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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A Look Back at the Cubs Off-Season as Pitchers and Catchers Report to Spring Training

Doesn’t it seem like a lot longer than just 144 days since Jed Hoyer’s San Diego Padres beat the Chicago Cubs 9-2? Ryan Dempster took the loss on the final day of the 2011 season. Starlin Castro ran his hitting streak to 11 games in the loss and reached base for the 40th game in […]

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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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Rambling at the End of the Winter Meetings

So, it has been a very quiet week in baseball. There really is not a lot going on. I am really not sure what to talk about. However, I will do my best to stop ending most sentences in prepositions. So, there are a lot differing opinions on the week that was in Dallas, and […]

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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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Rumblings from Day Three of the Winter Meetings

Day three in Dallas has been pretty quiet on the Cubs front … and for the most part throughout the game. The holdup appears to be Albert Pujols. Where Pujols decides to sign, and most feel as of this writing he will stay in St. Louis, will have a ripple effect throughout baseball. Miami apparently […]

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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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