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 […]

Cubs Continue Shuffling the Roster and Other News and Notes

The Cubs’ roster shuffle continued on Friday when they acquired RHP Neil Ramirez off waivers from the Rangers to complete the trade for Matt Garza. Ramirez was added to the 40-man roster and assigned to Double-A Tennessee. The Cubs used the spot on the 40-man roster that was cleared when they traded David DeJesus to […]

Theo Epstein on Cubs Weekly

Shortly after his interview on MLB Radio Network, Theo Epstein joined Jordan Bernfield on Cubs Weekly (720 WGN) last Sunday. Epstein discussed the state of the Cubs, the future of the organization and Starlin Castro.

Theo Epstein Talks Cubs on MLB Network Radio

Theo Epstein joined Jim Duquette and Jim Bowden during the Front Office (MLB Network Radio/XM Radio) last Sunday morning. The Cubs President of Baseball Operations discussed a variety of topics with the former general managers. Theo Epstein talked in length about the Wrigley renovations and the possibility of the project not starting as planned this […]

DeJesus, the Roster and Cubs Minor League News and Notes

The Cubs roster shuffle continued on Monday when they dealt David DeJesus to the Washington Nationals for a player to be named later. The Nationals claimed DeJesus on waivers and the two teams worked out a trade that will save the Cubs around $2.5 million. DeJesus has around $1 million left on his $4.5 million […]

Sveum Sits Castro and Other Cubs News and Notes

Starlin Castro’s season-long struggles continued on Saturday afternoon. After another mental gaffe in the field that allowed Jon Jay to tag up from third and score on a shallow pop fly in left field, Dale Sveum pulled him from the game. Starlin Castro took responsibility for his actions and did not make any excuses after […]

Ryne Sandberg, A Baez Walk-Off and Other Cubs News and Notes

Friday was a pretty typical day in the life of the Chicago Cubs. The front office made their daily roster moves before news surfaced that one of the best players in the history of the organization and a Hall of Famer, whose retired number flies daily in the ballpark he once called home, was hired […]

Is Josh Vitters the Next Jeff Baker?

When the Cubs selected Josh Vitters with the third overall pick in 2007, he reportedly had the best swing in the draft and was thought to be the top high school bat with an excellent combination of bat speed and power. Scouts thought so much of Vitters at the time that he was receiving 70 […]

Cubs Add Jake Arrieta to the Rotation

The Cubs announced prior to Wednesday’s finale with the Reds that Jake Arrieta would be recalled from Triple-A Iowa and start Friday’s opener against the Cardinals. Arrieta has been pitching in Iowa’s rotation since the Cubs acquired him, along with Pedro Strop, from the Orioles last month for Scott Feldman. Arrieta posted a 2-2 record […]