Winter Meetings Day One: Cubs Emphasizing Pitching In All Trade Discussions

2013 Winter Meetings – Day One Jeff Samardzija is reportedly the Cubs’ player that attracted the most attention on the first day of the Winter Meetings. The Cubs are listening to offers for Samardzija but are asking a steep price for him right now. Jed Hoyer maintained the Cubs would prefer to sign Samardzija to […]

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Baseball America’s Top Cubs Prospects 2005 – 2010

Baseball America is viewed as the leader in ranking prospects and minor league systems. While publications like Baseball Prospectus have garnered a lot more respect in recent years, Baseball America remains the industry leader. A good ranking by Baseball America can increase a player’s value overnight and that alone can be worth it’s weight in […]

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Decisions, Decisions and More Decisions Ahead for the Cubs

Will Matt Capps choose the Nationals or the Cubs? Is Marlon Byrd still an option for centerfield? What about second base? The bench? The Cubs are expected to hear by Wednesday night on Matt Capps’ decision on whether he will close for the Nationals … or set-up Carlos Marmol on the North Side. According to […]

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From the Wire….Rich Hill Traded to Orioles

According to a report from the Sun-Times, the Cubs have traded Rich Hill to the Orioles for a player to be named later. Once Baltimore clears a roster spot for Rich Hill, who is out of options, the trade will be made official. The Baltimore Sun reported on Thursday night the two teams are discussing […]

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From the Wire….Cedeno and Olson to the Mariners for Aaron Heilman

It’s Official….According to multiple reports the Cubs traded Ronny Cedeno and Garrett Olson to Seattle for Aaron Heilman. The Cubs acquired Garrett Olson from the Orioles, along with Henry Williamson, for Felix Pie on January 18th. The acquisition of Olson signaled the Cubs were back in the talks for Jake Peavy….

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Are the Cubs Talkin’ Jake Peavy?

When the Cubs traded Mark DeRosa for three minor league pitchers they raised eyebrows. When they dealt Felix Pie for Garrett Olson, a pitcher the Padres were interested in back in December, and another pitching prospect…the Cubs stoked the fire. According to the Sun-Times, the Cubs trading for Garrett Olson “doesn’t signal a return to […]

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Day Three…Interest in the Cubs at an All-Time High

The 24th Annual Cubs Convention concluded on Sunday with two final sessions, “Meet Cubs Business Management” and “Down on the Farm“….but it did not go out without a bang. Moments after the Convention officially ended at 1:00pm, news surfaced that the Cubs traded once sure thing and five-tool prospect Felix Pie to the Baltimore Orioles […]

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From the Wire….Pie Traded to Baltimore

According to a report from the Sun-Times, the Cubs have traded Felix Pie to the Baltimore Orioles for two pitching prospects. The left-hander is believed to be Garrett Olson. The other prospect is right-handed. According to Ken Rosenthal, the right-hander is Class-A pitcher Henry Williamson.

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Session After Session….Day Two at the Cubs Convention

Day two at the Cubs Convention can turn into information overload. The entire day is filled with one session after the other beginning at 9:00am. Saturday began with the extremely popular Meet Cubs Baseball Management with Jim Hendry, Randy Bush and Crane Kenney. Lou Piniella was absent from the session with the flu…the Cubs’ skipper […]

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A Beautiful Day for a Convention

When Pat Hughes stepped to the microphone to kickoff the 24th Annual Cubs Convention he announced it was two below zero outside but hearing Mr. Hughes and his familiar voice meant one thing….the baseball season is right around the corner. The Hilton was filled to the brim, some even said it’s more crowded this year […]

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