Who’s on the Cubs Radar?

With the non-waiver trading deadline quickly approaching (Friday, July 31 at 3:00pm C.T.) the Cubs continue to be linked to pitchers more than position players … or help for the offense. The injury to Ted Lilly may have changed Jim Hendry’s course of action, as well as the unknown of how Ryan Dempster will pitch […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. White Sox – 06/28/09

Game Seventy-Two: Cubs (35-36) vs. White Sox (36-38) Game Time – 1:05pm C.T. Coverage – TV: WGN TV – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channel 180 Location – U.S. Cellular Field, Chicago Carlos Zambrano (4-2, 3.48/1.27) vs. John Danks (5-6, 4.43/1.29) Today concludes Interleague Play for all but two teams in the majors … the […]

Weekend Update: Cubs Still Searching for Answers

What a week it was in Las Vegas. While the Cubs did not leave with either a left-handed bat or Jake Peavy, they dominated the headlines from Ron Santo to Greg Maddux to the constant talk over Jake Peavy. News surfaced early on Wednesday morning that Kerry Wood agreed to terms on a 2-year contract […]

Open for Business….By Appointment Only

A left-handed bat, Jake Peavy, moving Jason Marquis and a lot creative thinking appear to be atop Jim Hendry’s list as the Winter Meetings officially begins on Monday morning. But could there be more? Typically when all of the decision makers get together under one roof, the only predictable move is one that catches everyone […]

Questions and Rumors Surrounding the Cubs

As the Winter Meetings approach, the Cubs appear focused on acquiring a left-handed bat for right field before trading for Jake Peavy. All indications are that the Cubs and Padres continue to discuss Peavy but until the new ownership is in place there is simply not enough remaining in the budget to add the former […]

How will the Cubs ‘Shuffle the Deck’?

As the Winter Meetings approach most of baseball, with the exception of Will Carroll, is following the latest from the rumor mill. Some of the experts think next week in Las Vegas will be full of trades and signings while others feel the meetings could be an extension of what the off-season has already been […]

Arbitration, Ownership and Rumors

Monday marks the beginning of what could be a very busy two-week stretch for the Chicago Cubs. First up are two important deadlines. Monday is the last day teams can offer salary arbitration to their own free agents in order to be eligible for draft pick compensation. The Cubs are expected to offer Kerry Wood, […]

All Quiet on the North Side…For Now

As the conclusion of the long Holiday weekend approaches, all of baseball has begun focusing their attention on Monday’s arbitration deadline and the Winter Meetings that begin in nine days in Las Vegas. On the Cubs front, the next two weeks should be anything but slow and boring. From Kerry Wood to Bobby Howry to […]

Shopping on Black Friday?

Baseball’s off-season has been rather quiet to this point. A deal here and there but clearly more rumors on what could happen than actual activity. The report from Yahoo Sports by Tim Brown indicated the Cubs and Padres might have found the third team they have been looking for to help complete the deal for […]

A Little Turkey and Peavy with a Side of Rumors

Happy Thanksgiving from the CCO…. The next twenty-four hours figure to be rather quiet throughout baseball but as the weekend comes to a close teams should start preparing for a busy start of the last month of the year. For the Cubs not only is Monday the deadline to offer arbitration to Kerry Wood and […]