The Platoon Advantage and Other Cubs News on the Eve of Opening Day

The front office has constructed a balanced roster for Rick Renteria to start the season. The Cubs will begin the year with six left-handed bats, six right-handed bats and a switch hitter. And look for Renteria to mix and match his lineup often this season. Jed Hoyer addressed the platoon advantage on Saturday morning during […]

Cubs Expected to Announce Decision on Dale Sveum and the Coaching Staff by Monday

Dale Sveum will find out by Monday whether or not he will return for the final year of the three year contract he signed in November of 2011. Theo Epstein met with the media prior to Friday’s game in St. Louis and indicated that the evaluation process will be completed by Monday. Epstein said, “We […]

Cubs Looking for a Productive End to the Season and Other News and Notes

Another long season at the big league level is coming to an end for the Chicago Cubs. Just five games remain on the schedule, counting Tuesday’s night game with the Pirates. The Cubs are looking for several players to finish the year on a positive note. Jeff Samardzija had a solid outing on Monday and […]

Welington Castillo to Miss Remainder of the Season and Other Cubs News

Prior to Friday’s game, the Cubs announced that Welington Castillo would miss the remainder of the season with a partial meniscus tear in his right knee. Castillo will have his knee scoped and the rehab time is around four to six weeks. Castillo will be ready to go in February when pitchers and catchers report […]

Kevin Gregg Blasts the Cubs, Could Be Released on Saturday

Updated 9:10am CDT , September 21 – Cubs Will Not Release Kevin Gregg for his actions on Friday There is a pretty good chance that Kevin Gregg had a Friday afternoon he would like to forget. After imploding on the mound and equaling a season-worst four runs allowed on just three hits, Gregg proceeded to […]

Front Office Evaluating All Aspects of the Organization and Other Cubs News

Theo Epstein met with the beat writers prior to Tuesday’s game in Milwaukee and discussed multiple topics in length, including Dale Sveum and his coaching staff. From all indications, Dale Sveum’s job for next season appears to be safe. Dale Sveum is under contract for one more year and has an option for 2015. Epstein […]

Jason McLeod Discusses the Cubs System on The David Kaplan Show

Jason McLeod joined David Kaplan and Mark Carman during The David Kaplan Show (720 WGN) last Wednesday night to discuss several of the Cubs’ prospects and the state of the Cubs’ farm system. Jason McLeod talked about the tremendous season that Javier Baez turned in and the work he still has in front of him. […]

Baez and Hendricks Take Home Cubs Top Minor League Honors and Other News and Notes

The Cubs named their Minor League Player and Pitcher of the Year on Friday. And while the entire system made major improvements this season, two players stood out above the rest. Javier Baez was named the Minor League Player of the Year and Kyle Hendricks took home the honor of the Minor League Pitcher of […]

Three Cubs Prospects Named to Baseball America’s Minor League All-Star Team

Three of the top prospects in the Cubs’ system were named to Baseball America’s 2013 Minor League All-Star team on Thursday. Javier Baez and C.J. Edwards received first team honors while Kyle Hendricks was named to the second team. Baseball America named Javier Baez as the first team’s designated hitter. The Red Sox’s Xander Bogaerts received […]

Cubs Go With a Six-Man Rotation, a Tentative Schedule and Other News and Notes

The Cubs announced on Tuesday that they will be using a six-man rotation the next two times through the rotation. The addition of Scott Baker will help limit innings for Jeff Samardzija and Travis Wood without shutting either pitcher down early. Scott Baker has been inserted into the rotation and will start on Saturday in […]