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December 2007 Archives

Fukudome smelling ivy?

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Based on Japanese media reports overnight that Japanese free agent Kosuke Fukudome has told the Yomiuri Giants of Tokyo that he doesn't plan to sign with them, the outfielder's formal announcement that he's coming to the U.S. should come Monday.

And a deal with the Cubs? They're the front-runners in a four-team group of finalists that includes the White Sox, San Diego Padres and Texas Rangers.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Cubs acquired pitcher Tim Lahey — a converted catcher — in exchange for cash shortly after the right-hander was claimed by the Tampa Bay Rays in the Rule 5 draft this morning at the winter meetings.

Cubs pursuing Orioles' Roberts

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Sources confirmed Wednesday at the winter meetings that the Cubs are interested in Baltimore Orioles second baseman Brian Roberts as the speedy left-handed hitter they are seeking to complement potential Japanese league free-agent outfielder Kosuke Fukudome.

For openers: Big Z

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Despite deciding after another over-amped, poor performance on Opening Day last year that ace Carlos Zambrano probably wouldn't start an opener again, Cubs manager Lou Piniella said during an informal chat with media Wednesday that Zambrano probably would be his starter for the Cubs' opener next season, at home against Milwaukee. ``I think he's probably over all that,'' Piniella said. ...

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