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Cubs Designate Blake DeWitt for Assignment: Make Room for Adrian Cardenas

The Cubs designated Blake DeWitt for assignment to make room for newly acquired Adrian Cardenas from Oakland.   Dewitt surprisingly had 243 at bats for the Cubs in 2011 and hit a respectable .265 while playing mostly at second base and outfield. Adrian Cardenas is a 24 year old former first round pick who hit .314 […]

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Padres Aquire SP Andrew Cashner from Cubs for 1B Anthony Rizzo

Well, we knew that the Padres acquiring Yonder Alonso was going to affect Anthony Rizzo in some way and now we know exactly how as the Padres and Cubs basically swapped Anthony Rizzo for Andew Cashner.  The trade at least at first seem like a big win for the Cubs who don’t have to drop […]

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Padres Trade Latos to Reds for Alonso, Grandal, Volquez and Boxberger

Blockbuster trade the other day with the Padres sending young “Ace” Mat Latos to the Reds for a bunch of top level prospects…. and Edinson Volquez.  The prospects are 1B/OF Yonder Alonso who can rake, Cuban catcher Yasmani Grandal and relief pitcher Brad Boxberger. The trade makes sense for both teams since you would have […]

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Non-Tenders: Ryan Spilborghs COL, Joe Saunders ARZ, Micah Owings ARZ, Hong-Chih Kuo LAD, Koyie Hill CHC

All these players were non-tenured and can become free agents. CHC Koyie Hill C – Geovany Soto is entrenched as the starter and the team could look internally for a backup, with both Welington Castillo and the up-and-coming Steve Clevenger as options. LAD Hong-Chih Kuo RP – Kuo was once a dominating left handed reliever […]

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Cubs and Rockies swap Ian Stewart for Tyler Colvin

In a move that had been rumored for a week or so, Ian Stewart is finally headed to the Chicago Cubs.  The Rockies will also send AA pitcher Casey Weathers to Chicago for outfielder Tyler Colvin and 23 year old second basemen DJ LeMahieu.  The trade involves two players who are both looking to bounce […]

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Andrew Cashner Wins Cubs 5th Starter Job. Carlos Silva is Pissed… So are Cubs Who Owe Him $11.5 Million

Andrew Cashner has beaten out soft tossing, overpaid, out of shape, dugout brawling Carlos Silva for the 5th spot in the Rotation.  Silva has been rumored for weeks to be on the trading block and now with this move it becomes official.  Rumors are if the Cubs can’t find a trading partner, they will most […]

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National League Fantasy Player Updates – 3/2/2011

Some important player updates from today’s spring training games for NL fantasy owners preparing for draft day: Juan Miranda – Arizona 1st base – Hit a 2-run homer today while driving in his 4th RBI in 6 games.  There is a log jam at first base in Arizona with Brandon Allen and Russell Branyan but if […]

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Castro likely to bat second in the Cubs’ lineup

New Cubs Manager, seek Mike Quade, health indicated that Starlin Castro is likely to bat second in the Cubs lineup.  This news boosts Castro’s NL Fantasy appeal since he is now more likely to score more runs and in a better spot in the order to steal bases.  Castro’s base stealing prowess was limited last […]

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First Base Notes 2/21/11

I was browsing through Yahoo and came across some of these player notes and thought I would post them. Ryan Howard PHI 1B: Howard said his left ankle, which he sprained last August, page is 98 percent healthy, the Philadelphia Daily News reports. Carlos Pena CHC 1B: Carlos Pena was among the early position-player arrivals. […]

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Chicago Cubs – Important Fantasy Questions

The Chicago Cubs hitters were a major disappointment last year overall but there is a lot of talent returning for them in 2011.  The staff was a little shaky at times but they do have a lot of fantasy value in the rotation and the pen.  5 important questions for fantasy owners heading into 2011: […]

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