No, I'm not going to put any more countdown clocks at the top of this site, but the Cubs' reporting dates have been announced: February 14 for pitchers and catchers, February 19 for position players.
The linked article also says:
A Cubs source on Wednesday disputed a newspaper report that the team is close to signing former Thornwood star Cliff Floyd.
Cubs general manager Jim Hendry said he didn't know how the Floyd situation would play out, but had no further comment on negotiations.
Good. Hope the Orioles blow Floyd away with one of their usual ridiculous offers, and he goes there instead.
And Happy Solstice to all... the winter solstice occurs at 6:22 pm CT today.