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 […]

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 […]

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 …

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 […]

Any Deals for Jim Hendry on Black Friday?

On the day after Thanksgiving, will Jim Hendry make any progress on “Movin’ Milton“? Reports before the holiday indicated the Cubs remain focused on unloading Milton Bradley, which could clear a little necessary room on the payroll. Rumors have suggested the Cubs’ payroll for 2010 will be anywhere from $140 million to $150 million. With […]

A Little News … and A Few Cubs’ Rumors

The Cubs’ organizational meetings are in full swing in Mesa. Tom Ricketts reportedly addressed his baseball staff for the first time and will meet with Mesa officials on Wednesday to discuss possible sites for the Cubs new facilities. A majority of the news (and rumors) around the Cubs is focused on Milton Bradley. The Cubs […]

Day One of the Ricketts Regime

It took two years, six months and twenty-five days but the Chicago Cubs finally have an owner and today is the Ricketts Family first full day at the helm. Tuesday officially ended Tribune Co.’s 28-year run as the owner of the Chicago National League Ball Club … on June 16, 1981 Tribune Co. purchased the […]

Cubs Lined up for Hudson?

According to a report from the Boston Globe, the Cubs are one of three teams lined up to sign Orlando Hudson. The Cubs, along with the White Sox and Dodgers are interested in signing the second baseman according to Nick Cafardo. Back in October, Gordon Wittenmyer told Dave Kaplan on Sports Central that he thought […]

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 […]

Tumbling Dice: Hendry Heading West for a Lefty and Jake Peavy?

Over the next few days the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas will become the Center of the Baseball Universe. The lobby, bars and restaurants of the luxury hotel will be turned into meeting rooms as clubs attempt to make improvements for next season….and in many cases, beyond. Jim Hendry reportedly has several areas he would […]