Theo Epstein Talks Cubs Baseball with CSNNE’s Sean McAdam

Theo Epstein recently joined Comcast SportsNet New England’s Sean McAdam on ‘The Baseball Show’ podcast. The Cubs President of Baseball Operations talked about last year, the Cubs upcoming season and the expectations that surround his team. Epstein also discussed the changes in the game, how defense is now measured and valued and being in charge […]

Baseball America’s Top 31 Cubs Prospects for 2016

Baseball America’s 2016 Prospect Handbook arrived Friday with a new Cubs prospect list and a comprehensive look at the farm system. Baseball America released its list of the top 10 prospects in the Cubs’ system in November. A 19-year old shortstop and the best catching prospect in the minor leagues were ranked one-two in the […]

Cubs System Ranked No. 20 in Baseball America’s Prospect Handbook

Baseball America’s 2016 Prospect Handbook is out and the best system in the game prior to last season dropped to 20th in baseball after graduating four impact players to the Major Leagues. The Cubs system is ranked No. 20 in the newest handbook, about 10-15 spots lower than the front office’s view of the organization. […]

The Daily CCO: Jed Hoyer, Several Players Already in Mesa as Cubs Prepare for Spring Training

The Cubs first on-field work out of the spring is two weeks from today (Feb. 20). Jed Hoyer is already in Mesa, along with several of the players. Hoyer told Jesse Rogers on Friday, before the Cubs avoided arbitration with Jake Arrieta, that they are expecting a bunch of players at the complex early in […]

Cubs Avoid Arbitration with Jake Arrieta, Sign to One-Year, $10.7 Million Deal

According to multiple reports, the Cubs and Jake Arrieta have avoided arbitration with a one-year contract for the upcoming season. Jake Arrieta has agreed to a record contract for a second year arbitration eligible pitcher. Arrieta will reportedly make $10.7 million, surpassing David Price’s record of $10.1125 million in 2013. David Price made $4.35 million in […]

Wrigley Field Restoration Update: Landmarks Commission Approves Marquee Renovation

The Cubs received permission, with one condition, from the Landmarks Commission on Thursday to move forward with the changes and restoration of Wrigley Field’s iconic marquee. Wrigley’s marquee was removed early in the off-season as part of Phase Two of The 1060 Project. Due to the exterior work being done on the ballpark it was […]

Cubs Sign RHP Tommy Nance to Minor League Contract

The Cubs posted Thursday on the official transaction page that the team signed RHP Tommy Nance to a minor league contract on Feb. 1. Tommy Nance turns 25 on March 19 and pitched last season for the Windy City ThunderBolts of the Frontier League. Nance was 1-1 in 29 relief appearances with a 4.74 ERA […]

MLB Network Ranks Jake Arrieta Second Best Starting Pitcher in the Game

Jake Arrieta earned the Cy Young Award in the National League last season after an historic second half. With the pre-season rankings coming out, Arrieta is in the conversation as one of the top five starting pitchers in the game. And many feel Arrieta is the best pitcher in baseball not named Clayton Kershaw. The […]

The Daily CCO: The Cubs Hit the Ball Pretty Bleepin’ Hard and Other News and Notes

With Spring Training just around the corner, most teams are done making major roster moves. Managers are starting to jot down starting lineups for the exhibition season that begins in less than a month. Paul Casella used Statcast data from last season to rank the teams “that figure to boast the hardest-hitting overall lineups.” Casella […]

Ben Zobrist Lands at No. 6 on MLB Network’s Ranking of Top 10 Second Basemen

MLB Network released its list of the top 10 second basemen Thursday night, and the Cubs’ new second baseman made the cut. “The Shredder” ranked Ben Zobrist as the sixth best second baseman in the game. According to The Shredder, the Cubs infielders all made it in the top 10 for their respective positions: Anthony […]