Bako Close? Uribe Signed by Giants….Cubs Interested in Millar and Aurilia

According to a report from Bruce Levine on ESPN 1000, the Cubs are expected to sign Paul Bako within the next day. The report was made during an update on Thursday night. The rumored one-year deal for Bako would be worth $750,000. Updated 10:07pm C.T. – Bruce Levine reported the Cubs interest in Kevin Millar […]

The Newest Cub…and Updates from the Rumor Mill

The Cubs latest addition to the pitching staff made the rounds on the airwaves Wednesday after the trade between the Cubs and Mariners was made official. Bruce Levine broke the story of the trade that sent Ronny Cedeno and Garrett Olson to Seattle for Aaron Heilman….a possibility he first mentioned several weeks back. The inclusion […]

From the Wire….Cedeno and Olson to the Mariners for Aaron Heilman

It’s Official….According to multiple reports the Cubs traded Ronny Cedeno and Garrett Olson to Seattle for Aaron Heilman. The Cubs acquired Garrett Olson from the Orioles, along with Henry Williamson, for Felix Pie on January 18th. The acquisition of Olson signaled the Cubs were back in the talks for Jake Peavy….

Done Tweaking? A Look at the Cubs Roster

Reportedly Jim Hendry has more changes in store for Lou Piniella before pitchers and catchers report to Fitch Park on February 13th. The roster Piniella will have to play with in Arizona has begun to take shape with several additions, subtractions and non-roster invitations. The Cubs do not have an empty spot on their 40-man […]

Weekend Update: Uribe, Peavy, Heilman and Other Cubs Rumors

The Cubs begin their 2009 Cactus League schedule in 31 days against the Dodgers at Fitch Park….and Jim Hendry is not done ‘tweaking his roster‘. On the same day the Sun-Times mentioned the Cubs have had discussions with Randy Wolf and Braden Looper, Bruce Levine threw out a couple of new names on Saturday morning….and […]

From the Wire….Blanco Agrees to Terms with Padres

According to a report from Buster Olney on ESPN.com, Henry Blanco agreed to a one-year deal with the San Diego Padres on Wednesday. The contract is believed to be worth $750,000. The ‘Hank White’ Era in Chicago is officially over.

Are the Cubs Talkin’ Jake Peavy?

When the Cubs traded Mark DeRosa for three minor league pitchers they raised eyebrows. When they dealt Felix Pie for Garrett Olson, a pitcher the Padres were interested in back in December, and another pitching prospect…the Cubs stoked the fire. According to the Sun-Times, the Cubs trading for Garrett Olson “doesn’t signal a return to […]

Rumblings Before the Convention

For starters, pitching was one of many topics covered by Jim Hendry with the media on Wednesday. Hendry is looking for another arm to take the place of Jason Marquis. Internal options are Sean Marshall, Jeff Samardzija, Chad Gaudin and Angel Guzman. If the Cubs go outside of the organization and cannot land Jake Peavy, […]

End of Week Dis-N-Dat….Cubs Rumors and News

44 Days Until Pitchers and Catchers report to Fitch Park in Mesa…. The first Friday of the New Year and most of the Faithful are still discussing the Cubs trading Mark DeRosa and signing Aaron Miles on Wednesday. Up next for the Cubs appears to be finalizing the Jason Marquis trade and the signings of […]

Is Jim Hendry’s Card Maxed Out?

According to a report from Buster Olney that is focused on where Manny Ramirez may end up, “The Cubs have maxed out their spending for the winter and in any event couldn’t consider an outfield of Ramirez and Alfonso Soriano.” While Manny being Manny for the Cubs would be farfetched at best, the wording by […]