1. Marlon Byrd A Chicago Cub

    For the next three years Marlon Byrd gives the Cubs stability in center field. That’s significant considering they’ve been without it for the last five...

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  2. Jason Bay Gets Holliday's Pay

    Still hoping Matt Holliday doesn’t re-sign with St. Louis, but Jason Bay’s new 4-year deal with the Mets heavily increases the odds Holliday remains a Redbird...

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  3. Scott Podsednik & Mark DeRosa

    Scott Podsednik doesn’t belong on the North Side, and it’s not just a White Sox thing, either. The guy’s injury prone and his defense isn’t what it use to be, which was never above average to begin with...

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  4. Doug Glanville Explains Tiger's Stripes

    Strangely, I became a fan of former-Cub Doug Glanville while he was playing in Philadelphia and not Chicago. For a few summers in high school my friends and I would regularly take games in from the center field seats...

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  5. You've Got To Be Igawaing Me!

    When I said Tuesday the Cubs would get a sweet deal in return for Zambrano I wasn’t talking about Kie Igawa, who apparently was the return piece, offered by the Yankees. Igawa is 31-years-old with a career 6...

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  6. Carlos Zambrano Trade Rumors

    I’d prefer the Cubs not trade Carlos Zambrano. You don’t easily replace top-of the-rotation arms in the big leagues. And to win anything you’ve got to have those golden arms…especially in the rotation...

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  7. Who Is Carlos Silva?

    Milton Bradley had to go, that was a given. Whoever the Cubs got in return didn’t much matter; just making Bradley Cubs’ history was sufficient...

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  8. Milton Bradley Traded To Seattle

    Let’s not confuse the Milton Bradley trade for a great day in Cubs’ history. The fact is it’s far from it...

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  9. Mike Cameron Not A Cub

    –The Cubs have struck out looking this offseason. Jim Hendry has whiffed on signing the top-two available centerfielders. First Curtis Granderson and now Mike Cameron, who signed a two year deal with Boston Tuesday...

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  10. Ryan Dempster's House For Sale

    Riddle me this Cubs fans. Which will go first, Milton Bradley or Ryan Demspter’s 13-room mansion in Lakeview (Wrigleyville)? The pitcher’s pad is on the block for $2...

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  11. Bradley Bomb Is Ticking

    Maybe today’s the day Milton becomes a Tampa Bay Ray? It appears that’s the only legit option left on the table for Hendry anyway. I’ve said all along the Cubs should take Burrell in exchange for Bradley...

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  12. Cubs Need Dope On The Table

    Talk about not living up to the hype. The Winter Meetings were terribly unexciting. Where were all the money-for-money deals with the bad economy? Where was the blockbuster for Roy Halladay? ...

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  13. Milton Bradley Market

    Who knows if there’s truly a market for Milton Bradley. I mean seriously, why on earth would you want this guy on your club? But good for Jim Hendry if he’s stirring the pot to generate more interest anyway...

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  14. Milton Bradley Heading West?

    Disappointing to see the Cubs miss out on Granderson. Of course, I have no idea how much the Cubs were involved in the trade talks, but with all the moving parts of a seven-player trade, I thought the Cubs had enough talent to be involved...

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  15. Andre Dawson Hall of Famer

    Picking Hall of Famers isn’t as difficult as the writers make it out to be. To me it’s a black or white issue, either the guy was one of the best during his era or he wasn’t...

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  16. Milton Bradley For Jose Guillen?

    Winter Meetings get underway this afternoon through Thursday. Obviously, Hendry’s one goal is trading ‘Milton the Terrible...

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  17. Jake Fox, Aaron Miles Traded to A's

    Jake Fox will be an All Star with Oakland. I really believe he’s that kind of player. With the chance to play everyday, especially given the DH role, I see Fox hitting 25 HR and driving in 90-plus RBI...

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  18. Cubs' Farm No.18 In Baseball America

    According to MLB%20farm%20systems%20the%20Cubs%20come%20in%20at%20No.18.%20%20Author%20John%20Manuel%20sums%20up%20Chicago%20this%20way:%20Much%20better%20than%20at%20this%20point%20last%20year,%20led%20by%20SS%20Starlin%20Castro...

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  19. Charie Weis Football's Dusty Baker

    I don’t give two hoots about college football. Couldn’t care less about Notre Dame’s 6-5 record, either. But Irish talk is practically unavoidable living in Chicago...

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  20. Wrigley Field's New Billboards

    Tom Ricketts is adding billboards atop the bleachers in left field, and guess what folks, this is just the beginning. Get ready for digital video boards, more ads on the outfield walls and plenty of ad signage erected throughout the concourse...

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  21. Bud Selig Out After 2012

    Bud Selig says he’s stepping aside as commissioner after his contract expires on Dec. 31, 2012. I know it’s easy to bang on the commish, and in some cases rightfully so, but I still think Selig takes more heat than he should...

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  22. Andruw Jones A South Sider

    Thanksgiving leftovers: good. Andruw Jones leftovers: bad. Listen, I love the job Kenny Williams does on the South Side. He’s one of the top general managers in all of baseball...

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  23. Albert Pujols The Great

    As a Cubs fan it’s easy to dislike Albert Pujols, but you have to respect the guy, even as a rival Cardinal. Take a look at Pujols’ 162-game averages for his career and tell me there’s not a better player in the game: ...

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  24. Sean Marshall Not A Starter

    Sean Marshall sees himself as a starter, not a reliever. At least that’s the word coming from Bruce Levine of ESPN 1000. Funny thing is…I feel just the opposite. Last year the lefty went 1-2 with a 3...

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  25. Timmy Time Wins Cy Young Award

    Not hard to believe Tim Lincecum won consecutive Cy Young Awards. On the other hand, what is hard to believe is that ESPN’s Keith Law and Will Carroll from Baseball Prospectus both left Chris Carpenter off their three-pitcher ballots...

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