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Ben Sheets is Obviously Broken

For the Cubs’ primary rival in the NL Central (probably?), pitcher Ben Sheets’ rejection of the Brewers’ offer of arbitration may have been the best thing to happen to them this offseason. Had he accepted, he probably would have received something close to the $12 million he got last year from the Brewers (a player’s […]

Shock! Michael Young Will Not be a Chicago Cub

Despite earlier noted ridiculous speculation, not only will Michael Young not be traded to the Cubs for Alfonso Soriano, he’s not going to be traded at all. Can you believe it? Rangers infielder Michael Young has agreed to move to third base for the 2009 season. Young has also rescinded his request for a trade. […]

Lukewarm Stove: Another Suggestion of Michael Young to the Cubs

Yesterday, we noted one writer’s proposed Michael Young for Alfonso Soriano swap (and the associated ridiculososity of such a proposal), and sure enough, the idea of Michael Young to the Cubs – no matter how absurd – is picking up traction. The Tribune Co. isn’t exactly in buy mode, though the Cubs signed Milton Bradley […]

Lukewarm Stove: Alfonso Soriano to the Rangers for Michael Young?

When it came out that Rangers shortstop Michael Young wanted out of Arlington, it was only natural that the fanbase of every team in MLB with a questionable or shaky shortstop situation would start the “ooh, we could get Young” clamoring. Never mind the fact that Young has five years and $80 million left on […]

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Chris Archer is Loved at Home

Of the three pitchers the Cubs received for Mark DeRosa, A-baller Chris Archer is perhaps the most interesting. He’s still just a kid – drafted out of high school in 2006. And his hometown newspaper still loves him. Archer originally signed a letter of intent to attend the University of Miami (Fla.) on a scholarship. […]

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 […]

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