Weekend Update … Hendry Trying to Fortify the Cubs Rotation

The CCO’s first weekend update of 2011 … it might be a New Year but Jim Hendry remains focused on making improvements to his pitching staff. Matt Garza is still at the top of the GM’s wish list and according to Bruce Levine, Hendry is “trying like heck” to trade for Garza. Here is the […]

And the Cubs Rumors Just Keep on Comin’

Will the calendar year end quietly for the Chicago Cubs? Or will Jim Hendry go out with a bang? The Cubs have made headlines the final week of December the last two years … but with limited funds and a lack of flexibility with his current roster, the moves the Cubs are rumored to be […]

Weekend Update … Cubs All About the Pitching

Now that Jim Hendry has a Major League first baseman on his roster, the Cubs appear to be focused on improving the pitching staff … both in the rotation and in the pen. Brandon Webb and Matt Garza are on the Cubs radar. Some reports have Webb being the Cubs’ “top starting target” but there […]

Jim Hendry’s Shopping List?

It is Black Friday … will the Cubs brave the crowds and try to find a free agent bargain? According to Bruce Miles, it appears the Cubs are going to wait a while to make any additions or subtractions. Miles has been keeping his eye on Carlos Pena to fill the Cubs void at first […]

The Cubs Call Berkman … and Other Rumors

Less than 36 hours prior to Turkey Day (insert Cubs jokes here), the rumors surrounding the Chicago Cubs picked up when Lance Berkman told Ken Rosenthal that the Cubs have called his agent. Berkman said the A’s have been the most aggressive but the “Cubs have checked in, informing him of their opening at first […]

A Creative Off-Season Ahead for Hendry?

As the baseball world converged on the Happiest Place on Earth, the rumor mill picked up a little steam Monday as Jim Hendry prepared for the GM Meetings. In recent years, Hendry has laid the groundwork on free agent signings and trades during this week. According to a report from Bruce Levine, Jim Hendry “will […]

Weekend Update … Time for the GMs and the Owners to Meet

The upcoming week should be anything but boring … both for the Chicago National League Ball Club and for all of baseball. MLB’s award season will continue, with a majority of the big honors being handed out. The NL and AL Rookie of the Year awards will be announced on Monday. It will be interesting […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Padres – 03/27/10

Spring Training Game Twenty-Five: Cubs (13-9-2) vs. Padres (ss) (12-10) Game Time – 3:05pm CDT Coverage – TV: WGN TV – Radio: 720 WGN Location – HoHoKam Park, Mesa Carlos Silva (2-1, 5.73/1.55) vs. Clayton Richard (1-1, 6.39/1.90) The Cubs 2010 Spring Training schedule concludes one week from today at Chase Field … with the […]

Cubs Notes and a Rumor … Two Weeks Before Opening Day

The Cubs open the 2010 regular season in Atlanta two weeks from Monday. Lou Piniella and Jim Hendry have decisions to make over the next 13 days … the Cubs still have 40 players on their Spring Training roster. The Cubs are expected to name their fourth and fifth starters this week … but the […]

Cubs Reliever Rumors Heating Up Again

According to a report from Jerry Crasnick on ESPN.com, the Cubs continue monitoring Jason Frasor of the Toronto Blue Jays. The Cubs have inquired, once again, about Frasor’s availability after losing Angel Guzman over the weekend. According to a radio report from Bruce Levine on Monday, the Cubs are continuing to look at Jason Frasor […]