Matt Garza Rumors

The Cubs have completed a couple of trades already and we'll have more on tha ttomorrow. For now, the Cubs are still talking with teams about Matt Garza and they'll continue to try to trade Ryan Dempster as well. MLBTR has collected the most recent info for Garza.  Rosenthal says the Reds and Cubs are […]

Reed Johnson traded, Geovany Soto too ***UPDATED***

Reed Johnson has more than likely been traded. He was pulled from tonight's game and was shaking hands in the dugout. More on this later (probably tomorrow morning for me). UPDATE: Geovany Soto was shaking hands in the dugout and was pulled at the same time. Brett Jackson was pulled from Iowa and would likely […]

18 Hours Until Deadline

Just a little more than 18 hours until the non-waiver trade deadline. I'm wondering how many players you guys think the Cubs will be trading in the next 18 hours. Vote below. [poll id=”4″]

Why the Cubs will trade Ryan Dempster for whatever they can get

I'm sure everyone is as tired of the Ryan Dempster Saga as I am, but all along I had been assuming offering him arbitration at the end of the season was a no-brainer for the Cubs. If they can't get at least something decent in return, they could offer arbitration and would receive a supplemental […]

Potential deadline trades

Nearly every player on the Cubs is a potential trade candidate so talking about each one would be exhaustive and pointless. Luis Valbuena is a trade candidate though why any team would trade for him, I don't know. It's not like there was a line of teams wanting to sign him after he was DFA'd […]

Series Preview: Chicago Cubs (40-57) vs. St. Louis Cardinals (53-46)

The Cubs and Cardinals resume their rivalry while many St. Louis fans are still holding their brooms from last weekend, and not just the witches, maids, and crack addicts. The Cardinals convincingly and effortlessly swept the mini-Bears in a series in which they outscored the Cubs infinity to negative eight. If you want a meaningful, […]

The Ryan Dempster Saga, Part 2

Ken Rosenthal is reporting that the Cubs might be getting close to a deal with the Dodgers for [Name Redacted]. Source:

BREAKING: MLB vacates all of Ryan Dempster’s Cubs wins

In a very surprising twist, Commissioner Bud Selig has announced that all of Ryan Dempster's wins, as well as all no-decisions, as a Cub have been vacated.  We have to make a strong statement and by vacating all of his non-loss appearances we believe we have done just that. It's well past the time that […]

Looking back at Ryan Dempster’s Cubs career

In August 2003 Ryan Dempster underwent Tommy John surgery while a member of the Cincinnati Reds. The Reds released him in November that year and the Cubs signed him as a free agent on January 21st, 2004. The Cubs were a contender at this time and while Dempster would not be ready to start the […]

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Josh Vitters entered the 2007 Draft as one of the best bats in the class. Matt Wieters was considered the best college bat in the country and scouts debated whether Mike Moustakas or Josh Vitters was the best high school bat. Some scouts even said Vitters had the best bat in the draft. David Price […]

The Rise and Fall of the Dempster Trade

The Ryan Dempster saga seems like it has been going on longer than it took for the Ricketts to complete the transaction to acquire the Cubs, but it's all only a little over 24 hours old. I'll see if I can sum this up as succinctly as I can, though I'm sure I will miss […]