Have the Cubs Moved on from Peavy?

The on again, off again talks between the Padres and Cubs over a certain former Cy Young Award winner was given a new twist on Tuesday morning after a report in the Chicago Sun-Times by Gordon Wittenmyer. The Cubs’ beat reporter talked with Lou Piniella this past weekend and one of the questions he posed […]

Royals Focused on Marshall and Fontenot?

In recent weeks the name of Mark Teahen has become more and more prevalent in the Cubs’ rumor mill. The Cubs have publicly stated their desire to add speed and athleticism to a lineup that their manager says is too right-handed. The Cubs appear interested in Mark Teahen, but at what cost? Phil Rogers mentioned […]

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 […]

End of the Week Dis-N-Dat….Cubs Rumors Edition

On the last Friday before Thanksgiving, teams around the league appear to be positioning themselves for next month’s Winter Meetings in Las Vegas. The annual event starts on December 8th. Will the Cubs be players?….Kevin Towers thinks so. Here’s the latest from the mill including updates on Rafael Furcal, Jason Marquis, Raul Ibanez, Adam Dunn, […]

Radio, Radio….Piniella and Hendry on the Airwaves

Lou Piniella and Jim Hendry spent time on different radio programs Wednesday, of course talking everything Cubs. Piniella joined Waddle and Silvy on ESPN 1000 in the morning while Hendry was on the Show (XM Radio) with Rob Dibble and Brian Webber in the afternoon. Paul Sullivan mentioned several of the main points from Piniella’s […]

Are the Peavy Talks Dead or Alive?

Many have speculated since the Cubs re-signed Ryan Dempster that they are no longer interested in trading for Jake Peavy. Reports have varied over the last 24 hours, obviously depending on the source. Several on XM Radio think the Cubs could still land Peavy and the others feel he will either end up a Brave […]

Is Jim Hendry Exploring the ‘Right’ Options? More from the Cubs Rumor Mill

Several reports since the end of the season stated one of Jim Hendry’s biggest off-season goals was to resign Ryan Dempster….and on Tuesday, the Cubs’ General Manager was able to scratch Dempster off his ‘to do list‘. The Cubs and Ryan Dempster agreed to a 4-year deal that could end up paying the Cubs’ best […]

From the Wire….Dempster Re-signs with Cubs

Update – 11:58am C.T. – According to a report from the Chicago Sun-Times, the Cubs have agreed to terms on a 4-year deal with Ryan Dempster. The new contract is believed to be worth $52 million over 4 years. The Sun-Times also reported Jim Hendry “might still seek another starting pitcher, possibly free agent, Randy […]

Towers Focused on Cubs

The Jake Peavy rumors picked up a little steam on Monday night. Kevin Towers was quoted in the San Diego Union-Tribune as saying: “It’s really come down to one club now – the Cubs. It’s going to take awhile. They have a couple of players to pick from that we are interested in but anything […]

Weekend Update….Cubs Rumors from the Hot Stove

The CCO predicted it could be a big week for the Cubs and while only one trade was made, it was a seven-day period most on the North Side will not soon forget. Geovany Soto and Lou Piniella received honors from the BBWAA and Carlos Zambrano earned his second Silver Slugger Award…but the biggest news […]