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 […]

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 […]