Weekend Update – 02/16/08

Day Two at Fitch Park saw the arrival of their big off-season signing. Kosuke Fukudome reported to camp early on Friday, greeted the media and spent time in the cages. Lou Piniella was one of 40 people that gathered to watch Fukudome take batting practice for the first time as a Cub. Piniella remarked after […]

Spring Training NRI’s….The Pitchers

There will be plenty of storylines to keep an eye on this spring and each of those will be discussed in detail over the next week. Position players report one week from today with the first full squad workout scheduled for February 19th. With pitchers and catchers reporting to Fitch Park in two days, the […]

A News Brief

Today the CCO is going to take a little break from discussing rumors concerning two players that are currently employed by Cal Ripken, Jr.’s old team….everyone is probably just as tired of reading about one of the longest-drawn-out-trades-for-no-good-reason in recent memory as this writer. So with that out of the way…. Here is the latest […]

Another Day Closer?

The reports out of Baltimore concerning the future of Erik Bedard and Brian Roberts seemingly change by the minute. Several news sources stated on Wednesday morning the Orioles and Mariners were once again talking about sending Bedard to Seattle and the deal was close to being completed. Then reports began to surface that Andy MacPhail […]

Weekend Update – 01/26/08

The last weekend in January….only 18 days until pitchers and catchers report. The next couple of weeks could be very interesting around baseball. There are still a lot of big name free agents on the market and trades that could still happen. This off-season has been centered around Johan Santana and some of the experts […]

Nothing but the News….and Maybe a Rumor

Only two more days before The Convention…. The Cubs announced their non-roster invitees to Spring Training on Tuesday. All in all the Cubs invited 19 players. Tyler Colvin and Jose Ceda headline the list of players. Along with Ceda, the Cubs invited 6 other pitchers: Chad Fox, Ed Campusano, Geoff Jones, Les Walrond, Mike Smith […]

Weekend Update – 01/05/08

The first weekend update of the New Year…. The Hot Stove picked up a little steam toward the end of the week, there was not much movement, just more rumors and speculation. But at least the talk is heating back up again. The Cubs did announce another change to their front office and the official […]