Tag:Chicago Cubs
Posted on: May 7, 2010 12:13 pm
Edited on: May 7, 2010 12:48 pm

Cubs to call up shortstop Castro

Phil Rogers of the Chicago Tribune reports the Cubs are calling up shortstop Starlin Castro and plan on inserting him into the lineup immediately.

The 20-year-old is hitting .376 with one homer, 14 extra-base hits and 20 RBI in 26 games with Double-A Tennessee.

Reports claim manager Lou Piniella plans to start Castro at short, move Ryan Theriot to second base and send Chad Tracy to the minors.


Posted on: March 8, 2010 10:00 am

Cubs' Guzman facing career-ending surgery

The Chicago Tribune is reporting Chicago Cubs pitcher Angel Guzman is facing career-threatening shoulder surgery.

Guzman, 28, was diagnosed with a significant ligament tear near his armpit and instability in the shoulder. He will visit Dr. James Andrews before making his decision to go through with the surgery.

The right-hander debuted with the Cubs in 2006 and was 3-3 with a 2.95 ERA, while striking out 47 in 61 innings last season. The Venezuela native is 3-10 with a  4.82 ERA in his career.

Category: MLB
Posted on: January 26, 2010 1:54 pm
Edited on: January 26, 2010 1:56 pm

Sheets signs with the A's / Cubs sign Nady

Danny Knobler of CBSSports.com has learned that Ben Sheets signed with the A's for $10 million.  Read Danny's full blog entry .

He also reports that the Cubs have a deal with free-agent outfielder Xavier Nady.  Read that post, too.
Posted on: January 11, 2010 11:23 am

Cubs considering Bell

The Chicago Tribune has sources who have said the Cubs are once again considering Padres closer Heath Bell.

Adding Bell would strengthen the bullpen but the main problem is that adding Bell would create a logjam with Carlos Marmol.

Posted on: December 18, 2009 1:48 pm

Bradley deal likely

From MLB --

The Cubs have pulled off a move to trade OF Milton Bradley to the Mariners for pitcher Carlos Silva (according to two sources familiar with the negotiations).

The deal will be made official once Commissioner Bud Selig approves the transaction because of the money involved.

Posted on: December 9, 2009 11:57 am

Bradley Deal close but not where you think

According to several media reports, the Cubs are close to a deal involving Milton Bradley.

The Chicago Sun-Times learned from a source that it was not the Rays or the Rangers, as previously thought.  GM Jim Hendry wouldn't talk specifically about the progress of Bradley talks.

The Sun-Times report says all but a few teams have been eliminated -- the Tigers, Royals and Blue Jays.

Posted on: December 8, 2009 12:28 pm

Bradley Trade updates

The Chicago Sun-Times reports that the Mets are a key for the Cubs to trade Milton Bradley in a three-way deal.  The deal is rumored to have 2B Luis Castillo going to the Cubs and Pat Burrell going to the Mets and Bradley to Tampa Bay.  The Mets reportedly don't want to settle on Burrell.

The same report suggests that eventually, it's likely the swap for Bradley will be one-for-one between the Rays and the Cubs.  The Cubs would get Burrell in that scenario.

Tampa Bay and Texas have been the most serious suitors, but multiple sources said more teams have entered the picture, with one source saying that the number of interested teams is up to four.
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Posted on: December 8, 2009 12:16 pm
Edited on: December 8, 2009 12:16 pm

Granderson and Jackson Deals

As for the blockbuster three-team deal with the Yankees, Diamondbacks and Tigers involving Curtis Granderson, Edwin Jackson and Max Scherzer... the deal apparently collapsed late with the Yankees backed out, as reported by the Detroit News .

Dombrowski said there have been "lots of conversations" about a trade and that they were "more intensified" than other days and added "that we're talking about a lot of things right now"

So, a deal still could get done,with the Chicago Cubs also interested in Granderson and the Yankees hot on Jackson's trail.


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