Rambling While Worrying About Who’s Playing First

With just over 90 days until pitchers and catchers report, the hot stove is about to step it up to a strong simmer before the full-blown boil of the Winter Meetings in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. Some refer to it as Disney World. During Hendry’s tenure, the Cubs have been players in the off-season, but […]

Adrian Gonzalez First on the Cubs List?

It is no secret the Cubs are looking for a first baseman this winter. Many feel Adam Dunn will sign a huge contract with the Cubs (at least three years in the $40 million range) but it does not appear Jim Hendry will have the money to sign the one-dimensional player. Enter Adrian Gonzalez. The […]

Checking In on the Cubs Rumor Mill

With the Texas Rangers advancing to the ALCS on Tuesday night, both championship series are set to begin this weekend. Will it be the Yankees or Rangers representing the American League? Can the Giants out pitch the Phillies? So while the Baseball World ponders those questions, and hundreds of others between now and Friday night, […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 10/11/10

Brett Jackson and Chris Archer help Team USA Qualify for the 2011 Pan American Games. The Arizona Fall League season is set to get underway. Starlin Castro is expected to play winter ball in the Dominican. All that and more in the first Down on the Farm Report of the off-season!

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Astros – 10/03/10

Game One Hundred Sixty-Two: Cubs (75-86) vs. Astros (75-86) Game Time – 1:05pm CDT Coverage – Comcast SportsNet – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channel 187 Location – Minute Maid Park, Houston Ryan Dempster (15-11, 3.83/1.31) vs. Nelson Figueroa (6-4, 3.52/1.26) This is it … Game 162 for the Chicago Cubs. The journey that began […]

Brenly Withdraws … Hendry Talks Cubs Baseball

Less than a week after reports first surfaced, Bob Brenly removed his name from the Cubs’ managerial search on Friday. The news of Brenly’s decision hit the wire on Saturday morning before the second game of the Cubs-Cardinals series. Bob Brenly met with Jim Hendry briefly Friday and told the Cubs GM his decision. Brenly […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Nationals – 08/25/10

Game One Hundred Twenty-Eight: Cubs (53-74) vs. Nationals (53-73) Game Time – 6:05pm CDT Coverage – TV: Comcast SportsNet – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channel 185 Location – Nationals Park, Washington D.C. Ryan Dempster (11-8, 3.56/1.28) vs. Jason Marquis (0-6, 11.39/2.25) Can the Chicago Cubs win three in a row under Mike Quade? Tonight […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Braves – 08/20/10

Game One Hundred Twenty-Three: Cubs (50-72) vs. Braves (71-50) Game Time – 1:20pm CDT Coverage – TV: Comcast SportsNet – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channel 183 Location – Wrigley Field, Chicago Ryan Dempster (11-8, 3.62/1.31) vs. Jair Jurrjens (5-4, 3.92/1.23) The Cubs open a three-game series this afternoon against Derrek Lee and the Atlanta […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Padres – 08/19/10

Game One Hundred Twenty-Two: Cubs (50-71) vs. Padres (72-47) Game Time – 1:20pm CDT Coverage – TV: WGN TV – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channel 184 Location – Wrigley Field, Chicago Carlos Zambrano (4-6, 5.27/1.77) vs. Mat Latos (12-5, 2.32/0.99) Updated – 11:49am CDT – Sam Fuld Recalled from Triple-A Iowa The Iowa Cubs […]

From the Wire … Derrek Lee Traded to Braves

According to multiple reports, the Cubs traded Derrek Lee to the Atlanta Braves for three pitching prospects. The Cubs also sent cash to the Braves in the deal. The Cubs will receive right-handed pitchers Robinson Lopez and Tyrelle Harris and left-handed pitcher Jeffrey Lorick. Updated – 5:11pm CDT – According to the Sun-Times, the Cubs […]