Cubs Updated Pitching Staff Projections

With pitchers and catchers reporting to Mesa in 17 days, opinions vary on the Cubs starting rotation and bullpen. Jake Arrieta and Jon Lester lead a starting staff that is considered one of the six or seven best rotations in baseball. John Lackey and Jason Hammel should slot in behind Arrieta and Lester. Kyle Hendricks begins […]

Addison Russell Checks in at No. 7 on MLB Network’s Top 10 Shortstops

Another of the Cubs’ young infielders was ranked by MLB Network as one of the top 10 players at his position. The Cubs’ 22-year old shortstop, after just a little more than two months at the position in the majors, checked in at No. 7 on the list of the best shortstops in the game. […]

The Daily CCO: Dexter Fowler Update, Cubs Re-Sign Longtime Farmhand and News and Rumors

According to a report from Comcast SportsNet, the front office has not closed the door on re-signing Dexter Fowler and won’t until he signs with another team but it’s “highly unlikely” he will return to the Cubs. David Kaplan reported Monday while it could still happen, stars would have to align in order for Fowler […]

Cubs Updated Position Player, Win Total Projections

Opening Day of the 2016 season is just over two months away and there are a lot of practices and exhibition games on the horizon before the Cubs play a game that counts. FanGraphs has updated its Steamer projections for the 2016 season. And the Cubs win-loss projection changed slightly from mid-January. Instead of 95 […]

White Sox and Rangers In Play for Dexter Fowler, Cubs Reportedly a Tough Fit

Dexter Fowler is one of the top players remaining on the market, and one of only three qualifying offer free agents unsigned as Spring Training quickly approaches. It’s believed the Cubs are interested in re-signing Fowler on a short term contract, possibly a two-year deal with an opt-out after one year. The Cubs are not […]

Anthony Rizzo Ranked No. 4 on MLB Network’s List of First Basemen

MLB Network is ranking each position based on results from ‘The Shredder’ and Anthony Rizzo checked in as the fourth best first baseman in the game. Anthony Rizzo finished fourth in the voting for National League MVP and was fourth on Buster Olney’s list when he broke down the positions in November. So it’s only […]

The Daily CCO: Jake Arrieta and Arbitration, Theo Epstein and Other Cubs News and Notes

It’s February 1, just 18 more days before pitchers and catchers report for Spring Training. And with the calendar flipping to February, arbitration hearings for players and teams that have not settled on a contract for the upcoming season have been scheduled. Arbitration hearings take place this year between Feb. 1 and Feb. 21. The […]

Cubs Weekend Headlines: Prospect Talk and Rankings, NRIs, David Ross and More Rumors

The final weekend in January started on a high note Friday for 18 players currently not on the Cubs’ 40-man roster when the Cubs announced the list of NRIs to Spring Training. And six of the non-roster invitees to big league camp are from the Cubs’ system. Six players made MLB Pipeline’s list of the […]

Cubs Prospect John Andreoli Receives Non-Roster Invite to Big League Camp

One of the many overlooked players in the system is OF John Andreoli. The Cubs selected Andreoli in the 17th round of the 2011 draft. Andreoli was a Southern League All-Star in 2014 and he spent last season playing all three outfield spots in Triple-A Iowa. Andreoli was one of the 18 players that received […]

The Daily CCO: Theo Epstein Would Like to See a Cubs-Red Sox Fall Classic

Theo Epstein was in Boston on Thursday for his annual “Foundation To Be Named Later” dinner and talked to the local media about the Cubs and his former team. Before the private dinner, Epstein was asked about David Ortiz as he enters his final season in the big leagues. Epstein would like to see Ortiz […]