Winter Meetings 12/7 through 12/10

In Facepalm, News And Rumors, Transactions, Unobstructed Views by JonKneeV

The Winter Meetings start today. This year, the Winter Meetings are in Nashville. Nashville is on Central time so expect any news to drop during more normal hours of the day than last year. The hot stove is already cooking and quite a few rumors have already begun in regards to your Chicago Cubs. What happened since the last update? …

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Free agents want to play for Cubs

In News And Rumors by dmick89

NASHVILLE — Despite 101 losses in 2012, Cubs president Theo Epstein said there is no shortage of free agents who want to be part of the organization. Epstein said free agents “believe in the positive direction that we’re going,” and heard about the clubhouse atmosphere under manager Dale Sveum. “When we express interest, we’ve been hearing back to us, ‘That’s …

Winter Meetings Day 2 Open Thread ***UPDATED***

In News And Rumors by dmick89

Carlos Zambrano is convinced he’ll remain a Cub next year. DALLAS — Carlos Zambrano has told friends that after meeting with Cubs President Theo Epstein a few weeks ago in Chicago, he’s convinced he will be able to remain a Cub in 2012. “All the things he wanted to see gone are now gone,” said one friend, referring to former …

What the Cubs have to consider at the Winter Meetings

In News And Rumors by dmick89

We haven’t talked a lot about what the Cubs need to do this offseason. When the season ended they were without a GM so it made no sense. After they hired Theo and he assembled his front office it was difficult to know which direction the Cubs may go. There have been indications they’re willing to trade anybody and everybody, …