Is Angel Guzman on the Block?

Depending on the source, the Cubs are looking to add a right-handed relief pitcher, a fourth outfielder or a starting pitcher … or maybe all three. Jim Hendry would like to make changes to his roster before Spring Training, that much is known. The CCO’s three-part series on the projections for the 2010 season will […]

Cubs Plan to Make a Run at Ben Sheets

According to a report from the Chicago Tribune, the Cubs will make a run at free agent Ben Sheets. According to the Tribune, the Cubs will watch the Sheets work out later in the month. As reported on several occasions by Bruce Levine, Jim Hendry spoke with Sheets agent, Casey Close, during the Winter Meetings. […]

Weekend Update … Heath Bell Back in the Cubs’ Rumor Mill

The next seven days should be anything but boring for, and around, the Chicago Cubs. First is the quarterly Owner’s Meetings in Arizona, that for the first time will have the General Managers from all 30 teams in attendance … speculation is the gathering of all the decision makers in the game could up serving […]

Checking on the Mill While Waiting for the Call

Update – Andre Dawson is a Hall of Famer Will Andre Dawson receive the call? The 2010 Class of Baseball’s Hall of Fame will be announced on Wednesday at 1:00pm CST. Andre Dawson is expected to take his rightful place in Cooperstown after receiving 67 percent of the vote a year ago. The Hawk was […]

A Light at the End of the Cubs Rumor Mill

It’s the first sign of spring … single game tickets for Cubs’ Spring Training games go on sale Tuesday morning at 10:00am CST. The first game of the Cubs’ 2010 Cactus League schedule is Thursday, March 4 against the Oakland A’s at HoHoKam Park in Mesa. The Cubs made an official announcement on Monday … […]

Should the Cubs Sign Ben Sheets?

Jim Hendry likes reclamation projects and there is one pitcher on the free agent market that could make a difference for the Cubs next season … Ben Sheets. The former Milwaukee Brewers’ ace is one of the best in the league when healthy. Sheets has not pitched since September of 2008. He missed all of […]

Will Jim Hendry End 2009 with a Bang or a Thud?

One year ago this week Jim Hendry made two moves that had a big impact on the 2009 season. Hendry signed Aaron Miles to a two-year contract for $4.9 million then dealt Mark DeRosa to the Indians for Jeff Stevens, Chris Archer and John Gaub on December 31, 2008. Aaron Miles put together one of […]

The Last Weekend of Cubs Rumors in 2009

With the Christmas holiday in the rearview mirror, will Jim Hendry finish the year on a positive note? The rumor mill remained slow on Saturday with the exceptions of Bruce Levine and Jonathan Hood on ESPN 1000 … and XM Radio. The Cubs rumored interest in Johnny Damon garnered another mention from the mainstream media. […]

Decisions, Decisions and More Decisions Ahead for the Cubs

Will Matt Capps choose the Nationals or the Cubs? Is Marlon Byrd still an option for centerfield? What about second base? The bench? The Cubs are expected to hear by Wednesday night on Matt Capps’ decision on whether he will close for the Nationals … or set-up Carlos Marmol on the North Side. According to […]

More Like Hibernation Season than the Hot Stove Season for the Cubs

Be very, very quiet … Jim Hendry and the Cubs are sleeping. While most of baseball is attempting to make their clubs better for 2010, the Cubs, so far, have not addressed their biggest needs or their number one priority this winter … dealing Milton Bradley. It is only December 17 but at some point, […]