Is Jim Hendry Still in the Market for a Starting Pitcher?

It is back to work after a long holiday weekend and baseball’s off-season figures to kick back into gear after being relatively quiet over the past four days. One of the Cubs’ rumored off-season targets took his name out of consideration on Sunday. Brandon Webb agreed to terms on a one-year contract with the Texas […]

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The Current State of the Chicago Cubs

The current state of the Chicago Cubs does not look so good … but the future appears bright in 2012, and beyond. While 2011 isn’t looking very promising as 2010 comes to an end, there are several things we should keep an eye on that could very well turn out as positives for the future. […]

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Hendry Working Hard to Acquire Matt Garza?

The Matt Garza deal is not dead according to Bruce Levine and Jim Hendry is pursuing a starting pitcher … with Matt Garza at the top of the list. Garza has been the Cubs main target with Brandon Webb apparently being ‘Plan B’. Hendry is working hard to try to obtain Garza or another quality […]

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Minor League Ball’s Top Cubs Prospects

The CCO’s look at the Cubs’ farm system continues with Minor League Ball’s ranking of the Cubs’ top prospects. Minor League Ball recently published their preliminary list of the top prospects in the Cubs system. John Sickels pointed out that the grades are subject to change. Like Baseball Prospectus, Sickels feels the Cubs system lacks […]

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Weekend Update … Andrew Cashner and the Cubs Search for Starting Pitching

The Cubs are still looking at starting pitching options and possibly adding another piece to the bullpen … even with the addition of Kerry Wood. Randy Bush spent a little time Saturday morning on Talkin’ Baseball. The Cubs’ Assistant GM discussed the Cubs’ off-season and said Andrew Cashner will get the opportunity to start next […]

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Garza Still Very Much In Play for the Cubs?

If the past three Decembers are any indication, the next two weeks could be very interesting for the Chicago Cubs. As Bruce Miles pointed out, Jim Hendry has made several moves in late December over the last three years. The Cubs signed Kosuke Fukudome (2007), traded Milton Bradley and acquired Carlos Silva (2009), signed Joey […]

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Baseball Prospectus Top 20 Cubs Prospects

Baseball Prospectus recently published their list of the top prospects in the Cubs system. Kevin Goldstein said the Cubs system doesn’t really have any impact talent but has a lot of depth. According to Goldstein, “While the Cubs’ system is a deep one that will produce plenty of big league talents, the team still needs […]

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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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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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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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