Checking on the Mill While Waiting for the Call

Update – Andre Dawson is a Hall of Famer Will Andre Dawson receive the call? The 2010 Class of Baseball’s Hall of Fame will be announced on Wednesday at 1:00pm CST. Andre Dawson is expected to take his rightful place in Cooperstown after receiving 67 percent of the vote a year ago. The Hawk was […]

From the Wire….Big Unit to the Giants

According to a report from, Randy Johnson agreed to a 1-year deal with the San Francisco Giants on Friday. The Cubs were rumored to be interested in the Big Unit once they traded Jason Marquis and if they did not acquire Jake Peavy. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed according to the […]

Winter Meetings 2008: Dealing with a Deadline

Thursday is the final day of the Winter Meetings and Kevin Towers told the San Diego Union-Tribune that he “should know Thursday whether the much-discussed terms are finally set” in the Jake Peavy discussions. Towers and Jim Hendry met for an hour and a half on Wednesday night according to Bruce Levine and the Union-Tribune […]

Winter Meetings 2008: Day Two….More Wheelin’ with No Dealin’

Day two in Las Vegas saw the first of the big name free agents sign a new deal. Francisco Rodriguez agreed to a 3-year deal worth $37 million dollars with the Mets that includes a vesting option for a fourth year. K-Rod appears to have set the market and with him accepting a deal much […]

Strange Days Indeed….A Most Peculiar Start to the Off-Season

For the Faithful that are young enough to remember John Lennon’s work after the Beatles, the title might make a little more sense. The final month of 2008 began with the unexpected announcement on Monday night that the Cubs did not offer arbitration to Kerry Wood. Reportedly Bobby Howry and Daryle Ward’s days as Cubs […]

Have the Cubs Moved on from Peavy?

The on again, off again talks between the Padres and Cubs over a certain former Cy Young Award winner was given a new twist on Tuesday morning after a report in the Chicago Sun-Times by Gordon Wittenmyer. The Cubs’ beat reporter talked with Lou Piniella this past weekend and one of the questions he posed […]

End of the Week Dis-N-Dat….Cubs Rumors Edition

On the last Friday before Thanksgiving, teams around the league appear to be positioning themselves for next month’s Winter Meetings in Las Vegas. The annual event starts on December 8th. Will the Cubs be players?….Kevin Towers thinks so. Here’s the latest from the mill including updates on Rafael Furcal, Jason Marquis, Raul Ibanez, Adam Dunn, […]

From the Wire….Dempster Re-signs with Cubs

Update – 11:58am C.T. – According to a report from the Chicago Sun-Times, the Cubs have agreed to terms on a 4-year deal with Ryan Dempster. The new contract is believed to be worth $52 million over 4 years. The Sun-Times also reported Jim Hendry “might still seek another starting pitcher, possibly free agent, Randy […]

Weekend Update….Cubs Rumors from the Hot Stove

The CCO predicted it could be a big week for the Cubs and while only one trade was made, it was a seven-day period most on the North Side will not soon forget. Geovany Soto and Lou Piniella received honors from the BBWAA and Carlos Zambrano earned his second Silver Slugger Award…but the biggest news […]

If You Can’t Beat ‘Em….Cubs Interested in Randy Johnson

According to a report from Ken Rosenthal ,the Cubs are interested in signing free-agent southpaw Randy Johnson. Johnson filed for free agency on Thursday after he could not agree to a new contract with the Arizona Diamondbacks. The future Hall of Famer is five wins shy of 300 for his career and made $16 million […]