Archive for the 'Cubs Players' Category

Wood Files For Free Agency

Tuesday, October 30th, 2007 sez Kerry Wood has filed for free agency. He still has till November 12th to talk exclusively with the Cubs.
It would be extremely sad to see Woody in another uniform, but unless he is happy in a set-up role, I don’t know if he would be willing to hang around the north side […]

Silent Treatment

Thursday, April 12th, 2007

After a spring training full of quotable Z-isms, suddenly after one dig at the Brewers batting order, Carlos as suddenly decided to start sequestering himself from the media.
How Zambrano felt was unknown. He declined to speak to reporters from the Tribune and Comcast SportsNet, saying his recent comments about the Reds’ lineup being more potent […]

HOF Manager

Thursday, March 8th, 2007

To manage at the major-league level would be one of my goals, so really when you look at it, I’m here for the same reason these young players are here — to get to the big leagues.
-Ryne Sandberg, starting at the bottomикони


Saturday, March 3rd, 2007

I believe this year I will win the Cy Young and I will enjoy that. And besides that, we will win the World Series. I guarantee you that. I have faith.
Carlos The Prognosticator, after pitching 2 innings in spring trainingикони

Towel Boy

Wednesday, January 31st, 2007

The Cubs and Mark Prior reached an agreement today on a $3,575,000 deal.  That’s a $110,000 pay cut from last year. However, Prior could earn that money back with a  $150,000 bonus for making a 27th start and another for making a 30th start, which would give Prior the $3,875,000 he was asking for in […]

Groundhog Day

Thursday, March 2nd, 2006

The dead of winter finally ends today as the first (kinda) real baseball game is played out in Mesa. It’s the day that the Cubs first pop their collective heads out of the ground (or their asses, depending on your point of view) and we begin to get an idea of wether or not […]

Give Us Your Poor, Your Hungry, Your Disabled List Cast-offs

Friday, February 3rd, 2006

The Cubs quest to sign every pitcher recovering from arm surgery this off-season continues with the announcement that Jason Simontacchi has a new minor league contract and an invitation to spring training.  Here I thought it took years and years of training and some dumb luck to get on a pro ball team and apparently […]


Wednesday, January 25th, 2006

It seems that the Cubs have picked up another outfielder with the slightly ironic name of Angel Pagan.  He’s 24, is a switch hitter, and has hit .282 so far in the minors.  The article says he will be added to the 40-man.  Could this be a platoon possiblity for right?

Bye, Bye

Monday, January 9th, 2006

First, the Tejada drama finally went away, now, so does the Patterson one.
It’s no surprise that the Cubs dumped Corey this off-season - it was just a matter of when and what would we get for him.  I’m sure that the Cubs wanted to seal the deal before they would have to start answering questions […]

Depth of Characters

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2006

CBS Sportsline (via Baseball Musings) has updated their depth charts to reflect all the moves team have made in the off-season. The Cubs chart hold a few interesting tidbits, especially when compared to the depth chart ( has a depth chart but only lists starters Murton, Pierre, Jones, Ramierez, Cedeno, Walker, Lee, and […]