Ian Stewart’s Future with the Cubs Appears in Doubt

The Cubs might have finally had enough and moved on from Ian Stewart. According to a report from Patrick Mooney, the Cubs have lost patience with Stewart and “it’s hard to picture how he ever gets back into the team’s plans again.” This comes in the wake of Wednesday’s announcement that Ian Stewart had cleared […]

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Is Ian Stewart … Blake DeWitt Version 2.0?

As Cubs fans endure yet another report of third baseman Ian Stewart still not being ready for action after suffering a quad injury and starting the season on the disabled list, I am humorously reminded of former Cubs’ left-hander Steve Barber. As a member of the 1969 Seattle Pilots, Barber was immortalized in Jim Bouton’s […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 09/24/12

The Devil You Don’t Know The famous quote reads: “The devil you know is better than the devil you don’t know” In what seems like forever to many Cubs’ fans, this quote appeared to be near and dear to the heart of top brass within the organization as they approached the off-season. But in an […]

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Will Fielder End Up with the Cubs? … and Other News and Notes

The baseball world is still buzzing about Albert Pujols’ decision to spend the next decade on the West Coast. In between talking all things Pujols, the speculation of which team could land Prince Fielder continues to pick up steam. And, despite Theo Epstein’s recent statement about the Cubs not having enough money to sign him, […]

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From the Wire … Colvin and LeMahieu Traded to Colorado for Ian Stewart and Casey Weathers

According to multiple reports, the Cubs have traded Tyler Colvin and D.J. LeMahieu to the Colorado Rockies for Ian Stewart and right-handed pitcher Casey Weathers. The Cubs completed the long-rumored deal with the Rockies for Ian Stewart and received a pitcher in the deal, Casey Weathers, for two of the Cubs’ younger players on the […]

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Winter Meetings Day Three: Cubs Rumored to Be Working on Moves

The final full day of the Winter Meetings in Dallas came and went without the Cubs making any moves. Leading up to baseball’s annual gathering, most thought Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer would be among the most active over the three-day period. The Cubs made a lot of noise while denying most of it and […]

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Winter Meetings Day Two: Cubs Keep Everyone Guessing

Day two at the Winter Meetings in Dallas turned out to be ‘The Pujols Watch‘. With the free-agent slugger on the market, if Albert Pujols were to sign with a team other than the Cardinals, it would have a ripple effect throughout baseball. The Marlins, Cardinals and Angels are rumored to be the three teams […]

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All About Albert and Prince … and Other Rumblings from the Winter Meetings

Day two of the Winter Meetings has been all about the big free agent first basemen … Albert Pujols and Prince Fielder. The Cubs appear to be interested in both and rumors have suggested that the Cubs have offered low term contracts that might include opt out clauses to Albert Pujols and Prince Fielder with […]

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Winter Meetings Day One: Talk, Talk and More Rumors for the Cubs

Theo Epstein, Jed Hoyer and the Cubs’ contingent spent the first official day of the Winter Meetings talking to agents and teams trying to gauge the market … but according to Epstein, they are not close on any deals right now. As Epstein has said, the Cubs keep everything close to the vest. And while […]

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Baseball Prospectus Top 20 Cubs Prospects for 2012

The CCO’s look at the top prospects in the Cubs’ system continues with Baseball Prospectus’ list of the top 20 prospects. Kevin Goldstein views the Cubs’ system a little differently from Baseball America and gave a good overview of the organization. Goldstein shares the views of the CCO … “it’s not a bad system by […]

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