Baseball America’s Top Cubs Prospects 2005 – 2010

Baseball America is viewed as the leader in ranking prospects and minor league systems. While publications like Baseball Prospectus have garnered a lot more respect in recent years, Baseball America remains the industry leader. A good ranking by Baseball America can increase a player’s value overnight and that alone can be worth it’s weight in […]

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Kevin Gregg Files for Free Agency

The Cubs’ former closer was one of 31 players to file for free agency on Monday. Kevin Gregg is a Type-A free agent but the Cubs are not expected to offer him arbitration or attempt to re-sign the right-handed reliever. Kevin Gregg was acquired from the Marlins last winter for Jose Ceda.

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A Q & A with XM Radio’s Holden Kushner

Holden Kushner has been with XM Radio, Channel 175 since 2005 first hosting MLB Live Weekend. Since, Holden has hosted such shows as Baseball This Morning, The Show and of late, Inside Pitch. Holden recently took time from his shows on XM Radio to answer a few questions about the Cubs off-season for the CCO….

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Wanted…Cost Effective Innings Eater

Jim Hendry recently stated, “We’re just trying to make the club better, which I think we are.” Whether or not the team that posted 97 wins a year ago is better in the first week of January on paper is up for debate. Reportedly Jim Hendry will look for another arm to add to the […]

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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, […]

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Strange Days Indeed….A Most Peculiar Start to the Off-Season

For the Faithful that are young enough to remember John Lennon’s work after the Beatles, the title might make a little more sense. The final month of 2008 began with the unexpected announcement on Monday night that the Cubs did not offer arbitration to Kerry Wood. Reportedly Bobby Howry and Daryle Ward’s days as Cubs […]

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Shopping on Black Friday?

Baseball’s off-season has been rather quiet to this point. A deal here and there but clearly more rumors on what could happen than actual activity. The report from Yahoo Sports by Tim Brown indicated the Cubs and Padres might have found the third team they have been looking for to help complete the deal for […]

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The Latest on Jake Peavy

Jon Heyman from SI.com talked with Kevin Towers on Monday about the latest on the Jake Peavy Watch, as Heyman phrased it. Heyman, like so many others, believes that Peavy will end up with the Braves but instead of continuing to speculate about a possible trade with Atlanta, Heyman went directly to the Padres GM. […]

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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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