The Final Cubs Weekend Update of Twenty-Ten

With Christmas in the rearview mirror and only six days remaining in the year, does Jim Hendry have anything in the works that would allow Twenty-Ten to end on a positive note? If Jim Hendry keeps to his New Year tradition, it could be an interesting week on the North Side. The Cubs GM has […]

The Current State of the Chicago Cubs

The current state of the Chicago Cubs does not look so good … but the future appears bright in 2012, and beyond. While 2011 isn’t looking very promising as 2010 comes to an end, there are several things we should keep an eye on that could very well turn out as positives for the future. […]

Garza Still Very Much In Play for the Cubs?

If the past three Decembers are any indication, the next two weeks could be very interesting for the Chicago Cubs. As Bruce Miles pointed out, Jim Hendry has made several moves in late December over the last three years. The Cubs signed Kosuke Fukudome (2007), traded Milton Bradley and acquired Carlos Silva (2009), signed Joey […]

Weekend Update … Hendry Talks Cubs

The third week in November was anything but boring for the Chicago Cubs. From roster moves, to Larry Rothschild, to minor league comings and goings, to the Wrigleyville Classic, to the hot stove heating up … it was a busy seven days on the North Side of Chicago. The Cubs made another addition to their […]

The CCO’s Top 15 Cubs Prospects

The Cubs’ farm system has shown a lot of improvement over the last two seasons. After being ranked as high as tenth in the game in 2005, the Cubs system slipped to 18 in 2008 and plummeted to 27 in 2009. With a couple of solid drafts, free-agent amateur signings and players performing at, or […]

The Cubs Documentary … We Believe

“We Believe” the documentary film about the Chicago Cubs that premiered last summer will be released on DVD on Tuesday, April 13. Whether or not you are a Cubs fan, and chances are, if you are reading this, you are a Cubs’ fan. But, nonetheless, go buy the movie. Making a documentary about the Cubs […]

Nothing But Baseball for the Chicago Cubs

Happy 70th Birthday to Ron Santo! The first week of Camp Lou IV concluded on Wednesday … and what a week it was for the Chicago Cubs. After the excitement of pitchers and catchers reporting, Ted Lilly and Alfonso Soriano’s knees, the weather, the Ricketts family, Starlin Castro and the first full squad workout, the […]

Cubs Off-Season Strategies are Off Base

Baseball teams cannot win the pennant during the winter, but they sure can lose it. The Hot Stove is followed closely by those in as well as interested in the game. Signing and trades are analyzed and broken down by hundreds of pundits, and fans are sent into a tizzy, either positive or negative, based […]

Cubs Convention Day Two: Meet Cubs Baseball Management

Lou Piniella, Jim Hendry and Randy Bush followed the Ricketts family on Saturday morning. Bob Sirott and Dave Eanet hosted the Meet Cubs Baseball Management session. The Cubs are not done adding players from what Jim Hendry indicated on Saturday morning. Hendry said the Cubs are not looking to add a free agent starter but […]

Is it Time for the Cubs to Pay the Piper?

The three winters leading up to this off-season saw the Cubs spend money on free agents like never before. They signed players to a lot of big contracts, back-loaded them all and hoped they would win the illusive title before it all caught up to them. As the saying is defined, “You can put off […]