Winter Meetings 2008: Cubs Waiting to Pull the Trigger?

Are there any truths buried in all of the rumors coming from the Bellagio in Las Vegas? The second day of the Winter Meetings were filled with more of the same for the Chicago Cubs….a lot of talk and speculation. According to the Tribune, Jim Hendry spoke with “representatives of three of four free agents” […]

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Open for Business….By Appointment Only

A left-handed bat, Jake Peavy, moving Jason Marquis and a lot creative thinking appear to be atop Jim Hendry’s list as the Winter Meetings officially begins on Monday morning. But could there be more? Typically when all of the decision makers get together under one roof, the only predictable move is one that catches everyone […]

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Questions and Rumors Surrounding the Cubs

As the Winter Meetings approach, the Cubs appear focused on acquiring a left-handed bat for right field before trading for Jake Peavy. All indications are that the Cubs and Padres continue to discuss Peavy but until the new ownership is in place there is simply not enough remaining in the budget to add the former […]

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How will the Cubs ‘Shuffle the Deck’?

As the Winter Meetings approach most of baseball, with the exception of Will Carroll, is following the latest from the rumor mill. Some of the experts think next week in Las Vegas will be full of trades and signings while others feel the meetings could be an extension of what the off-season has already been […]

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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, […]

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Weekend Update….Cubs Rumors from the Hot Stove

The CCO predicted it could be a big week for the Cubs and while only one trade was made, it was a seven-day period most on the North Side will not soon forget. Geovany Soto and Lou Piniella received honors from the BBWAA and Carlos Zambrano earned his second Silver Slugger Award…but the biggest news […]

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Half of Hendry’s Plan-B Traded

Happy Veterans Day and ‘thank you‘ for everything you’ve done for this country… With less than three full days remaining before free agency begins, two trades were made on Monday and took a little of the limelight away from Geovany Soto and Evan Langoria. The A’s appear to have landed one of the big names […]

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Hendry Focused on Peavy and Dempster

The groundwork has been laid and according to multiple reports, it is just a matter of time before Jake Peavy has a new team to pitch for next season and beyond. A report from the Associated Press on Thursday night quoted Padres’ GM Kevin Towers as saying, “The train’s kind of left the station” in […]

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Lighting the Fire on the Hot Stove

The final installment of By the Numbers, the CCO’s look at the ‘Big Three‘, will resume later in the week in order to give time to the latest from the rumor mill….and of course the News from the Wire. The Sporting News named Geovany Soto the National League Rookie of the Year on Tuesday. Soto […]

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