Is Jim Hendry’s Card Maxed Out?

According to a report from Buster Olney that is focused on where Manny Ramirez may end up, “The Cubs have maxed out their spending for the winter and in any event couldn’t consider an outfield of Ramirez and Alfonso Soriano.” While Manny being Manny for the Cubs would be farfetched at best, the wording by […]

Weekend Update: Fifty-five Days and Counting

Is no movement the right move for the Cubs? Or is the pending ownership change having more effects on this off-season than anyone is letting on? In the Phil Rogers world of math equations the Cubs might have improved already this off-season but if there are winners and losers in the off-season, the Cubs are […]

Hops, Speed and Uncertainty

What does jumping over a car have to do with production on the diamond? I don’t know, either. We are seven days away from Christmas and this offseason smells a lot like last offseason. Thankfully, The Hendry put a stop to the madness with Jake Peavy and announced it was over. Had that not happened, […]

How Lowe Can the Cubs Go?

After spending nearly two months and a majority of the Winter Meetings trying to trade for Jake Peavy, have the Cubs moved on to another front-line starter? According to a report from Jon Heyman on, the Cubs “are among several teams eyeing Lowe“…as in Derek Lowe. Heyman’s report indicated the Cubs could revisit the […]

From the Wire….Cubs Sign Joey Gathright

According to a report from, Joey Gathright signed a 1-year deal with the Cubs on Tuesday morning. Gathright was non-tendered last week by the Kansas City Royals and played for Lou Piniella in Tampa. The 1-year deal is a Major League contract and he is expected to compete for a spot on the Cubs’ […]

Back to Work after the Winter Meetings

There are only 15 days remaining in the year and Jim Hendry has quite a bit of work to do. The Cubs GM is still looking for a left-handed bat for the middle of the lineup, maybe a little speed at the top of the lineup….but a comment from Sandy Alderson late Monday could have […]