Cubs News and Rumors on the Final Monday of the Twenty-Ten Season

The Cubs have only seven games remaining in the season, four in San Diego and three in Houston. One week from today, Year One under the Ricketts family will be in the books and the front office will turn their attention to 2011 … and beyond. Tom Ricketts addressed the team’s payroll for next season […]

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The CCO’s Cubs Catch-All

Welcome to the CCO’s Cubs catch-all. In case you haven’t notice, and judging by the lack of comments on the site you haven’t, the Cubs have managed to win a few ball games under Mike Quade, and are threatening to move out of fifth place in the central. As the season winds down, the off […]

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Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Mets – 09/05/10

Game One Hundred Thirty-Seven: Cubs (59-77) vs. Mets (66-70) Game Time – 1:20pm CDT Coverage – WGN TV – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channel 188 Location – Wrigley Field, Chicago Ryan Dempster (12-9, 3.71/1.29) vs. Jon Niese (8-7, 3.70/1.38) The Cubs are 8-3 under Mike Quade … Could Q’s crew actually complete the sweep […]

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A Quarter’s Worth of Cubs Rumors

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from everyone at the CCO… While the Cubs reportedly were not interested in Mark Teixeira, the surprising signing by the New York Yankees on Tuesday could have an impact on the Cubs off-season. Scott Boras came through for another one of his clients on Tuesday when Teixeira agreed to terms […]

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Should the Cubs Be Interested in Adam Dunn?

So Adam Dunn wants to play for the Cubs, but are the Cubs interested in Adam Dunn? Without a doubt Dunn can mash the ball, when he makes contact, and fits the bill of the impact bat that Lou Piniella wants in the middle of his lineup. The problem with Adam Dunn has always been […]

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Weekend Update: Fifty-five Days and Counting

Is no movement the right move for the Cubs? Or is the pending ownership change having more effects on this off-season than anyone is letting on? In the Phil Rogers world of math equations the Cubs might have improved already this off-season but if there are winners and losers in the off-season, the Cubs are […]

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Term Sheets, Southpaw Sluggers and Other Rumors

At least Jim Hendry now has a new member in the ‘Furcaled Club‘. Three years after being very close to signing with the Cubs, and some reports then suggested the Cubs had an agreement in place, Rafael Furcal and his agents did it again. The former Brave along with his agents Paul Kinzer and Arn […]

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Questions and Rumors Surrounding the Cubs

As the Winter Meetings approach, the Cubs appear focused on acquiring a left-handed bat for right field before trading for Jake Peavy. All indications are that the Cubs and Padres continue to discuss Peavy but until the new ownership is in place there is simply not enough remaining in the budget to add the former […]

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Strange Days Indeed….A Most Peculiar Start to the Off-Season

For the Faithful that are young enough to remember John Lennon’s work after the Beatles, the title might make a little more sense. The final month of 2008 began with the unexpected announcement on Monday night that the Cubs did not offer arbitration to Kerry Wood. Reportedly Bobby Howry and Daryle Ward’s days as Cubs […]

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Shopping on Black Friday?

Baseball’s off-season has been rather quiet to this point. A deal here and there but clearly more rumors on what could happen than actual activity. The report from Yahoo Sports by Tim Brown indicated the Cubs and Padres might have found the third team they have been looking for to help complete the deal for […]

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