Are the Cubs Planning a Roster Overhaul?

Could the Cubs’ new front office be planning major changes to the roster they inherited? Jim Bowden reported over the weekend that the Cubs “have been very aggressive with a wide range of free agents and have been in on trade talks with at least a dozen clubs.” Bowden has heard that the Cubs “conversations […]

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Catching Up with the Cubs after Turkey Day

Thanksgiving has come and gone and so has Black Friday, once the holiday weekend comes to an end it figures to get very busy for the Chicago Cubs. Baseball’s Winter Meetings kickoff a week from Monday, so this time next week all of baseball will start making their way to Dallas. The Cubs offered salary […]

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Cubs Offer Arbitration to Aramis Ramirez and Carlos Pena

According to multiple reports, the Cubs have offered salary arbitration to Aramis Ramirez and Carlos Pena. Players have until December 7 to accept or decline salary arbitration. The Cubs did not offer salary arbitration to Kerry Wood, Reed Johnson, Ramon Ortiz, Rodrigo Lopez or John Grabow. The Cubs are expected to re-sign Kerry Wood to […]

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Weekend Update … No More Excuses for the Cubs

Dale Sveum’s introductory press conference continued making headlines. Sveum did not pull any punches on Friday and did not sugarcoat what is and has been wrong with the Chicago Cubs. The Cubs’ front office knows they have a lot of work ahead of them, not only at the big league level but throughout the system […]

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The Stove is Heating Up for the Cubs

Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer have not named a manager yet but the Cubs created a lot of noise on the first day of the GM Meetings in Milwaukee. Aramis Ramirez’s agent spoke his mind about Bob Brenly and said there is no chance Ramirez would re-sign with the Cubs. Paul Kinzer also said he […]

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Weekend Update … The Second Week of the Epstein Era

It figures to be another big week for the Chicago Cubs. Jed Hoyer is expected to be introduced as the Cubs new general manager no later than Tuesday. Once the Hoyer announcement is out of the way, the Cubs should turn their attention to Mike Quade and the coaching staff … while dealing with the […]

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A Little Patience, Alotta Power and Matt Garza – Cubs 6 Padres 2

Game One Hundred Sixty-One – Cubs 6 Padres 2 WP – Matt Garza (10-10) LP – Chad Qualls (6-8, BS 5) Save – None Mike Quade’s veteran lineup powered Matt Garza to his tenth victory in his final start of the season. Four of the Cubs six runs scored on a pair of homers … […]

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Cubs Kids Shutout in San Diego – Cubs 0 Padres 2

Game One Hundred Sixty – Cubs 0 Padres 2 WP – Mat Latos (9-14) LP – Casey Coleman (3-9) Save – Heath Bell (43) Mike Quade ran out a lineup full of the youngest players on his roster, along with Carlos Pena, and the Cubs were shutout on just two hits on Monday night. Mat […]

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Cardinals Ding Up Randy Wells – Cubs 2 Cardinals 3

Game One Hundred Fifty-Nine – Cubs 2 Cardinals 3 WP – Octavio Dotel (5-3) LP – Randy Wells (7-6) Save – Jason Motte (9) Randy Wells rebounded nicely from his last two starts and put together a quality start on Sunday afternoon. Wells pitched his second complete game of the season and became the second […]

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Three Walks and a Wild Pitch … The Cubs Get Marmol-ed Again – Cubs 1 Cardinals 2

Game One Hundred Fifty-Eight – Cubs 1 Cardinals 2 WP – Jason Motte (5-2) LP – Carlos Marmol (2-6, BS 10) Save – None On the final Saturday of the season, the Cubs took a 1-0 lead into the ninth. Cubs pitching had held the Cardinals in check for the second day in a row […]

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