Weekend Update … Hendry Trying to Fortify the Cubs Rotation

The CCO’s first weekend update of 2011 … it might be a New Year but Jim Hendry remains focused on making improvements to his pitching staff. Matt Garza is still at the top of the GM’s wish list and according to Bruce Levine, Hendry is “trying like heck” to trade for Garza. Here is the […]

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Jim Hendry is Shopping … Gorzelanny and Fukudome?

With six shopping days left before Christmas, Jim Hendry is talking to at least one free agent and is shopping a couple of his own players. The question is, will he find any takers? Reports surfaced Friday morning that the Mets are interested in Tom Gorzelanny. Then came the tweet from Jerry Crasnick (ESPN) that […]

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Chicago Cubs: Looking Forward to 2010 … The Reserves and Rumored Additions

Monday it was the Starting Eight. Tuesday it was Lou Piniella’s Pitching Staff and the third and final part on the CCO’s look at the early projections for 2010 … The Reserves and Rumored Additions. The Cubs’ off-season appears to be centered on where (and when) Jim Hendry will trade Milton Bradley … as well […]

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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 […]

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Weekend Update … Bradley to Toronto Denied

With the Ricketts Family finally taking control of the Chicago Cubs last week, “Movin’ Milton” gained a lot of momentum on Saturday. As first reported by Bruce Levine last Tuesday, the Cubs and Toronto have had discussions about possible trades … and according to Levine two of the names that have been discussed are Milton […]

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Preparing for the Cubs Off-Season with Rumors

While the Cubs spend their final off day in Chicago preparing for the final seven games of the regular season, the rumor mill is already churning. Many feel the Cubs will make more trades this off-season than free agent signings. With close to $116 million committed to ten players for 2010, it makes sense that […]

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