Rambling while despising this bullpen

The first two weeks of baseball has taught Cubs fans one thing: bullpens are, um, kind of important. The offense has failed to push a lot of runs across the plate, but the bullpen has given away at least four victories. The starting pitching has been solid, Carlos Silva has been a pleasant surprise and […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Astros – 04/17/10

Game Eleven: Cubs (5-5) vs. Astros (1-9) Game Time – 12:05pm CDT Coverage – TV: Comcast SportsNet – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channel 183 Location – Wrigley Field, Chicago Tom Gorzelanny (0-0, 0.00/0.95) vs. Roy Oswalt (0-2, 3.75/1.33) Can the Cubs get over the hump today against Roy Oswalt and the Astros? Not only […]

Let the Countdown to the End of the Off-Season Begin

The incredibly long off-season that began on October 5 is almost over. Pitchers and catchers report to Fitch Park in Mesa, AZ in seven days … and the first Spring Training game is on March 4 against the Oakland A’s, just 22 days to go. Jim Hendry spoke with the media on Tuesday as the […]

Cubs Not Thrilled with Ryan Theriot

The Chicago Cubs and Ryan Theriot appear headed for arbitration. The two sides have not budged on the numbers submitted last month. Theriot submitted a $3.4 million figure and the Cubs offered $2.6 million. Ryan Theriot is not backing down. According to Bruce Levine, the Cubs “are not thrilled about the direction this arbitration has […]

Joe Nelson Interested in the Cubs

With only four days remaining in January, there are numerous big league players trying to find a job for the upcoming season. The Cubs are looking to add to the backend of their bullpen … and a reliever with a good track record has expressed interest in the Chicago Cubs. According to a report from […]

Cubs Quiet … For Now

Will the Cubs end the first month of Twenty-Ten quietly or with some activity? There are two holes Jim Hendry would like to fill … an outfielder and a relief pitcher. The names are out there. But could Hendry be working on a deal that has not been leaked to the media? The Cubs also […]

Add Jonny Gomes to the Cubs Oufield Search

According to a report from the Tribune, the Cubs are courting free agent outfielder Jonny Gomes. Gomes would serve as the right-handed platoon partner for Kosuke Fukudome. The Cubs are also talking with Jermaine Dye and Xavier Nady according to the Tribune. Updated – 5:06pm CST – The Sun-Times confirmed the Cubs interest, and contact […]

Cubs Convention Day Two: Lou Piniella, Crane Kenney and the Afternoon Sessions

The afternoon sessions on Saturday have been a little more relaxed in recent years … but not at the 25th Cubs Convention. After Lou Piniella and his coaching staff fielded more questions and revealed a couple of interesting tidbits, Crane Kenney and the Cubs Business Management dealt with a variety of topics …

Is Angel Guzman on the Block?

Depending on the source, the Cubs are looking to add a right-handed relief pitcher, a fourth outfielder or a starting pitcher … or maybe all three. Jim Hendry would like to make changes to his roster before Spring Training, that much is known. The CCO’s three-part series on the projections for the 2010 season will […]

Weekend Update … Heath Bell Back in the Cubs’ Rumor Mill

The next seven days should be anything but boring for, and around, the Chicago Cubs. First is the quarterly Owner’s Meetings in Arizona, that for the first time will have the General Managers from all 30 teams in attendance … speculation is the gathering of all the decision makers in the game could up serving […]