Minor Moves and Rumors … Just Another Day in the Cubs Off-Season

The Cubs have been extremely quiet so far this off-season, with a few small exceptions, but Bruce Levine and Bruce Miles feel that will change in the next couple of weeks. The Cubs announced another minor league signing on Thursday. According to Bruce Miles, Jim Hendry inked Brad Snyder to a Minor League deal that […]

Share on Fancred

From the Files of Cubs Rumors

The countdown to Lake Buena Vista has begun … and the rumors and activity throughout baseball picked up after the long holiday weekend. The Cubs continue to be linked to the same players, with a few exceptions. Jesse Crain joined the list of relievers the Cubs are looking at this winter. Brandon Webb, Jeff Francis, […]

Share on Fancred

Weekend Update … Cubs Interested in Brandon Webb and Hawpe-ing on Rumors

With the Thanksgiving holiday in the rearview mirror, the Cubs should announce Larry Rothschild’s replacement over the next week. Mark Riggins, the Cubs minor league pitching coordinator, is the favorite to land the gig. Lester Strode (Cubs Bullpen Coach), Mike Mason (I-Cubs Pitching Coach) and Dennis Lewellyn (Smokies Pitching Coach) are the other known candidates […]

Share on Fancred

Seven Days

The Hot Stove season is all but complete. Teams have handed out their non-roster invitations and are ready to start Spring Training as players will soon start making their way to Florida and Arizona, respectively. Cubs’ pitchers and catchers report to Fitch Park next Wednesday. For the first time in recent memory, the Cubs will […]

Share on Fancred

Is it Tomorrow?

Welcome to Super Tuesday and Happy Fat Tuesday…. For the last nine days, updates from the mainstream media on the Erik Bedard deal have indicated a trade between the Mariners and Orioles was close to being completed. Depending on which outlet you read or which radio report you listen to, a deal will happen either […]

Share on Fancred

In the Single Digits

Congratulations to the New York Football Giants and their fans, Super Bowl XLII Champions. While many basketball fans might disagree, all eyes will now turn to Major League Baseball and reporting dates for pitchers and catchers. Here is the latest from around the league, the new Under Armour commercial, a couple of rumors from Sunday […]

Share on Fancred

Entering the Homestretch

While various reports have indicated Jim Hendry is still trying to improve his roster leading up to Spring Training, the countdown to Mesa can officially begin. Pitchers and catchers report to Fitch Park in twelve days and there will be actual baseball to talk about before the end of the month. One of the strangest […]

Share on Fancred

Another Day Closer?

The reports out of Baltimore concerning the future of Erik Bedard and Brian Roberts seemingly change by the minute. Several news sources stated on Wednesday morning the Orioles and Mariners were once again talking about sending Bedard to Seattle and the deal was close to being completed. Then reports began to surface that Andy MacPhail […]

Share on Fancred

It’s About Time

More than six weeks after many thought he would be dealt, the New York Mets and Minnesota Twins agreed to a deal on Tuesday that would send four prospects to the Twin Cities for Johan Santana. Buster Olney reported the deal is pending a contract extension for the 2-time Cy Young Award winner. The Mets […]

Share on Fancred

Two Steps from the Move

This off-season is like no other in recent memory. With just over two weeks until pitchers and catchers report, several teams, including the Cubs, are still looking to improve their roster. There are several big names left on the trading block, including Johan Santana, Erik Bedard and Brian Roberts. One of those names looked to […]

Share on Fancred