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cwyers

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OT: Kyle Orton To Start

Lovie Smith has announced that the Monday Night Football audience will be treated to Kyle Orton's long-awaited return to center.Reportedly he's matured as a passer. Definately he has less facial...

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Rule V Draft

As a sidelight to the major trade and free agency rumors, the Winter Meetings are host to the Rule V draft, where teams can draft the proverbial Quad-A players who can't break out in the majors,...

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Winter Meetings Open Thread, Thursday

As we enter our last day of Baseball Christmas, it looks like the Cubs may come out of the Winter Meetings having laid the groundwork for quite a few deals, but without having landed any big fish....

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Winter Meetings Open Thread, Wednesday Morning, Updates 9:18 PM

Based on a request from our Fearless Leader Al Yellon, we're going to (hopefully) mix this up a little bit. I'm going to kick this off with some good, old-fashioned headliney goodness.Then, as...

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Tuesday Evening Rumor Mill - Updated 9:10

To be quite frank, I was starting to dread going into this morning's rumor mill thread -- it was up to 150 posts, and a bear to deal with. And I think I can put together enough to be worth a diary.T...

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Tuesday Morning Rumor Mill

There's some real quality here, kids. Let's kick it old school.Is there news on Kosuke Fukudome? Yes! No! Maybe!Gordon Wittenmeyer says the Cubs arethe frontrunners for Fukudome's services,...

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Monday Morning Rumor Mill

Another day, another rumor mill. With the winter meetings about to commence, there's a lot to talk about.Jim Hendry talks to the local press before the meetings. Here's the Sun-Times piece, here's...

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Real Trade Rumors! Boatloads!

P-Sully, Big Bruce Miles and G. Gordon Libbymeyer are stepping it up and providing us real, honest trade rumors! About the Cubs! That don't involve Pie and Patterson for Johann Santana!First off,...

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Minor League Free Agent Signings

Okay, guys, the Cubs have finally made those big free-agent signing everyone was waiting for!...so maybe not.But we did get: RHP Cory Bailey RHP Mike Smith C J.D. Closser C Danny Fatheree SS...

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Brewers Interested In Wood

Yes, yes, yes. First, the disclaimers: This is according to one Milwaukee beat writer. It doesn't say that Wood is interested in the Brewers. It's roughly two sentences without context, and may...

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OT: Preview/Game Thread: Bears vs. Seahawks!

Get ready to visit Seattle, the City That Really Never Sleeps! (Seriously: that place has more coffee than Guatemala.) Yes, yes - the stereotype about the rain, ALL true. But the little canard...

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Fukudome May Not Commit to U.S.

Via Ken Rosenthal: one of his sources says that Fukudome is considering staying in Japan, and is weighing offers from multiple Japanese teams.He has met with the Chunichi Dragons, his current team,...

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Tuesday Links Roundup (Warning: Stats, stats and stats!)

Nothing in here is particularly news, but it's all stuff that's Cubs related that I find kinda fun, but nothing that deserves its own diary.Statsy transaction gurus Dave Symborski and Christina...

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OT: Previewing the Bears/Raiders Game [Game Discussion Diary]

UPDATE [2007-11-11 4:37:18 by Al]: You can use this diary for game discussion, too. Gametime: 3:15 pm CT.The teams in this game have a 3% chance of making the playoffs. Combined. This is not...

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Sunday Morning Rumormongering

We'd all love Kosuke Fukudome. Except for those of us who'd rather have Geoff Jenkins, but... yeah, he's Geoff Jenkins.But the Cubs may be looking elsewhere, or at least be working on the backup...

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The Official Ryan Theriot Sucks Diary

Ok, I'll admit, thetitle isdeliberately sensational and probably something of an exaggeration. That said... Ryan Theriot isn't a very good baseball player. More to the point, he's a very overrated...

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Minor League Free Agents!

For those of you desperate for anything resembling news in the dead of the offseason, never fear -- minor league free agency has begun! Baseball America helpfully names every one of these 602 sad...

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Tuesday Afternoon Headlines

Dueling headlines! Comissioner Gordon says that A-Rod to Cubs is possible. P-Sully says it's unlikely. To be frank, both of these articles say basically the same thing.Hendry's refusing to comment...

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Arizona Fall League

Ah, the AFL... it's like minor-league spring training camp, but without the promise of aging veterans hoping for one last shot at glory. In other words... most of these numbers are pretty...

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Kuroda to Cubs?

Not the Japanese signing that I've been rooting for, but the Trib says the Cubs are angling for the services of Hiroki Kuroda. He'd be a full free agent if he exercises his opt-out clause, so no...

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Your 2008 Offseason Guide!

[Author's note: I really wouldn't have made this its own diary, but it ended up being so very long that I wasn't sure I had much of a choice. I know there are a lot of threads about these sorts of...

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Playoff TV Schedules and FAQ

Since there seems to be a lot of questions about who will be broadcasting what, when and how, here's your comprehensive guide to the playoff TV schedules. I don't want to jinx anything, but at the...

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Help me choose my next sig!

So... I have finally succeeded in getting Carmen Pignatiello freed from his service in bondage to the Iowa Cubs. So now, I must devote myself to finding new ways to advance the cause. Now that I...

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Minor League Wrap -- August 13, 2007

Iowa CubsIt wasn't exactly a contest as they beat the Oaklahoma RedHaws 10-2. Geovanny Soto drives in five runs for the first time this year as he goes 2-for-3 with two doubles and a walk. Les...

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Minor League Wrap -- August 12, 2007

Iowa CubsDefeat the Oaklahoma Redhaws on the road 7-4. Juan Mateo continues his rehab -- although is it continuing your rehab if you really have nowhere to go on the major-league club? -- by...

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Bonds to 756

We have a new home run king, ladies and gentlemen. His name is Barry Bonds.He did it at home. He did it to cheers. And his speech afterward was well said; I found it touching, at least.It would...

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Minor League Wrap -- August 1, 2007

Well, kids, I'd like to be rosier but I can't be. The Cubs' minor league system has been absolutely decimated by churning out nearly half of the best team in the NL Central. Well, I exaggerate, but...

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Minor League Wrap -- July 26, 2007

It's minor! It's a league! It's a wrap! It's... MINOR LEAGUE WRAP! I'm your host, Colin Wyers. Here are today's top stories.Iowa CubsThe Colorado Sky Sox avenge themselves against the I-Cubs with...

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Steve Stone returning to booth in Chicago!

On the South Side, unfortunately.Hey, everybody gets to do their "GOTCHA!" heart attack diary on this site, and this might as well be mine. He'll be filling in for DJ while he's out getting his...

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Minor League Wrap -- July 25, 2007

In honor of the fact that I am staying so far away from the main thread that I will very shortly be reaching the point where Newtonian and Einstinian physics start to show meaningful disagreement,...

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