Aramis Ramirez Agrees to Three-Year Deal with Brewers

According to multiple reports, Aramis Ramirez has agreed to a three-year deal with the Brewers believed to be worth between $34-$37 million. The Cubs will receive a sandwich pick in the 2012 draft after offering salary arbitration to Aramis Ramirez.

Will Fielder End Up with the Cubs? … and Other News and Notes

The baseball world is still buzzing about Albert Pujols’ decision to spend the next decade on the West Coast. In between talking all things Pujols, the speculation of which team could land Prince Fielder continues to pick up steam. And, despite Theo Epstein’s recent statement about the Cubs not having enough money to sign him, […]

Winter Meetings Day Three: Cubs Rumored to Be Working on Moves

The final full day of the Winter Meetings in Dallas came and went without the Cubs making any moves. Leading up to baseball’s annual gathering, most thought Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer would be among the most active over the three-day period. The Cubs made a lot of noise while denying most of it and […]

From the Wire … Ramirez and Pena Decline Salary Arbitration

Aramis Ramirez and Carlos Pena declined salary arbitration from the Cubs prior to Wednesday’s deadline. The Cubs’ front office offered arbitration to both players in order to receive compensation in next June’s draft. Ramirez and Pena are Type-B free agents and once they sign elsewhere the Cubs will receive sandwich picks (round between first and […]

Rumblings from Day Three of the Winter Meetings

Day three in Dallas has been pretty quiet on the Cubs front … and for the most part throughout the game. The holdup appears to be Albert Pujols. Where Pujols decides to sign, and most feel as of this writing he will stay in St. Louis, will have a ripple effect throughout baseball. Miami apparently […]

Winter Meetings Day Two: Cubs Keep Everyone Guessing

Day two at the Winter Meetings in Dallas turned out to be ‘The Pujols Watch‘. With the free-agent slugger on the market, if Albert Pujols were to sign with a team other than the Cardinals, it would have a ripple effect throughout baseball. The Marlins, Cardinals and Angels are rumored to be the three teams […]

Winter Meetings Day One: Talk, Talk and More Rumors for the Cubs

Theo Epstein, Jed Hoyer and the Cubs’ contingent spent the first official day of the Winter Meetings talking to agents and teams trying to gauge the market … but according to Epstein, they are not close on any deals right now. As Epstein has said, the Cubs keep everything close to the vest. And while […]

Cubs Meet with Pujols’ Agent … and Other Rumblings from the Winter Meetings

The most important news to come out of Dallas on Monday morning was the election of Ron Santo to the Hall of Fame. Santo received 15 of 16 votes and will finally take his rightful place in Cooperstown. Santo will be enshrined on July 22. The rumors have been flying out of Dallas … some […]

Weekend Update … Big Decisions for the Cubs in Big D

Baseball’s Winter Meetings officially begin on Monday but many are already in Dallas getting an early jump on the week ahead … and that includes the Chicago Cubs’ new front office. According to Tom Ricketts, a big contingent of the Cubs’ regime, including Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer, are in Dallas preparing for what figures […]

All Rumors Lead to Dallas and the Winter Meetings

The final countdown to Baseball’s Winter Meetings has begun and most of the experts think there is going to be a lot of activity in Dallas … with the Cubs right in the middle of the action. Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer have many holes to fill in order to field a team for next […]