1. Aaron Heilman Traded, Hallelujah!

    Aaron Heilman was my whipping boy last season, an obvious fact for those who reads this blog with regularity. I hammered the guy pretty hard too, like the rest of the National League...

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  2. Ken Griffey Jr Resigns With Seattle

    Glad to see Junior back with the M’s for another season. His return is a bit of a surprise to me, although I’m not sure it’s the right move, either. Considering that in 117 games last season his average dipped to ...

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  3. Zack Greinke Wins AL Cy Young Award

    The baseball writers got this one right. Zack Greinke is most deserving of the AL Cy Young Award. He dominated opposing teams, and that was clearly evident beyond his numbers too...

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  4. Curtis Granderson Cubs Centerfielder

    The Cubs need a centerfielder; Curtis Granderson is the best player available. I’m all in favor of a trade. Granderson is a smart player, an energy guy and a terrific teammate...

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  5. Kevin Gregg Type-A F.A.

    Kevin Gregg has been classified a Type A free agent. Basically, that means if another team signs him the Cubs get a first-round compensation pick...

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  6. Sammy Sosa Bullpen Brian Bleach Skin

    Chicago Cubs blogger Bullpen Brian says he’s surprised at the attention he’s received this week over a photo taken of him during baseball’s GM meetings at the O’Hare Hilton...

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  7. Billy Wagner As Cubs Closer?

    Cliff Corcoran’s article from Sports Illustrated addresses the needs of all 30 teams this offseason. For the Cubs he’s listed one outfielder and one rotation spot as the primary need...

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  8. O'Hare Hilton Update

    Just heard baseball reporter Bruce Levine say on ESPN 1000 that Jim Hendry is working hard on laying the foundation for a Bradley trade...

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  9. GM Meetings At O'Hare Hilton

    Jim Hendry can trade Milton Bradley from his own backyard. The GM meetings last until Wednesday at the O’Hare Hilton, and the sooner Hendry deals Bradley the better...

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  10. Reed & Harden Are Cubs Free Agents

    More than 120 players have jumped into baseball’s free-agent money pool, two of which are Cubs: Reed Johnson and Rich Harden. Without hesitation, I’d bring Reed back in a second...

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  11. Cubs' Ace Has Shoulder Surgery

    I’ve said numerous times Ted Lilly is the true ace of the Cubs’ rotation. Of course, I’m always repeating myself because the man barely gets recognized as one by the media or even his hometown fans...

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  12. Not The Yankees Again

    Would you believe it’s already been eight years since Luis Gonzalez’s RBI single off Mariano Rivera in the bottom of the ninth lifted Arizona to a 3-2 win in Game 7 of the 2001 World Series...

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  13. Tom Ricketts' Talk Is Cheap

    Tom Ricketts’ talk is cheap. The man’s promised Cubs fans the world, as in world championship, king of the hill, top-dog...

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  14. Utley On Pace To Set HR Record

    Cliff Lee is deserving of all the love. It’s pretty clear the Phillies get swept this series without him. But don’t overlook the performance of Chase Utley, either...

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  15. Unofficially, Yankees Win World Series

    Three weeks ago I witnessed the Chicago Blackhawks’ biggest comeback victory in team history. The Hawks rallied from five goals down to beat the Calgary Flames 6-5 in OT...

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  16. Kit Kat Bars & He-Man

    I dressed as a skeleton for Halloween. It’s the same costume I wore last year, and the year before too. Next Halloween I’ll break out the ol’ bones wrap yet again...

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  17. Cubs' Ricketts No Steinbrenner

    The best owners in pro sports are the ones who sit back and sign the checks. They stay out of the petty day-to-day matters better suited for the front office, they let coaches coach, and above ...

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  18. Rivera Scene All Too Familiar

    The scene is all too familiar. Mariano closing out another Yankees’ World Series win followed by Frank Sinatra’s New York, New York blasting in the background at Yankee Stadium...

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  19. Cliff Lee Yankees' Daddy

    Cliff Lee is the Yankees’ daddy. The southpaw was simply spectacular in Game 1: nine innings, 122 pitches -80 for strikes- and just 32 batters faced. Lee’s been a Yankees killer throughout his career, too...

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  20. Ricketts Wears Cubs Crown

    In baseball, winning starts at the top and trickles down. So it’s somewhat embarrassing the Cubs haven’t had a top-dog at the helm for more than two years ...

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  21. Ricketts Wears Cubs Crown

    In baseball, winning starts at the top and trickles down. So it’s somewhat embarrassing the Cubs haven’t had a top-dog at the helm for more than two years...

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  22. Cubs vs. Cards Needs La Russa

    Cubs fans won’t admit it, but we would all miss Tony La Russa had he left St. Louis for greener pastures. Every good rivalry needs a dislikeable leader on the other side, and La Russa fits the mold perfectly...

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  23. 2009 MVP Award

    *My pick American League MVP *Joe Mauer: Had the most well rounded season playing the game’s toughest position. Miguel Cabrera: A pure numbers guy who played up to par defensively as well...

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  24. Yankees Back In World Series

    So much for the Angels comeback theory. Too many walks and fielding miscues cost the Halos its chance for a dramatic Game 7...

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  25. Angels Need Prayer In New York

    Don’t think the Angels can come back against the Yankees? Then let me remind you of the 2003 NLCS, when the Marlins overcame a 3-1 series deficit to knock-off our beloved Cubbies...

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