From the Wire…Aurilia Re-ups with the Giants

According to a report from MLB.com, the Giants re-signed Rich Aurilia on Monday to a minor league deal that includes an invitation to Spring Training. Aurilia could earn $1 million if he makes the big league club. The Cubs were rumored to be very interested in Rich Aurilia to serve as a backup to Aramis […]

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 […]

End of Week Dis-N-Dat….Counting Down the Days

The long winter without baseball is nearing a conclusion. The trucks are making the long trek to Arizona. It is only seven short days until pitchers and catchers report to Fitch Park in Mesa. So while the players and coaches enjoy their last free weekend for at least eight months, here are a few updates […]

Is Millar or Aurilia a fit for the Cubs?

After spending the winter doing everything they could to add left-handed hitters and balance to the roster, the Cubs are reportedly looking to add a righty to the mix that can backup Derrek Lee and Aramis Ramirez. The two names that continue to surface….Kevin Millar and Rich Aurilia. While one is a self-proclaimed Idiot and […]

Weekend Update – The Latest from the North Side on Mr. Cub’s Birthday

The last day of January and only 13 days before pitchers and catchers report to Fitch Park in Mesa…. The Cubs interest in Kevin Millar and Rich Aurilia was bantered around on Friday after the return of Paul Bako was officially announced. The Cubs “had shown early interest” in bringing back Nomar Garciaparra as well […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

Weekend Update: What is the Cubs Next Move?

Four days after the Cubs traded Mark DeRosa the Faithful is wondering what, or who, Jim Hendry may have up his sleeve. The Cubs off-season, to this point, has many shaking their heads, including Buster Olney. The Cubs have made some unpopular moves and have not addressed their biggest need going into the winter….a left-handed […]