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Could Marlon Byrd Head Back to the Rangers?

Could Marlon Byrd Head Back to the Rangers?

Tomorrow marks the last day that a team can make a trade (via the waiver system) for a player, and include that player on its post-season roster. The Chicago Cubs[Read More…]

by August 30, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Thomas Diamond, Not Jeff Samardzija, Will Be the New Ted Lilly

Thomas Diamond, Not Jeff Samardzija, Will Be the New Ted Lilly

Now that Ted Lilly is off to greener pastures in Los Angeles, the Chicago Cubs will need a new starter in their rotation. The obvious long-term choice is Carlos Zambrano,[Read More…]

Lukewarm Stove: Rangers Still Considering Xavier Nady

Lukewarm Stove: Rangers Still Considering Xavier Nady

This rumor is about as lukewarm as it gets, given that there are no details beyond that headline. But, hey, you’re here. Might as well keep reading, right? The Rangers[Read More…]

by July 19, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors

Texas Rangers Have “Strong Interest” in Xavier Nady

Despite going balls to the wall in their acquisition of Cliff Lee late yesterday, the Texas Rangers apparently aren’t done making moves. They might like to add a first baseman[Read More…]

by July 10, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors
God’s Wrath Watch: Aramis Ramirez Out a Few Days with Thumb Injury

God’s Wrath Watch: Aramis Ramirez Out a Few Days with Thumb Injury

At this point, you could almost call this mercy. Chicago Cubs third baseman Aramis Ramirez has been dealing with a bruise of his left thumb, though he claims it is[Read More…]

by May 24, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Carlos Zambrano to Throw Simulated Game Tomorrow, and Return to the Rotation is Imminent

Carlos Zambrano to Throw Simulated Game Tomorrow, and Return to the Rotation is Imminent

Despite repeatedly using Carlos Zambrano in a setup role after proclaiming that Zambrano would move to a long relief role in advance of a return to the rotation, Chicago Cubs[Read More…]

Cubs Set to Sign Bobby Howry Officially – Um, to Major League Deal

Cubs Set to Sign Bobby Howry Officially – Um, to Major League Deal

Contrary to my own speculation – you know, perfectly logical, understandable speculation – the impending Bobby Howry signing will not be for a minor league deal, despite his implosion in[Read More…]

by May 21, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Greg Maddux is Mentoring Like Whoa

Greg Maddux is Mentoring Like Whoa

During the offseason, the Chicago Cubs added one of the best pitchers in the history of the game to their staff – their front office staff. Greg Maddux has been[Read More…]

by April 7, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Why the 2010 St. Louis Cardinals Will Suck

Why the 2010 St. Louis Cardinals Will Suck

Editor’s Note: Yes, it’s that time of year again – the time for us to settle back into our protective bubble where the Chicago Cubs are destined for greatness, and[Read More…]

by April 1, 2010 Analysis and Commentary

Andres Blanco is a Texas Ranger

As predicted earlier this week, Andres Blanco has been traded, rather than exposed to waivers. Today, according to multiple reports, Blanco was sent to the Rangers for a Player to[Read More…]

by March 27, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Hmm – Seattle Seems to Not Hate Carlos Silva

Hmm – Seattle Seems to Not Hate Carlos Silva

I’m not going to say that Chicago, collectively, hates Milton Bradley. But as we’ve all seen, the city does have trouble getting past the Bradley experience – you can scarcely[Read More…]

Milton Bradley Failed Because of, and Only in, Chicago

Milton Bradley Failed Because of, and Only in, Chicago

Milton Bradley is back in the Chicago papers – and the news is all about how happy Bradley is that he’s only in the Chicago papers, not the city, itself.[Read More…]

by March 5, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Marlon Byrd Says He’s a Great Center Fielder

Marlon Byrd Says He’s a Great Center Fielder

TheĀ consensusĀ around baseball about Marlon Byrd’s defense in center field is that he’s a nearly perfectly average center fielder. His range is acceptable and his arm is acceptable. He won’t win[Read More…]

by March 4, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Jim Hendry is All Kinds of Reactionary

Jim Hendry is All Kinds of Reactionary

I suspect that if Jim Hendry were an avid investor in the stock market, he probably wouldn’t have too much success. You see, in the market, you have to anticipate[Read More…]

Rudy Jaramillo is Made of Magic

Rudy Jaramillo is Made of Magic

The Chicago Cubs’ new hitting coach, Rudy Jaramillo, was the biggest addition the Cubs made all offseason. That’s according to the guy who was supposed to be the biggest addition[Read More…]

by February 12, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
The Cubs Are Considering Kris Benson

The Cubs Are Considering Kris Benson

Though the Chicago Cubs are not looking for another starting pitcher – or looking to make any other considerable free agent acquisitions – they’ll continue to monitor guys they can[Read More…]

by February 3, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Live Together, Die Alone: LOST and the Chicago Cubs

Live Together, Die Alone: LOST and the Chicago Cubs

“Every man for himself is not going to work. It’s time to start organizing. We need to figure out how we’re going to survive here. Now, I found water. Fresh[Read More…]

by February 2, 2010 Analysis and Commentary
The Cubs Will Win This Year Because Marlon Byrd is a Nice Guy

The Cubs Will Win This Year Because Marlon Byrd is a Nice Guy

Get ready to be overloaded with “addition by subtraction” type optimism pieces as we gear up for the 2010 Chicago Cubs season. The Cubs, apparently, are going to win eight[Read More…]

by January 14, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
The Marlon Byrd Signing: Local Media Woo, National Media Boo

The Marlon Byrd Signing: Local Media Woo, National Media Boo

Now that the Marlon Byrd signing is firmly in the rear view mirror, and we’ve all had plenty of time to process the move, we can reflect and consider just[Read More…]

The Cubs Are Talking to Ben Sheets

The Cubs Are Talking to Ben Sheets

Much like the rumor that the Chicago Cubs are pursuing starting pitcher Joel Piniero (Buster Olney even had the Cubs as the “leader” at one point), there is a rumor[Read More…]

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