Day Three of the 2015 Cubs Convention: Jason McLeod, Jaron Madison and Four Cubs Prospects from the Farm

The 30th Annual Cubs Convention concluded Sunday with the traditional focus on the farm system. Mick Gillispie hosted the hour-long session that featured Jason McLeod, farm director Jaron Madison and four of the top prospects from the system: RHP C.J. Edwards, RHP Pierce Johnson, C/OF Kyle Schwarber and INF Addison Russell. In front of a standing […]


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Day Two of the 2015 Cubs Convention: Meet Joe Maddon

Day two of the 30th Annual Cubs Convention continued Saturday afternoon with one of the more entertaining sessions of the weekend … Joe Maddon and his coaching staff. The Cubs new skipper was front and center and did not disappoint during the hour-long session. Joe Maddon has a dynamic personality and as predicted he worked the packed […]


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Day Two of the 2015 Cubs Convention: Baseball Operations with Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer

Saturday’s second session was Meet Cubs Baseball Management. Josh Liss and Ron Coomer hosted the hour-long discussion with Theo Epstein, Jed Hoyer and assistant General Managers Randy Bush and Shiraz Rehman. There was little interaction with the extremely large crowd as the front office spent a majority of the session answering questions from the hosts. […]


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Day Two of the 2015 Cubs Convention: Ricketts Family Forum

Day two of the 2015 Cubs Convention began with the Ricketts Family Forum. Tom, Laura and Todd Ricketts spent the first hour talking about the year that was, Wrigley Field and answering questions from fans in the packed ballroom. Pete Ricketts could not attend the convention this year he was elected Governor of Nebraska. The […]


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Cubs Reportedly Sign RHP Daniel Bard and LHP Francisley Bueno to Minor League Contracts

Updated 1:17pm CST, Jan. 18 – Jason McLeod confirmed Sunday morning the Cubs signed RHP Daniel Bard to a minor league contract. According to a report from Hardball Talk citing Mike Perchick as its source, the Cubs signed RHP Daniel Bard to a minor league contract. The deal includes a non-roster invitation to big league camp. […]


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The Daily CCO: Starlin Castro, Javier Baez and Other News, Notes and Rumors from the Cubs Convention

Starlin Castro addressed the two incidents in the Dominican Republic with the beat writers Friday and admitted he “was in the wrong situation at the wrong time.” Starlin Castro is living in Arizona now, preparing for Spring Training, but he could make a permanent move to Arizona and out of the Dominican Republic. Castro is […]


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Day One of the 2015 Cubs Convention: Let’s Go! The Excitement and Optimism is Back

The 2015 Cubs Convention got underway Friday afternoon at Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers. And this convention is already much different than recent years’ gatherings. For the first time in five years there was a buzz running through the hotel hallways. Those that had been waiting to root on the Cubs were back in droves […]


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From the Wire: Cubs Agree to Terms on a One-Year Contract and Avoid Arbitration with Luis Valbuena

According to multiple reports, the Cubs and INF Luis Valbuena agreed to terms on a one-year, $4.2 million contract for the 2015 season. The Cubs agreed to terms on one-year deals with six of the seven arbitration eligible players prior to Friday’s deadline to exchange salary arbitration figures. The Cubs have reportedly agreed to terms […]


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From the Wire: Cubs and Travis Wood Avoid Arbitration, Agree to Terms on a One-Year Contract

According to a report from Jesse Rogers, the Cubs and Travis Wood agreed to terms on a one-year, $5.685 million contract. The Cubs have reportedly agreed to terms with five of the seven arbitration eligible players … Jake Arrieta ($3.63 million), LHP Felix Doubront ($1.925 million), OF Chris Coghlan ($2.505 million) and C Welington Castillo […]


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It’s Time for the 30th Annual Cubs Convention

The original fan convention begins Friday, or as Harry Caray referred to it “Unofficial Opening Day.” The Cubs kick off the 2015 baseball season with the 30th Annual Convention, pitchers and catchers report to Spring Training in just over a month. The 2015 Cubs Convention starts Friday at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers and runs […]


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