Winter Meetings Day One: First Things First for the Cubs

The Chicago Cubs off-season continued at Day One of the Winter Meetings … a lot of talk and not much action. The Cubs officially named Mark Riggins their new pitching coach and moved Dennis Lewellyn from Smokies pitching coach to the Minor League Pitching Coordinator. The Cubs were connected to James Loney again on Monday […]

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Jim Hendry’s Shopping List?

It is Black Friday … will the Cubs brave the crowds and try to find a free agent bargain? According to Bruce Miles, it appears the Cubs are going to wait a while to make any additions or subtractions. Miles has been keeping his eye on Carlos Pena to fill the Cubs void at first […]

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No One’s on First for the Chicago Cubs

According to a report from Cubs.com, if the season started today Tyler Colvin would most likely be the Cubs starting first baseman. With Micah Hoffpauir headed for Japan, the Cubs no longer have a first baseman on their roster … or one in the system close to big league ready. Jim Hendry is looking and […]

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Weekend Update … Time for the GMs and the Owners to Meet

The upcoming week should be anything but boring … both for the Chicago National League Ball Club and for all of baseball. MLB’s award season will continue, with a majority of the big honors being handed out. The NL and AL Rookie of the Year awards will be announced on Monday. It will be interesting […]

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Adrian Gonzalez First on the Cubs List?

It is no secret the Cubs are looking for a first baseman this winter. Many feel Adam Dunn will sign a huge contract with the Cubs (at least three years in the $40 million range) but it does not appear Jim Hendry will have the money to sign the one-dimensional player. Enter Adrian Gonzalez. The […]

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Weekend Update … Free Agency Begins

MLB’s free agent signing period began at 12:01am ET on Sunday morning. Will the Cubs make any early signings or will Jim Hendry have to trade Kosuke Fukudome first? A report on Saturday afternoon from the Tribune indicated Aubrey Huff, Victor Martinez and Jon Garland could be on the Cubs’ radar. Here the rest of […]

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Little Room on the Cubs Budget for 2011?

The Cubs organizational meetings conclude on Friday and there has been plenty of news to come out of Mesa this week. Aramis Ramirez officially exercised his option for 2011 on Thursday and will remain with the Cubs. The Cubs continued tweaking their 40-man roster. Angel Guzman was outrighted to Triple-A, declared free agency and reportedly […]

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