Wolf and Looper on Cubs Radar?

Pitchers and catchers report to Fitch Park in Mesa in 20 days and Jim Hendry is still looking to add pitching. When the announcement came on Thursday that The Ricketts Family was the winning bidder to become the new owner of the Chicago Cubs many speculated the addition of Jake Peavy would soon follow….but not […]

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 […]

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.

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

Jake Peavy and the Padres Ownership

The pending ownership changes for the Cubs and the Padres have impacted Jim Hendry’s ability to trade for Jake Peavy this winter. The Cubs appeared close during the Winter Meetings but reportedly pulled out of the talks due to the Padres player demands and Peavy’s rather large contract. Since December rumors have indicated Jim Hendry […]

If Not Peavy….Maybe Randy Wolf?

Less than 24 hours after Bruce Levine reported the Cubs interest in Aaron Heilman, the story breaker mentioned if the Cubs are unable to land Jake Peavy they might turn to Randy Wolf. During Talkin’ Baseball on Saturday morning Bruce Levine changed his optimism on the fact the Cubs could still pull off a trade […]

Conflicting Stories from the Hot Stove

The Milton Bradley signing is expected to become official on Thursday after he passes a physical. When Bradley is officially announced he could end up sporting a very familiar number. As every day passes the Cubs may be getting closer to resolving their ownership situation. Once the new owners are in place Jim Hendry will […]

Wanted…Cost Effective Innings Eater

Jim Hendry recently stated, “We’re just trying to make the club better, which I think we are.” Whether or not the team that posted 97 wins a year ago is better in the first week of January on paper is up for debate. Reportedly Jim Hendry will look for another arm to add to the […]