Barring Late Moves, Cubs Opening Day Roster All But Set

The Cubs basically announced the seventh round of spring roster cuts on Tuesday when Alberto Gonzalez and Zach Putnam were informed they would not be making the team out of camp. While the moves are not official, the Cubs have 32 players remaining on the Spring Training roster. The Cubs are watching the waiver wire, […]

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Only Two Spots Up for Grabs on the Cubs Opening Day Roster

With the fifth round of spring roster cuts in the rearview mirror, the Cubs have a couple of decisions to make over the next eight days. While the spring roster officially stands at 35 players, the Cubs really have only a handful of players to make a decision on. Matt Garza, Scott Baker, Ian Stewart […]

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Weekend Update … News, Notes and Cubs Rumors

Major League Baseball will be front and center with the announcements of the AL and NL Rookie of the Year (Monday), AL and NL Manager of the Year (Tuesday), AL and NL Cy Young (Wednesday) and AL and NL Most Valuable Player (Thursday) awards this week. And while baseball is focused on awards week, the […]

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Recap of the Cubs 2011 First-Year Player Draft

The 2011 MLB First-Year player draft took place last week and the Cubs selected players in all 50 rounds. The Cubs made Javier Baez their first round pick with the ninth overall selection in the draft. In all, Tim Wilken and his staff selected 29 college players and 21 high school players … 29 pitchers […]

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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 […]

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Moore from the Cubs Rumor Mill

The GM Meetings officially began Tuesday … and the first big trade of the off-season was announced shortly after Roy Halladay was named the NL Cy Young award winner. Outside of Dan Uggla being dealt to the Braves for Mike Dunn and Cub-for-a-minute, Omar Infante, the GMs discussed possible changes to the current Wild Card […]

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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 […]

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Gonzalez, Pena, Dunn … or None of the Above?

MLB’s award season continues on Wednesday with the announcement of the NL Gold Glove winners. Could Marlon Byrd add a trophy to his case? Adrian Gonzalez remains the hot topic surrounding the Cubs … despite the fact Jed Hoyer said he expects to begin the year with Gonzalez and would be thrilled to finish it […]

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Weekend Update … Free Agency Begins

MLB’s free agent signing period began at 12:01am ET on Sunday morning. Will the Cubs make any early signings or will Jim Hendry have to trade Kosuke Fukudome first? A report on Saturday afternoon from the Tribune indicated Aubrey Huff, Victor Martinez and Jon Garland could be on the Cubs’ radar. Here the rest of […]

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Huff, Martinez and Garland Added to the Cubs Rumor Mill

With the beginning of the free agent signing period just hours away, the Cubs rumor mill picked up a little steam on Saturday. Not only did the usual suspects make their way into a report from the Tribune (Adam Dunn and Kerry Wood) but a couple of newer-older names did as well. Could Aubrey Huff […]

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