Cubs Interested in John Lannan?

According to a report from the Sun-Times, the Cubs inquired again about lefty John Lannan. The Sun-Times reported “the Cubs already had talked to the Nationals about lefty pitching, including Lannan and former Cub Tom Gorzelanny” with Marlon Byrd being included in those discussions.

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Dodgers – 03/30/12

Spring Training Game Thirty-One: Cubs (14-15-1) vs. Dodgers (SS) (12-11) Game Time – 3:05pm CDT Coverage – TV: None – Radio: Location – HoHoKam Park, Mesa Ryan Dempster (1-1, 3.68/1.43) vs. Fernando Nieve (0-0, 3.24/0.96) Ryan Dempster makes his final start of the spring this afternoon against a Dodgers’ slit squad team. Dempster will […]

The CCO’s Top 15 Cubs Prospects Revisited

In November the CCO published a list of the top 15 prospects in the Cubs’ system. With the two trades last month, the Cubs minor league system took on a different look. With pitchers and catchers reporting to Fitch Park in just three days, it is time to revisit the CCO’s list of the top […]

Cubs Baseball is Just Around the Corner

Pitchers and catchers report to Fitch Park in four days … The on the field work begins for the Chicago Cubs on Sunday … pitchers and catchers report on February 13, position players on February 18 with the first full squad workout scheduled for February 19. Mike Quade said he’s going to “stress fundamentals like […]

The Cubs Starting Pitching Possibilities for 2011

Another Chicago team broke my heart last weekend and I told myself, like I’ve done so many times at the end of a Cubs season, there’s always next year. No one expected the Bears to make the playoffs, let alone win the division and make it to the NFC Championship game, maybe the Cubs can […]

Is Jim Hendry Looking to Add a Veteran Infielder?

It is 18 days until pitchers and catchers report to Fitch Park and Jim Hendry is not done tweaking his roster. Hendry said during the Cubs Convention that there could be more deals like the one Reed Johnson signed just before the fan fest … a minor league contract with a non-roster invitation to Spring […]

Cubs Rambling … During a Deep Freeze

Hello again, everybody. We are a week removed from the Cubs Convention, and like they say, there is never really an off-season when the hot stove is sizzling. More moves, more thoughts, more rumors, and more pontificating from the masses … just another week for the Cubs. It is cold in Chicago. When it was […]

FanGraphs Top 10 Cubs Prospects

FanGraphs recently released their list of the top 10 prospects in the Cubs system, the first since the Cubs traded five minor leaguers to the Rays for Matt Garza. The Cubs system took a hit when Jim Hendry dealt Chris Archer, Robinson Chirinos, Hak-Ju Lee, Brandon Guyer and Sam Fuld to Tampa. But the Cubs […]

Marmol Files, Theriot Talks and Other Cubs News

Pitchers and catchers report to Fitch Park in 25 days … It has been a busy beginning of the week for the Chicago Cubs following the long weekend at the Hilton Chicago. After agreeing to trade Tom Gorzelanny and his $2.1 million salary to the Washington Nationals for Michael Burgess, A.J. Morris and Graham Hicks […]

From the Wire … Cubs Sign Sean Marshall to Two-Year Deal

According to multiple reports, the Cubs avoided arbitration with Sean Marshall on Tuesday. Marshall and the Cubs agreed to a two-year deal, which would buy out his last two years of arbitration eligibility. Marshall signed a two-year deal worth $4.7 million. Marshall will earn $1.6 in 2011 and $3.1 million in 2012.