1. Curt Schilling's Bloody Sock

    The suffocating coverage of Dwight Freeney’s injured ankle reminds me of the Curt Schilling ‘Bloody Sock Saga...

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  2. The Mike Fontenot Trade

    Five years ago this month the Cubs traded with Baltimore for Mike Fontenot and the pride of Naperville, Illinois, Jerry Hairston...

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  3. Super Bowl Prediction

    Once a year I break away from Cubs baseball to talk a little NFL, specifically my Super Bowl prediction. And would you believe this is the tenth year of my self titled ‘Brian’s ...

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  4. Brewers Sign Jim Edmonds

    It’s easy to get caught up in baseball’s numbers, to forget just how talented major league players are — even those .230 hitters off the bench...

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  5. Andre Dawson Forever A Cub

    The Hall of Fame got it wrong — the Hawk should be enshrined wearing a Cubs cap. The fact Dawson believes his six years in Chicago elevated his status to Hall of Famer, not his ...

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  6. Xavier Nady A Chicago Cub

    Signing Xavier Nady is a smart short-term risk for the Cubs. One-year, $3.3M with incentives is a little pricier than signing Johnny Gomes or re-signing Reed Johnson, but Nady’s ...

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  7. Xavier Nady A Chicago Cub

    Signing Xavier Nady is a smart short-term risk for the Cubs. One-year, $3.3M with incentives is a little pricier than signing Johnny Gomes or re-signing Reed Johnson, but Nady’s a solid ...

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  8. Erik Bedard To Cubs?

    If the Cubs are willing to risk a contract on Ben Sheets why not look at Erik Bedard too? It’s a big risk, no doubt, with Bedard coming off back-to-back seasons shortened by shoulder surgeries, ...

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  9. Chicago Cubs History 1901

    With a month left before pitchers and catchers report to Spring Training I’m taking a look back at Cubs yesteryear...

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  10. Cubs And Jonny Gomes

    Glad the Cubs are giving Jonny Gomes a strong look. He’s in his peak years as a 29-year-old, and still has potential, especially as a strong right-handed bat off the bench. Last season Gomes batted ...

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  11. Cubs Want Jermaine Dye

    Jermaine Dye is undervalued throughout baseball, even on the South Side. Of course White Sox fan doesn’t want to hear that, but Dye’s never received the acknowledgment of a Konerko, Thome or Buehrle...

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  12. Ryan Theriot's Arbitration Hearing

    The Cubs are showing little interest in Ryan Theriot long term. The club avoided arbitration hearings with five players on Tuesday, but failed to sign Theriot, and that should be a wakeup call for the second baseman...

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  13. Cubs Should Sign Jim Edmonds

    Jim Edmonds wants a swan song with St. Louis, but I wouldn’t mind seeing him as a Cub again. Chicago needs a fourth outfielder, that role player with a little defense and just enough offense...

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  14. Cubs Fishing For Dan Uggla

    I can’t hide my bro-mance for Karl Ravech and Buster Olney. Love’em together on Baseball Tonight! According to Buster, the Marlins are set to begin its season with Dan Uggla at second base, although, a later trade is not out of the question..

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  15. Cubs' Debt Crushes Payroll

    The misconception with the Cubs is that new owner Tom Ricketts has money growing on trees. He doesn’t, of course, and is instead saddled with a huge amount of debt that limits the payroll for the 2010 season...

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  16. Cubs Bullpen Session

    –I wonder what Mark McGwire didn’t like about Sammy Sosa? According to former Cub Steve Trachsel, who served up McGwire’s record-setting 62nd home run in 1998, cheater Mac was never a fan of cheater Sammy...

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  17. Red Flag For The Cubs

    When Bob Castellini purchased the Cincinnati Reds in January of 2006 he promised the city a return to championship baseball. Since then, however, the Reds have turned in exactly zero winning seasons...

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  18. Rose & McGwire Strikeout

    Mark McGwire should have learned from Pete Rose. Lame apologies mean little when there’s something to be gained other than forgiveness. Pete wanted the Hall of Fame, McGwire a position as the Cardinals hitting coach...

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  19. Cubs Sign Greg Maddux

    Teams win with inteligent people in the front office and solid pitchnig on the field, which makes the hiring of Greg Maddux as an assistant to Jim Hendry a very smart move by the Cubs...

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  20. Cubs Promise Hawk A Flag

    As I predicted, and according to Fred Mitchell of the Chicago Tribune, the Cubs are promising the Hawk a jersey retirement if he goes in the HOF as a Cub...

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  21. Give Dawson A Cubs Hat

    You can’t erase Montreal from baseball history, and I wouldn’t want to, either. But baseball left Montreal and it’s not coming back. That’s why Dawson goes into the HOF wearing a Cubs cap...

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  22. Andre Dawson Hall Of Famer!

    Congratulations to the Hawk for making the Hall of Fame! Unquestionably, it is well deserved. I’ve always said Dawson was a no-brainer pick, despite the writers’ refusal the past eight years...

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  23. Holliday Hurts Cubs' Chances

    There’s not another team, or baseball city for that matter, that’s retains its star players better than the Cardinals, and that’s saying something when you’re without the Yankees’ deep pockets...

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  24. Neal Cotts Not A Cub

    Neal Cotts never compared to Ryan Dempster or Kerry Wood on the mound. But what they do share in common, however, is Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery. Dempster and Wood both rebounded to find success in the big leagues...

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  25. Cubs Bullpen Needs Help

    Signing Marlon Byrd was important. The Cubs needed quality in center field. Byrd is quality, if just by a nose. But there’s more work to be done. The Cubs also need more quality arms, especially in the bullpen...

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