Peripheral Moves on the Horizon for the Cubs

Official releases should be flying out of the offices at 1060 West Addison on Wednesday. Not only are the Cubs expected to announce deals with Xavier Nady and Chad Tracy, there is a press conference scheduled for 11:30am CST on Wednesday morning in Arizona. At that time, the Cubs are expected to make the official […]

From the Wire … Nady Agrees to Terms with the Cubs and Ben Sheets to the A’s

According to a tweet from Tim Brown at Yahoo Sports, the Cubs have agreed to a one-year deal with Xavier Nady … pending a physical. XM Radio reported Ben Sheets has agreed to a one-year deal with the Oakland A’s worth $8 million. Updated – 12:02pm CST – Ken Rosenthal confirmed the Nady deal with […]

Park and Nady to the Top of the Cubs List?

The conflicting rumors and reports that surfaced on Monday are what make baseball’s off-season interesting and frustrating all at the same time. For the last week, it appeared that Ben Sheets was out of the Cubs’ picture. The Cubs publicly stated during the convention they are not pursuing a free agent starter … and several […]

Is Jonny Gomes the Cubs First Choice?

Two of the Cubs rumored options have come off the “big board” in the last 48 hours. Rick Ankiel agreed to terms with the Royals and Jose Contreras will pitch for Charlie Manuel in Philly this season. Jim Hendry has two spots he would like to fill before Spring Training … a right-handed outfielder and […]

The Latest Buzz on the Cubs

Pitchers and catchers report to Fitch Park in 28 days and Jim Hendry still has work to do. The Cubs would like to add a right-handed fourth outfielder and a right-handed relief pitcher before camp. The Cubs have been connected to several players in recent days by the mainstream media to fill those holes. On […]

Is Luke Gregerson on the Cubs Radar?

Jim Hendry is not done with his roster, he said as much during the Cubs Convention … and the hot stove warmed up a little on Monday with just under a month to go before pitchers and catchers report to Fitch Park. According to a report from Bruce Levine, Luke Gregerson of the Padres interests […]

Cubs Convention Day Two: Lou Piniella, Crane Kenney and the Afternoon Sessions

The afternoon sessions on Saturday have been a little more relaxed in recent years … but not at the 25th Cubs Convention. After Lou Piniella and his coaching staff fielded more questions and revealed a couple of interesting tidbits, Crane Kenney and the Cubs Business Management dealt with a variety of topics …

Optimistic Excitement at the 25th Cubs Convention

For one weekend a year the Chicago Hilton is turned blue. This year, however, it is just a little different. The Cubs have new owners and there was renewed optimism once again at the first day of the Cubs Convention. Familiar faces, with some new ones mixed in, packed every square foot of the grand […]

Chicago Cubs Projections for Twenty-Ten: The Starting Staff

The second of the CCO’s three-part series on the Chicago Cubs Projections for Twenty-Ten will center on Lou Piniella’s starting staff … Part one focused on Lou Piniella’s starting eight. With Ted Lilly beginning the season on the DL, the starting rotation has as many question marks as the rest of the roster. The Cubs […]

Cubs News, Notes and Possible Interest in Xavier Nady and Jermaine Dye

With the Cubs Caravan beginning on Wednesday, the rumor mill took a small break in favor of actual news. The Cubs invited 19 non-roster players to big league camp. Ivan DeJesus and Matt Sinatro switched roles. DeJesus will be the Cubs first base coach while Sinatro will serve as a special assistant to Lou Piniella […]