Jed Hoyer Talks Cubs on ESPN 1000

Cubs’ GM Jed Hoyer made the radio rounds the end of last week talking all things Cubs baseball before Spring Training officially gets underway. Jed Hoyer’s first stop was Thursday on ESPN 1000 and a conversation with David Kaplan and Jeff Dickerson. On the Cubs being tabbed as the No. 1 team in baseball by […]

Updated Cubs Spring Training Roster and Non-Roster Invitees

The Cubs first official on-field workout is next Saturday (Feb. 20), the first full-squad practice is scheduled for Feb. 24 and the Cactus League games begin in 19 days on March 3. Baseball is just around the corner. The Cubs made two roster moves Friday and since the list of non-roster invitees was released at […]

The Daily CCO: The Chance to Win a Championship is Why John Lackey Signed with the Cubs

Countdown to Pitchers and Catchers: 6 Days If all goes as planned in Spring Training, John Lackey will make his Cubs’ debut on April 7 in Arizona in the first of four games with the Diamondbacks. Lackey enters camp next week slotted as Joe Maddon’s third starter behind Jake Arrieta and Jon Lester. Lackey is […]

The Daily CCO: Reno Sportsbook Sets Cubs Win-Total at 89, Second Highest in Baseball and Other News

Countdown to Pitchers and Catchers: 7 Days The pitchers and catchers that are not already in camp have to be in Mesa one week from today. Players continued getting their work in Thursday preparing for the official start of Spring Training. Baseball’s second season is almost over. The Cubs first on-field workout is next Saturday. […]

The Daily CCO: Cubs Sit Atop CBS Sports Pre-Season Power Rankings, Jon Lester and Other News

Countdown to Pitchers and Catchers: 8 Days CBS Sports’ Matt Snyder released his pre-season power rankings on Wednesday. And the Chicago Cubs, the team FanGraphs has projected to win 94 games in the upcoming season, is No. 1 in the rankings. The front office spent the winter building on a roster that finished third in […]

Cubs System Lands at No. 4 on Keith Law’s Organizational Rankings

The Cubs farm system doesn’t have the high-profile prospects it did this time last year. The Cubs have a lot of depth and talent at every level of the organization. The top system in the game entering last season, slipped three spots in Keith Law’s organizational rankings. According to Keith Law, the Cubs have the […]

Cubs Prospect Profile: RHP Andury Acevedo

One of the few under the radar moves the Cubs made this off-season was signing RHP Andury Acevedo in mid-November. Baseball America is high enough on Acevedo to rank him as the 29th best prospect in the Cubs’ system. Acevedo was a minor league free agent the Cubs scooped up and signed to a Major […]

The Daily CCO: Too Many Free Agents and Cubs News, Notes and Rumors

Countdown to Pitchers and Catchers: 9 Days With the off-season winding down there is still a large amount of Major League veterans available. Dexter Fowler, Ian Desmond and Yovani Gallardo, the three remaining qualifying offer free agents, headline a list that also includes former Cubs’ outfielders Austin Jackson, Chris Denorfia and David DeJesus. Players still […]

Jason McLeod Talks Cubs Prospects on MLB Network Radio

Jason McLeod, the Cubs Senior Vice President of Player Development and Amateur Scouting, joined Mike Ferrin and Jim Duquette during Monday’s Power Alley (MLB Network Radio) to talk about the organization and top prospects. Jason McLeod went into detail about Gleyber Torres, Willson Contreras, Billy McKinney or ‘Billy Baseball’ as the Cubs call him, Duane […]

The Daily CCO: Arrieta Used Dry Deliveries as Part of Off-Season Program and Other Cubs News

Countdown to Pitchers and Catchers: 10 Days Jake Arrieta changed his off-season routine coming off a career year in order to be better prepared for the upcoming season according to a report from the Tribune. Including the playoffs, Jake Arrieta completed 248 2/3 innings last season surpassing his previous high of 176 2/3 innings set […]