Lou Piniella has a Need for Speed

As the Sun-Times pointed out on Monday morning, it appears the Cubs new mission in the off-season will be to add speed to a station-to-station lineup. After spending last winter overly committed to becoming more left handed and tearing apart a 97-win team, Lou Piniella would like to add players that can run to a […]

Conflicting Stories from the Hot Stove

The Milton Bradley signing is expected to become official on Thursday after he passes a physical. When Bradley is officially announced he could end up sporting a very familiar number. As every day passes the Cubs may be getting closer to resolving their ownership situation. Once the new owners are in place Jim Hendry will […]

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 […]

Winter Meetings 2008: Dealing with a Deadline

Thursday is the final day of the Winter Meetings and Kevin Towers told the San Diego Union-Tribune that he “should know Thursday whether the much-discussed terms are finally set” in the Jake Peavy discussions. Towers and Jim Hendry met for an hour and a half on Wednesday night according to Bruce Levine and the Union-Tribune […]

Time for Cubs to Concentrate on the Offense?

It was another busy week on the North Side of Chicago. From re-signing Ryan Dempster to Major League Baseball putting a deadline on bids for the team, the third week of November was anything but non-eventful. Lou Piniella, Jim Hendry and Ryan Dempster were all over the airwaves and Piniella did some damage control over […]

Lighting the Fire on the Hot Stove

The final installment of By the Numbers, the CCO’s look at the ‘Big Three‘, will resume later in the week in order to give time to the latest from the rumor mill….and of course the News from the Wire. The Sporting News named Geovany Soto the National League Rookie of the Year on Tuesday. Soto […]