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 […]

Cubs News, Notes and Rumors Heading into the Winter Meetings

As the Cubs prepare for their first Winter Meetings with Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer at the helm, Epstein addressed several topics with the media on Thursday … Matt Garza, Carlos Zambrano, the coaching staff, the bullpen, Brett Jackson’s future, Andrew Cashner, Sean Marshall and Jeff Samardzija, Epstein seemingly touched on a majority of the […]

Are the Cubs Planning a Roster Overhaul?

Could the Cubs’ new front office be planning major changes to the roster they inherited? Jim Bowden reported over the weekend that the Cubs “have been very aggressive with a wide range of free agents and have been in on trade talks with at least a dozen clubs.” Bowden has heard that the Cubs “conversations […]

Catching Up with the Cubs after Turkey Day

Thanksgiving has come and gone and so has Black Friday, once the holiday weekend comes to an end it figures to get very busy for the Chicago Cubs. Baseball’s Winter Meetings kickoff a week from Monday, so this time next week all of baseball will start making their way to Dallas. The Cubs offered salary […]

Cubs Offer Arbitration to Aramis Ramirez and Carlos Pena

According to multiple reports, the Cubs have offered salary arbitration to Aramis Ramirez and Carlos Pena. Players have until December 7 to accept or decline salary arbitration. The Cubs did not offer salary arbitration to Kerry Wood, Reed Johnson, Ramon Ortiz, Rodrigo Lopez or John Grabow. The Cubs are expected to re-sign Kerry Wood to […]