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Marshall traded to Reds for Travis Wood

Marshall traded to Reds for Travis Wood

The offseason rebuilding continues for the Chicago Cubs as they dealt reliable lefty Sean Marshall to the Cincinnati Reds for left-handed reliever Travis Wood and two minor leaguers.  It marks the third move for the new Cubs front office which is clearly serious about rebuilding the team.  Marshall was most likely dealt due to his…

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More Cubs rumors

More Cubs rumors

One of the downsides of the MLB offseason is that you have to rely on rumors and speculations until something actually materializes.  At this point, the Cubs are in the middle of various potential moves (or so we think):   The Cubs are supposedly considering the acquisition of outfielder Coco Crisp.  If Crisp were to…

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Winter Meetings news: Pujols,Buehrle on the move

Winter Meetings news: Pujols,Buehrle on the move

It looks like Albert Pujols is a Led Zeppelin fan since he’s “Going to California”.  Pujols agreed to a 10 year, $250-260 million dollar contract with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (of the Greater Metropolitan Area of Southern California close to the La Brea Tar Pits adjacent to Chavez Ravine in Pacific Standard Time)…

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Cubs have options among 2012 free agents

Cubs have options among 2012 free agents

We’re on to Phase 3 of the offseason to-do list and it involves acquiring new players and the consideration of moving Starlin Castro to a new position.  Julie Dicaro at A League of Her Own made my job a bit easier by already compiling a list of the 2012 Class of Free Agents.   Take a…

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Cubs find guy in "Swaim"

Cubs find guy in “Swaim”

Well, just a day after this, Dale Sveum is the new manager of the Chicago Cubs after agreeing to a three year contract with an option for a fourth year.  Sveum only has 16 games of Major League managing experience, however he does have 30 years of overall baseball experience.  Initially, it will seem like…

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If Hendry stays, so could Pena

If Hendry stays, so could Pena

Breaking News:   Doug Davis and Rodrigo Lopez are mediocre starting pitchers.   Who saw that coming? Sarcasm aside, I think it’s safe to say that after the San Francisco Giants swept Tuesday’s doubleheader and pushed the Cubs to 12.0 games back, it’s time to at least consider trade possibilities.  If you want to take it a…

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