Cubs Focused on Pitching … and Other News, Notes and Rumors

The GM Meetings have come and gone and while the Cubs did not make any moves or signings this week, they reportedly had multiple conversations with teams and agents and tried to lay the groundwork for the rest of the off-season. The Cubs are looking to add pitching, pitching and more pitching this winter. One […]

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Time for the GMs to Meet … and Other Cubs Notes and Rumors

The annual General Manager Meetings officially begin Wednesday in Palm Springs. The meetings run through Friday and these meetings usually set the groundwork for future trades and free agent signings. Theo Epstein, Jed Hoyer, Jason McLeod, Randy Bush and Shiraz Rehman made the trek out west and will continue conversations they’ve already had with other […]

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Cubs Rumors Heating Up as GM Meetings Begin

The Cubs’ brass will continue laying the groundwork for the off-season this week at the GM Meetings in Palm Springs. Theo Epstein, Jed Hoyer, Jason McLeod and assistant GMs Randy Bush and Shiraz Rehman will represent the Cubs at the general manager meetings that officially begin Wednesday and run through Friday. Jed Hoyer said last […]

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Weekend Update … It’s Just the Beginning of the Cubs Off-Season

With free agency underway and the General Managers meetings in California during the coming week (November 6-9, Palm Springs), there figures to be a lot of news and even more rumors throughout the game over the next seven days. While activity might be at a minimum, the GM Meetings have historically set the tone for […]

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Cubs Off-Season Kicks into Gear

The Cubs off-season picked up a little steam when news surfaced that the team had a low-level, informal discussion with Ryan Dempster about a possible return to the North Side of Chicago. The Cubs down played the discussion. Dempster is a free agent and is expected to sign a multi-year contract. The Cubs announced Thursday […]

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Rambling on a Deadline

Well, after an extremely quiet week, I am not sure what to ramble about … any ideas? The team looks different, I am not sure who is going to pitch, and well, the last two months of the season shall be interesting, as it is going to get ugly … very ugly. So let’s get […]

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Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Pirates – 07/31/12

Game One Hundred Two: Cubs (43-58) vs. Pirates (58-44) Game Time – 7:05pm CDT Coverage – TV: WGN TV – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channel 187/914 Location – Wrigley Field, Chicago Casey Coleman (0-1, 7.32/1.93) vs. A.J. Burnett (12-3, 3.52/1.25) The Cubs are playing their best ball of the season (19-10 since June 25) […]

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From the Wire … Cubs Trade Ryan Dempster to the Rangers

The Cubs traded Ryan Dempster to the Texas Rangers on Tuesday for two minor leaguers. Dempster reportedly was holding out for a deal to the Dodgers but agreed to waive his 10-5 rights in order to be traded to the Rangers. Dempster said the deal with the Rangers was completed five minutes before the deadline. […]

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Talkin’ Cubs and MLB Trade Deadline

If Monday night is any indication, Tuesday could be a very busy day for the Chicago Cubs. Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer made one deal official and have another one pending … and appear to be working on deals for Ryan Dempster, Alfonso Soriano and Matt Garza. Will the Cubs make any more deals prior […]

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Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Pirates – 07/30/12

Game One Hundred One: Cubs (42-58) vs. Pirates (58-43) Game Time – 7:05pm CDT Coverage – TV: Comcast SportsNet – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channel 187/914 Location – Wrigley Field, Chicago Justin Germano (0-1, 1.04/1.38) vs. Erik Bedard (5-11, 4.32/1.45) With the trade deadline looming (Tuesday at 3:00pm CDT), the team that takes the […]

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