Found December 07, 2011 on
TEAMS: Chicago Cubs
DALLAS • The Chicago Cubs probably really aren't in the Albert Pujols sweepstakes, but new manager Dale Sveum has a rooting interest in how it comes out. If the Cubs can't get him, he doesn't want the

Orioles select Ryan Flaherty from Cubs in Rule 5 draft

25-year-old Ryan Flaherty hit .280 with 19 homers in AA and AAA last seasonIn the Rule 5 draft, the Orioles selected Ryan Flaherty, a left-handed hitting infielder/outfielder from the Chicago Cubs roster.

Cubs, Rangers Discussing Matt Garza

The Cubs and Rangers are discussing a possible swap of Matt Garza for prospects, but aren't close to matching up yet, tweets Bruce Levine of ESPN Chicago. Danny Knobler of CBS Sports confirms (via Twitter) that the Rangers are trying to acquire the right-hander. The Cubs are rumored to be seeking an "overwhelming offer" for Garza.

Ron Santo Elected to the Hall of Fame - A Year Too Late

Just over one year ago, us Cubs fans lost Ron Santo. Today, Ronnie was voted into the baseball Hall of Fame - an honor he surely deserved and one that should've happened before he passed. They say it's better things happen late than never at all, but this here is still a damn shame. There are two things Ron Santo never lived to see: the Hall of Fame and his beloved...

Ron Santo Elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame

After 30 years of waiting in vain, the late Cubs icon Ron Santo is at long last a Hall of Famer. The Cubs icon was elected today, receiving 15 of 16 votes cast by the Golden Era Committee. He was the only one deemed worthy by the committee, with White Sox great Minnie Minoso coming up three votes shy. When the results were announced, you could almost hear all of Chicago let out...

Cubs Rumors: Zambrano, Pena, Lopez

Paul Sullivan of the Chicago Tribune has several Cubs issues packed into his latest article. Here are the highlights: After meeting with new president Theo Epstein, Carlos Zambrano has told friends he thinks he will remain a Cub in 2012. Sullivan writes that Zambrano will still have to convince both new and pre-existing front office members that he's serious about making...

Cubs pick Class A pitcher in draft

DALLAS—The Cubs picked converted infielder Lendy Castillo in the Rule 5 draft Thursday, hoping he can survive an entire season in the bullpen. The Cubs either have to keep Castillo on the major league roster or give back half of the $50,000 price.

Cubs quiet, but working on small moves

They're so quiet at winter meetings Zambrano a topic for conversationDALLAS — The Cubs aren't close to any big deals, President Theo Epstein said Wednesday, but are focusing on a few smaller moves.

Former Chicago Cub Ron Santo voted into Hall of Fame

Ron Santo always kept rooting for the causes dearest to him - for his Chicago Cubs to win the World Series, for doctors to find a cure for diabetes and for him to reach the Hall of Fame. On Monday, Cooperstown finally came calling.

Albert Pujols, Prince Fielder, Alfonso Soriano Rumors

This morning we look heavy at rumors that may even be outdated as you read this. That's the way it works when you stand around the Hot Stove. To read the rest of the post, be sure to visit us at

Cubs, Rockies, D'Backs In On Kuroda

The Cubs, Rockies, Diamondbacks, and others are trying for Hiroki Kuroda, tweets MLB Network's Jon Heyman, though he could still return to Japan. The Rockies also remain interested in the Reds' Edinson Volquez, tweets Troy Renck.

Epstein expects Zambrano to earn Cubs' trust

Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen predicts Carlos Zambrano will win 14-16 games for the Cubs in 2012. Theo Epstein is looking at more than numbers as far as the right-hander is concerned.
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