Cubs Convention Day Three: All About the Young Cubs

The final day of the 26th Annual Cubs Convention focused on the young players in the system … both at the Major League level and down on the farm. Tyler Colvin, Darwin Barney and Scott Maine talked about being 25 and in the majors. The final session of the weekend, “Down on the Farm presented […]

Hendry Feels Good About Cubs Off-Season

Trucks loaded with the Cubs equipment depart on Tuesday from Wrigley Field for Fitch Park in Mesa … pitchers and catchers report in eight days. According to a report in the Tribune, Jim Hendry feels “the club significantly improved” from a disappointing season a year ago. Hendry admitted, “We knew a couple of years ago […]

More Like Hibernation Season than the Hot Stove Season for the Cubs

Be very, very quiet … Jim Hendry and the Cubs are sleeping. While most of baseball is attempting to make their clubs better for 2010, the Cubs, so far, have not addressed their biggest needs or their number one priority this winter … dealing Milton Bradley. It is only December 17 but at some point, […]

Three Down … One to Go for Jim Hendry?

Slowly but surely Jim Hendry is removing the mistakes he made last winter when he decided to make unnecessary changes to a 97-win team. First, Hendry traded Aaron Heilman to the Diamondbacks for Ryne White and Scott Maine on November 19. His next move, letting Kevin Gregg quietly leave Chicago … then on Thursday, Hendry […]

No Frenzy … Just Trades for the Cubs

Tim Lincecum picked up his second consecutive NL Cy Young award on Thursday. The BBWAA awards will take a break on Friday and pickup next week with the announcements of the NL and AL MVPs. One note on the NL Cy Young award, Keith Law and Will Carroll might steer clear of St. Louis for […]

From the Wire … Aaron Heilman Traded to Arizona

According to a report from Jon Heyman, the Cubs traded Aaron Heilman to the Arizona Diamondbacks on Thursday afternoon. The Cubs acquired two minor leaguers in the deal … left handed relief pitcher Scott Maine and first baseman Ryne White.

Millwood or Burrell for Bradley … or None of the Above for the Cubs

Zack Grienke became the first Kansas City Royal since Brett Saberhagen in 1985 to win the AL Cy Young award on Tuesday. The NL and AL Managers of the Year will be announced on Wednesday. In between the debate and the rumors surrounding Curtis Granderson there is Milton Bradley. By all accounts Milton Bradley’s time […]

How Much Could Curtis Granderson Cost the Cubs?

Two years ago it was Brian Roberts, last winter Jake Peavy. Will this off-season be filled with one Curtis Granderson rumor after the other? Outside of Milton Bradley, the Chicago native has made the most noise in Cubs’ circles since the rumor surfaced he could be available this winter. At the forefront of the Curtis […]

And This Is Just the Beginning … of the Hot Stove Season

Take a moment and think about it, the 2009 season ended just eight days ago. Baseball’s off-season is in full swing and the winter is shaping up to be very interesting throughout the game … and especially on the North Side of Chicago. The GM meetings concluded on Wednesday with Milton Bradley still a Cub […]

Movin’ Milton … and Other Cubs Rumors

On this Veteran’s Day, the CCO would like to thank all of those that have served our Country. The GM Meetings conclude at noon on Wednesday … and there were more rumors to come out of the O’Hare Hilton on Tuesday. The phrase that pays so far this winter for the Chicago Cubs is “bounce […]