Park and Nady to the Top of the Cubs List?

The conflicting rumors and reports that surfaced on Monday are what make baseball’s off-season interesting and frustrating all at the same time. For the last week, it appeared that Ben Sheets was out of the Cubs’ picture. The Cubs publicly stated during the convention they are not pursuing a free agent starter … and several […]

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Cubs Quiet … For Now

Will the Cubs end the first month of Twenty-Ten quietly or with some activity? There are two holes Jim Hendry would like to fill … an outfielder and a relief pitcher. The names are out there. But could Hendry be working on a deal that has not been leaked to the media? The Cubs also […]

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Is Jonny Gomes the Cubs First Choice?

Two of the Cubs rumored options have come off the “big board” in the last 48 hours. Rick Ankiel agreed to terms with the Royals and Jose Contreras will pitch for Charlie Manuel in Philly this season. Jim Hendry has two spots he would like to fill before Spring Training … a right-handed outfielder and […]

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Add Jonny Gomes to the Cubs Oufield Search

According to a report from the Tribune, the Cubs are courting free agent outfielder Jonny Gomes. Gomes would serve as the right-handed platoon partner for Kosuke Fukudome. The Cubs are also talking with Jermaine Dye and Xavier Nady according to the Tribune. Updated – 5:06pm CST – The Sun-Times confirmed the Cubs interest, and contact […]

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Cubs in Negotiations with Kiko Calero?

According to a report from Jon Paul Morosi, the Cubs “are currently engaged in negotiations” with right-handed reliever Kiko Calero. The Cubs and Calero have been connected for months by the mainstream media. Calero is looking for a two-year contract … but the Cubs do not want to give him a multi-year deal.

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Cubs News, Notes and Possible Interest in Xavier Nady and Jermaine Dye

With the Cubs Caravan beginning on Wednesday, the rumor mill took a small break in favor of actual news. The Cubs invited 19 non-roster players to big league camp. Ivan DeJesus and Matt Sinatro switched roles. DeJesus will be the Cubs first base coach while Sinatro will serve as a special assistant to Lou Piniella […]

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An Early Cubs Roster … and Even Earlier Lineup for Twenty-Ten

On the first Saturday of Twenty-Ten, the Cubs’ roster is extremely close to what it will be when pitchers and catchers report to Fitch Park on February 15. Jim Hendry is reportedly looking to make a couple of additions. With Marlon Byrd under contract for the next three seasons, the Cubs 40-man roster will stand […]

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One Cubs Rumor After the Other

Seth Everett recently put baseball’s off-season into perspective. During his show on XM Radio with Jim Bowden, the vocal Mr. Everett said, “Pennants are not won in December but there is pressure to win in December.” The Cubs still have holes to fill this winter. From the bullpen to a centerfielder to possibly a fourth […]

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Jim Hendry’s Number One Priority … and Other Cubs Rumors

Paging Mr. Fogerty … Mr. John Fogerty, the Cubs are looking for a centerfielder once again. Rumors suggested the Cubs were close to signing Marlon Byrd after trading Milton Bradley to the Mariners ten days ago. Byrd is still on the market and Jim Hendry’s top priority is signing a centerfielder according to Bruce Levine. […]

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Will Jim Hendry End 2009 with a Bang or a Thud?

One year ago this week Jim Hendry made two moves that had a big impact on the 2009 season. Hendry signed Aaron Miles to a two-year contract for $4.9 million then dealt Mark DeRosa to the Indians for Jeff Stevens, Chris Archer and John Gaub on December 31, 2008. Aaron Miles put together one of […]

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