And now there is a suggestion, that when the Cubs and Padres closed in on a Peavy deal at the GM meetings last month, it was the […]

Peavywatch: Cubs Have 10% Chance of Landing Jake Peavy

Fox sports’ baseball analyst – you know, that guy with all kinds of access but who is rarely right – Ken Rosenthal was on “Sports Central” last night on WGN radio to discuss, among other things, the Chicago Cubs recent moves and prospective moves. Though he talked at length about the Mark DeRosa trade and […]

2009 Draft Order and Free Agent Compensation

Go here for the 2009 Chicago Cubs Draft resource. This will include order, results, minor league designations, and articles. As more free agents sign, the 2009 draft order becomes closer to getting set. Right now, the Chicago Cubs still have their first round pick – Milton Bradley was a “Type B” free agent, so the […]

Aaron Miles and the Man He Replaces

Many years ago – well, two, I guess – when I was but a humble poster on Chicago Cubs message boards, I was absolutely incensed at one of Jim Hendry’s signings. The Cubs were looking for a second baseman to replace Todd Walker/Tony Womack/Neifi Perez/Horror. Walker had played relatively well in his time with the […]

Panic! Jake Peavy May Not Be Traded

The AP is reporting that Arizona Diamondbacks CEO Jeff Moorad resigned last night with the *express* purpose of trying to acquire an ownership interest in the San Diego Padres. Are you ready? PANIC!!! The only reason the Padres were so intent on dealing Jake Peavy was because of a serious cashflow problem. A new ownership […]

Adding Peavy and Bradley Would Make Cubs… 2nd Best?

The Chicago Cubs are expected to announce the signing of outfielder/crazy guy/great hitter Milton Bradley sometime next week; and with the trade of Mark DeRosa to the Cleveland Indians for three pitching prospects, it should be universally accepted that they are looking at resuming talks with the Padres about Jake Peavy. With two additions like […]

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