From The Wire…Cubs Trade DeRosa and Sign Miles

A day after appearing to agree on a deal that would send Jason Marquis to the Colorado Rockies, Jim Hendry ended the year in surprising fashion. The Cubs signed former Cardinal Aaron Miles to a two year deal worth $4.9 million. Miles will earn $2.2 million in 2009 and $2.7 million in 2010. Shortly after […]

A Quarter’s Worth of Cubs Rumors

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from everyone at the CCO… While the Cubs reportedly were not interested in Mark Teixeira, the surprising signing by the New York Yankees on Tuesday could have an impact on the Cubs off-season. Scott Boras came through for another one of his clients on Tuesday when Teixeira agreed to terms […]

Leading Off Is Hard To Do

Reportedly the Cubs would like to add a little speed and athleticism to their lineup this winter but of late has focused on adding a left-handed bat to the middle of the lineup….and some former Cy Young award winner that pitches on the Left Coast. Milton Bradley could be the newest Cub around the first […]

Open for Business….By Appointment Only

A left-handed bat, Jake Peavy, moving Jason Marquis and a lot creative thinking appear to be atop Jim Hendry’s list as the Winter Meetings officially begins on Monday morning. But could there be more? Typically when all of the decision makers get together under one roof, the only predictable move is one that catches everyone […]

The Sale, The Payroll and Trader Jim

As the Cubs’ brass made their way to Las Vegas on Saturday, the most important news for the Chicago Cubs of the off-season hit the wire late on Friday night. According to multiple reports the sale of the Chicago Cubs is expected to be completed by Spring Training. It has been business as usual for […]

Tumbling Dice: Hendry Heading West for a Lefty and Jake Peavy?

Over the next few days the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas will become the Center of the Baseball Universe. The lobby, bars and restaurants of the luxury hotel will be turned into meeting rooms as clubs attempt to make improvements for next season….and in many cases, beyond. Jim Hendry reportedly has several areas he would […]

How will the Cubs ‘Shuffle the Deck’?

As the Winter Meetings approach most of baseball, with the exception of Will Carroll, is following the latest from the rumor mill. Some of the experts think next week in Las Vegas will be full of trades and signings while others feel the meetings could be an extension of what the off-season has already been […]

Arbitration, Ownership and Rumors

Monday marks the beginning of what could be a very busy two-week stretch for the Chicago Cubs. First up are two important deadlines. Monday is the last day teams can offer salary arbitration to their own free agents in order to be eligible for draft pick compensation. The Cubs are expected to offer Kerry Wood, […]

Third Team Found for Peavy Deal?

According to a report from the Baltimore Sun, the Orioles could be the third team involved in the would-be deal that would allow the Cubs to acquire Jake Peavy. The Baltimore Sun reported their sources have indicated the Cubs would send Felix Pie to the Orioles for left-handed starter Garrett Olson. Olson would be sent […]

All Quiet on the North Side…For Now

As the conclusion of the long Holiday weekend approaches, all of baseball has begun focusing their attention on Monday’s arbitration deadline and the Winter Meetings that begin in nine days in Las Vegas. On the Cubs front, the next two weeks should be anything but slow and boring. From Kerry Wood to Bobby Howry to […]