From the Wire … It’s Official, Cubs Acquire Matt Garza in Eight-Player Trade

The Cubs and Rays officially announced the eight-player trade that sent five minor leaguers to the Tampa Bay Rays for Matt Garza, Fernando Perez and Zachary Rosscup, a left-handed minor league pitcher that was the Rays 28th round pick in the 2009 draft. The Cubs paid a big price for Matt Garza by dealing Chris […]

Waiting for the Official Word on Garza Deal

According to multiple reports, including one from Fernando Perez, the eight-player trade between the Cubs and Rays is done and the only things missing are the press releases from the clubs and for Jim Hendry to hold a press conference. The Cubs sent five players to Tampa for Matt Garza, Fernando Perez and an unnamed […]

From the Wire … Cubs Acquire Matt Garza from Rays in Eight Player Trade

According to a report from Bruce Levine, the Cubs have acquired Matt Garza and two minor league players from the Rays for Chris Archer, Hak-Ju Lee, Brandon Guyer, Robinson Chirinos and Sam Fuld. Levine is reporting the two players coming from Tampa are a minor league outfielder and a minor league infielder. Updated – 11:10am […]

Cubs Closing In on Acquiring Garza?

According to reports from Bruce Miles and Bruce Levine, the Cubs are closing in on a deal for Matt Garza. Levine is reporting the Rays and Cubs are close on a multi-player deal. Bruce Miles has learned that the trade would involve Chris Archer, Hak-Ju Lee, Brandon Guyer and Robinson Chirinos going to the Rays […]

Cubs 2010 Organizational All-Stars

This off-season MiLB.com has been honoring players at each position who had the best season in their respective organization, regardless of age or prospect status. MiLB.com released their list of the Cubs organizational All-Stars and a couple of the players on the Cubs’ list lost their prospect status a few years ago … and two […]

Baseball America’s Top 10 Cubs Prospects

Baseball America released their list of the top 10 prospects and the players in the system with the best tools. The full list of the Cubs top 30 prospects will be unveiled when BA’s Prospect Handbook hits the stands next month. Chris Archer, Brett Jackson and Trey McNutt were named the top three prospects in […]

Weekend Update … Hendry Trying to Fortify the Cubs Rotation

The CCO’s first weekend update of 2011 … it might be a New Year but Jim Hendry remains focused on making improvements to his pitching staff. Matt Garza is still at the top of the GM’s wish list and according to Bruce Levine, Hendry is “trying like heck” to trade for Garza. Here is the […]

The Hardball Times Top Cubs Prospects

The CCO’s look at the Cubs’ farm system continues with the Hardball Times’ ranking of the top 10 prospects in the organization. Like Baseball Prospectus and Minor League Ball, Brett Jackson tops the Hardball Times’ list … with Chris Archer, Trey McNutt, Hak-Ju Lee and Jay Jackson rounding out the top five. Here is the […]

And the Cubs Rumors Just Keep on Comin’

Will the calendar year end quietly for the Chicago Cubs? Or will Jim Hendry go out with a bang? The Cubs have made headlines the final week of December the last two years … but with limited funds and a lack of flexibility with his current roster, the moves the Cubs are rumored to be […]

Cubs Continue to Talk Garza … and Check In on Carmona

A day after losing out on Brandon Webb, who signed a one-year, $3 million deal with the Rangers that could end up being worth as much as $10 million, the Cubs turned their attention to other options. According to a report from Bruce Levine, the Cubs continue to look at acquiring Matt Garza and have […]