Post Tagged with: "Yankees"


Will the Chicago Cubs Look to Bring Back Kerry Wood?

Will the Chicago Cubs Look to Bring Back Kerry Wood?

It is not a secret that the 2010 Chicago Cubs’ bullpen blew. Injuries, underperformance and inexperience conspired to torpedo the pen for long stretches during the season. So the fact[Read More…]

by September 30, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Obsessive New Manager Watch: Chicago Cubs Do Plan to Interview Joe Girardi

Obsessive New Manager Watch: Chicago Cubs Do Plan to Interview Joe Girardi

Looks like my tea leaf reading was correct. Despite announcing a desire to have their managerial decision made sooner rather than later, the Chicago Cubs are expected to wait out[Read More…]

by September 30, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors

Obsessive New Manager Watch: Tea Leaves Suggest Cubs Holding Out Hope for Girardi

Obsessive New Manager Watch: Tea Leaves Suggest Cubs Holding Out Hope for Girardi

Feel free to take these quotes from Chicago Cubs owner Tom Ricketts differently than I do, but I believe the Cubs are holding out hope that they can at least[Read More…]

by September 27, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Chicago Cubs Interview Eric Wedge for Managerial Opening

Chicago Cubs Interview Eric Wedge for Managerial Opening

The Chicago Cubs have interviewed former Cleveland Indians manager Eric Wedge for their managerial vacancy. Wedge was not among the names rumored to be on the Cubs’ short list as[Read More…]

Obsessive Lilly Trade Watch: Cubs Would Like to Deal Lilly Before Tuesday

The Chicago Cubs are now actively shopping pitcher Ted Lilly, and would like to have a deal in place before Lilly’s next start, which is scheduled for Tuesday. With contenders[Read More…]

by July 24, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Obsessive Ted Lilly Trade Watch: The Dodgers Are A-Callin’

Obsessive Ted Lilly Trade Watch: The Dodgers Are A-Callin’

Though he didn’t even appear in the game, last night’s shellacking of Carlos Silva made it incrementally more likely that Chicago Cubs starter Ted Lilly would be traded. With just[Read More…]

by July 20, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Would Joe Girardi Leave the Yankees to Manage the Cubs?

Would Joe Girardi Leave the Yankees to Manage the Cubs?

Chicago Cubs manager Lou Piniella’s contract is up at the end of this year, and while he gets all the support in the world from Jim Hendry and Tom Ricketts,[Read More…]


Ted Lilly to the New York Mets?

Now that Cliff Lee is off the trade market, Chicago Cubs starter Ted Lilly becomes the best available lefty starting pitcher on the market, and remains one of the best[Read More…]

by July 10, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Zambrano Says He’s Fine, But This Bullpen Business is Becoming a Distraction

Zambrano Says He’s Fine, But This Bullpen Business is Becoming a Distraction

Carlos Zambrano is a quarterback kicking field goals. A center guarding Steve Nash. A starting pitcher…well, you know the rest. That’s the score, and we have no choice but to[Read More…]

by May 15, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
President Obama Needles the Chicago Cubs – Again

President Obama Needles the Chicago Cubs – Again

President Obama is a White Sox fan, so you have to expect a certain level of mouth breathing and meth-teeth. I kid, I kid. But seriously, when it comes to[Read More…]

by April 28, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
So the Cubs Aren’t Getting Cuban Shortstop Hechavarria

So the Cubs Aren’t Getting Cuban Shortstop Hechavarria

Last week, there was a head-scratcher of a rumor that had the Chicago Cubs attached to a top Cuban shortstop prospect, who is free to sign with any team. Yesterday,[Read More…]

Cubs Interested in Another Cuban Prospect – Adeiny Hechavarria

Cubs Interested in Another Cuban Prospect – Adeiny Hechavarria

Studly 21-year-old Cuban prospect Adeiny Hechavarria has officially been unblocked by the authorities in Cuba (damn it’s good to live in the United States, huh?), and is free to sign[Read More…]


Obsessive Carlos Silva Fat Watch: He’s Workin’ On It

Obsessive Carlos Silva Fat Watch: He’s Workin’ On It

Not all obsessive watches have to be intense. Chicago Cubs manager Lou Piniella mentioned earlier this week that pitcher Carlos Silva – received in trade/dump for Milton Bradley – showed[Read More…]

by February 25, 2010 Chicago Cubs News

No Chan Ho Park for the Cubs, Signs with Yankees

Well, if the Chicago Cubs were looking to use their Ryan Theriot winnings on a reliever, it won’t be Chan Ho Park. The Yankees have signed former Phillies reliever Chan[Read More…]

Carlos Silva is Out of Shape, You Say? Outstanding!

Carlos Silva is Out of Shape, You Say? Outstanding!

When you sign a big time contract – let’s say, 4 years and $40 million – I can understand complacency kicking in. After all, you’re set for life, and in[Read More…]

by February 19, 2010 Chicago Cubs News