Winter Meetings Day Three: Cubs Targeting Matt Garza?

The Cubs began Day Three in Orlando by spending $10 million on Carlos Pena … and spent the night discussing how to improve their pitching staff. A late report from Bruce Levine indicated the Cubs and Rays met for a second time and “discussed parameters of a trade that would send right-handed pitcher Matt Garza […]

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Winter Meetings Day Three: Cubs Talking Pitching

With Carlos Pena signed, sealed and delivered on Wednesday morning (Pena inked a one-year contract with the Cubs worth $10 million. Pena will earn $5 million in 2011 and will receive the other $5 million in January of 2012), the Cubs turned their attention to adding a pitcher to their staff. According to reports, the […]

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Winter Meetings Day Two: Cubs Close on Carlos Pena?

Updated – 12/8/10 – 1:00am CT – The Cubs are close on a one-year, $10 million deal with Carlos Pena. Multiple reports early Wednesday morning indicated the Cubs had agreed to terms on a one-year deal with Carlos Pena. According to the Sun-Times, the deal is close but not done and could be made official […]

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Rumors, Rumors and More Rumors for the Cubs at Day Two of the Winter Meetings

The Cubs might not be making any moves, as of yet, but Jim Hendry is doing a lot of talking. Tuesday was a busy day for the Cubs that reportedly will end with a second meeting in 24 hours with Carlos Pena’s agent, Scott Boras. According to the rumor mill, Hendry aggressively shopped Tom Gorzelanny, […]

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Winter Meetings Day One: First Things First for the Cubs

The Chicago Cubs off-season continued at Day One of the Winter Meetings … a lot of talk and not much action. The Cubs officially named Mark Riggins their new pitching coach and moved Dennis Lewellyn from Smokies pitching coach to the Minor League Pitching Coordinator. The Cubs were connected to James Loney again on Monday […]

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Cubs Expected to be Active but Limited During Winter Meetings

Jim Hendry and company are at the Happiest Place on Earth … but will the Cubs make any moves over the next week in Lake Buena Vista? Reportedly the Cubs are looking to fill three needs during Baseball’s Winter Meetings, which officially begin Monday: a left-handed first baseman, a starting pitcher and a right-handed setup […]

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Weekend Update … Thinking of the Future while Celebrating a Cubs Legend

As the entire Cubs organization and the Faithful spent Saturday celebrating and reflecting on the life of Ron Santo, the future of the Chicago Cubs was the other topic of discussion as the team prepares for the Winter Meetings. Crane Kenney spent a little time on ESPN 1000 Saturday morning and revealed that Jim Hendry […]

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Cubs Quiet … but the Rumors are a Riot

The Chicago Cubs are not making any headlines right now but the rumors continued to surface on Tuesday. Bruce Levine thinks the Cubs will be active during the meetings and the next 10 days should at least be interesting. A decision on Koyie Hill and Jeff Baker’s future with the team will be made in […]

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From the Files of Cubs Rumors

The countdown to Lake Buena Vista has begun … and the rumors and activity throughout baseball picked up after the long holiday weekend. The Cubs continue to be linked to the same players, with a few exceptions. Jesse Crain joined the list of relievers the Cubs are looking at this winter. Brandon Webb, Jeff Francis, […]

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Weekend Update … Cubs Interested in Brandon Webb and Hawpe-ing on Rumors

With the Thanksgiving holiday in the rearview mirror, the Cubs should announce Larry Rothschild’s replacement over the next week. Mark Riggins, the Cubs minor league pitching coordinator, is the favorite to land the gig. Lester Strode (Cubs Bullpen Coach), Mike Mason (I-Cubs Pitching Coach) and Dennis Lewellyn (Smokies Pitching Coach) are the other known candidates […]

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