Cubs Sign C Tim Federowicz and INF/OF Kris Negron to Minor League Contracts

According to Baseball America’s Matt Eddy, the Cubs signed C Tim Federowicz and INF/OF Kris Negron to minor league contracts. The Cubs have not confirmed the signings, both deals appear to include non-roster invites to Spring Training. Tim Federowicz has a connection to the front office. Boston selected Federowicz in the seventh round of the […]

Cubs Avoid Arbitration with OF Chris Coghlan, Agree to Terms on One-Year Contract

According to a report from Carrie Muskat, the Cubs and OF Chris Coghlan agreed to terms on a one-year contract and avoided arbitration. Chris Coghlan settled with the Cubs for $4.8 million. Coghlan was paid $2.505 million last season and was projected to make between $3.3-3.8 million for 2016. Coghlan received $1 million more than […]

Cubs Avoid Arbitration with RHP Pedro Strop, Agree to Terms on One-Year Deal

According to a report from the Sun-Times, the Cubs avoided arbitration with RHP Pedro Strop on a one-year contract for $4.4 million. Pedro Strop will receive $4.4 million after making $2.525 million last year. Strop was projected for a salary between $4.3-4.5 million for 2016. Strop is under club control for two more seasons. The […]

Cubs Avoid Arbitration with RHP Hector Rondon and RHP Adam Warren, Sign to One-Year Contracts

According to multiple reports, the Cubs have avoided arbitration with RHP Hector Rondon and RHP Adam Warren. The Cubs and Hector Rondon settled on a one-year, $4.2 million contract. Adam Warren agreed to terms on a one-year, $1.7 million deal. The Cubs have three arbitration eligible players left to agree to sign for next season […]

Cubs Avoid Arbitration with LHP Travis Wood and RHP Justin Grimm with One-Year Deals

According to a report from the Sun-Times, the Cubs avoided arbitration with LHP Travis Wood and RHP Justin Grimm. Travis Wood agreed to terms on a one-year, $6.17 million contract and Justin Grimm received $1.275 million for the upcoming season. Travis Wood made $5.685 million last season and was projected to receive between $6.2-6.8 million […]

Ricketts Family Purchases Three Rooftops, Launches Wrigley Rooftops Website

The Ricketts family bought three more rooftop buildings across from Wrigley Field and now owns nine of the 16 rooftops after their recent purchases. According to a report from Crain Chicago Business, Greystone Sheffield Holdings, the venture owned by the Ricketts family, “has purchased the Beyond the Ivy rooftop buildings at 1010 W. Waveland Ave. […]

Pat Hughes Named Illinois Sportscaster of the Year

Pat Hughes, the Voice of the Chicago Cubs, was recognized once again for the tremendous job he does calling Cubs’ games on the radio. Pat Hughes has been named the 2015 Illinois Sportscaster of the Year by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association. Hughes has provided the soundtrack to Cubs’ baseball on the radio side […]

Cubs Sign 1B Jesus Guzman to Minor League Contract

According to Baseball America, the Cubs signed 1B Jesus Guzman to a minor league contract. Matt Eddy did not say if Guzman received a non-roster invite to Spring Training but a NRI should be included in his contract. Jesus Guzman spent last season in Japan playing for the Hiroshima Carp. Guzman played for Houston in […]

Cubs Add Split Squad Game to Spring Training Schedule

Cubs Add Split Squad Game versus Kansas City Royals on March 7 … Cubs Announce Jan. 8 MasterCard Presale and Jan. 9 General On-Sale Date for 2016 Spring Training Tickets at Sloan Park The Cubs announced Wednesday the team added a game to its upcoming Spring Training slate. The Cubs will now play two games […]

Cubs Minor League Options Update

One of the frequently asked questions as Spring Training approaches is how many minor league options does a player have left. As the Cubs roster is currently constructed, there will be competition in the spring for the available spots on the 25-man active roster. An option (optional assignment) allows a club to move a player […]