Is Jim Hendry Still in the Market for a Starting Pitcher?

It is back to work after a long holiday weekend and baseball’s off-season figures to kick back into gear after being relatively quiet over the past four days. One of the Cubs’ rumored off-season targets took his name out of consideration on Sunday. Brandon Webb agreed to terms on a one-year contract with the Texas […]

From the Wire … Webb Agrees to Terms with the Rangers

According to multiple reports, Brandon Webb agreed to terms on a one-year contract with the Texas Rangers on Sunday afternoon. Brandon Webb’s deal is pending a physical.

The Final Cubs Weekend Update of Twenty-Ten

With Christmas in the rearview mirror and only six days remaining in the year, does Jim Hendry have anything in the works that would allow Twenty-Ten to end on a positive note? If Jim Hendry keeps to his New Year tradition, it could be an interesting week on the North Side. The Cubs GM has […]

Hendry Working Hard to Acquire Matt Garza?

The Matt Garza deal is not dead according to Bruce Levine and Jim Hendry is pursuing a starting pitcher … with Matt Garza at the top of the list. Garza has been the Cubs main target with Brandon Webb apparently being ‘Plan B’. Hendry is working hard to try to obtain Garza or another quality […]

A Tangled Webb of Cubs Rumors

All of the rumors from the countless sources are what makes the Hot Stove Season so intriguing. Monday was a prime example, as the rumors continued to surface about the Cubs interest in Brandon Webb. During Saturday’s Talkin’ Baseball, Bruce Levine reported the Cubs checked out Brandon Webb’s medicals and still could take a flyer […]

Weekend Update … Andrew Cashner and the Cubs Search for Starting Pitching

The Cubs are still looking at starting pitching options and possibly adding another piece to the bullpen … even with the addition of Kerry Wood. Randy Bush spent a little time Saturday morning on Talkin’ Baseball. The Cubs’ Assistant GM discussed the Cubs’ off-season and said Andrew Cashner will get the opportunity to start next […]

Jim Hendry is Shopping … Gorzelanny and Fukudome?

With six shopping days left before Christmas, Jim Hendry is talking to at least one free agent and is shopping a couple of his own players. The question is, will he find any takers? Reports surfaced Friday morning that the Mets are interested in Tom Gorzelanny. Then came the tweet from Jerry Crasnick (ESPN) that […]

Cubs Off-Season Stirred … But Not Shaken

Cliff Lee’s shocking decision to sign with the Philadelphia Phillies changed the off-season throughout the league. With Lee off the market, the Yankees and Rangers will turn their attention to other players, which in turn will have a direct impact on the Chicago Cubs. The Lee signing affects not only the teams trying to acquire […]

Garza Still Very Much In Play for the Cubs?

If the past three Decembers are any indication, the next two weeks could be very interesting for the Chicago Cubs. As Bruce Miles pointed out, Jim Hendry has made several moves in late December over the last three years. The Cubs signed Kosuke Fukudome (2007), traded Milton Bradley and acquired Carlos Silva (2009), signed Joey […]

Weekend Update … Cubs All About the Pitching

Now that Jim Hendry has a Major League first baseman on his roster, the Cubs appear to be focused on improving the pitching staff … both in the rotation and in the pen. Brandon Webb and Matt Garza are on the Cubs radar. Some reports have Webb being the Cubs’ “top starting target” but there […]