Baseball Prospectus Top 20 Cubs Prospects

Baseball Prospectus recently published their list of the top prospects in the Cubs system. Kevin Goldstein said the Cubs system doesn’t really have any impact talent but has a lot of depth. According to Goldstein, “While the Cubs’ system is a deep one that will produce plenty of big league talents, the team still needs […]

Is Matt Garza a Possibility for the Cubs?

According to Joe Maddon, Matt Garza will be pitching for the Rays in 2011. But according to a source of AOL Fanhouse’s Ed Price, “he is certain Rays’ right-hander Matt Garza will be traded this winter, probably to the Cubs“. The Cubs reportedly met with the Rays for a second time on the final night […]

Winter Meetings Day Three: Cubs Talking Pitching

With Carlos Pena signed, sealed and delivered on Wednesday morning (Pena inked a one-year contract with the Cubs worth $10 million. Pena will earn $5 million in 2011 and will receive the other $5 million in January of 2012), the Cubs turned their attention to adding a pitcher to their staff. According to reports, the […]

Winter Meetings Day Two: Cubs Close on Carlos Pena?

Updated – 12/8/10 – 1:00am CT – The Cubs are close on a one-year, $10 million deal with Carlos Pena. Multiple reports early Wednesday morning indicated the Cubs had agreed to terms on a one-year deal with Carlos Pena. According to the Sun-Times, the deal is close but not done and could be made official […]

Rumors, Rumors and More Rumors for the Cubs at Day Two of the Winter Meetings

The Cubs might not be making any moves, as of yet, but Jim Hendry is doing a lot of talking. Tuesday was a busy day for the Cubs that reportedly will end with a second meeting in 24 hours with Carlos Pena’s agent, Scott Boras. According to the rumor mill, Hendry aggressively shopped Tom Gorzelanny, […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 12/06/10

Starlin Castro reports to the Dominican to play winter ball. Marcos Mateo sees lots of action on the hill. Catchers like Robinson Chirinos and Welington Castillo continue to take their off-season cuts. Jeff Gray makes an appearance in the VWL. All that and more in today’s Down on the Farm Report!

Cubs Expected to be Active but Limited During Winter Meetings

Jim Hendry and company are at the Happiest Place on Earth … but will the Cubs make any moves over the next week in Lake Buena Vista? Reportedly the Cubs are looking to fill three needs during Baseball’s Winter Meetings, which officially begin Monday: a left-handed first baseman, a starting pitcher and a right-handed setup […]

Time for the Cubs to Show a Little Tender-ness

Thursday is the deadline for Major League teams to tender contracts for the 2011 season to arbitration eligible players. The Chicago Cubs have six players eligible for arbitration next year: Carlos Marmol, Geovany Soto, Tom Gorzelanny, Sean Marshall, Koyie Hill and Jeff Baker. It has been a given that the Cubs would tender contracts to […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 11/29/10

Ty Wright, Bryan LaHair and Matt Camp all join winter league teams. Ryan Searle is handed another loss in Australia. One Cubs prospect goes deep off another. A full update on all the Cubs playing in the Caribbean Winter Leagues as the second half of the season begins. All that and more in today’s Down […]

Jim Hendry’s Shopping List?

It is Black Friday … will the Cubs brave the crowds and try to find a free agent bargain? According to Bruce Miles, it appears the Cubs are going to wait a while to make any additions or subtractions. Miles has been keeping his eye on Carlos Pena to fill the Cubs void at first […]