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Jake Peavy to Chicago! wait, um, White Sox?

Maybe when Jake Peavy said he really wanted to come to Chicago if he were traded, he didn’t necessarily just mean the North Side. The latest rumor, seemingly spread late Wednesday night, has Peavy coming to the Sox in a trade from the Padres for Aaron Poreda and other top prospects. DailyHerald.com Blogs. A move […]

So What’s Going to Happen With Luis Vizcaino?

The Chicago Cubs designated reliever Luis Vizcaino for assignment four days ago. Recall that when a player is designated for assignment, a team has 10 days to trade or release him. Alternatively, if the team placed the player on waivers within the first seven days (i.e., gave the rest of the ML teams the chance […]

The Cublogoverse is Going Corporate

There has always been an “old media” element of the Cublogoverse: the Tribune, the Sun-Times, the Daily Herald, etc. Without them – and more importantly, their access – the “new media” of the Cublogoverse wouldn’t work. So please understand, I appreciate the place of those entities – and of this one – in the structure […]

Spring Training Battlewatch: March 27, 2009

The Chicago Cubs beat up on the White Sox (ha), and the more traditional battlewatch is back. Angel Guzman is getting every chance in the world to make the bullpen and not get dumped like a pregnant chick on prom night, but he’s not quite getting there. Gave up two hits, including a homer in […]

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Spring Training Battlewatch: March 5, 2009

The Chicago Cubs lost to the White Sox… again. Good thing it’s just fake baseball. Though the games are fake, the… battles… are… REAL! (you tittered right there, didn’t you?) Jake Fox went 2-4, to keep up the relatively nice Spring. He played first base in this one, so he’s logging time at a variety […]

Spring Training Battlewatch: March 4, 2009

The Chicago Cubs played two meaningless exciting Spring Training games yesterday. Perhaps the most important thing to come out of them was the healthy performance of Milton Bradley. Of course, he was DH’ing… but whatever. On to the battles: Joey Gathright had a nice two-hit game against the Indians. Shock: they were both singles. Aaron […]

The Countries of Baseball

Here’s a way to kill a few minutes. Try to figure out the precise contours of the various teams’ territory, particularly the two Chicago teams. I’m not trying to be a jerk, but why do the White Sox get as much as they do? h/t NotQualifiedtoComment

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Orlando Hudson to the Cubs?

There was a thinly-veiled rumor out of Boston (?) yesterday about surprisingly-yet-unsigned second baseman, Orlando Hudson. And that rumor is that the Cubs are one of only three teams looking at him. Guh? I mean, freaking awesome! Orlando Hudson, 2B, free agent: It’s amazing that a player of this caliber remains unsigned, but lining up […]

Steve Stone Spills the Beans at Sons of Ivy

One of the good guys at Sons of Ivy had the fortune to run into Steve Stone this weekend, and even got a chance to pump him full of some questions. A cool, quick read here. Among the interesting tidbits: [Stone] does not believe the Peavy deal will get done. He also said if it […]

I Really Want to Like President Obama, But They’re Making It So Hard

I have nothing against President Obama’s agenda as of yet. But I do have one serious problem with President Obama. And it’s about to get worse. The White Sox are awaiting for approval from the White House to issue baseball caps commemorating President Barack Obama. According to Street and Smith’s Sports Business Journal, the Sox […]

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. […]

The Cubs Lose Because They Aren’t Nasty

I believe it is a natural tendency for fans of teams that lose – particularly teams that are very good in the long, long regular season, and then can’t seem to win in the short, crapshoot playoffs – to search for meaning where it doesn’t exist. To search for complex reasons why, where the reason […]

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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 […]

OMG Brian Roberts … to the White Sox?

Blah, blah, blah, standard Brian Roberts to Chicago rumor… Wait? Brian Roberts to the Chicago White Sox? Brian Roberts always seems to be linked to the Chicago Cubs in trade rumors, but White Sox general manager Kenny Williams loves the guy and is trying to acquire him. The two sides have discussed former Mount St. […]

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