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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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A New Era…and More on the Way?

Jim Hendry took a step forward on Monday by reportedly agreeing to a three-year deal with Milton Bradley worth around $30 million. Bruce Levine from ESPN 1000 in Chicago joined Joe Castellano Monday night on XM Radio to discuss the deal. Levine revealed that the third year on Bradley’s contract is not guaranteed and is […]

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Rambling From a State of Confusion

As I welcome in 2009, I don’t know what to think. I am confused. I am nervous. I don’t know what to say. Nothing makes sense. So, here goes …

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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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From The Wire…Cubs Trade DeRosa and Sign Miles

A day after appearing to agree on a deal that would send Jason Marquis to the Colorado Rockies, Jim Hendry ended the year in surprising fashion. The Cubs signed former Cardinal Aaron Miles to a two year deal worth $4.9 million. Miles will earn $2.2 million in 2009 and $2.7 million in 2010. Shortly after […]

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