From the Wire … Gorzelanny Traded to the Nationals

According to a report from Bruce Levine, the Cubs have sent Tom Gorzelanny to the Washington Nationals for three minor league prospects … two pitchers and an outfielder. Gorzelanny is in D.C. taking a physical and the deal is expected to be made official on Tuesday. The Tribune confirmed the report an indicated the Cubs […]

From the Wire … Cubs Avoid Arbitration with Geovany Soto

According to multiple reports, the Cubs agreed to a one-year, $3 million deal with Geovany Soto on Friday afternoon. In his first year of arbitration eligibility Soto received a nice increase in pay from the $575,000 he earned in 2010.

Gorzelanny Still on the Block? … and Other Cubs News and Notes

With 30 days before pitchers and catchers report to Fitch Park, the Cubs off-season does not appear to be over. The Cubs caravan kicked-off on Wednesday, which led to plenty of news … and of course a trade rumor. The Cubs avoided arbitration with Koyie Hill on Wednesday by agreeing to a one-year deal worth […]

From the Wire … Cubs Avoid Arbitration with Koyie Hill

According to multiple reports, the Cubs avoided arbitration on Wednesday with catcher Koyie Hill. Hill agreed to a one-year deal worth $850,000. Koyie Hill earned $700,000 in 2010 and is favored to be the back-up to Geovany Soto when the season begins.

News, Notes and a Few Cubs Rumors

The next five days figures to be anything but boring for the Chicago Cubs. The Cubs announced on Tuesday that pitchers and catchers report to Fitch Park on February 13 with the first workout on February 14. The first full squad workout for Q’s crew is scheduled for February 19 … 31 days before pitchers […]

Weekend Update … Cubs Accomplish Off-Season Goals

Jim Hendry began the off-season with three main goals … add a frontline starting pitcher, add a left-handed power-hitting first baseman and add a power reliever. And with very little payroll flexibility, the Cubs’ GM accomplished what he set out to do. With the addition of Matt Garza, Hendry has added three of the pieces […]

Waiting for the Official Word on Garza Deal

According to multiple reports, including one from Fernando Perez, the eight-player trade between the Cubs and Rays is done and the only things missing are the press releases from the clubs and for Jim Hendry to hold a press conference. The Cubs sent five players to Tampa for Matt Garza, Fernando Perez and an unnamed […]

Cubs Close to Trading for Matt Garza?

According to a report from the Sun-Times, sources indicated Tuesday that “the Cubs were close to trading” for Matt Garza. The Cubs have moved past the Texas Rangers in the pursuit of Garza and could be drawing near a deal for the right-hander. Jim Hendry has been working on a deal for Matt Garza since […]

And the Cubs Rumors Just Keep on Comin’

Will the calendar year end quietly for the Chicago Cubs? Or will Jim Hendry go out with a bang? The Cubs have made headlines the final week of December the last two years … but with limited funds and a lack of flexibility with his current roster, the moves the Cubs are rumored to be […]

Is Jim Hendry Still in the Market for a Starting Pitcher?

It is back to work after a long holiday weekend and baseball’s off-season figures to kick back into gear after being relatively quiet over the past four days. One of the Cubs’ rumored off-season targets took his name out of consideration on Sunday. Brandon Webb agreed to terms on a one-year contract with the Texas […]