11/2 Cubs Convention tickets on sale Wednesday

Individual weekend passes for the 2013 Cubs Convention will go on sale next Wednesday at 10 a.m. CT. Each weekend pass is $60 plus convenience fees. Passes will be available for purchase by visiting www.cubs.com or calling 1-800-THE-CUBS. The 28th Annual Cubs Convention will be held at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers Jan. 18-20.

Attendees are still able to book rooms at the Sheraton by calling the hotel at 1-800-233-4100, and asking for the Cubs Convention rate of $179 per night plus tax. Guests who book a two-night stay will receive a limited-edition authenticated, autographed photo of Anthony Rizzo and Brett Jackson. Hotel guests may purchase up to four Cubs Convention passes for a reduced rate of $20 each.

The Cubs Convention will take place Jan. 18 from 1-9 p.m. CT; Jan. 19 from 9 a.m. to midnight CT; and Jan. 20 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m CT. A percentage of the proceeds from Cubs Convention benefits Chicago Cubs Charities. To date, the Cubs Convention has raised approximately $4 million for Chicago Cubs Charities. A list of players attending will be released prior to the Convention.

– Carrie Muskat

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cubs reportedly in on Dan Haren… something will happen by the end of TODAY…. which is nice we won’t have to sit around and wait. Reason is because Angels have to decide on his option by sometime today…. he would be a nice piece for the rotation

“….he would be a nice piece for the rotation.” ????? Appears to be JUST an opinion …I happen to share the same opinion, he would make a nice piece
for the rotation. Another of my opinions is that I would rather have Harren than Dempster. Of course these are just our opinions. I wonder, does White, Isabel, Belgian or any other commentor to this site be willing to share THEIR OPINIONS regarding the possible acqusition of Dan Harren? Gosh, sounds like the makings for a blog.

This from the Oxford dictionay (for those of you new to a dictionay, that’s a book defining things….a book is..oh forget it)

noun
a personal website or web page on which an individual records, OPINIONS, links to other sites, etc. on a regular basis.

its my opinion that you can’t let go of anything and hate it when someone shows you facts of how you’re wrong… why did this even have to come up? try and move on… its not me your mad at it… its…no comment……… otherwise yes Haren would be a great addition to the rotation… something has to happen tonight by midnight ET…….. here’s to hoping the Cubs cash in

Game, set, match.

You almighty all-knowing God of baseball-knowledge, forgive us mortal, humble souls for our ignorance… Yes, we are ALWAYS wrong and we will worship your “facts” as our holy book….

haha thanks

The decision that needs to be made is whether Haren will put together another 200 inning season or was the 2012 season a sign of things to come. Haren, 32, had pitched 200 innings until last season when he totaled a career-low 176 2/3 innings. He also was on the DL for the first time with back problems. According to MLB.com’s Alden Gonzalez, Haren should bring the Angels a better return than Ervin Santana, whom they dealt earlier this week to the Royals. The Angels were believed to be willing to kick in the price of the buyout in order to get a player in return. Haren’s buyout is $3.5 million. But the right-hander also posted a career-high 4.33 ERA. Haren also doesn’t want to leave California. Angels GM Jerry DiPoto has to decide on Haren’s $15.5 million option by 7 p.m. CT.

Looks like Cubs and Angels have made a deal, Marmol for Haren. Let the commentary begin

In the immortal words of Jackie Gleason….”And awaaaaaay we go”…. Doesn’t matter if Haren is lights out or returns to his glory form. Marmol is gone and that was an objective. Similar to launching Zambrano for Volstad except we received a pithcer in return for Marmol…ha! Haren can always be dealt for prospects adding to the stable, whereas Volstad was DOA. This is a trade that Hoystein wanted to make instead of having to make in Zambrano’s case.

Don’t know much about Haren, Joey. All I know is that every time Marmol came in to pitch we all had a “melt down” of nerves as he walked one guy after another. I will say that as the season progressed he got us some wins- always in a heart-stopping way. We sure do need to shore up our pitching staff before Spring so I am glad it is being worked on. If Haren doesn’t want to leave CA can they still make the deal? Also can Marmol refuse the deal just as Dempster did? If you can answer my questions, Joey, I would sure appreciate it. Thanks.

Marmol has a no-trade clause in his contract, but was willing to waive it for this trade.
Seems a shame it didn’t work out. Even Garza was pretty hyped about it on Twitter. Haren comes out of a not so good year… but then again, it was the first time in his carreer he was injured. Normally he’s a innings eater who logs 220+ innings a season.
His downsides: his age (32) but not if he’s just used as a gapfiller and tradebait for next season, and hes GO/AO ratio, which will really hurt at Wrigley.

Belgian got it right, I think Marmol would approve a trade to a contending team for what could be a last chance at redemption and some World Series glory, unlike the cowering Soriano who would rather reign in hell than serve in Heaven. Anyway, it looks like we’re “stuck” with Mamol and all his heart-stopping, gut-wrenching, exasperating, DRAWN-OUT relief appearances. He is akin to Soriano and has put pressure on Sveum to use them because “they are still here” and not because they are NEEDED for the greater good. But, take heart White, what this failed trade tells us is that TRADING Marmol is on Hoystein’s “to do” list as I am sure dumping Soriano is as well. A tougher job as Soriano will hide from exposure, and the risk that comes with him is greater to another team than the risk that comes with Marmol. (financially anyway).
Take care White!!

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wtf did soriano have come up for??? seriously joey give it a rest… every team in the MLB is going to have a bad contract or two… quit whining about shit we can’t control anymore

Hey Joey – quit your whining! HaHa! I’m senile and you are a whiner whiner! And Belgian has an honorary degree in senility. So between the 3 of us I think we can manage to make some pertinent remarks about the Cubs, their players, their trades, etc. I guess we can expect to see Marmol next season, unless he is still traded, so we will just have to keep our heart medications at hand when he is pitching. You have a good day, too.

I will rest when Soriano is gone and the true sustained winning is given a chance to blossom. Ironic how one can dictate to another regarding STOPPING a certain pattern of “whining” about stuff (sorry Petrey, I won’t stoop to your level of profanity) that WE can’t control anymore yet the one does not take his own advice and CONTINUALLY whines (with vulgarity) about another’s comments instead of himself “resting”. A sign of being immauture and most assuredly juvenile…don’t you think Belgian? Not sure why ANYBODY other than a blindly devoted Soriano fan would be upset by anybody mentioning him in an unflattering way.

Seems to me we have the right to bring up any player we want to when we are trading ideas with each other. Soriano is high on Joey’s list to deal with. I can understand your wanting him traded – not that it will happen easily – so bringing him up is certainly not whining – it is discussing your concerns.

Thank you White.

I do not even know how I ended up here, but I thought this post was good.
I do not know who you are but certainly you are going to a famous blogger if
you aren’t already ;) Cheers!

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