Is Jonny Gomes the Cubs First Choice?

Two of the Cubs rumored options have come off the “big board” in the last 48 hours. Rick Ankiel agreed to terms with the Royals and Jose Contreras will pitch for Charlie Manuel in Philly this season. Jim Hendry has two spots he would like to fill before Spring Training … a right-handed outfielder and […]

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Add Jonny Gomes to the Cubs Oufield Search

According to a report from the Tribune, the Cubs are courting free agent outfielder Jonny Gomes. Gomes would serve as the right-handed platoon partner for Kosuke Fukudome. The Cubs are also talking with Jermaine Dye and Xavier Nady according to the Tribune. Updated – 5:06pm CST – The Sun-Times confirmed the Cubs interest, and contact […]

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The Latest Buzz on the Cubs

Pitchers and catchers report to Fitch Park in 28 days and Jim Hendry still has work to do. The Cubs would like to add a right-handed fourth outfielder and a right-handed relief pitcher before camp. The Cubs have been connected to several players in recent days by the mainstream media to fill those holes. On […]

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Weekend Update … New Rumors to Fill the Same Holes in the Cubs Roster

Jim Hendry still has work to do this winter … and will turn his attention to smaller additions to round out his roster for Twenty-Ten. The Cubs have several holes, a weak bench and a projected everyday lineup that should produce, as long as several key players have ‘bounce back‘ years. As predicted, the Cubs […]

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From the Wire … Marlon Byrd Agrees to Terms with the Cubs

According to reports from Bruce Levine at ESPN Chicago.com and Ken Rosenthal, the Cubs agreed to terms with free agent centerfielder Marlon Byrd on a three-year, $15 million contract. The Cubs are expected to make an official announcement on Thursday afternoon. Updated 12:20pm C.S.T. with Details on the signing of Marlon Byrd and other rumors […]

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One Cubs Rumor After the Other

Seth Everett recently put baseball’s off-season into perspective. During his show on XM Radio with Jim Bowden, the vocal Mr. Everett said, “Pennants are not won in December but there is pressure to win in December.” The Cubs still have holes to fill this winter. From the bullpen to a centerfielder to possibly a fourth […]

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Jim Hendry’s Number One Priority … and Other Cubs Rumors

Paging Mr. Fogerty … Mr. John Fogerty, the Cubs are looking for a centerfielder once again. Rumors suggested the Cubs were close to signing Marlon Byrd after trading Milton Bradley to the Mariners ten days ago. Byrd is still on the market and Jim Hendry’s top priority is signing a centerfielder according to Bruce Levine. […]

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Will Jim Hendry End 2009 with a Bang or a Thud?

One year ago this week Jim Hendry made two moves that had a big impact on the 2009 season. Hendry signed Aaron Miles to a two-year contract for $4.9 million then dealt Mark DeRosa to the Indians for Jeff Stevens, Chris Archer and John Gaub on December 31, 2008. Aaron Miles put together one of […]

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Decisions, Decisions and More Decisions Ahead for the Cubs

Will Matt Capps choose the Nationals or the Cubs? Is Marlon Byrd still an option for centerfield? What about second base? The bench? The Cubs are expected to hear by Wednesday night on Matt Capps’ decision on whether he will close for the Nationals … or set-up Carlos Marmol on the North Side. According to […]

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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 […]

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