Weekend Update – 01/12/08

Another week closer…. the Cubs announced on Friday pitchers and catchers will report to Fitch Park on February 13th, with the first workout on February 14th. Position players will report on February 18th with the first full team workout on February 19th. The Cubs made another minor move on Friday when they inked former Cub, […]

A Different Direction?

As the Brian Roberts watch enters day four, could Jim Hendry be switching gears or are the Cubs still interested in acquiring the switch-hitting second baseman? The mainstream media in Chicago still feels the Cubs would like to add Roberts but a report from Ken Rosenthal on Thursday night mentioned two names that could signify […]

The Next Move?

With the Cubs Convention approaching, will Jim Hendry make any deals before the annual gathering next week? The mainstream media began mentioning the name Brian Roberts again on Monday, as most of the baseball world concentrated on the latest from Roger Clemens. Internet rumors heated up on Sunday night about an impending deal with Baltimore. […]

Weekend Update – 01/05/08

The first weekend update of the New Year…. The Hot Stove picked up a little steam toward the end of the week, there was not much movement, just more rumors and speculation. But at least the talk is heating back up again. The Cubs did announce another change to their front office and the official […]

Weekend Update – 12/30/07

The last weekend of 2007….it is hard to believe the year is all but over. The Cubs Convention is less than three weeks away and Harry Caray always referred to the convention as the “unofficial opening day” and some refer to the Cubs annual gathering as the “kick-off to spring training“….whatever the case, the 2008 […]

Are the Cubs Interested in Joe Blanton?

While Jim Hendry and Lou Piniella appear to be satisfied starting Spring Training with the pitchers they already have on the 40-man roster, the rumor mill is saying otherwise. Erik Bedard has been a target of Jim Hendry in the past but a new name has popped up that could be just as effective. If […]

‘Tis the Season for Trivia

All appears to be quiet on the North Side of Chicago as baseball executives take a break for the Holidays. Kenny Williams was on ESPN 1000 with Bruce Levine on Saturday morning and he stated he only takes Christmas Day off. In the age of email, Blackberries and iPhones, general managers are awarded with as […]

Two Number Ones?

Kosuke Fukudome was introduced on Wednesday afternoon and finalized his 4-year, $48 million dollar deal. Fukudome was added to the Cubs 40-man roster and contrary to published reports, “Fukudome” donned the back of his Cubs jersey….along with the number “1”. Fukudome has been on the Cubs radar for the last 3 years and made him […]

Still Searching

As the Christmas holiday quickly approaches, will Jim Hendry be able to deliver on his promise to Lou Piniella? The Cubs are rumored to still be interested in Brian Roberts and Erik Bedard, as well as Joe Nathan but has Hendry added his last piece of the puzzle this calendar year? The Cubs did make […]