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 […]

Jorge Soler Likely Out for Remainder of Season … and Other Cubs News and Notes

Theo Epstein met with the media prior to Tuesday’s game with the Reds and provided an update on Jorge Soler. Epstein said the initial reports they received on Soler indicated that his leg needs more time to heal. Soler has been out since June 14 with a stress fracture in his left tibia. Soler will […]

Cubs Promote the Future and Other News and Notes

While the big league team spent Monday trying to figure out a way to put runs on the board, the front office promoted two of the biggest bats in the system and another one hit his 29th longball of the season. The Cubs promoted Kris Bryant and Dan Vogelbach to High-A Daytona on Monday. Both […]

Is Bryant Daytona Bound? And Other Cubs News and Notes

Kris Bryant extended his hitting streak to 12 games and drove in the winning run for the Hawks on Friday night. Bryant went 2-for-3 with a double, a walk, a run scored and he hit a sac fly in the ninth that gave Boise a 5-4 walk-off victory over Vancouver. After a predictable slow start, […]

Cubs to Discuss Possible Position Change for Javier Baez

According to a report from ESPN Chicago, the Cubs are going to discuss this off-season where Javier Baez is going to play in the field moving forward. The Cubs have publicly stated that Starlin Castro is their shortstop and that Javier Baez would remain at short until he gets closer to the big leagues and […]

Eric Jokisch Tosses a No-Hitter and Other Cubs News and Notes

Cubs’ prospect Eric Jokisch had a night he will never forget on Tuesday in Jacksonville. Jokisch threw a nine-inning no-hitter against the Jacksonville Suns in his first game back from the disabled list. With a little help from Christian Villanueva and Javier Baez in the ninth inning, Jokisch notched the first no hitter for the […]

Cubs Off-Day News and Notes

The roster shuffle continued on Monday when the Cubs claimed outfielder Thomas Neal off waivers from the New York Yankees. Neal was hitting .325/.391/.411 with 17 doubles and two home runs in 72 games for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre prior to be designated for assignment by the Yankees to make room on the roster for Curtis Granderson. […]

Minor Matters and Other Cubs News and Notes

The Cubs minor league system had another good week. Several of the top prospects in the organization continue to improve and the front office has started promoting players with a month of games left to be played. Kyle Hendricks earned a promotion to Triple-A Iowa and was replaced on the Smokies’ roster by Dayan Diaz. […]