Day Two of the Winter Meetings: The Mysterious Case of Movin’ Milton

Day two of the Winter Meetings featured one blockbuster trade … that is all but official. The Tigers traded Curtis Granderson and Edwin Jackson, not to the Cubs, but to the Yankees and Diamondbacks. In a seven-player trade Granderson was dealt to the Yankees and the Tigers received Max Scherzer, Daniel Schlereth, Phil Coke and […]

Day One of the Winter Meetings: More Rumors than Action for the Cubs

Milton Bradley, Gil Meche, Brandon Lyon, Heath Bell and Curtis Granderson were among the hot topics on the first day of the Winter Meetings in Indianapolis. Here are a few updates from a day filled with countless rumors … as well as a very revealing interview with Lou Piniella on XM Radio.

Off the Field News … On the Field Cubs Rumors

As the baseball world descends on Indianapolis ahead of the Winter Meetings that begin on Monday, the Chicago Cubs made a few off the field headlines on Friday. From Spring Training to ticket prices to a facelift for the old scoreboard, there were several tidbits to come out of the offices at Clark and Addison […]

Will the Cubs Trade Jake Fox?

The rumor mill turned it up a notch on Wednesday … and it only figures to pickup momentum in the coming days. Jake Fox made a lot of headlines last spring by knocking the cover off the ball at Triple-A. The cries for Jake Fox to be called up to the big league club were […]

CCO Radio…Talkin’ Cubs Before the Winter Meetings

The CCO Radio returns after a two-month hiatus less than a week before the winter meetings. Are you ready to talk Cubs rumors and the Hot Stove? Call the CCO Radio Wednesday night at 7:00pm C.S.T. Brian, Shaun and Neil have a variety of subjects to cover from Milton Bradley to Curtis Granderson and Edwin […]

Is the Cubs Hot Stove Heating Up?

The countdown to the winter meetings has begun … and the Cubs made a few waves on Tuesday. Rich Harden, Kevin Gregg and Reed Johnson were not offered salary arbitration and will likely be with another team in 2010. The Cubs could re-sign Reed Johnson but that depends on the moves they are able to […]

To Offer or Not to Offer … That is the Cubs Question

It is December 1 and the next ten to fifteen days should be anything but boring throughout baseball. The Cubs have until 11:00pm C.S.T on Tuesday night to offer salary arbitration to their own free agents in order to receive draft pick compensation. Kevin Gregg and Rich Harden are not expected to receive offers from […]

Outfield Bat on the Cubs Shopping List

It has not been a secret that the Cubs would like to add an outfielder this winter. First line of business is when, where and how much it will cost the Cubs to trade Milton Bradley. The Cubs would like to move Kosuke Fukudome back to right field, where he is an above average defender […]

Any Deals for Jim Hendry on Black Friday?

On the day after Thanksgiving, will Jim Hendry make any progress on “Movin’ Milton“? Reports before the holiday indicated the Cubs remain focused on unloading Milton Bradley, which could clear a little necessary room on the payroll. Rumors have suggested the Cubs’ payroll for 2010 will be anywhere from $140 million to $150 million. With […]

Chicago Cubs: Looking Forward to 2010 … The Reserves and Rumored Additions

Monday it was the Starting Eight. Tuesday it was Lou Piniella’s Pitching Staff and the third and final part on the CCO’s look at the early projections for 2010 … The Reserves and Rumored Additions. The Cubs’ off-season appears to be centered on where (and when) Jim Hendry will trade Milton Bradley … as well […]