Rumblings Before the Convention

For starters, pitching was one of many topics covered by Jim Hendry with the media on Wednesday. Hendry is looking for another arm to take the place of Jason Marquis. Internal options are Sean Marshall, Jeff Samardzija, Chad Gaudin and Angel Guzman. If the Cubs go outside of the organization and cannot land Jake Peavy, […]

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Weekend Update: What is the Cubs Next Move?

Four days after the Cubs traded Mark DeRosa the Faithful is wondering what, or who, Jim Hendry may have up his sleeve. The Cubs off-season, to this point, has many shaking their heads, including Buster Olney. The Cubs have made some unpopular moves and have not addressed their biggest need going into the winter….a left-handed […]

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End of Week Dis-N-Dat….Cubs Rumors and News

44 Days Until Pitchers and Catchers report to Fitch Park in Mesa…. The first Friday of the New Year and most of the Faithful are still discussing the Cubs trading Mark DeRosa and signing Aaron Miles on Wednesday. Up next for the Cubs appears to be finalizing the Jason Marquis trade and the signings of […]

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Hendry Talks Cubs on XM Radio and Other Rumors

After not allowing the year to end quietly, Jim Hendry joined Casey Stern and Rob Dibble on the Show Wednesday afternoon. Hendry discussed trading Mark DeRosa, signing Aaron Miles, Alfonso Soriano, Mike Fontenot and revealed the fact he has had no talks at all this off-season with the Baltimore Orioles about Brian Roberts. Here are […]

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A Look Back at 2008 – Central Champs

The Cubs took advantage of a favorable home schedule in August and paced the second place Brewers. The offense struggled in September before waking up and putting away the division against the Cardinals on a beautiful Saturday afternoon at Wrigley. The Cubs designated Scott Eyre for assignment on August 5th and traded him to the […]

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A Look Back at 2008 – Maintaining A Lead

Interleague play, a broken hand, DL trips for Carlos Zambrano and Reed Johnson, new arms added to the mix, a big turnaround against the Fish and a four-game sweep were just a few of the storylines and highlights for the Cubs in June and July. The solid start Lou Piniella preached about ended up being […]

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A Look Back at 2008 – Getting Off to a Strong Start

From Kosuke Fukudome’s dramatic home run on Opening Day to Reed Johnson’s catch to Jim Edmonds to sweeping the four game series against the Brewers at the end of July to Carlos Zambrano’s no-hitter in Milwaukee against the Astros, it was truly a magical summer for Lou Piniella’s crew. The Cubs posted 97 wins, the […]

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Hops, Speed and Uncertainty

What does jumping over a car have to do with production on the diamond? I don’t know, either. We are seven days away from Christmas and this offseason smells a lot like last offseason. Thankfully, The Hendry put a stop to the madness with Jake Peavy and announced it was over. Had that not happened, […]

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How Lowe Can the Cubs Go?

After spending nearly two months and a majority of the Winter Meetings trying to trade for Jake Peavy, have the Cubs moved on to another front-line starter? According to a report from Jon Heyman on SI.com, the Cubs “are among several teams eyeing Lowe“…as in Derek Lowe. Heyman’s report indicated the Cubs could revisit the […]

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Back to Work after the Winter Meetings

There are only 15 days remaining in the year and Jim Hendry has quite a bit of work to do. The Cubs GM is still looking for a left-handed bat for the middle of the lineup, maybe a little speed at the top of the lineup….but a comment from Sandy Alderson late Monday could have […]

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