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Bullpen Battlewatch: No One Stepping Up

The four men competing for the last two bullpen spots are running out of time to dazzle – and none are stepping up to the… er, rubber. Two pitched yesterday, two the day before, and all four disappointed. Chad Gaudin continued to show that whatever he hurt at the end of last year is not […]

The Rockies Have Eye on Chad Gaudin, Are Apparently Blind

Kidding, naturally. Chad Gaudin has been a successful major league pitcher for several years, so there is going to be interest. The first nibbles appear to be from the Colorado Rockies. The Rockies have their eye on five pitchers this week, including Tampa’s Jason Hammel and Chicago’s Chad Gaudin, as they try to fill out […]

Spring Training Battlewatch: March 28, 2009

The Chicago Cubs lost one late to the Colorado Rockies. But that doesn’t matter. The way they lost it, though, matters quite a bit. It shows up in the battles. Randy Wells, who had quietly been puting together a solid Spring – contemporaneously with several former “locks” in the pen putting together crummy to very […]

Spring Training Battlewatch: The Bullpen

Yesterday’s game against the Rockies was a big one with the bats, but more importantly, it showcased many of the arms trying to make the Cubs bullpen. Chad Gaudin started, though the spot he’s trying to secure is a bullpen spot, and gave up two runs (one earned) in two innings. Struck out two, walked […]

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So, Nomar Ended Up Being Kind of Expensive

So much for the idea that Nomar Garciaparra would take a minor league deal and back up on the cheap for the Chicago Cubs (or anyone else). [The A’s] have also added an intriguing bat off the bench in Nomar Garciaparra. He was guaranteed $1 million and can make an additional $150,000 if he reaches […]

Luis Vizcaino to the Oakland A’s for Bobby Crosby?

When the Chicago Cubs traded Jason Marquis – and his healthy contract – to the Colorado Rockies earlier this year for Luis Vizcaino – and his healthy contract – the assumption was, well, we just got our Bobby Howry for the year. But as he struggles mightily in Spring Training, Lou Piniella has indicated that […]

Spring Training Battlewatch: March 7, 2009

The Chicago Cubs get blanked by the Milwaukee Brewers. Who kerrs. On to the roster battles: Micah Hoffpauir has cooled considerably, and he put up an 0-fer. Considering the Cubs’ lack of a second reserve infielder, Hoffpauir is going to have to be so good with the bat that the Cubs have to find a […]

Why the 2009 Cincinnati Reds Suck

Every sports publication in the world puts out season previews. Some are interesting, some aren’t. For the most part, folks just don’t have the time necessary to do the kind of in-depth preview that is going to be of any use to a reader that actually follows the team being previewed (the team previews going […]

Ronny Cedeno Gets Paid

No arbitration for Ronny Cedeno – no surprise there. The Cubs avoided arbitration with infielder Ronny Cedeno, agreeing to a one-year, $822,000 deal. Cedeno, once considered the Cubs’ future at shortstop, has carved a niche as a role player. Denver Post. As a matter of fact, the only surprise there is that the Denver Post […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Mark DeRosa is an Indian, Aaron Miles is a Cub

By now you’ve heard the twin pieces of news buzzing around the ‘net today (aside from the imminent Marquis-to-Rockies deal and the probably-going-to-sign-Milton-Bradley news). Mark DeRosa has been dealt to the Indians for a trio of ho-hum minor league pitching prospects, and the Chicago Cubs have signed former Cardinal/mediocre utilityman Aaron Miles to a two […]

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