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Why the 2011 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 every other team in the National League Central is bound for spectacular failure. If you’d care to check out last year’s fare: St. Louis Cardinals, Cincinnati […]

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Jeff Baker Wants to Be the Full-Time Starter at Second Base

Coming into Spring Training, few things were assumed. But one locked-down assumption was that second base would feature a platoon between Blake DeWitt and Jeff Baker. DeWitt, a lefty, would start against right-handed pitchers, and Baker, a righty (who destroys lefty pitching), would start against left-handed pitchers. Done and done. But then DeWitt struggled to […]

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Blake DeWitt is Not Guaranteed the Second Base Job

While it has been assumed by most that, since he was acquired last year in the Ted Lilly trade, Blake DeWitt was *the* Chicago Cubs’ second baseman until further notice, I suspected that he could find himself in a bit of a battle this Spring with infielder Jeff Baker and possibly an up-and-comer like Darwin […]

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Looking Ahead to the Cubs’ 2011 Arbitration Cases

One of the primary tasks for GM Jim Hendry in the early part of 2011 will be to sign the Cubs’ five (though it should be four… Koyie Hill…) remaining arbitration-eligible players. Heading into 2011, the Cubs’ only major piece of unfinished business is to sign arbitration eligible players Carlos Marmol, Tom Gorzelanny, Sean Marshall, […]

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2011 Cubs Caravan Coming to a School Near You

The Cubs Caravan – a touring group of executives, coaches and players who stop at schools in the Chicago area – has set its schedule for the 2011 iteration. The winter junket features two tours of players, coaches and front-office personnel visiting six cities, five elementary schools and two high schools. The Caravan also will […]

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Ted Lilly and Ryan Theriot Have Been Traded to the Dodgers

Per multiple reports, the Chicago Cubs have traded pitcher Ted Lilly and second baseman Ryan Theriot to the Los Angeles Dodgers. Part of the return is expected to be second baseman Blake DeWitt, but no word yet on dollars and the rest of the return. We’ll keep you posted. UPDATE: Looks like the Cubs are […]

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Lukewarm Stove: Ryan Theriot Believes He’ll Be Traded Today

Chicago Cubs second baseman Ryan Theriot told his friends yesterday that he expected to be traded by the Cubs today, according to Gordon Wittenmyer. Theriot, who is making $2.6 million this year, is under team control through 2011, but given his salary and lack of correlative performance, he’s a non-tender candidate. Don’t expect the Cubs to […]

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Lukewarm Stove: Dodgers Want Ted Lilly AND Ryan Theriot

With trade partners dwindling, the Chicago Cubs might be able to package two of their movable parts together in one deal with the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Dodgers are talking to the Cubs about a trade for both left-hander Ted Lilly and second baseman Ryan Theriot, according to a major-league source. It is not known […]