From the Wire … Cubs Agree to Send Sean Marshall to Reds for Travis Wood and Two Minor Leaguers

According to multiple reports, the Cubs and Reds have agreed in principle on a trade that will send Sean Marshall to Cincinnati for Travis Wood and two minor leaguers. The deal is not official and is still pending the four players involved passing physicals.

The Front Office, Fielder, Marshall, Compensation … and Other Cubs News, Notes and Rumors

The player moves the Cubs are rumored to be working on continued making noise on Tuesday. According to a report late Tuesday night from Ken Rosenthal, the Cubs and Reds are discussing a deal that could send Sean Marshall to Cincinnati for Travis Wood. It is unknown if there are other players involved in the […]

Cubs and Reds Discussing a Sean Marshall for Travis Wood Trade?

According to a report from Ken Rosenthal, the Cubs and Reds are discussing a possible swap of lefties … Sean Marshall for Travis Wood. Rosenthal and Jon Paul Morosi are not sure whether other players might also be part of the deal. The Reds are looking for bullpen help and Theo Epstein has shown interest […]

More Noise and Rumors than Action for the Cubs

Another one of baseball’s big ticket players came off the board late Monday night. The Texas Rangers won the Yu Darvish sweepstakes by bidding a record $51.7 million for the rights to negotiate a contract with the right-hander. The Cubs reportedly submitted a bid and if they were interested … they can forget Yu. The […]

Cubs News, Notes and Rumors Heading into the Winter Meetings

As the Cubs prepare for their first Winter Meetings with Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer at the helm, Epstein addressed several topics with the media on Thursday … Matt Garza, Carlos Zambrano, the coaching staff, the bullpen, Brett Jackson’s future, Andrew Cashner, Sean Marshall and Jeff Samardzija, Epstein seemingly touched on a majority of the […]

Are the Cubs Planning a Roster Overhaul?

Could the Cubs’ new front office be planning major changes to the roster they inherited? Jim Bowden reported over the weekend that the Cubs “have been very aggressive with a wide range of free agents and have been in on trade talks with at least a dozen clubs.” Bowden has heard that the Cubs “conversations […]

Catching Up with the Cubs after Turkey Day

Thanksgiving has come and gone and so has Black Friday, once the holiday weekend comes to an end it figures to get very busy for the Chicago Cubs. Baseball’s Winter Meetings kickoff a week from Monday, so this time next week all of baseball will start making their way to Dallas. The Cubs offered salary […]

Rounding Up the Cubs News, Notes and Rumors

Major League Baseball made headlines with the announcement of the new CBA on Tuesday. Seemingly lost in all of the changes of new Collective Bargaining Agreement, especially those that impact the draft and international signings, was the last of the BBWAA Awards was handed out. For the most part, baseball will take a break for […]

The Theo Watch Continues …

The Theo Epstein compensation talks continued Monday. After multiple outlets reported the deal would be officially announced prior to the start of the World Series (Wednesday) that no longer appears to be the case. The Cubs and Red Sox have not made much progress and according to the Tribune, Boston has no sense of urgency […]

A Little Patience, Alotta Power and Matt Garza – Cubs 6 Padres 2

Game One Hundred Sixty-One – Cubs 6 Padres 2 WP – Matt Garza (10-10) LP – Chad Qualls (6-8, BS 5) Save – None Mike Quade’s veteran lineup powered Matt Garza to his tenth victory in his final start of the season. Four of the Cubs six runs scored on a pair of homers … […]