Garza Still Very Much In Play for the Cubs?

If the past three Decembers are any indication, the next two weeks could be very interesting for the Chicago Cubs. As Bruce Miles pointed out, Jim Hendry has made several moves in late December over the last three years. The Cubs signed Kosuke Fukudome (2007), traded Milton Bradley and acquired Carlos Silva (2009), signed Joey […]

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From the Wire … Gray Outrighted to Triple-A

The Cubs 40-man roster shuffle continued on Tuesday. According to a report from the Daily Herald, Jeff Gray was outrighted to Triple-A Iowa creating another spot on the Cubs’ 40-man roster. The Cubs big league roster currently stands at 37 players. Jeff Gray was acquired on December 3, 2009 from the Oakland A’s along with […]

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Chicago Cubs Prospect Profile: Matthew Spencer

The Chicago Cubs acquired Matthew Spencer from the Oakland A’s last winter along with Jeff Gray and Ronny Morla for Aaron Miles and Jake Fox. The Philadelphia Phillies selected Spencer in third round (113rd overall) of 2007 draft. The Phillies traded Spencer along with Adrian Cardenas and Josh Outman to the A’s on July 17, […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 03/29/10

Today, we continue our look at the coaches in the Cubs minor league system. Be sure to check out Part 1 and Part 2 of the series if you haven’t yet. So far, the coaches that we’ve profiled stay with one team throughout the year. There are other coaches in the system, called roving instructors, […]

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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 […]

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Cubs Convention Day Two: Meet Cubs Baseball Management

Lou Piniella, Jim Hendry and Randy Bush followed the Ricketts family on Saturday morning. Bob Sirott and Dave Eanet hosted the Meet Cubs Baseball Management session. The Cubs are not done adding players from what Jim Hendry indicated on Saturday morning. Hendry said the Cubs are not looking to add a free agent starter but […]

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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, […]

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Weekend Update … All Signs and Cubs Rumors Point Toward Indy

The baseball world is making its way toward Indianapolis … including the Cubs’ GM. Jim Hendry spoke with Bruce Levine and Jonathan Hood en route to the Winter Meetings during Talkin’ Baseball on Saturday morning. Here’s an update from the mill and notes from Jim Hendry’s discussion on ESPN 1000 …

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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 […]

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From the Wire … Jake Fox and Aaron Miles Traded to Oakland

According to a report from ESPN Chicago, the Cubs traded Jake Fox , Aaron Miles and cash on Thursday to the Oakland A’s for three prospects. Updated – 5:20pm C.S.T. – According to a report from Bruce Levine, Jake Fox and Aaron Miles were traded for middle reliever Jeff Gray and two minor leaguers. Gray […]

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