Three Down … One to Go for Jim Hendry?

Slowly but surely Jim Hendry is removing the mistakes he made last winter when he decided to make unnecessary changes to a 97-win team. First, Hendry traded Aaron Heilman to the Diamondbacks for Ryne White and Scott Maine on November 19. His next move, letting Kevin Gregg quietly leave Chicago … then on Thursday, Hendry […]

From the Wire … Jake Fox and Aaron Miles Traded to Oakland

According to a report from ESPN Chicago, the Cubs traded Jake Fox , Aaron Miles and cash on Thursday to the Oakland A’s for three prospects. Updated – 5:20pm C.S.T. – According to a report from Bruce Levine, Jake Fox and Aaron Miles were traded for middle reliever Jeff Gray and two minor leaguers. Gray […]

Will the Cubs Trade Jake Fox?

The rumor mill turned it up a notch on Wednesday … and it only figures to pickup momentum in the coming days. Jake Fox made a lot of headlines last spring by knocking the cover off the ball at Triple-A. The cries for Jake Fox to be called up to the big league club were […]

Cubs Week In Review

It is the calm before the proverbial storm throughout baseball. The Winter Meetings begin in one week (December 7 – December 10) in Indianapolis and there are several other important dates on the horizon. Tuesday (December 1) is the deadline for Major League clubs to offer arbitration to their existing free agents … once those […]

Chicago Cubs: Looking Forward to 2010 … The Reserves and Rumored Additions

Monday it was the Starting Eight. Tuesday it was Lou Piniella’s Pitching Staff and the third and final part on the CCO’s look at the early projections for 2010 … The Reserves and Rumored Additions. The Cubs’ off-season appears to be centered on where (and when) Jim Hendry will trade Milton Bradley … as well […]

Weekend Update … A New Priority for the Cubs?

Move over Marlon Byrd and Mike Cameron, the Cubs will make Curtis Granderson their number one target of the off-season according to Bruce Levine … if he is indeed available. Some recently questioned if Curtis Granderson is actually on the block. After all he has a cost-effective contract for 2010 and should be an important […]

How Much Could Curtis Granderson Cost the Cubs?

Two years ago it was Brian Roberts, last winter Jake Peavy. Will this off-season be filled with one Curtis Granderson rumor after the other? Outside of Milton Bradley, the Chicago native has made the most noise in Cubs’ circles since the rumor surfaced he could be available this winter. At the forefront of the Curtis […]

Movin’ Milton … and Other Cubs Rumors

On this Veteran’s Day, the CCO would like to thank all of those that have served our Country. The GM Meetings conclude at noon on Wednesday … and there were more rumors to come out of the O’Hare Hilton on Tuesday. The phrase that pays so far this winter for the Chicago Cubs is “bounce […]

A Little Game of Catch(up)

The sale of the Chicago Cubs to the Ricketts Family has taken two steps forward in a short time and could be finalized before the end of the month … that by far is the most important bits of information to come out of the offices at Clark and Addison over the past week. And […]

It’s All Over – Cubs 2 Diamondbacks 5

Game One Hundred Sixty-One – Cubs 2 Diamondbacks 5 WP – Doug Davis (9-14) LP – Ryan Dempster (11-9) Save – Juan Gutierrez (9) Lou Piniella’s crew finished the season with a loss to the Diamondbacks and completed the 2009 campaign with an 83-78 record in 161 games. Doug Davis dominated the Cubs’ offense once […]