Most Americans will have a decision to make Tuesday between Sens. Barack Obama and John McCain. The Cubs also have a decision or two to make on their own; those regarding players that may or may not be a part of their long-term future.
November 3, 2008
The Cubs were the best in the National League in the regular season, but once again they fell short in the Division Series, getting swept for the second consecutive year.
October 7, 2008
The Cubs bullpen is looking different. No, the team isn't going to make any moves. Manager Lou Piniella once again is turning to forgotten pitchers Jon Lieber, Neal Cotts and Michael Wuertz.
One of the biggest differences between this year's Cubs team and last is the presence of a long-relief man. At the start of the season, that long reliever is right-hander Jon Lieber.
CHICAGO – The Chicago Cubs and right-handed pitcher Jon Lieber have agreed to terms on a one-year contract for the 2008 campaign. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
January 16, 2008
So much for depth. The Phillies starting rotation had six pitchers when camp opened. Now, with injuries hitting, the staff is potentially down to four. Good thing we didn't deal a pitcher, huh?
With Pat Gillick announcing that deals to send one of their starters elsewhere weren't going anywhere the question was who was headed to the bullpen? That answer came Wednesday when Charlie Manuel designated Jon Lieber for the job.
Even though the Phillies pulled off a blockbuster deal Sunday and another deal Monday sending Rheal Cormier to Cincinnati, they may not be done dealing. Phone calls into and out of Philadelphia's front office are bound to continue throughout the day.