1. Chicago Cubs: Will Ted Lilly's Surgery Affect the Cubs' Offseason?

    Congratulations to the New York Yankees on their 27th World Series Championship. The 2009 season ended exactly one month after the Cubs campaign came to an end. Warm up the oven, it's time for the Hot Stove Season...

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  2. Milton Bradley: As Seen on TV

    Many questioned the signing of Milton Bradley when the Cubs made the deal official on Jan. 8. The Cubs were looking for a way to balance out their lineup and were willing to take a risk on a ...

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  3. Chicago Cubs: What's Up with Big Z?

    Before the season began most, if not all, thought if the Cubs were to win their third consecutive Central Division title they would need Carlos Zambrano to step up and lead the starting staff...

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  4. What a Difference a Year Makes: Cubs Opening Day Roster Set

    Chicago Cubs GM Jim Hendry began the off-season saying he would not make many changes to the Cubs roster, and six months later his team has a much-different look...

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  5. Cubs Release Gaudin, Option Samardzija...Set Roster with Guzman and Patton

    According to a report from the Sun-Times, the Cubs optioned Jeff Samardzija to Triple-A Iowa and released Chad Gaudin. Optioning Samardzija and releasing Gaudin opened the final two spots in the pen for Angel Guzman and David Patton...

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  6. Looking Back at 1984: Chicago Cubs Acquired Bob Dernier and Gary Matthews

    On March 27, 1984 Dallas Green orchestrated a trade with his former organization that would help define the '84 Cubs...

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  7. Angel Guzman Back in the Cubs' Bullpen Picture?

    Lou Piniella and Jim Hendry still have quite a few decisions to make over the next 10 days. Piniella will reportedly announce who will begin the season as the Cubs' closer by the weekend, but ...

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  8. Carlos Marmol: Should He Stay or Should He Close?

    One of the few decisions left for Lou Piniella to make this spring is...who will be the Cubs' closer when the season starts? Kevin Gregg emphatically stated he wants the job on Saturday, while Carlos Marmol said he would do whatever is best for the team..

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  9. Chicago Cubs' Storylines of the Spring: The Non-Roster Position Players

    The Cubs move down the street on Tuesday from Fitch Park to HoHoKam Park in preparation of their Cactus League opener on Wednesday against the Dodgers...

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  10. Chicago Cubs: Storylines of the Spring...The Non-Roster Pitchers

    The Cubs first game of the Cactus League schedule is two days away and the first ten days of Camp Lou III have been very quiet. Lou Piniella described camp as being very workman like so far as the players prepare for the games to begin...

    Neil Finnell Written by Neil Finnell about over 5 years ago 46 reads 0 comments

  11. Chicago Cubs: Storylines of the Spring...The Infielders and Outfielders

    Three days after he considered moving Alfonso Soriano down the Cubs' lineup, Lou Piniella said that Soriano could still be the lead-off hitter...

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  12. Chicago Cubs: Storylines of the Spring...The Other Arms and the Catching Corp.

    One week until the Cubs' 2009 Cactus League opener against the Dodgers... All of the players have reported with the exception of Kosuke Fukudome and Camp Lou is in full swing...

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  13. Baseball America's Top 30 Cubs' Prospects

    Baseball America's 2009 Prospect Handbook made its way to the bookshelves last week. After spending the off-season tracking the different publications and their thoughts on the Cubs' minor league ...

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  14. Zambrano to Skip the World Baseball Classic

    Carlos Zambrano met with the media on Friday at Fitch Park and discussed a variety of topics. According to a report from Cubs.com , Zambrano will not pitch for Team Venezuela in the upcoming World Baseball Classic...

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  15. Chicago Cubs: Storylines of the Spring...The Bullpen

    Lou Piniella's bullpen will have a different look when pitchers report on Friday. With Kerry Wood in Cleveland and Bobby Howry with the Giants, the back end of the bullpen has two holes to fill...

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  16. Chicago Cubs: Storylines of the Spring...the Rotation

    As the old cliché goes, pitching wins championships. On paper, with health concerns aside, Lou Piniella has one of the deepest starting rotations in all of baseball...

    Neil Finnell Written by Neil Finnell about over 5 years ago 132 reads 1 comments

  17. Chicago Cubs: The Latest from the North Side on Mr. Cub's Birthday

    The last day of January and only 13 days before pitchers and catchers report to Fitch Park in Mesa.... The Cubs interest in Kevin Millar and Rich Aurilia was bantered around on Friday after the return of Paul Bako was officially announced...

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  18. Juan Uribe, Jake Peavy, Aaron Heilman, and Other Chicago Cubs Rumors

    The Cubs begin their 2009 Cactus League schedule in 31 days against the Dodgers at Fitch Park....and Jim Hendry is not done 'tweaking his roster'...

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  19. Video OnDemand Channel on the Horizon for the Chicago Cubs

    Crane Kenney joined Bruce Levine and Chet Coppock on Talkin' Baseball Saturday morning. Kenney discussed The Ricketts Family winning the bid to negotiate a deal to purchase the Chicago Cubs among other topics covered at last weekend's Cubs Convention...

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  20. Chicago Cubs Prospects: Josh Vitters Top Minor League Third Baseman

    Keith Law from Scouts Inc. has been focusing on baseball's top prospects the last few days on ESPN.com. Law broke down each organization and ranked them from first to worst on Wednesday....the Cubs minor league system came in at number twenty-seven...

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  21. Chicago Cubs: Rumblings Before the Convention

    For starters, pitching was one of many topics covered by Jim Hendry with the media on Wednesday. Hendry is looking for another arm to take the place of Jason Marquis. Internal options are Sean Marshall, Jeff Samardzija, Chad Gaudin and Angel Guzman...

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  22. Jake Peavy and the San Diego Padres' Ownership

    The pending ownership changes for the Cubs and the Padres have impacted Jim Hendry's ability to trade for Jake Peavy this winter...

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  23. Cubs Close to Signing Takahashi?

    According to a report from Cubs.com, citing Sports Hochi as the source, the Cubs are close to signing Ken Takahashi to a one-year contract. The 40-year old southpaw was 8-5 last season for the Hiroshima Carp with a 3...

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  24. Are the Chicago Cubs Interested in Aaron Heilman?

    Bruce Levine reported in his blog that the Cubs have expressed interest in Aaron Heilman. The former Notre Dame pitcher was traded from the Mets to the Mariners earlier during the Winter Meetings in a three-team deal that included the Cleveland Indians...

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  25. Meet Milton Bradley

    Will the fifth time be the charm for Jim Hendry? On Thursday the Cubs GM introduced the Cubs' new right fielder, Milton Bradley, to the Chicago Media and to the Faithful...

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