Cubs Send Samardzija and Hammel to Oakland for Addison Russell, Billy McKinney, Dan Straily and PTBNL

The Cubs and Athletics not only jump started the trade season Friday night, the two teams kicked the door in with a six-player blockbuster that sent RHP Jeff Samardzija and RHP Jason Hammel to Oakland for SS Addison Russell, OF Billy McKinney, RHP Dan Straily and a PTBNL. Speculation started not long after the Cubs […]

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Cubs Reportedly Sign Sixth Round Pick RHP Dylan Cease

According to multiple reports, including one from Dylan Cease, the Cubs have agreed to terms with RHP Dylan Cease on a $1.5 million signing bonus. The Cubs selected the right-hander in the sixth round of the draft. Cease had committed to play for the Vanderbilt Commodores. Dylan Cease received $1,230,500 over the Cubs sixth round […]

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Wrigley Field Restoration Update: Rooftops Won’t Sue if Number of OF Signs Reduced, Cubs Moving Forward with Revised Plan

According to multiple reports, the Wrigleyville Rooftop Association has agreed not to pursue legal action against the Cubs for blocking the views of the rooftops if the team goes back to the sign package that was approved last year by the Landmarks Commission and install only two outfield signs. The rooftop owners have reached out […]

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Cubs Reportedly Sign LHP Wander Cabrera, SS Yeiler Peguero and 3B Tony Rijo

According to reports from Baseball America’s Ben Badler, the Cubs have signed Dominican Dominican left hander Wander Cabrera, Dominican shortstop Yeiler Peguero and Dominican third baseman Tony Rijo. The 2014-15 International signing period began Wednesday and these are the first three players the Cubs are believed to have agreed to terms on contracts with this year. […]

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Wrigley Field Restoration Update: Cubs Expect to Receive Approval from City on Revised Plan

According to a report from the Sun-Times, the Cubs revised plan for Wrigley Field is expected to be on the Landmarks Commission agenda for July 10 and Landmarks will approve the team’s new plan that includes seven outfield signs and two video scoreboards. The Cubs removed the expansion of the proposed bullpen doors and that […]

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July 2: The Beginning of the 2014-15 International Free Agent Signing Period

It’s July 2 and the 2014-15 International signing period begins today. Even with the fourth largest International signing bonus pool, the Cubs are not expected to be very active early in the signing period, and the main reason is because of the penalty the team received for signing the top two international prospects in OF […]

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Cubs Announce Signing of Mark Zagunis, James Farris and Twenty-One of First Twenty-Two Draft Picks

The Cubs announced Wednesday afternoon the signings of third round draft pick, catcher Mark Zagunis and ninth round pick, RHP James Farris along with 21 of the first 22 picks in this year’s draft. The only pick in the first ten rounds that has not been signed is RHP Dylan Cease and the team is expected […]

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Manny Ramirez Added to Iowa Cubs Roster, Set to Join the Team Thursday in Colorado Springs

The Iowa Cubs announced Wednesday morning that Manny Ramirez has been added to the Iowa Cubs roster and will be activated in prior to Thursday’s doubleheader in Colorado Springs. OF Casper Wells was released to make room on Iowa’s roster for player-coach Manny Ramirez. Iowa plays five games in Colorado (doubleheader Thursday, single games Friday, […]

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Cubs Sign Draft Picks LHP Tommy Thorpe and RHP Ryan Williams

The Cubs have not made the signings official yet, but from all indications the team has signed eighth round draft pick (229th overall) LHP Tommy Thorpe and tenth round draft pick (289th overall) RHP Ryan Williams. LHP Tommy Thorpe signed an under-slot deal of $135,000 and RHP Ryan Williams signed for an under-slot bonus of $1,000. Both […]

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From the Wire: Cubs Select the Contract of LHP Tsuyoshi Wada, Officially Option Wada to Iowa

According to multiple reports, the Cubs selected the contract of LHP Tsuyoshi Wada and added the southpaw to the 40-man roster. The Cubs officially optioned Tsuyoshi Wada to Iowa, where he has been pitching all season. Wada had an option in his contract that if the Cubs did not add him to the 40-man they […]

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