Arbitration, Ownership and Rumors

Monday marks the beginning of what could be a very busy two-week stretch for the Chicago Cubs. First up are two important deadlines. Monday is the last day teams can offer salary arbitration to their own free agents in order to be eligible for draft pick compensation. The Cubs are expected to offer Kerry Wood, […]

Third Team Found for Peavy Deal?

According to a report from the Baltimore Sun, the Orioles could be the third team involved in the would-be deal that would allow the Cubs to acquire Jake Peavy. The Baltimore Sun reported their sources have indicated the Cubs would send Felix Pie to the Orioles for left-handed starter Garrett Olson. Olson would be sent […]

A Little Turkey and Peavy with a Side of Rumors

Happy Thanksgiving from the CCO…. The next twenty-four hours figure to be rather quiet throughout baseball but as the weekend comes to a close teams should start preparing for a busy start of the last month of the year. For the Cubs not only is Monday the deadline to offer arbitration to Kerry Wood and […]

End of the Week Dis-N-Dat….Cubs Rumors Edition

On the last Friday before Thanksgiving, teams around the league appear to be positioning themselves for next month’s Winter Meetings in Las Vegas. The annual event starts on December 8th. Will the Cubs be players?….Kevin Towers thinks so. Here’s the latest from the mill including updates on Rafael Furcal, Jason Marquis, Raul Ibanez, Adam Dunn, […]

Peavy and Prospects on the Brain

Another day and more rumors…. The Cubs are focused on acquiring Jake Peavy according to multiple reports and some are beginning to think if Jim Hendry fails to land Peavy, not only would he have lost out on one of his targets of the off-season but his pursuit of Peavy could end up costing the […]

Focusing In On the Central with Jake Peavy

The following statement is brought to the readers of the CCO by Captain Obvious….Jake Peavy is a very good pitcher and one of the true aces of the game. Now that is out of the way, if Jim Hendry was to pull off a trade with Kevin Towers to bring Peavy and the remaining 4 […]

On the Books for 2009

The 2008 Fall Classic match-up appeared to be set on Thursday night….but then the Boston Red Sox pulled off the second biggest comeback in post-season history. So while a big tip of the cap goes out to the organization and fan base of the Philadelphia Phillies, there is still some unfinished business in the American […]

Just a Bit Outside….Over and Over and Over Again – Cubs 2 Dodgers 7

Game One of Five – Cubs 2 Dodgers 7 WP – Derek Lowe (1-0) LP – Ryan Dempster (0-1) Save – None The Los Angeles Dodgers took the first step at advancing to the next round with an impressive win against Lou Piniella’s crew in game one of the National League Division Series. Ryan Dempster […]

Cool Hand Lilly – Cubs 7 Brewers 3

Game One Hundred Sixty – Cubs 7 Brewers 3 WP – Ted Lilly (17-9) LP – Ben Sheets (13-9) Save – None Lou Piniella’s crew picked up their 97th win of the year behind a tremendous outing from Ted Lilly. After a horrible start to the season Lilly became the first Cub lefty to post […]

News from the Wire….Central Division Champs Edition

As the saying goes….here is a little news you can use. Could Carlos Zambrano be slotted into the third spot of Lou Piniella’s playoff rotation? Geovany Soto and Carlos Marmol might sit out for the remainder of the Mets series. The Cubs made changes to the 40-man roster on Monday. More from the ‘First and […]