Weekend Update … Tender Deadline and Pitching Questions Remain for the Cubs

It should be a busy seven days for the Chicago Cubs leading up to the Winter Meetings that officially begins a week from Monday. The deadline to tender contracts to arbitration eligible players is Friday (November 30) and the Cubs have five players that are arbitration eligible this off-season: Matt Garza, Jeff Samardzija, James Russell, […]

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Cubs Make Changes to 40-man Roster … and Other News, Notes and Rumors

The Cubs made seven changes to their 40-man roster on Tuesday night and added a big arm to the minor league system. The Cubs announced that Bryan LaHair was DFA’d, right-handed pitcher Carlos Gutierrez was assigned to Triple-A Iowa and right-handed pitcher Jacob Brigham was traded back to the Texas Rangers. After creating three spots […]

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Cubs Exploring Ways to Fill Holes … and Other News, Notes and Rumors

The Owners Meetings are underway in Chicago and instead of the focus around the game being on awards week, all of baseball has turned its attention to the reported deal between the Miami Marlins and Toronto Blue Jays. Once the proposed trade is finalized, it will change the course of the off-season throughout baseball. The […]

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Cubs Comfortable Betting on Baker, Still Pursuing Pitching

The Cubs added a starting pitcher to the mix when they announced that Scott Baker signed a one-year, $5.5 million deal on Tuesday that includes a $1.5 million incentives package. Theo Epstein did a little rhyming when he discussed the signing with the mainstream media. Epstein said that “Scott Baker is a pitch maker” and […]

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Cubs Focused on Pitching … and Other News, Notes and Rumors

The GM Meetings have come and gone and while the Cubs did not make any moves or signings this week, they reportedly had multiple conversations with teams and agents and tried to lay the groundwork for the rest of the off-season. The Cubs are looking to add pitching, pitching and more pitching this winter. One […]

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Rambling as The Boys Enjoy the Cali Sun and Fun

A bunch of the boys are whoopin’ it up in the desert made famous by Frank and his friends. A rollicking happy place where the scotch flows and the golf courses never end. A land of breathtaking mornings and gorgeous nights. A world where the stars shine brighter than spotlights. And finally, and most impactful […]

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The Cubs Don’t Have Unlimited Assets to Deal … and Other News and Notes

The GM Meetings are underway in Indian Wells, California and the Cubs are “still in the stage of figuring out what opportunities will be there” for them. According to a report from the Tribune, it appears the Cubs will be filling their needs this winter with free agent signings rather than trades. Theo Epstein said […]

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Time for the GMs to Meet … and Other Cubs Notes and Rumors

The annual General Manager Meetings officially begin Wednesday in Palm Springs. The meetings run through Friday and these meetings usually set the groundwork for future trades and free agent signings. Theo Epstein, Jed Hoyer, Jason McLeod, Randy Bush and Shiraz Rehman made the trek out west and will continue conversations they’ve already had with other […]

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Cubs Rumors Heating Up as GM Meetings Begin

The Cubs’ brass will continue laying the groundwork for the off-season this week at the GM Meetings in Palm Springs. Theo Epstein, Jed Hoyer, Jason McLeod and assistant GMs Randy Bush and Shiraz Rehman will represent the Cubs at the general manager meetings that officially begin Wednesday and run through Friday. Jed Hoyer said last […]

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Weekend Update … It’s Just the Beginning of the Cubs Off-Season

With free agency underway and the General Managers meetings in California during the coming week (November 6-9, Palm Springs), there figures to be a lot of news and even more rumors throughout the game over the next seven days. While activity might be at a minimum, the GM Meetings have historically set the tone for […]

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