Winter Meetings Day Two: Cubs Close on Carlos Pena?

Updated – 12/8/10 – 1:00am CT – The Cubs are close on a one-year, $10 million deal with Carlos Pena. Multiple reports early Wednesday morning indicated the Cubs had agreed to terms on a one-year deal with Carlos Pena. According to the Sun-Times, the deal is close but not done and could be made official […]

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Rumors, Rumors and More Rumors for the Cubs at Day Two of the Winter Meetings

The Cubs might not be making any moves, as of yet, but Jim Hendry is doing a lot of talking. Tuesday was a busy day for the Cubs that reportedly will end with a second meeting in 24 hours with Carlos Pena’s agent, Scott Boras. According to the rumor mill, Hendry aggressively shopped Tom Gorzelanny, […]

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Winter Meetings Day One: First Things First for the Cubs

The Chicago Cubs off-season continued at Day One of the Winter Meetings … a lot of talk and not much action. The Cubs officially named Mark Riggins their new pitching coach and moved Dennis Lewellyn from Smokies pitching coach to the Minor League Pitching Coordinator. The Cubs were connected to James Loney again on Monday […]

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Jim Hendry’s Shopping List?

It is Black Friday … will the Cubs brave the crowds and try to find a free agent bargain? According to Bruce Miles, it appears the Cubs are going to wait a while to make any additions or subtractions. Miles has been keeping his eye on Carlos Pena to fill the Cubs void at first […]

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The Cubs Call Berkman … and Other Rumors

Less than 36 hours prior to Turkey Day (insert Cubs jokes here), the rumors surrounding the Chicago Cubs picked up when Lance Berkman told Ken Rosenthal that the Cubs have called his agent. Berkman said the A’s have been the most aggressive but the “Cubs have checked in, informing him of their opening at first […]

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No One’s on First for the Chicago Cubs

According to a report from Cubs.com, if the season started today Tyler Colvin would most likely be the Cubs starting first baseman. With Micah Hoffpauir headed for Japan, the Cubs no longer have a first baseman on their roster … or one in the system close to big league ready. Jim Hendry is looking and […]

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Weekend Update … Time for the GMs and the Owners to Meet

The upcoming week should be anything but boring … both for the Chicago National League Ball Club and for all of baseball. MLB’s award season will continue, with a majority of the big honors being handed out. The NL and AL Rookie of the Year awards will be announced on Monday. It will be interesting […]

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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 […]

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