Scratch Another One Off the Cubs Shopping List

First and foremost, it is only December 15. Pitchers and catchers do not report to Fitch Park for another two months. With that said the Cubs still have a lot of work to do and some are questioning where the money will come from to add a centerfielder and a bullpen arm. According to a […]

Weekend Update … All Signs and Cubs Rumors Point Toward Indy

The baseball world is making its way toward Indianapolis … including the Cubs’ GM. Jim Hendry spoke with Bruce Levine and Jonathan Hood en route to the Winter Meetings during Talkin’ Baseball on Saturday morning. Here’s an update from the mill and notes from Jim Hendry’s discussion on ESPN 1000 …

Cubs Spring Schedule Set … Moves on the Horizon

The NL and AL Manager of the Year honors were handed out on Wednesday … with Mike Scioscia and former Chicago Cub, Jim Tracy winning the awards. The NL Cy Young will be announced on Thursday with one of two Redbirds expected finish in the top spots in the voting. The Cubs announced their 2010 […]

Millwood or Burrell for Bradley … or None of the Above for the Cubs

Zack Grienke became the first Kansas City Royal since Brett Saberhagen in 1985 to win the AL Cy Young award on Tuesday. The NL and AL Managers of the Year will be announced on Wednesday. In between the debate and the rumors surrounding Curtis Granderson there is Milton Bradley. By all accounts Milton Bradley’s time […]

Weekend Update … Talkin’ Cubs Rumors

The first two days of the off-season have seen quite a bit of movement across the league … except for on the North Side of Chicago. The Cubs completed their organizational meetings on Friday in Arizona and other than Reed Johnson and Rich Harden declaring free agency, not much out of the Cubs’ camp. Which […]

Cubs Rumors on the Table

While the Phillies and Yankees battled in game one of the Fall Classic, the rumor mill continued to pickup speed for the Chicago Cubs. Jim Hendry and his staff will receive direction from Tom Ricketts next week in Mesa during the organizational meetings … Mr. Ricketts is expected to reveal some of “his long-term and […]

Day One of the Ricketts Regime

It took two years, six months and twenty-five days but the Chicago Cubs finally have an owner and today is the Ricketts Family first full day at the helm. Tuesday officially ended Tribune Co.’s 28-year run as the owner of the Chicago National League Ball Club … on June 16, 1981 Tribune Co. purchased the […]

Jaramillo and Hendry on the Cubs

Rudy Jaramillo and Jim Hendry joined Dave Kaplan for the first hour of Sports Central Thursday night. While the Angels and Yankees battled it out to see who faces the Phillies in the Series, the Cubs’ new hitting coach and general manager talked Chicago Cubs Baseball.

From the Wire … Cubs Hire Rudy Jaramillo

According to reports on Tuesday night from Bruce Levine and Dave Kaplan, the Cubs will announce on Wednesday they have signed Rudy Jaramillo to be the team’s new hitting coach. The deal is believed to be a three-year contract worth $2.42 million. Updated 7:30pm C.T. – The Cubs officially announced the hiring of Rudy Jaramillo […]

Cubs Interested in Rudy Jaramillo?

Updated – 7:18pm C.T. – According to Jon Heyman from, the Cubs have contacted Rudy Jaramillo and “it is believed he’s likely to take the gig“. As first mentioned by the Sun-Times on October 6, Rudy Jaramillo is on the Cubs’ radar. Jaramillo announced he would not return to the Texas Rangers for his […]