Eight Former Cubs on List to Replace Keith Moreland

According to a report from Robert Feder, there are eight former Cubs on the shortlist to replace Keith Moreland in WGN’s booth. 720 WGN is on the “fast track” to find a replacement for Moreland to call games alongside of the Voice of the Cubs, Pat Hughes. Feder reported WGN would like to hire the […]

Garza Scheduled for Rehab Start and Other Cubs News and Notes

Matt Garza announced on his Twitter account that he will make a rehab start on Wednesday, May 1. Garza acknowledged he had a tiny setback but “everything is all good now.” Garza said that May 1 is his day. Garza participated in PFPs with the Smokies on Friday and apparently his long-toss session went well. […]

Day Three of Cubs Camp: PFPs, Jeff Samardzija and Long Term Contracts

Pitchers and catchers officially took the field for the first time on Tuesday at Fitch Park. The pitchers began their PFP (pitchers fielding practice) drills and reportedly, Matt Garza’s first toss to first base of the season was a successful one. Jeff Samardzija discussed his reasons for not signing a long term extension with the […]

Rambling as the Cubs Convention Begins

Welcome to the opening of baseball season!  The Cubs Convention (#CubsCon) begins today.  And it also marks the beginning of seventh year I have been writing for the best Cubs fan site on the information super highway. I say this every year at this time, but if you have never been to CubsCon before, and […]

The 2013 Cubs Convention is Just Around the Corner

Updated: January 9 – 7:18pm CST – The 28th Annual Cubs Convention (January 18 – January 20) kicks off on Friday, January 18 at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers and some of the details have surfaced. This year’s convention will be in a new location and the Cubs are promising changes to the familiar […]

Jackson Signed, Sealed and Delivered … and Other Cubs News and Notes

Jed Hoyer introduced Edwin Jackson as the newest Cub on Wednesday afternoon at Wrigley Field … and there are still more roster moves are on the horizon. The Cubs have one more contract pending and at least one more spot to clear on the 40-man roster. As it turns out, Jed Hoyer and Dale Sveum […]

The Final Cubs Weekend Update of Twenty-Twelve

As the New Year approaches, the next two days figures to be filled with ‘Year in Review’ reports throughout the game and looking back at what went right or wrong over the last 12 months. The Cubs had a rough year, one that most saw coming but there was more than just a few positives […]

Garza’s Guarantee … and Other Cubs News, Notes and Rumors

David Kaplan spoke with Matt Garza on Friday and he guaranteed that he would be ready to pitch by Opening Day. Garza recently started his off-season program and told Kaplan that if Spring Training started tomorrow he would be ready to go. Garza clarified his statement and said he’s not ready to pitch six innings […]

Rambling While the Mercury is Dropping

The day of thanks is upon us. The stockings are itching, the gravy is flowing, and the cold wind is blowing. As winter settles in on the greatest city in the world, Chicagoans prepare for their first cold blast in close to two years. Skipping winter last year was nice, but I doubt Al Gore […]

Replacing Brenly … and Other Cubs News, Notes and Rumors

The Cubs’ off-season will not kick into full swing for a couple of weeks but the speculation has begun on which players Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer might try to sign this winter. The focus will be on adding pitching and filling out a rotation that was void of Major League arms for a majority […]