From the Brickyard to the Ballyard … It’s Time for Baseball’s Winter Meetings

The next four days figure to be very busy for Jim Hendry and his staff. The Winter Meetings officially begin Monday morning and conclude on Thursday with the Rule 5 Draft. Hendry stated on Saturday that he feels they have done their due diligence in preparation for the meetings and will be very aggressive this […]

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Hendry Travels Down I-65 to Unload Milton Bradley

The Winter Meetings officially begin on Monday … but the GMs and all of the decision makers throughout the league are in Indianapolis. The next four to five days figure to be full of rumors … and hopefully moves for the Chicago Cubs. Reportedly the Cubs remain focused on moving Milton Bradley during the meetings […]

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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 …

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Off the Field News … On the Field Cubs Rumors

As the baseball world descends on Indianapolis ahead of the Winter Meetings that begin on Monday, the Chicago Cubs made a few off the field headlines on Friday. From Spring Training to ticket prices to a facelift for the old scoreboard, there were several tidbits to come out of the offices at Clark and Addison […]

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Is the Cubs Hot Stove Heating Up?

The countdown to the winter meetings has begun … and the Cubs made a few waves on Tuesday. Rich Harden, Kevin Gregg and Reed Johnson were not offered salary arbitration and will likely be with another team in 2010. The Cubs could re-sign Reed Johnson but that depends on the moves they are able to […]

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Outfield Bat on the Cubs Shopping List

It has not been a secret that the Cubs would like to add an outfielder this winter. First line of business is when, where and how much it will cost the Cubs to trade Milton Bradley. The Cubs would like to move Kosuke Fukudome back to right field, where he is an above average defender […]

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Chicago Cubs: Looking Forward to 2010 … The Reserves and Rumored Additions

Monday it was the Starting Eight. Tuesday it was Lou Piniella’s Pitching Staff and the third and final part on the CCO’s look at the early projections for 2010 … The Reserves and Rumored Additions. The Cubs’ off-season appears to be centered on where (and when) Jim Hendry will trade Milton Bradley … as well […]

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Weekend Update … A New Priority for the Cubs?

Move over Marlon Byrd and Mike Cameron, the Cubs will make Curtis Granderson their number one target of the off-season according to Bruce Levine … if he is indeed available. Some recently questioned if Curtis Granderson is actually on the block. After all he has a cost-effective contract for 2010 and should be an important […]

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Movin’ Milton … and Other Cubs Rumors

On this Veteran’s Day, the CCO would like to thank all of those that have served our Country. The GM Meetings conclude at noon on Wednesday … and there were more rumors to come out of the O’Hare Hilton on Tuesday. The phrase that pays so far this winter for the Chicago Cubs is “bounce […]

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Byrd on Cubs Radar?

According to an update from the GM Meetings on FoxSports.com, Marlon Byrd is “likely to be targeted by the Cubs.” The Cubs plan to move Kosuke Fukudome back to right field and find a true centerfielder … once Milton Bradley is traded. Mike Cameron is one of the possible solutions, but the former Brewer is […]

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