Rambling as Summer Officially Begins

Hello again, everybody.  While it may be true that summer officially begins today, the Cubs’ performance of late makes me yearn for the break of Fall. I know it’s been awhile since I’ve bored you with my stream of consciousness, but it’s Friday, and it’s about time I start throwing random thoughts out there and […]

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Day Eight of Cubs Camp: Garza Leaves Throwing Session with Mild Lat Strain

The Cubs completed their first full squad workout of the spring on Sunday afternoon at Fitch Park. Tom Ricketts, Theo Epstein and Dale Sveum addressed the 62 players in big league camp before the on-field drills and live batting practice. Matt Garza faced live hitters for the first time since last July but had to […]

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Day Seven of Cubs Camp: First Full Squad Workout Straight Ahead for the Cubs

As the last few position players made their way to camp on Saturday ahead of the first full squad workout on Sunday, Dale Sveum announced Travis Wood will start the Cubs Cactus League opener against an Angels split squad team in Tempe on Saturday. Jeff Samardzija will start the home opener against the Giants in […]

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Jim Deshaies Lands Cubs Color Analyst Job

According to multiple reports, Jim Deshaies has been hired to replace Bob Brenly in the Cubs’ booth. Deshaies left the same position with the Astros to team up with Len Kasper to call games for WGN TV and Comcast SportsNet … ‘The Len and J.D. Show‘. Updated 3:10pm CST – According to Alyson Footer, Jim […]

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The Cubs Don’t Have Unlimited Assets to Deal … and Other News and Notes

The GM Meetings are underway in Indian Wells, California and the Cubs are “still in the stage of figuring out what opportunities will be there” for them. According to a report from the Tribune, it appears the Cubs will be filling their needs this winter with free agent signings rather than trades. Theo Epstein said […]

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Time for the GMs to Meet … and Other Cubs Notes and Rumors

The annual General Manager Meetings officially begin Wednesday in Palm Springs. The meetings run through Friday and these meetings usually set the groundwork for future trades and free agent signings. Theo Epstein, Jed Hoyer, Jason McLeod, Randy Bush and Shiraz Rehman made the trek out west and will continue conversations they’ve already had with other […]

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Replacing Brenly … and Other Cubs News, Notes and Rumors

The Cubs’ off-season will not kick into full swing for a couple of weeks but the speculation has begun on which players Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer might try to sign this winter. The focus will be on adding pitching and filling out a rotation that was void of Major League arms for a majority […]

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From the Wire … Brenly Leaves Cubs Booth

Bob Brenly informed the Cubs, WGN and Comcast SportsNet on Wednesday afternoon that he will not be returning for a ninth season in the Cubs’ TV booth. Brenly has been the color analyst for Cubs baseball since the 2005 season. According to multiple reports, Bob Brenly is expected to return to the Arizona Diamondbacks. Brenly […]

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Keeping an Eye on the Cubs Prospects

The 20th season of the Arizona Fall League (AFL) kicked off on Tuesday. The Cubs have seven players and coach Brian Harper on the Mesa Solar Sox roster. Javier Baez, Matt Szczur, Rubi Silva, Kevin Rhoderick, Tony Zych and Nick Struck have seen action in the first two days. Dae-Eun Rhee is the only Cubs’ […]

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The Beginning of a Long Off-Season for the Cubs

The off-season has begun for the Chicago Cubs. While the playoffs are underway and the focus throughout the game is on some set of games in late October, the Cubs remain focused on the future and building an organization with sustained success. Theo Epstein spent just under an hour with the media in the dungeon […]

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