Day Three…Interest in the Cubs at an All-Time High

The 24th Annual Cubs Convention concluded on Sunday with two final sessions, “Meet Cubs Business Management” and “Down on the Farm“….but it did not go out without a bang. Moments after the Convention officially ended at 1:00pm, news surfaced that the Cubs traded once sure thing and five-tool prospect Felix Pie to the Baltimore Orioles […]

Share on Fancred

Session After Session….Day Two at the Cubs Convention

Day two at the Cubs Convention can turn into information overload. The entire day is filled with one session after the other beginning at 9:00am. Saturday began with the extremely popular Meet Cubs Baseball Management with Jim Hendry, Randy Bush and Crane Kenney. Lou Piniella was absent from the session with the flu…the Cubs’ skipper […]

Share on Fancred

A Beautiful Day for a Convention

When Pat Hughes stepped to the microphone to kickoff the 24th Annual Cubs Convention he announced it was two below zero outside but hearing Mr. Hughes and his familiar voice meant one thing….the baseball season is right around the corner. The Hilton was filled to the brim, some even said it’s more crowded this year […]

Share on Fancred

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, […]

Share on Fancred

Speculation, the Sale and the Employee

With the Cubs Convention around the corner, the sale of the team should be completed in the near future. A report on Sports Central Monday night indicated the announcement could be made within 48 hours. Most feel the leading candidate to purchase the Chicago Cubs is Tom Ricketts. There were several former Cubs in the […]

Share on Fancred

Marquis Deal Close….Bradley Next?

According to a report from Ken Rosenthal, the Cubs are close to a deal that would send Jason Marquis along with cash to the Colorado Rockies for reliever Luis Vizcaino. The trade is not expected to be announced until next week. Rumors have suggested in recent days the two teams were discussing a deal but […]

Share on Fancred

A Look Back at 2008 – Getting Off to a Strong Start

From Kosuke Fukudome’s dramatic home run on Opening Day to Reed Johnson’s catch to Jim Edmonds to sweeping the four game series against the Brewers at the end of July to Carlos Zambrano’s no-hitter in Milwaukee against the Astros, it was truly a magical summer for Lou Piniella’s crew. The Cubs posted 97 wins, the […]

Share on Fancred

The Sale, The Payroll and Trader Jim

As the Cubs’ brass made their way to Las Vegas on Saturday, the most important news for the Chicago Cubs of the off-season hit the wire late on Friday night. According to multiple reports the sale of the Chicago Cubs is expected to be completed by Spring Training. It has been business as usual for […]

Share on Fancred

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 […]

Share on Fancred

And the Winners Are….The CCO Prediction Contests

Before last season the CCO ran a series of four contests for the Faithful to make a few predictions on the upcoming year, as well as when a certain switch-hitting hitting infielder from the state of Maryland would be traded to the North Side of Chicago. While that deal did not happen last season, the […]

Share on Fancred