Cubs Baseball is Just Around the Corner

Pitchers and catchers report to Fitch Park in four days … The on the field work begins for the Chicago Cubs on Sunday … pitchers and catchers report on February 13, position players on February 18 with the first full squad workout scheduled for February 19. Mike Quade said he’s going to “stress fundamentals like […]

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Weekend Update … One Week Until Cubs Spring Training Begins

Pitchers and catchers report to Fitch Park in seven days … It is Super Bowl Sunday. After the NFL’s biggest game a majority of the focus will turn to Major League Baseball. Pitchers and catchers report in one week, position players on February 18 with the first full squad workout scheduled for February 19 … […]

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The Cubs Starting Pitching Possibilities for 2011

Another Chicago team broke my heart last weekend and I told myself, like I’ve done so many times at the end of a Cubs season, there’s always next year. No one expected the Bears to make the playoffs, let alone win the division and make it to the NFC Championship game, maybe the Cubs can […]

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Marmol Files, Theriot Talks and Other Cubs News

Pitchers and catchers report to Fitch Park in 25 days … It has been a busy beginning of the week for the Chicago Cubs following the long weekend at the Hilton Chicago. After agreeing to trade Tom Gorzelanny and his $2.1 million salary to the Washington Nationals for Michael Burgess, A.J. Morris and Graham Hicks […]

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Cubs Off-Season Stirred … But Not Shaken

Cliff Lee’s shocking decision to sign with the Philadelphia Phillies changed the off-season throughout the league. With Lee off the market, the Yankees and Rangers will turn their attention to other players, which in turn will have a direct impact on the Chicago Cubs. The Lee signing affects not only the teams trying to acquire […]

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From the Wire … Riggins Named Cubs Pitching Coach

As expected, the Cubs named Mark Riggins pitching coach Monday on the first day of the Winter Meetings. Riggins replaces Larry Rothschild on the Major League staff and completes Mike Quade’s coaching staff. Updated – 7:41pm CT – According to a tweet from Carie Muskat, Dennis Lewallyn was promoted to Minor League pitching coordinator replacing […]

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Cubs Expected to be Active but Limited During Winter Meetings

Jim Hendry and company are at the Happiest Place on Earth … but will the Cubs make any moves over the next week in Lake Buena Vista? Reportedly the Cubs are looking to fill three needs during Baseball’s Winter Meetings, which officially begin Monday: a left-handed first baseman, a starting pitcher and a right-handed setup […]

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Cubs Quiet … but the Rumors are a Riot

The Chicago Cubs are not making any headlines right now but the rumors continued to surface on Tuesday. Bruce Levine thinks the Cubs will be active during the meetings and the next 10 days should at least be interesting. A decision on Koyie Hill and Jeff Baker’s future with the team will be made in […]

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From the Files of Cubs Rumors

The countdown to Lake Buena Vista has begun … and the rumors and activity throughout baseball picked up after the long holiday weekend. The Cubs continue to be linked to the same players, with a few exceptions. Jesse Crain joined the list of relievers the Cubs are looking at this winter. Brandon Webb, Jeff Francis, […]

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Weekend Update … Cubs Interested in Brandon Webb and Hawpe-ing on Rumors

With the Thanksgiving holiday in the rearview mirror, the Cubs should announce Larry Rothschild’s replacement over the next week. Mark Riggins, the Cubs minor league pitching coordinator, is the favorite to land the gig. Lester Strode (Cubs Bullpen Coach), Mike Mason (I-Cubs Pitching Coach) and Dennis Lewellyn (Smokies Pitching Coach) are the other known candidates […]

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