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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The Last Weekend of Cubs Rumors in 2009

With the Christmas holiday in the rearview mirror, will Jim Hendry finish the year on a positive note? The rumor mill remained slow on Saturday with the exceptions of Bruce Levine and Jonathan Hood on ESPN 1000 … and XM Radio. The Cubs rumored interest in Johnny Damon garnered another mention from the mainstream media. […]

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Is Johnny Damon on the Cubs Radar?

Jim Hendry still has several holes to fill this off-season. Reportedly Hendry is looking for a veteran reliever for the backend of the pen and a centerfielder. Could Johnny Damon be an option for the Cubs? According to Jim Duquette (XM Radio), the Cubs are interested in signing Johnny Damon to play centerfield. Here is […]

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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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Weekend Update … Cubs Gearing Up for Quick Moves?

The days leading up to Christmas could be filled with at least two more additions to the Cubs roster for 2010. With the Cubs top priority of the off-season out of their way, the Cubs appear close to signing a centerfielder and a veteran arm for the bullpen … Marlon Byrd and Matt Capps. Here […]

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