Adrian Gonzalez First on the Cubs List?

It is no secret the Cubs are looking for a first baseman this winter. Many feel Adam Dunn will sign a huge contract with the Cubs (at least three years in the $40 million range) but it does not appear Jim Hendry will have the money to sign the one-dimensional player. Enter Adrian Gonzalez. The […]

Huff, Martinez and Garland Added to the Cubs Rumor Mill

With the beginning of the free agent signing period just hours away, the Cubs rumor mill picked up a little steam on Saturday. Not only did the usual suspects make their way into a report from the Tribune (Adam Dunn and Kerry Wood) but a couple of newer-older names did as well. Could Aubrey Huff […]

A Day of Meetings, Prospects and Rumors

Baseball’s off-season kicked into gear on Tuesday … and there was plenty of Cubs news, and of course rumors to go around. The Cubs organizational meetings are underway in Arizona and the team received both good and bad news concerning three of their top prospects. According to a report from, Brett Jackson’s season is […]

Let the Cubs Organizational Meetings Begin

Congratulations to the San Francisco Giants! Four former Cubs now have World Series rings … Mike Fontenot, Andres Torres, Mark DeRosa and Shawon Dunston. Baseball’s off-season officially began when Brian Wilson retired Nelson Cruz to end the Fall Classic. Teams have five days to sign their potential free agents before losing their exclusive negotiating rights. […]

Rambling While Grasping the Last Bit of Baseball

It has been quite some time since the CCO Faithful were forced to read and digest my random stream of consciousness. And let’s be honest … that is not really fair to any of you. You deserve so much more of me … just like most women. The winter is drawing near and in a […]

A Series of Cubs Rumors, News and Notes

All eyes will be on San Francisco beginning Wednesday night as the Fall Classic kicks off between the Texas Rangers and San Francisco Giants. Maybe Marlon Byrd’s fine performance in the All-Star game this past summer will get a mention before the mainstream media reminds everyone, once again, how long it’s been since the Cubs […]

Weekend Update … What’s Next for the Cubs?

With Mike Quade in the fold, what is next for the Chicago Cubs? Quade, Jim Hendry and the front office are expected to meet in the coming week to discuss Quade’s coaching staff for 2011. Larry Rothschild, Rudy Jaramillo and Lester Strode will return but the Alan Trammell, Ivan DeJesus and Bobby Dernier could be […]

Back to the Cubs Rumor Mill

With the hiring of Mike Quade officially out of the way, the Cubs will begin focusing on 2011, and beyond. Quade and the front office are expected to meet on Wednesday to discuss the coaching staff for next season … as well as possible personnel moves. From Andrew Cashner to Adam Dunn to Lance Berkman […]

More Q’s than Answers for the Cubs

Is decision time looming for Jim Hendry? Is Mike Quade on the verge of being named the Cubs manager? Would Ryne Sandberg take a job on Quade’s staff? Possibly serving as Quade’s bench coach? Are Jim Hendry and Tom Ricketts on the same page? Or does one prefer Mike Quade while the other would like […]

Checking In on the Cubs Rumor Mill

With the Texas Rangers advancing to the ALCS on Tuesday night, both championship series are set to begin this weekend. Will it be the Yankees or Rangers representing the American League? Can the Giants out pitch the Phillies? So while the Baseball World ponders those questions, and hundreds of others between now and Friday night, […]