The Jeff Samardzija rumors heated up on Wednesday as Major League Baseball moved a day closer to the Winter Meetings, which officially begin on Monday in Orlando. The Cubs are trying to lockup Jeff Samardzija to a long-term, team friendly deal, while also listening to offers for him. Reports a month ago indicated the Cubs […]
The Cubs’ farm system received another accolade on Wednesday morning when Baseball America named the 2013 Daytona Cubs their minor league team of the year. The D-Cubs won the Florida State League Championship and along the way the team posted two no-hitters and Javier Baez hit four home runs in a single game on a […]
Tuesday was one of the busiest days throughout the game in recent memory. There were a total of 12 different deals done in what has been nicknamed as ‘Transactions Tuesday’. The deals began early in the day when A.J. Pierzynski agreed to a one-year contract with the Red Sox and ended with the Yankees agreeing […]
According to a report from Robert Feder, two former Cubs are finalists to replace Keith Moreland in the Cubs’ radio booth. Todd Hollandsworth and Ron Coomer appear to be the last two candidates to be Pat Hughes’ partner. Robert Feder reported both former players “are said to be at the top of the list” to […]
The Cubs completed Rick Renteria’s coaching staff on Tuesday when they announced the hiring of Eric Hinske as first base coach. Hinske played for the Diamondbacks last season. Eric Hinske joins Brandon Hyde (bench coach), Chris Bosio (pitching coach), Lester Strode (assistant pitching coach/bullpen coach), Bill Mueller (hitting coach), Mike Brumley (assistant hitting coach), Gary […]
Jed Hoyer said nearly a month ago the Cubs would be involved in the bidding process for Japanese right hander Masahiro Tanaka. The Cubs have done their homework on Tanaka and are very interested in signing him. No one expects the Yankees to be outbid for the right to negotiate a deal with Tanaka, if […]
The Winter Meetings are less than a week away and Monday was a good preview of what is expected to be a busy three days in Orlando throughout the game. There was more player movement on Monday and teams decided to part ways with several players prior to Monday’s deadline to tender contracts for the […]
The Cubs tendered contracts to seven of the 11 arbitration eligible players prior to Monday’s deadline, and avoided arbitration with both George Kottaras and Donnie Murphy. The Cubs did not offer contracts to RHP Daniel Bard, IF/OF Mat Gamel and RHP Chang-Yong Lim. With Monday’s roster moves, the 40-man roster currently stands at 37 players.
The Cubs avoided arbitration with infielder Donnie Murphy on Monday night and signed him to a one-year contract worth $825,000. Murphy’s contract includes an incentives package that could bring the total value of the contract to $1.175 million.
According to a report from Jon Heyman, the Cubs signed George Kottaras to a one-year, $1.075 million contract for the 2014 season. The Cubs avoided arbitration by agreeing to the one-year deal with Kottaras. The one-year contract reportedly includes an incentives package. With Kottaras signed for next season, the Cubs have 10 players on the […]