Jim Hendry’s Number One Priority … and Other Cubs Rumors

Paging Mr. Fogerty … Mr. John Fogerty, the Cubs are looking for a centerfielder once again. Rumors suggested the Cubs were close to signing Marlon Byrd after trading Milton Bradley to the Mariners ten days ago. Byrd is still on the market and Jim Hendry’s top priority is signing a centerfielder according to Bruce Levine. […]

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Cubs Rumors from A to Big Z

The Cubs rumor mill received a jolt on Monday morning. The report in the New York Post that indicated Brian Cashman inquired about the availability of Carlos Zambrano sent the Cubs and Zambrano’s agent into denial mode. Both sides said there was nothing to the rumors … and Barry Praver, Carlos Zambrano’s agent, said the […]

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Yankees Asked About Zambrano?

According to a report from ESPN citing the New York Post as the source, the Yankees inquired about the availability of Carlos Zambrano. The Yankees are looking to add another starting pitcher this off-season. The Post indicated the Cubs asking price for Carlos Zambrano is too high. Updated 11:57am C.S.T. – According to a report […]

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Weekend Update … Cubs Gearing Up for Quick Moves?

The days leading up to Christmas could be filled with at least two more additions to the Cubs roster for 2010. With the Cubs top priority of the off-season out of their way, the Cubs appear close to signing a centerfielder and a veteran arm for the bullpen … Marlon Byrd and Matt Capps. Here […]

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More Like Hibernation Season than the Hot Stove Season for the Cubs

Be very, very quiet … Jim Hendry and the Cubs are sleeping. While most of baseball is attempting to make their clubs better for 2010, the Cubs, so far, have not addressed their biggest needs or their number one priority this winter … dealing Milton Bradley. It is only December 17 but at some point, […]

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Day Three of the Winter Meetings: Twenty-One Million Reasons Bradley is Still a Cub

Baseball’s Winter Meetings conclude on Thursday with the Rule 5 draft. The Cubs have “identified some players they are interested in” according to a report from Cubs.com. The Cubs left Steve Clevenger, Chris Robinson, Matt Camp and Thomas Diamond exposed in the draft and are expected to lose Robinson Chirinos to another organization. According to […]

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Day Two of the Winter Meetings: The Mysterious Case of Movin’ Milton

Day two of the Winter Meetings featured one blockbuster trade … that is all but official. The Tigers traded Curtis Granderson and Edwin Jackson, not to the Cubs, but to the Yankees and Diamondbacks. In a seven-player trade Granderson was dealt to the Yankees and the Tigers received Max Scherzer, Daniel Schlereth, Phil Coke and […]

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Day One of the Winter Meetings: Tampa or Bust for Bradley?

The first day of the Winter Meetings was filled with more rumors than activity throughout the game … and the Cubs were not exempt from the constant twittering and updates from the Marriott lobby in Indianapolis. Most of the noise around the Cubs centered on Milton Bradley but there were a few new names added […]

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