Weekend Update … More on Movin’ Milton and Other Cubs Rumors

It is the last Sunday in November and Milton Bradley is still on the Cubs’ roster. Several of the ‘experts‘ and most of the talking heads figured Jim Hendry would have traded Bradley away by now … but the process of dealing Bradley is not an easy one. Expect the rumors to heat up across […]

Chicago Cubs: Looking Forward to 2010 … The Reserves and Rumored Additions

Monday it was the Starting Eight. Tuesday it was Lou Piniella’s Pitching Staff and the third and final part on the CCO’s look at the early projections for 2010 … The Reserves and Rumored Additions. The Cubs’ off-season appears to be centered on where (and when) Jim Hendry will trade Milton Bradley … as well […]

Weekend Update … Castillo, Halladay and Other Cubs Rumors

The Chicago Cubs made a little noise last week with the two-year, $7.5 million deal for John Grabow and send Aaron Heilman to Arizona for a pair of prospects. Then Friday afternoon, the Cubs added five players to their major league roster … three expected and two, well a little surprising. John Gaub, Welington Castillo […]

Movin’ Milton … and Other Cubs Rumors

On this Veteran’s Day, the CCO would like to thank all of those that have served our Country. The GM Meetings conclude at noon on Wednesday … and there were more rumors to come out of the O’Hare Hilton on Tuesday. The phrase that pays so far this winter for the Chicago Cubs is “bounce […]

All Roads (and Trade Rumors) Lead to Chicago

The GM Meetings began on Monday with a flurry of rumors … and little to no action as predicted. The GMs spent Monday night at dinner and in private one-on-one meetings. Tuesday will be filled with talks centering around the game and instant replay at the O’Hare Hilton … the annual gathering concludes around noon […]

Bradley to Blue Jays … Cubs End up with Castillo?

According to a report by Ken Rosenthal, the Cubs have discussed framework for a deal with the Blue Jays and Mets involving Milton Bradley. In a scenario described as a “longshot” by Rosenthal, the Mets would receive Lyle Overbay from the Blue Jays, Bradley would end up in Toronto and Luis Castillo would be in […]