The High Cost of Matt Garza … and Other Cubs News, Notes and Rumors

The Cubs finally announced the one-year contract with Reed Johnson on Tuesday. The agreement between the Cubs and Johnson surfaced on December 21 and Johnson spoke about re-signing with the Cubs during an interview on MLB Network Radio/XM Radio shortly after the agreement was leaked. Johnson made $900,000 last year and will be paid $1.15 […]

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The PF Flyer, Matt Garza … and Other Cubs News, Notes and Rumors

Baseball’s off-season is beginning its stretch run. With the holiday season in the rearview mirror, teams have a lot of work to do over the next six weeks leading up to pitchers and catchers reporting to camp. It should be a very interesting first month of Twenty-Twelve around the game as well as for the […]

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Three is Not Enough for Fielder … and Other Cubs Rumors

The noise and rumors surrounding the Cubs continue to be louder than the actual news coming out of the offices at 1060 West Addison. The Cubs continue to be connected to Prince Fielder by the mainstream media and the Matt Garza trade rumors will not go away. Peter Gammons riled up Scott Boras late Tuesday […]

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‘Tis the Season for the Cubs to Rebuild

For those that had any doubt what the Cubs’ plan is for the immediate future, Theo Epstein reiterated it Friday. “We value the season right in front of your face as important, but we’ve been pretty open about the fact if there’s a move that can’t serve our interests both now ad in the future, […]

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The Front Office, Fielder, Marshall, Compensation … and Other Cubs News, Notes and Rumors

The player moves the Cubs are rumored to be working on continued making noise on Tuesday. According to a report late Tuesday night from Ken Rosenthal, the Cubs and Reds are discussing a deal that could send Sean Marshall to Cincinnati for Travis Wood. It is unknown if there are other players involved in the […]

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Weekend Update … Rumors, Rumors and More Cubs Rumors

Is the Cubs’ new regime looking to tie up loose ends and possibly complete a few deals before the holidays? After the Winter Meetings Jed Hoyer indicated the Cubs pushed several things forward while they were in Dallas. As Jon Paul Morosi reported the next week could be very busy throughout baseball … it always […]

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Rambling While Dreaming About a Vegan

Hello again, everyone and happy Friday to you all. The Cubs’ stove has been simmering for weeks now, but we have not even come close to a hard boil. However, I have a distinct feeling that is all about to change. From Sapporo to Milwaukee, baseball news now comes from all over the globe, and […]

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Cubs Bid on Yu Darvish … and Other News, Notes and Rumors

The Chicago Cubs continue making headlines … from bidding on Yu Darvish to buying the McDonald’s property across the street from Wrigley to Prince Fielder and Coco Crisp, there doesn’t seem to be a dull moment this off-season. The last few weeks of the calendar year could be very interesting as the new front office […]

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More Like Hibernation Season than the Hot Stove Season for the Cubs

Be very, very quiet … Jim Hendry and the Cubs are sleeping. While most of baseball is attempting to make their clubs better for 2010, the Cubs, so far, have not addressed their biggest needs or their number one priority this winter … dealing Milton Bradley. It is only December 17 but at some point, […]

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Is it Time for the Cubs to Pay the Piper?

The three winters leading up to this off-season saw the Cubs spend money on free agents like never before. They signed players to a lot of big contracts, back-loaded them all and hoped they would win the illusive title before it all caught up to them. As the saying is defined, “You can put off […]

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