Cubs Face Tough Decision with Travis Wood

Wednesday is the deadline for teams to tender contracts to unsigned players under club control for next season. There are nine arbitration eligible players currently on the 40-man roster. The front … [Read More...]

The Daily CCO: Red Sox Viewed as Prohibitive Favorites to Sign David Price and Other Cubs News

For months the Cubs were seen as the favorites to sign free agent David Price. If he became a free agent, which was all but guaranteed when he was traded from the Tigers to the Blue Jays before the … [Read More...]

Tigers and RHP Jordan Zimmermann Agree to Terms on a Five-Year Contract

Update Nov. 29, 11:04am CST – According to Jon Heyman, the Tigers and Jordan Zimmermann have reached an agreement on a contract. Heyman’s report has not been confirmed by another outlet. And possible … [Read More...]

David Price Update: Blue Jays Out? Red Sox Reportedly All In

With the Winter Meetings just a little over a week away, the market for David Price appears to be taking shape. The Cubs remain among the teams interested in signing Price, along with the Red Sox, … [Read More...]

The Daily CCO: Alex Gordon Continues to be Connected to the Cubs and Other News and Rumors

Prior to Peter Gammons’ report it had been two weeks since the Cubs were connected to Alex Gordon. Gammons said that after sifting “through five days of calls and there is a lot of John Lackey and … [Read More...]

Free Agent Profile: LHP David Price

As we hurtle closer to the Winter Meetings, the top free agent on everyone’s mind has been David Price. Teams like the Cubs, Los Angeles Dodgers, Boston Red Sox, St Louis Cardinals and San Francisco … [Read More...]

Prospects the Cubs Could Lose in the Rule 5 Draft

Prior to last Friday’s deadline to set reserve rosters at the Major and Minor League levels, the Cubs selected the contracts of C Willson Contreras, 3B Jeimer Candelario, RHP Pierce Johnson and 1B Dan … [Read More...]

Cubs Considered Favorites to Sign LHP Adrian Morejon

The Cubs signed five of the top International prospects when the 2015-16 signing period began on July 2. The Cubs have also signed OF Kwang-Min Kwon and OF Eddy Julio Martinez and in the process have … [Read More...]

The Daily CCO: Anthony Rizzo is Fourth on Olney’s List of First Basemen and Other Cubs News

The Cubs have one of the best young position player cores in all of baseball that is led by a grizzled veteran, the 26-year old Anthony Rizzo. Anthony Rizzo was often overlooked by the media this … [Read More...]

Cubs Reportedly One of Five Teams to Show Major Interest in David Price

David Price stayed in the news the day before Thanksgiving as speculation continued about which team will eventually sign the lefty. According to a report from Ken Rosenthal, the Cubs, Red Sox, … [Read More...]

Cubs Down on the Farm – Minor League News and Reports

Prospects the Cubs Could Lose in the Rule 5 Draft

Prior to last Friday’s deadline to set reserve rosters at the Major and Minor League levels, the Cubs selected the contracts of C Willson Contreras, 3B Jeimer Candelario, RHP Pierce Johnson and 1B Dan Vogelbach from Double-A Tennessee and added them … [Read More...]

Willson Contreras, Jeimer Candelario Ranked at the Top of the Best Prospects from the Arizona Fall League

Two of the top prospects in the Cubs’ system had very good years. After a short break, Willson Contreras and Jeimer Candelario continued their breakout performances in the Arizona Fall League. Willson Contreras went from a relative unknown in the … [Read More...]

Cubs Sign RHP Drew Rucinski to Minor League Contract, Re-Sign LHP Jeffry Antigua

According to Baseball America, the Cubs signed RHP Drew Rucinski and re-signed LHP Jeffry Antigua to minor league contracts. Drew Rucinski was ranked by Baseball America as the Angels 18th best prospect after the 2014 season. The 6-foot-2, … [Read More...]

Cubs Prospects Performed Well in the Arizona Fall League

The 2015 Arizona Fall League wrapped up play Saturday when the Scottsdale Scorpions beat the Surprise Saguaros 6-4 to win the Arizona Fall League Championship, the third league title for Scottsdale and first since 2010. Jeimer Candelario had a … [Read More...]

The South Bend Cubs Had a Very Good Year

2015 was the first season for the South Bend Cubs. And it was a very good year for the Cubs' Low-A affiliate. The Midwest League franchise signed a four-year Player Development Contract with the Chicago Cubs in 2014 and changed its nickname from the … [Read More...]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 11/19/15

Pitching Analysis – Triple-A Iowa After covering every position in the Cubs’ system, it’s time to move to the position analysis series to pitching side of the organization. Today, the focus is on the pitching staff at the Cubs’ highest minor league … [Read More...]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 11/16/15

Hitting streaks and third basemen seem to go together as Christian Villanueva has hit safely in nine straight games in the LMP. Meanwhile, Jeimer Candelario has an eight-game hitting streak and is working his way into the conversation of MVP of the … [Read More...]

Cubs Prospect Pierce Johnson Shines in Arizona Fall League Outing

RHP Pierce Johnson is considered one of the top pitching prospects in the Cubs’ system. Johnson is spending the fall in Arizona making up innings he missed during the regular season. And it had been a rough go in the Arizona Fall League for Johnson … [Read More...]

Cubs Prospect Jeimer Candelario Continues to Impress in the Arizona Fall League

Jeimer Candelario was rather impressive last weekend during the Arizona Fall League’s Fall Stars Game, in the field and at the plate, and he’s kept hitting this week in regular season AFL action. Candelario put together a good season with High-A … [Read More...]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 11/12/15

Position Analysis – Right Field The organizational position analysis continues with a look at a position that may hold the key to how the system is shaped for 2016: Right Field. Right Field While its number 9 on your scorecard, right field is not … [Read More...]

Cubs Minor League Transactions

Baseball America released the list of players that became minor league free agents five days after the conclusion of the World Series. The Cubs had 19 players become free agents according to Baseball America and the team has re-signed three of … [Read More...]

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