Scott Baker Set to Make Cubs Debut and Other News and Notes

The Cubs announced on Friday that Scott Baker will make his Cubs’ debut on Sunday against Yovani Gallardo in the series finale with the Brewers. Baker has been on the 60-day DL all season and will make his first start in the majors since 2011. Scott Baker is excited about the opportunity to start and […]

Catching Up with Cubs News and Notes Following an Off-Day

Tom Ricketts spoke with Gordon Wittenmyer on Wednesday and “promised no splashy, expensive moves to reverse four consecutive years of losing on the field and at the gate” this off-season. Ricketts told the Sun-Times that the budget he gave Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer to work with “isn’t holding back anything” that Epstein and Hoyer […]

Bryant and Johnson Receive Minor League Honors and Other Cubs News and Notes

The Cubs named 3B Kris Bryant and RHP Pierce Johnson the organization’s Minor League Player and Pitcher of the month for August on Tuesday. The D-Cubs’ teammates finished up their regular seasons with excellent months as Daytona prepared for the post-season. Kris Bryant hit .381/.438/.762 with nine doubles, one triple and seven home runs in 24 games […]

Theo Epstein Talks Cubs on The Score

Theo Epstein joined Barry Rozner and Connor McKnight during Hit and Run on Sunday morning (670 The Score) and discussed the state of the Cubs, the farm system and the big league team. Epstein addressed the Cubs’ desire to sign Jeff Samardzija to a long team deal and the fact they feel Starlin Castro will […]

Dale Sveum Talks Cubs on ESPN 1000

Dale Sveum joined Bruce Levine and Fred Huebner during Talkin’ Baseball (ESPN 1000) on Saturday morning and discussed a variety of topics. Sveum was blunt in his assessments of Anthony Rizzo, Starlin Castro and Jeff Samardzija as well as what he expects from his players on a daily basis.

Report: Vitters and Jackson Will Not Be Called Up in September

The Cubs made three additions to the active roster on Sunday, the first day big league teams could expand their rosters and call-up players from the 40-man roster. The Cubs activated Ryan Sweeney and Luis Valbuena from the disabled list and called-up RHP Alberto Cabrera from Triple-A Iowa to spend the final month of the […]

Five Smokies Named to Post-Season All-Star Team and Other Cubs News and Notes

With the big league season heading into the final month, the focus for the Cubs continues to be on the minor league system. The Cubs have two minor league affiliates that have already punched their ticket into the post-season. The D-Cubs and Smokies just keep on winning and appear to be hitting their stride as […]

Teams Still Talking Navarro with the Cubs

According to Bruce Levine, teams are still talking to the Cubs about Dioner Navarro as the end of the month approaches. The Cubs have had numerous discussions with the Cardinals about Navarro according to Levine. St. Louis has major concerns about Yadier Molina’s health and the Cardinals would like to have a veteran, such as […]

Samardzija Named NL Co-Player of the Week … and Other Cubs News and Notes

Jeff Samardzija was named National League Co-Player of the Week on Monday after posting wins against the Nationals and Padres. Samardzija shared the honor with the Marlins’ Jose Fernandez. Samardzija went 2-0 in two starts against the Nationals and Padres and allowed three runs on 11 hits with two walks and 12 strikeouts in 17 […]

The Arizona Fall League, September Call-Ups and Other Cubs News and Notes

With the Cubs season wrapping up just five weeks from Sunday, the front office will soon turn their attention to the off-season. Jed Hoyer confirmed on Saturday that Jorge Soler will be among as many as eight Cubs’ prospects to play in the upcoming Arizona Fall League (AFL). Albert Almora is also expected to play […]